Pisces Pet Emporium was started in 1975, in a 900 sq. ft. building in Peter and Ave’s backyard. At that time we were called Pisces Exotica and we only carried fish and fish supplies. Peter and Ave, both teachers by profession, ran the store during their free time on weeknights and weekends. The first few years were difficult, but thanks to hard work, dedication to customer service, and the repeat business of many loyal customers, Pisces Exotica was able to grow and relocate into the strip mall at 5220 4th Street NE in 1981. The name then changed to Pisces Pet Emporium, and we expanded our inventory to include dogs, cats, small animals, reptiles, birds, and their necessary supplies. Three expansions later, Pisces Pet Emporium grew to cover 20,000 sq. ft. and carried the largest selection of pets and their supplies in Calgary.

In September 2009, Pisces Pet Emporium moved into this brand new 30,000 sq. ft. building.

We’ve had many wonderful employees who frequently come back to say hello. We recognize we’re in the pet business, but we can often say we’re as much in the people business. We want the business to grow, and we can only do that with dedicated employees and loyal customers.

We will do everything we possibly can in the years to come to make Pisces Pet Emporium an enjoyable place to work and shop.