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Does France have a chain of pet supply stores (similar perhaps to PetSmart in the US)? Hopefully one with a store in the Orleans area or somewhere south of Paris. We'll be arriving on 2 Sept with our small dog, picking up a car at CDG and heading south to Perpignan and we'd like to stop somewhere along the way to pick up a small portable kennel for her.
 

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Does France have a chain of pet supply stores (similar perhaps to PetSmart in the US)? Hopefully one with a store in the Orleans area or somewhere south of Paris. We'll be arriving on 2 Sept with our small dog, picking up a car at CDG and heading south to Perpignan and we'd like to stop somewhere along the way to pick up a small portable kennel for her.
Jardiland, Truffaut, Animal & Co, Botanic are examples and have stores in the Orleans area. There are others. Most of the pet supply stores in France combine pet supplies with garden supplies.
 

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EH beat me to it, but yes, most of the garden supply chains have reasonable pet supplies sections.

For the best selection and prices, however, you may want to check some of the online pet supply places that operate in France and even Amazon.fr has an excellent "animalerie" section. (Maybe after you get settled in.) Give a shout if you want recommendations along those lines. (I'm really sold on having bulk pet food and supplies delivered to the door after all these years!)

Animal & Co is one of the only "all pet supplies" places I have found here - and their selection is quite good - certainly better than most of the garden supply places. Prices are comparable with the online sources.
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Our two bêtes consume their croquettes with considerable gusto.

In addition to the excellent advice already posted you could try your local vet ...often more expensive but useful for medicated or specialised food.

Try google either "vet xxxxx" or "croquettes xxxxx" (dog biscuits) where xxxxx is your postcode. I'm always amazed by google, not only do they find what you want in an intelligent manner, but they add the opening hours of the shop you are interested in.

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Does France have a chain of pet supply stores (similar perhaps to PetSmart in the US)? Hopefully one with a store in the Orleans area or somewhere south of Paris. We'll be arriving on 2 Sept with our small dog, picking up a car at CDG and heading south to Perpignan and we'd like to stop somewhere along the way to pick up a small portable kennel for her.
I recommend you try online at Zooplus.fr. They provide supplies for all kinds of pets. We buy cat litter from them. It's the best we've ever bought and Zooplus offers it at the cheapest price we've found...plus, delivery is free (and the sacks are heavy <s>)!

There is a brick and mortar pet store in a the same city in which our Prefecture is located that's worth a look, as well, if there's one near you: Animalis. They also have a good website: Animalis.com. They are a bit more expensive than Zooplus, but sometimes it's worth it to have a place to go and staff with whom to speak.

Best of luck.

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Rayray wrote : I recommend you try online at Zooplus.fr.

+1 for Zooplus. Their site is super and if you are not sure what/which food your pet needs there is an excellent composition/opinion option for most foods.
The 'composition' aspect I used extensively when trying to find suitable wet food for our rescue cat who came complete with stress diabetes. Needing to find specific amounts of protein and minimum of no fillers, cereals etc was made easy - though time consuming - by Zooplus's site.

Remark : just a contented customer - no other connection to them !

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Actually, zooplus was the place I was going to recommend if the OP wanted online places. I know I got the initial recommendation here on the forum, but I've been super happy with their selection of products (including things like carriers and toys and whatever).

Also, if anyone is hesitant about the language issue, there is a zooplus.co.uk where you can see all the same products with their various English descriptions, reviews and information. Then you go back to the .fr website to place your order.
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Woof woof.....Barnie here....you can see my photo on this post.

I'll ask my man DejW to buy some of these internet croquettes....if they are cheaper then I might get more in my bowl? Don't know about the taste though. In any case they are not as good as the little bits of Neufchatel cheese I get when DejW and the Mrs give me a slice when they are eating.

I really must complain in the strongest possible terms about the talk about cats. These animals are really a very low form of life. and are only good for chasing......nearly got one the other day but it ran up a tree. Remember...4 canine legs good, 4 feline legs VERY bad.

must go.....I have to take DejW for his daily walk......tedious, but it must done.


woof woof.....Barnie
 

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Meow Kimba here I am a tabby cat with attitude This just goes to show how stupid dogs really are.I goaded a dog into chasing me the other day and I ran up a tree which the stupid dog did not even see and his head bounced off it.Also dogs never understand that cats have things called claws that can slice open a nose in seconds Got to go as I am a bit peckish so need to look cute and appealing so even more stupid two leggers will give me some food!!!!
 

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Smeg to the rescue :)

I guess you will go (after escaping Paris) A10-A71-A75 to Perpignan.

There are a number of 'pet shops' places in and around Orleans but Orleans is a real pain in the bum to drive around even if you know the area. It really is that bad.

My advice is to go to Jct 15 of the A10 'Meung-sur-loire' (I used to live there ;)) and go to 'VillaVerda'. It is 2 mins from the peage. Excellent shop.

http://www.villaverde.fr/orleans-baule

You will have to double back on yourself to get back to the A71, but it is quicker than getting lost in Orleans.

BUT !!!!, take time to go into Meung, because it is worth a visit. Loverly place, especially by the Loire. You can also go to the excellent super U (opposite villaverde) to fill up with petrol/diesel and do some shopping.
 

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woof woof, Barnie here.

Look here unter animal, I've got enough problems with my large paws on this rather small keyboard. I really don't need feline insults from you. Me and my friend ( American Cocker) will be in wait for you. Just watch out for the shadows that move....we are in training you know.

Do they have animal mods on this board? I hope one of Bev's donkeys doesn't start moderating. I've had some rather unfortunate experiences with cows and donkeys. They kick when you don't expect it....most unfair.

.....woof woof....Barnie (champion cat chaser, well.....one day)



Meow Kimba here I am a tabby cat with attitude This just goes to show how stupid dogs really are.I goaded a dog into chasing me the other day and I ran up a tree which the stupid dog did not even see and his head bounced off it.Also dogs never understand that cats have things called claws that can slice open a nose in seconds Got to go as I am a bit peckish so need to look cute and appealing so even more stupid two leggers will give me some food!!!!
 
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