Pet Emporium is a full-line pet store that carries supplies for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, fish, and reptiles. You’ll find a great selection of live animals ranging from small animals like hamsters and guinea pigs to the more exotic, such as tropical fish, talking birds, lizards, turtles, and other reptiles.
The store is locally owned and operated by Warren King. Warren started his career in Silicon Valley’s booming tech industry, but decided that he wanted to go into business for himself. After being mentored by a fellow pet supply distributor, he noticed that pet stores were a big deal in the malls of Southern California. In 1975, Capitola was in the process of opening their own mall, and Warren made sure that his pet store was one of its first tenants. 41 years later and business is still going strong!
Pet Emporium has since moved to a neighboring shopping center just across the street. The store carries a diverse selection of live reptiles and amphibians, along with the essentials for caring for them. Warren believes in Zoo Med products, and has chosen to sell them almost exclusively. When asked why he chooses to stick with Zoo Med, Warren had this to say; “Zoo Med is the leader in the reptile supply category, and their products are highly innovative” and “Zoo Med has excellent customer service and retailer support”.
Pet Emporium not only carries Zoo Med reptile supplies, but it also carries a great selection of Zoo Med’s aquarium and avian products.
So, the next time you’re in the beautiful Monterey Bay or Santa Cruz mountains, be sure to stop by Pet Emporium for all of your exotic pet needs!