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Petland Iowa City is a local pet store that has been operating for over 8 years in Iowa City, Iowa. With a state of the art location providing you and your family with a fun and a hands-on approach to learning about pets and their required needs.

We have built our reputation – since 1967 – helping thousands of families find puppies for adoption into their homes. We are committed to making your new relationship with your pet the best that it can be.

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It's estimated that Americans own around 70 million dogs.

We are proud of our commitment to animal welfare and quality of our pets.

There are many options for adding a puppy to your family.

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Introducing Your Pet to Strangers

As a pet parent, if you’re going to be having guests in the house with your pet present, then this is an essential step.  Ideally, the socialization process should begin as soon as your pup comes home. Invite friends and family over, and have them interact with your pup so that he gets used to the feel of other people outside of yourself.  Pups have different personalities and would naturally react differently when meeting strangers for the first time. So, whether the meeting is outdoors or indoors, here are 5 steps to help you ace pet-human introductions:  Stay On Top …

Planning for an Extended Trip Featuring Your Pet

Going on an extended trip with your pup can be a pretty exciting adventure. The sights going by can be an incredible one for your pup, and you get to enjoy the warm companionship.  Short trips are more typically advised, however, there’s no harm in taking a long one provided you plan and pack all the supplies that you would be needing on the trip.  This piece covers everything 4 need-to-know tips for your upcoming extended human-canine trip:   Help Your Pup Adjust At least 1 or 2 months before your extended trip, start getting your pup familiar with the car. …

Correcting Bad Habits in Your Pup

Pups might be soft and fluffy and loving and represent everything good about the world. However, believe it or not, sometimes, they can be less than perfect.  Sometimes, they exhibit less-than-pleasant behavior and the best move in situations like this is to nip it in the bud.  You don’t want your once-adorable puppy growing up to become a misbehaving adult. So, here’s are 5 tips to help with correcting bad habits in your pup:  Training Well-trained pups seldom exhibit bad behavior, so training is key. Commands like ‘come’, ‘sit’, ‘lie down, are the building blocks for encouraging good behavior.  Using …

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Puppy Potty Training Tips

Looking for some helpful tips on how to properly potty train your puppy?  Petland Iowa City has three important tips to successfully potty train your pup.  Listen to this podcast for more details on each and check out some of our potty training tips below:   Step 1.  Puppies are denning animals, be sure to […]

What To Do If Your Dog Likes To Chew

Do you have a new puppy or even an older dog that likes to chew on things in your household?  If you do, you’re not alone!  Petland Iowa City is back with great tips and this time we’re talking about pups that like to chew!   There are a number of reasons your puppy or […]

Amazingly Fun Facts – Miniature Australian Shepherd Puppies

The Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized super cuddly dog breed that contrary to its name was developed in the western part of the United States. ‘Aussie’ as commonly called came to be in the 19th century as a ranch dog bred to herd farm animals and livestock as a whole. Discover more about our Australian […]

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Petland Iowa City Discusses Why Some Dogs Chew!

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