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Pet Expo Distributors

1800 Adams St
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: (416) 757-3281


Store Hours:
Monday - Friday9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday10:00am - 6:00pm

Back in 1987, Tom Yenish was managing his father's roller skate rink when he saw a need for a pet store in rural Mankato, MN, a college town in southwest Minnesota. Tom converted part of the skating rink into a small pet store, but by 1995 the demand for more had grown enough that he converted the entire area of the rink into a destination pet store. With that much square footage, Tom knew he needed to turn his store into a destination for pet owners from all around to seek out. Not only did he bring in a vast selection of quality products, foods, and animals, but he also created great displays for customers to enjoy.

Today the store covers 28,000 square feet and features supplies for all types of pets, with a strong emphasis on reptiles. General Manager Mike Krause and his staff work diligently to bring reptiles into the store as well as breeding many of their own animals. Over the years, they have bred various Rat Snakes, geckos, ameivas, Bearded Dragons, chameleons, and more.

One of their most popular promotions is offering free animals with the purchase of a kit to house the animal (depending on availability). This promotion has featured Ball Pythons, Bearded Dragons, Corn Snakes, Crested Geckos, Veiled Chameleons, and more.

The Aquatic Cove department of the store houses 100s of species of fresh and saltwater organisms, as well as live rock, corals, plants, and more; something for all fish keepers!

This October, make sure you check out Pet Expo's extremely popular Halloween Pet Party, held at their sister business, The Paw Pet Resort. The party features a pet costume contest, as well as games and contests for pets and their owners.

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