Country Critters of Long Island, Inc
152 Rt. 112, Patchogue, NY 11772
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Country Critters is a true "Animals First" pet store. Established in 1984, Country Critters set out with the single goal of developing a unique pet store where quality care would always come before profits, and would be a proud supporting symbol for animal rights. Since then, based almost entirely on word of mouth, Country Critters' dedication to quality animal care, has created one of the largest privately owned premier pet stores in the nation. A haven for pets as well as their owners with over 12,000 square feet of the most bio-diverse places under one roof. Country Critters is a full service pet store with thousands of species of fresh water and marine fish from every continent and ocean on earth. Also featuring hard-to-find coral's and invertebrates!
Country Critters also offers a very large selection of friendly tropical pet birds, animals and captive bred reptiles. Customers all over the tri-state area have come to respect the high level of care, expertise and selection at Country Critters and many drive great distances admitting they would shop nowhere else.
At Country Critters you will find a huge, greatly diverse selection of pet food and supplies. In many cases you will be surprised to find items you never new existed! Country Critters can also custom order and fulfill most special requests. They are proud to employ a highly knowledgeable staff as well as specialists who are always ready to answer all of your pet questions with sound and responsible advise.
Preserving their "Animals First" philosophy, Country Critters donates to, and supports a large coalition of animal rights and protection agencies like The Humane Society, the ASPCA, World Wildlife Fund and many others.
Country Critters knows that the first key to running a quality pet store is the quality of the environment. They always make sure that all their animals are properly fed with a healthy diet of foods specialized for each animal and that the cages, tanks and pens are always neat, clean and very well maintained. A quality environment leads to quality pets and at Country Critters they will never consider anything less.
1. When was your store opened?
2. What are the names of the owners?
3. Store use products. What do you use in house?
We use exclusively Seachem products for reef supplements, plant supplements, and water prep.
4. What areas do you specialize in?
We are a full line pet store specializing in freshwater, saltwater, and reef.
5. Products you can't live without. Why?
Prime, Fuel, Flourish, Marine Buffer are staples in our store. We have over 1500 gallons dedicated to reef which is thriving using Aqua-vitro products. Our 2500 gallon saltwater fish section is stabilized using marine buffer and prime. Our 600 gallon planted aquarium currently has a strict dosing schedule using the new Aqua-vitro Plant line and has never been better.
6. Best selling Seachem products?
Neutral Regulator, Marine Buffer, AquaVitro-both Reef and Plant. Every customer that purchases a tank set-up is fully educated on the importance of water treatment and how Seachem products can help maintain their aquarium.
7. How many years have you been using Seachem products (Personally and/or professionally)?
We have been trusting Seachem for all our aquarium needs for over 10 years professionally and all of our employees grab Seachem as the first product to take home with them when setting up their aquarium for many years as well
8. How does Seachem's support help you in your business?
We are constantly updated with all/any new information and we love that we can call and get an educated answer for any of the products. The Seachem team has fully supported us on every product we carry.
9. How does this compare with other manufacturers?
Seachem has a very hands-on approach and is always there when we need help on anything. They also stand behind their products and are always trying to make the customer happy.
10. In your opinion, what makes Seachem products different/better than other products? You can speak generally or specifically about a product(s).
The Seachem company as a whole has always been very helpful and interested in everything that we have brought to their attention. Whether it be about specific issues we are having or about their products in general. They have always been very supportive of us no matter what area it may be in. Also Seachem makes products that are useful to a fish tank, they do research and development rather then just making a product to compete with another company.