The Other Petland

It was quite some time ago that I was complaining about losing the Petland in Ala Moana Shopping Center so I thought we were more than overdue for a follow-up. No, it’s not reopening. We’re just going to follow up with the other Petland, Kahala Petland.

Petland Kahala Sign

I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into this store. It sure seems to have the pet supply thing more than under control. In all fairness, I had never been to this location but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the inside!

Inside Petland Kahala

There are lots of products, and a lot of knowledge can be seen by what’s on the shelves! Products for cats, dogs, birds, fish, grooming, cages and Products purchase at Petland Kahalaall kinds of things cover the place from wall to wall!

So, if you remember our original story when we talked about the Ala Moana store closing its doors and leaving us, you can see that Ducky (Ducky is the smug one in the picture in this previous article) had a thing or two to say about it as well.

Well, The Duck decided that she should have her picture on the Internet again so she thought we should follow up on the story.

Since we do love her and all the babies very dearly, how could I not give her another opportunity to be a star? She thinks she’s “all that” so how could I refuse to let her show herself off again?

Of course, if you look at her expression you can clearly see that this was not what she had in mind!

Ducky taking a bath

Yeah, if looks could kill! I could just see her little mind thinking, “You do know that this is not what I meant, right?!?” Yeah, well, sorry Ducky. You needed a bath.

Shaniya took a bath too

This is Shaniya, and she needed a bath too. It’s okay, don’t worry, they’re all dry and fluffy now, running through the house (especially away from me!) and smelling very sweet!

Petland in Kahala is doing just fine too! This is the place with the Sunday puppy swap meets where breeders bring pure breed puppies for people looking for a new family member. Like their commercial says, they’re “your best friend’s best friend.”

Petland Kahala, 4400 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu, HI  96821 (808)734-7387.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sheila // Oct 10, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Oh my goodness! Those two kitties don’t look like they enjoy bath time. Maybe you could get them some toy floating mice or rubber duckies for a bath toy. 😉

  • 2 Evelyn // Oct 10, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Hi Sheila! No, they weren’t too thrilled. They were both well behaved but not at all happy. They’re happy now! 🙂

  • 3 kailani // Oct 11, 2007 at 10:55 am

    I remember when Petland was all over the place!

  • 4 Evelyn // Oct 11, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Kailani! That shows how little I know. I thought Ala Moana was the only one and that it was a local company. But, when I went to look up their website, they’re all over the mainland! Not sure what planet I was on. 🙂

  • 5 Avery // Oct 12, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Those pictures are hilarious! ;o)

  • 6 Evelyn // Oct 12, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Avery! Thank you for visiting and for leaving a comment! I’m glad you got a kick out of them. Ducky’s expression was just priceless! I couldn’t help but share it! 🙂

  • 7 shawna ogata // Jul 3, 2008 at 6:28 am


  • 8 Evelyn // Jul 3, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Hi Shawna! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your experience. All of those baby animals certainly do melt your heart! 🙂

  • 9 Kenneth Matsui // Dec 30, 2008 at 10:17 am

    I am President of Petland Inc. Petland Inc. is a local company. We were established in 1940s when my dad returned with the 100th batalion from World War 2. We are not affiliated with mainland chains.

    Thanks for your support.

  • 10 Evelyn // Dec 30, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    This is so cool! Hello Mr. Matsui! I didn’t know Petland was the old, wow! When I said “other” Petland, I meant other than Ala Moana. I grew up with Petland in Ala Moana and never made a connection with the one in Kahala until this story.

    That kind of news, Mr. Matsui, is cause for celebration! Another family business we don’t want to see disappear — so you can never retire. 🙂

  • 11 Trisha // Apr 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Thiss place is soo AWESOME ! I

  • 12 Evelyn // Apr 2, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Trisha, I think they’re pretty cool too! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • 13 Pua Ohana // Oct 12, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Petland stores across the country have been tainted by proven court cases of animal neglect and cruelty. Their proven association with puppy mills has justifiably blackened the name of every store in the chain. It’s impossible to say “no – not us” when clearly this is just a reponse to bad P.R. to keep “business as usual.” Shame on you all!

  • 14 Evelyn // Oct 18, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Pua I am so sorry to hear that. Our Petland, however, is NOT the same as the one on the mainland. It is a local company and has NOTHING to do with the company of which you speak. If you look at the website of the National chain, you will see that Hawaii is not even listed.

    I’m sorry for the bad experiences people have had but I’m afraid I have to say just that — it’s not our Petland that you are speaking of. I’m not saying they’re perfect but they actually have a good reputation here.

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