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Old 02-10-2010, 05:07 AM
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Puppy prices in Harrods

Im in London for a weekend with my OH as it was his birthday yesterday. Like most tourists we had to go to Harrods. We saw the signs in there for pet kingdom and thought it was just a section selling pet toys etc. But they sell puppies and kittens. The Yorkshire terriers were 1000, the bischon frise 1500 and BSH kittens 1000. How can they charge so much???? It's ridiculous!!!
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Re: Puppy prices in Harrods

More to the point how are they allowed to sell them?!?! I got to harrods all the time an have never seen them once, I must subconsciously avoid it like the plague.....actually i hate the place an the staff in there need a good punch, well most of them anyway!!
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I find Harrods heartbreaking and wish they would stop selling puppies and kittens there. I try not to go anymore as it upsets me too much.

They are often sold at ridiculously inflated prices and I have seen many there being miss-sold. There was a litter of pugs recently that I can be pretty sure weren't all from the same litter, yet they were all sold as being the same age. I just don't trust anything they say.

Similarly I've seen some ginormous poodles sold as toy poodles there when there was clearly no way they were ever going to come close to being a toy!

I find the staff lovely but I am more often than not told a load of rubbish about what clothes and accessories would suit my dog rather than aiding its general health. They are also completely clueless if you ask them about the animals they have for sale.

I hate also that to visit with your dog you have to be 'escorted' in by the doormen because they don't like dogs in the other parts of Harrods, and you have to arrive with all your vet papers! Why not stop selling puppies and kittens and put your pet store on the ground floor to avoid these stupid rules. That way their customers wouldn't have to feel like criminals if they bring their pet. Not to mention the stupid prices - I found the same puppy car crate they were selling for 80 for 30 online!

Sorry, not very impressed with them...

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:37 AM
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Re: Puppy prices in Harrods

Actually sorry... rant not over...

I would also like to point out that every time I have gone I have spent the whole time telling off stupid kids/teens and tourists to not bang on the windows of the puppy and kitten displays as it stresses them out!

I also up until recently thought the windows were one-way glass to reduce the stress of the animals (I.e. they can't see us but we can see them) but realised upon my last visit that they are two way and the animals are exposed to hoards of people poking and taking pictures of them.

Also next time you go, check out the puppy poos if you can... I have yet to see a solid one...
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Re: Puppy prices in Harrods

I didn't think shops could sell puppies and kittens now so was quite surprised. We went looking for a toy or something for our pup but the prices were stupid. A golden retriever book was 35!!! It's probably less than half that online.

I must say the Yorkshire terriers looked fairly happy playing with each other but the bischons were sleeping.
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Just to point out but everything in harrods is drastically over priced!! I bought my daughter a toy from toys r us an the exact same toy was over 10 in harrods. They just take the rrp an stick an extra amount on!
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I didn't think shops could sell puppies and kittens now so was quite surprised. We went looking for a toy or something for our pup but the prices were stupid. A golden retriever book was 35!!! It's probably less than half that online.

I must say the Yorkshire terriers looked fairly happy playing with each other but the bischons were sleeping.
There has never been a ban on it, just that more ethical pet shops have stopped doing it of their own volition. There was a thread on here a little while ago about a big pet store in Leeds that was selling them. It must also be remembered that these pups will be coming from puppy farms, as no decent breeder would sell them to a store. Another reason to avoid as you would be supporting these parasites.
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Re: Puppy prices in Harrods

Terrible practice and you would think such a prestigous store would lead by example!
But understand they have ceased selling the more exotic animals!
Can anyone confirm that is STILL correct!

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Terrible practice and you would think such a prestigous store would lead by example!
But understand they have ceased selling the more exotic animals!
Can anyone confirm that is STILL correct!

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They have now stopped selling birds and reptiles but still sell rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice etc.
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They have now stopped selling birds and reptiles but still sell rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice etc.
Used to boast you could buy ANYTHING there! including a tiger!
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