Sara's Pets and Plants is a small, independently owned pet store opened in October 2018. We focus on rescuing and adopting out animals such as reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish. We also sell plants, pet and plant products, and everything else in between!
We also offer education classes on the best pet and plant care, and fun activities!
Stop in to see the permanent residents of the store: Tuutie the rescue lab, Olaf the rescue cat, Burt the bearded dragon, Ralph the legless lizard, Mildred the alligator, Comet the conure, and Large Marg the 11ft red tailed boa.
We pride ourselves in taking in, and adopting out as many animals as possible. Most pet store sell animals that come from breeders or from the wild. Why buy from a breeder when there are so many animals already in the pet trade that need need a loving home?
We currently have a partnership with Humane Animal Rescue and other rescue groups; working together to re-home animals of all species.
Sara grew up loving and caring for all animals; so much so, that she decided to make a career out of it! She graduated from Penn State with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. During that time she interned at the Pittsburgh Zoo, and Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Center, and also studied wildlife conservation, ecology, and biology in Tanzania. She then moved to Dubai to work as a biologist in a rainforest biodome, and quickly became the department head of reptiles and amphibians. She is now completing her masters degree, while also running the store! She has worked with and studied hundreds of different exotic species, and she loves that she can now share her knowledge and love for animals with customers at the store.