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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation unwanted frog

do any of you hoosiers know if uncle bills, petco, or petsmart will by my oriental fire-bellied toad from me...i'm going back to fish and i need to get rid of my frog to do so...he is perfectly heathy (if not a little too fat) and i need a new home for him ASAP.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 12:16 AM
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Not sure, but you might also try Aquarium World if you're ever in Lafayette. The downside is that they usually pay in store credit, so you'd want to use it then if you aren't normally in the area.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 01:48 AM
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Petco won't buy it from you, but you can relinquish it there.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 02:21 AM
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You can try selling on craigslist
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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i'm really not concerned with getting money for him (it's just one frog) but petco will take him you say?
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 08:18 PM
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yeah, petsmart too.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 02:48 AM
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Petco's official policy is that they cannot turn away an animal (at least not the same ones that they sell). Now the GM there might not want to take it, but most of them will.
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I've seen Petsmart turn away someone when they wanted to surrender their oscar or something.


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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 03:24 AM
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Pet stores have to turn some things away. Most of them don't have room to house a large fish like an oscar.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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thanks, i'll give it a shot..i mean petco and petsmart sell them so i can't imagine them turning down free, healthy merchandise.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 11:21 AM
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Actually it's any combination of two things: First the modern corporation being as dishonest as the 1930's Chacago Police dept, they don't want any possibility of liability
which may occure if they purchase anything from other than a certified breeder/dealer should anyone become sick and try to blame them for it.
Second is simply tank space. The people at Petco said to be sure and call first if you would like to "donate" any creature to insure they have space available for it.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-08-2014, 12:55 AM
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Unless their isolation area is packed Petco usually space to house relinquished animals. It is still a good idea to call ahead though.
Also, Petco does not "sell" relinquished animals. The adoption fee that is collected for them goes directly to the Petco Foundation for homeless pets.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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just to update...found a home foe it at uncle bills...they offered me store credit but i tend not to go there so i said no thanks and they took him....petsmart is an absolute NO..under any circumstances....and petco is a yes but they had no room
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