In Lubbock, Texas you’ll find Walter's World of Pets; the brainchild—and passion—of owner, Ryan Blakley.
Ryan's life-long fascination and love for animals was fully realized with the opening of his store, Walter’s World of Pets in 1997. After many successful years, World of Pets moved to its new, larger location. More space means more animals, more supplies, and an opportunity for Ryan’s exciting new feature: The Jungle; a special exhibit showcasing amazing animals from around the world! The Jungle is unique to World of Pets and continues in the spirit of the store by offering visitors a glimpse at amazing creatures that are otherwise non-existent in the local region.
Ryan’s personal pet Monitor lizard, Walter, was the inspiration for the name for the store, and has since become the store’s mascot. A special enclosure with a large window display was made for Walter that allows customers a chance to get up close with the store’s mascot and namesake. Along with Walter, a wide range of other exotic and interesting animals makes up the "store family." Ryan truly has created a unique ‘world’ for store patrons.
Walter's World of Pets offers a unique variety of special and exotic pets, complimented by exceptional knowledge about the animals, and friendly, caring service from the staff.
Along with a broad array of habitats, cages, and supplies, World of Pets also carries an assortment of tropical birds, small mammals, arachnids and arthropods, and their specialty—reptiles.
Ryan’s mission is to provide the most lively assortment of interesting and exotic pets available in the West Texas area, coupled with extensive expertise about pet products. Ryan says: “When a customer purchases an animal from us, they know that our business's reputation stands behind that purchase, and that we will provide expert information to assist them along the way.”