In-store Pet Services


In-store Pet Services
Our in-store services include nail trimming, wing clipping, boarding and more for birds, small mammals and reptiles big and small! We also offer a fabulous dog wash and private dog park! Learn more.

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Pet World's Dog Wash

dog wash
Pet World has perfected a more loving, less stressful bath time experience for dogs. Let us show you! Learn more.

Storytime LIVE!


Join us every Saturday at 11:00am to listen to a new book every week! Learn more.

Feature Creature


Join us every Sunday at 3:00pm to learn about a different animal every week! Learn more. Learn more.

Birthday Parties - turn your child into a Pet World Party Animal!


Pet World Birthday Parties offer a unique experience for any child! With hands on animal experiences your child and their guests won't soon forget they're both fun and educational! Party options range from bringing the animals out to your house, short parties in the pet store, and even an after hours party complete with hide and seek in the dark! Learn more.


Pet World Turns 31!

31 Years of Reciprocity

Has it really been over 30 years since we opened?
Think it's time to retire? 
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Random Archives

Thank You Days Sale!


Each year, Pet World invites our customers to our Annual THANK YOU DAYS sale and celebration! This event is an annual customer appreciation weekend when virtually everything in the store is on sale. Enjoy the free popcorn and cotton candy! Register to...

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Pet World Spooktacular!


Spend time with the creepy crawlies this Halloween!   On the Saturday, before Halloween, kids are invited to enroll in our Parents Night Out, Halloween edition! Click here for details. On Halloween 2020, little costumed trick-or-treaters are invited to stop by Pet World...

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Employment Opportunities


VOTED BEST PLACE TO WORK        in Lawrence, Kansas! Category: Company with less than 50 employees Please Click Here for more info on our hiring process!Pet World now hires all year long. Please read more about the hiring process, spend...

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Summer Camp Time!


Summer Camp Open Emrollment begins April 15! Early registration (for additional fees) begins March 15!

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Holiday Bonus Bucks and Stocking Stuffer…


December Specials! Don't forget our big, one day, HOLIDAY SALE the first Saturday in December! (Please check Holiday Events page for annual updates to this event.) A qualified kit is an enclosure (cage, tank, etc.) plus food, substrate (bedding, gravel) and...

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Meet the Human Staff


Meet Pet World's Human Staff Members! (This is a new page, still under construction. Please bear with us. We currently only have one example of an employee profile but more are coming soon!) Repeatedly voted "Best Place to Work" by Best of...

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Donations to Pet World (Animal Rescue or…


PET WORLD'S ANIMAL RESCUE WORK Everyone knows Pet World in Lawrence, Kansas is a huge, full line pet store but did you know we are also a licensed animal shelter? For decades we have been rescuing and rehoming animals and...

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Fishroom Remodel Spring 2014


The 2014 remodeling our fishroom! These are old photos from our 2014 fish section remodel. Not even a year after it was complete, the Pet World fire destroyed everything on May 25, 2015. We repoened in January of 2016 and the...

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Fire Updates


Please see below for updates on the Pet World fire and rebuild. The original, official statement is listed at the bottom.

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Pet World YouTube Channel


Back in 2010 we started our YouTube channel. We quickly realized we are really good at a lot of things but YouTube was not one of them! In 2015 we decided to revive our YouTube channel but, honestly, after the...

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Pet World Art


About those Dog Wash tiles...

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Dog Wash Tiles


About those Dog Wash tiles...   Did you know only three of our three dozen employees worked at the "old" Pet World? It's kinda sad to think about how many people didn't know "Pre-fire" Pet World but lemme tell ya, if you...

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Hero Page


Welcome to the Pet World Hero Page On Memorial Day, 2015, Pet World suffered a tragic fire while we were closed. During and since the fire, countless people have helped us in many ways. We will never know who all has...

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Sinister Cinema!


The Pet World Haunted House returns for two nights this year! Prepare for the Sinister Cinema!

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Winter of Fun Contest


CONTEST CLOSEDThanks to everybody who entered into this contest! We really enjoyed seeing all of the pictures of your pets!Stay tuned for our next contest! Pet World is having another contest! This one is to win a $50 Pet World Gift Card! Have...

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The Making of a PW Haunted House


Here is a little behind the scenes view of the making of a Pet World Haunted House!! A little day by day from the first day of 'building' through the tear down after Halloween! This year's theme is an Abandoned...

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Pet World Pink!


Read below about Pet World's 2011 breast cancer awareness promotion.We reached our $1000.00 goal in a little over a week! For ten days in 2011 - Fri, Oct. 7 through Sun, Oct. 16 - Pet World Lawrence donated 2% of all...

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Passionately Pink


Pet World Goes Pink again in 2012! Pet World has set another lofty goal of raising $1000.00 for breast cancer research.For the first week of October, 2012, Pet World will make a positive difference! 1. October 1-6 Pet World will match all...

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NEW Storytime Live!


Pet World is excited to announce the beginning of educational programs designed specially for children 5 and under! The first program to be announced is Storytime Live! a free book reading every Saturday at 11am! Storytime Live! is a free program starting...

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Komodo Dragons


This was an April Fool's joke in 2014! Hey Pet World fans! We've been waiting months for confirmation on this, but we're finally excited to announce that we have just been approved to start carrying and selling (give me a little...

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Halloween Cast List / Actor Info


PW HALLOWEEN Ever wonder how many people it takes to handle Halloween at PW? Here is an overview of one year’s community haunted house and cast list. Theme: Zombie Apocalypse (a quarantined city) Gate entry: TIMAdmit trick-or-treaters into the line. Ages 4-11, up...

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Hedgehog Care Tips


We are excited to let our fans and customers know we're now carrying hedgehogs. Below are a few pictures of some of our first hedgehogs for sale at Pet World as well as some care information on these cool new...

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Baby Chameleons!


Look how big they're getting! Can you count all of the babies in this pic? (Hint: it's more than 7!)   They continued to hatch over Christmas and our staff just couldn't shake the excitement!   Newly hatched baby chameleon(L), baby chameleon just started to...

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Facebook and Twitter


You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Keep up to date with new arrivals, special deals, pictures and store updates on the social networking sites you already visit!

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Baby Birds


It's springtime and that means baby birds at Pet World! If your family has been thinking about adding a feathery friend this is an excellent time to start meeting birds and finding the right fit for you! From small, singing...

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We're Remodeling!


You may have noticed we’re remodeling! It's an exciting time around Pet World but a little crazy. A few things have gotten misplaced (but are not gone!) and from time to time it's a little messy or loud but it will...

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Website Disclaimer is our original web site, created for informational purposes with booking services for locals (nothing for sale on the old site). is our new online store to provide products and services to people who can't visit us in person. We hope to extend the personalized service our local customers have come to expect in Lawrence, Kansas through our new online site, offering great deals, special orders, deliveries, shipping, and online booking options.

To speak to a Pet World employee, please visit or call 785-841-7476 during business hours (Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm).

For more information about Pet World and for the full experience, please visit us in person at 23rd and Louisiana, across from Checkers Grocery,  in Lawrence, Kansas.
Address: 711 W. 23rd St. #26, Lawrence, KS 66046