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To customers of Prince and Princess Pets.I am the private buyer for Prince and Princess Pets (and my wife Stacy)I read several of the reviews this morning on the internet.I damn near got tears in my eyes. (gosh I sound like such a sissy)Thank you so much for your kind words. You’ve ALL made my week!We approached our business 5 years ago with a mindset of doing what is right by the puppies, the customers, the breeders, the pet stores, and our hearts. I called almost every pet store in Las Vegas (many out of business now) and all of them said my prices were too high. When I explained that the money went to top quality breeders so I could get the best pups no one cared about that. I finally found Gloria and Ray. They thought like we did. They are now our only customers and our closest friends. We consider them family and usually vacation together. They are truly our partners.However, we are also business people, and it just makes sense from a dollars and cents perspective as well. People do not want puppy mill pups! It’s that simple. We also do not want to support that industry. Almost every pet store buys puppy mill pups. Why….their cheaper and mean more profit. It's always about the money. It really is that simple. EVERY retailer, no matter what the product is, wants it as cheaply as possible. You can beat our prices…but not our quality, or doing what is right! We’ve seen so many puppy mills my heart hurts. 80% of the breeders that call us do not pass inspection. Some animal rights nuts are indeed nuts! But that does not necessarily mean their wrong. We’ve seen many puppy mills first hand. They are very sad places. It is very hard (and I've not always been able) to keep my mouth shut when I see some of the puppy mills animals rights folks are speaking of. I PROMISE YOU'LL NEVER SEE ONE IN PnP Pets.We have built a reputation (with as much documentation as I can figure out how to offer) of NO PUPPY MILL PUPPIES! And customers support us for doing the right thing. I HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD! It’s just a wonderful feeling knowing that you, the customers, approve of what we do and how we do it. I promise to always look for ways to do it better!God bless you all and enjoy your fury family members!Remember, a well trained puppy, like a well behaved child, is a joy to be around.PLEASE!!!!!!! Spay or neuter your pet. Because that’s the right thing to do as well!Thanks again, you guys really made my day!!!Ken Sullivan
Everyone has different experiences but my experience was great. I walked in just to look and all the puppies were up and playing. The store was busy and a young sales girl came over to help me. I told her I couldn't afford a real expensive puppy. She showed me two pom puppies that were discounted because they were 5 1/2 months old. She said the female one was extremely sweet and and a favorite among the staff. I said I couldn't afford the discount and asked if I could get a lower price since I wasn't going to breed the puppy but only wanting her as a pet. The sales girl checked with the owner and the owner gave me an affordable discount so I walked out with an adorable pom. She is white with black ears and black freckles on her nose. She is only 4 lbs and 8 oz and is now almost 8 months old. She is in great health and never had a problem with her health. I named her Blanche and take her everywhere. People love her and always ask me where I got her and I tell them Prince and Princess Pet Shop. I thank the owner for giving me a discount so I was able to buy Blanche. Thanks again, Shelley Werk
I love the employees at day care. They are amazing with my Elvis. He loves going and by the time he gets home, he is exhausted. you get a "Pawgress" report when you leave to let you know how your fur baby did for the day. Employees Alice and Mason love my baby as much as I do (almost). They give him so much love and attention, he is so happy. Everyone treats him great, very attentive to the love and attention he wants but those two go above and beyond for him as well for me if I need anything or have questions. Scott, the manager, is extremely helpful as well. Elvis and I love everyone in there and I have no fear leaving my baby in their care. I love every one who takes care of him and they truly seem to love him, even getting upset when I pick him up early. I know their job is too love and treat every dog as they are loved and their favorite, but just like parents have a favorite they won't admit, I think Elvis is theirs. I would take Alice and Mason home anyday to hang with Elvis.
I found this pet store online and with a conference coming up in Las Vegas I decided to make it a point to stop by and see their puppies. My girlfriend has been looking for a yorkie for a few months now. I would never have a puppy shipped to me. They had a "GOLDEN" yorkie that is pretty rare for a decent price and she looked clean and healthy. I took her to their recommended veterinarian before I headed home and she checked out great! So far we are pleased with her and my girlfriend was pleasantly thrilled about her surprise puppy! We hope to have good luck with her as we would like to get another yorkie. I grew up with yorkies and they are the best! If you are looking for a dog good with children and to raise in home, consider a yorkie!
Eddie was just fantastic! Eddie ordered and installed a Hale pet door for us (the biggest one, I believe) and we could not be happier! Our 4-month old puppy is already 45 lbs., but we think it should last us forever. Beginning the day that Eddie installed it, we have been able to happily sleep through the night because we no longer have to take the puppy out to potty. He loves his door! He sometimes runs full force right through it. This was definitely the best purchase for our new puppy! Thanks Eddie, we will call you to move it if and when we move to a new house!
My 4 dogs have been to lots of grooming salons. This is the only salon they like to go to. While the other groomers have always been nice to my dogs, they just don't like any of the others. But they love Deb & her staff because everyone at this facility loves dogs, and the doggies know it. What I find most awesome is that the other customers at this spa have been bringing their dogs here for years.You can't please some people is the only reason I can think of to explain why someone might be dissatisfied. I couldn't be more pleased.
I would def adopt from them, the lady below fails to realize this is not a pet store. These dogs are rescued from people and places. A lot of them have been through a lot of pain and suffering and need the care and attention a new good home can offer. These people put a lot into this organization and really do every thing they can to make sure these dogs are taken care of with what resources they have and try to place them in loving homes. Don't post bs reviews UNLESS you can support them.
Great organization. My wife and I fostered and eventually adopted one of our fosters. I've seen the posts about the health and estimated ages of the dogs. Understand that these dogs are RESCUED - you won't get polished puppy mill pet store animals. You will get an animal that will love you forever if you are up to the task of saving them. If you care about animals who have nowhere else to go, this is the place for you.
i love this place they are amazing!!!! i have been going their for about 3 years and the service has been at a 6 star the whole time. when you come in you are greeted by and employ and if you bring you dog you might be offered a treat. then while looking at least one employ will asist you if need. then once you have checked out the will carry your bags to your car for you. i love it there.
This place is fantastic! My dog not only gets groomed here but because of the excellent customer service and the obvious commitment these employees have to their job, I've begun purchasing all my dog related items here. The prices are similar to most other pet stores. All of the workers are very knowledgeable too. Happy I found this little gem in southern highlands.
If you're like most people, you don't give another thought to the water that goes down the drain after washing dishes, taking a shower, or flushing the toilet. But, if you are one of the many homeowners who rely on a septic tank to dispose of your wastewater, it would be smart to give your septic system some attention every so often.
There are four main parts to your septic system:
It's the homeowner's responsibility to make sure all four parts of your septic system are in working order. A failed septic system is costly to repair or replace, can lead to health hazards in your home and community, and may even lower property values in your neighborhood.
Every homeowner who uses a septic system needs to ensure it stays functional. There are three elements to maintaining the system:
Inspecting a Septic System
Inspections should be at least an annual task. Some systems may require more frequent inspections. A homeowner can perform these inspections on his or her own, but hiring a professional is recommended. Contractors who regularly work with these systems generally have a better idea of what to look for and can better identify problems.
To begin, locate your septic tank. If the entry point is buried and there is no map, start by looking at the direction of the outbound pipes in your basement. Follow the pipes' direction into your backyard to locate the tank. When you think you're close, insert a probe into the soil until you find the piping. Your inspector should come ready with an insulated probe to use.
You should only have to go through this process one time. Once you find the piping and the tank, sketch a map for future use. Doing so will not only benefit you and future contractors you hire, but also the next owner of the home.
When the tank is located, you or the contractor will have to dig to uncover the manhole cover to access the tank's interior. Next, test your household water systems to make sure the septic system is working properly. Flush the toilets, turn on the faucets, and run any appliances that use water, like the dishwasher or washing machine. If water drains noticeably slowly, there could be an issue in your septic system that needs immediate attention.
Once you've determined that the system is in good order, it's time to measure the sludge and scum levels. Sludge collects at the bottom of the tank and is comprised of solid wastes. Scum floats to the top of the tank and is comprised of fats and oils. Both enter the tank through the inlet tee baffle, or the pipe that directs outbound water from the home to the tank. On the opposite side of the tank is the outlet tee baffle, which directs treated water to a second compartment in the tank for further treatment, or to the drain field. This baffle is the marker to measure scum and sludge against.
Scum levels should be at least 3 inches above the bottom of the outlet tee baffle. Sludge levels should be no more than 1 foot below the bottom of the baffle. If either of these are closer to the bottom of the baffle than they should be, it's time to have the tank pumped.
Next, take a look at the drain field, tank walls, and pipes. Any cracks in the walls or pipes need to be addressed right away to prevent septic system failure. The drain field should not have any odd or foul smells, and the grass shouldn't be soggy or full of puddles. Uncommonly green grass is also a sign that the drain field isn't functioning properly.
Pumping is usually necessary every three to five years, but it ultimately depends on the size of the tank, the number of people in the household, and the types of appliances that are used. For example, a family of six with a 1,000-gallon tank might pump every 1.5 years, but a family of three with the same size tank might pump closer to every four years. Additionally, garbage disposals fill up the septic tank more quickly and result in the need to pump more often.
A professional should always pump the tank. They will have the right equipment and expertise to know how to safely and effectively remove the sludge and scum from the tank. Additionally, the fumes that are emitted from the tank are noxious and can be dangerous if inhaled.
Always be present for the pumping process. Though the contractor will have the right education and experience to do this task properly, it's important that you oversee the project. The maintenance of your septic system is ultimately your responsibility, not the contractor's. When observing the contractor's work, make sure:
Septic System Failure Prevention
While inspections are usually an annual task and pumping occurs two or three times per decade, prevention is something that must always be kept in mind.
Never flush or pour chemicals down the drain. This includes, but is not limited to:
Introducing these substances to your septic system can cause damage to the tank or piping and contaminate the groundwater in your area.
Don't flush garbage down the toilet, including:
Practice water conservation to prevent flooding your system. Though your tank can handle many gallons of water, too much water at one time can overwork the system and cause solid waste to enter the drain field. Some tips for water conservation include:
Preventing septic system failure also involves keeping the drain field clear. Never drive or park over the drain field, and don't allow livestock to walk over it. Heavy equipment should also be kept away from this area.
In general, a septic system is safe and easy to maintain, especially if you regularly inspect and pump it. However, there may come a time when you run into a problem that needs to be addressed quickly and correctly.
Clogs or backups are usually caused by improper or too-infrequent pumping. Your tank is completely full, and solid waste is being forced through the outlet tee baffle and clogging it. Some signs that you have a clog include:
To address this problem, call a professional to clean out your tank right away.
Broken Lines or Pipes
Broken elements of your septic system need to be addressed as soon as they are spotted. A number of factors can cause baffles, lines, and pipes to break or crack, including:
Using a special camera, a contractor should be able to locate the crack or leak and replace the part.
To prevent pipe damage, call 811 before you begin any project that would require you to dig. A professional can detect which areas you need to stay away from. Remember, there could be more than just your septic system beneath your land - wires and cables may also run through your property.
Prevent damage due to tree roots by periodically having a professional take a look at the trees nearby and assess their risk. Don't attempt to remedy the issue yourself using chemicals like copper sulfate or by cutting down the tree. A professional will know how to solve the problem for the long term and should be knowledgeable of any local environmental regulations regarding chemicals.
When a septic system is working properly and is adequately maintained, harmful bacteria will be removed and won't affect the groundwater, people living in the home, or neighbors. However, a septic system failure comes with health risks that are best to avoid as much as possible.
Illnesses Caused by Failed Septic Systems
Nitrates normally get filtered out before wastewater reaches the drain field. However, if they are still mixed in with the water exiting the septic tank and make their way into drinking water, they can lead to an illness that affects infants. Methemoglobinemia, more commonly referred to as "blue baby syndrome," reduces infants' ability to move oxygen through their blood.
Other diseases that are associated with failed septic systems include:
Water Pollution Caused by Failed Septic Systems
If your septic system is near a body of water, there is a chance that harmful bacteria and viruses from a failed septic system could spread farther than your property using the local waterways. Nutrients in the wastewater can cause algae to grow much faster than normal, blocking necessary sunlight from shining into the water to support other plant and animal life. Additionally, these plants will reduce oxygen levels in the water, leaving the environment less habitable for some animal life.
Too much algae and other plant life can also reduce the ability for people to use a body of water for recreational purposes. What's more, the bacteria and viruses included in the wastewater can also cause disease in the people swimming, boating, or fishing in the water. Fish and shellfish can also become contaminated, making them harmful to eat.
Your septic system is highly important to your home, and as such, it's vital to find a good company to help you with maintenance. Before hiring anyone, do some research into the company. Look online for reviews and testimonials. Also, ask your friends, family, or colleagues who have septic systems who they work with and why.
Program Benefits and Costs
Every contractor will offer different products and programs, even though they'll generally be able to accomplish the same tasks. Be sure to read the fine print and determine what services the company includes in their different programs.
These programs will also vary in cost between different contractors. In 2016, septic tank pumping and cleaning cost anywhere from $200 to $900, with most people spending about $375. Compare and contrast pricing as well as services covered by the program you choose.