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February 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that we’re still working our tails off to get things sorted out. We are officially closed for the time being but Jason is working on getting a new store open and ready to go as soon as possible. We’re hoping to have limited appointments available to pick up necessities by special order soon and will keep you posted when that is an option.

I know the last few weeks have been confusing and I am so sorry for that. A lot of things happened very rapidly that were out of our control and now we’re trying to make the best decisions about reopening.

Many of you have asked where you can find things while we’re closed and I’m sorry to say that there really isn’t any other store that sells many of the items we carried. For feeders I would suggest checking out Midway Fish & Pets in Kent or Tropical Fish World in Sumner.

Thank you so much to everyone who came out and helped pack and clean, you guys were amazing! Be sure to follow us on facebook for the most current updates! Hopefully we’ll have news sooner rather than later!

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Thank you for an amazing 9 years – and here’s to 9 more!

June 2, 2013 Leave a comment


Wow! 9 years ago today we officially unlocked the doors and opened The WildSide. There have been a lot of ups and downs but overall it’s been a great 9 years. This business has certainly been a labor of love! My oldest daughter was just 4 years old and her sister just *2 weeks* when we unlocked the doors for the first time. They’re now 13 and 9 and two more kiddos have joined our family since then. My mom and I have poured our hearts and souls into this shop and we are so grateful for the support and patronage of so many people! Many of our best clients have been coming to us for 20 years or more! You guys are amazing! Here’s to another 9 years AND MORE!!

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March 18, 2013 Leave a comment


It’s official!! We’re finally, officially, OPEN FOR BUSINESS!! We have our city of Lakewood Business License! It’ll still take a few weeks before we’re back to our pre-move selection and inventory, but your support now will help speed that up 😉 Come down and see us!!

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Slowly Coming Along

February 25, 2013 Leave a comment

In case you’re not following us on facebook (which you should be!!) Here’s a quick update!

Things are slowing coming together – the first of several necessary business permits/licenses for the city of Lakewood was approved today! The rest should be approved fairly quickly now that the first one is taken care of. This means that we will be able to officially open SOON!! Stay tuned!

In the mean time, come down and check out the progress!

From High Way 512, get off and turn RIGHT onto South Tacoma Way. After about 1-mile, turn LEFT onto Steilacoom Blvd (look for the Jack in the Box on the corner!) Then immediately turn into our parking lot.  We are on the bottom of the 3-story building right behind the Jack in the Box. Unfortunately, we do not have our lighted sign up yet, but we do have our banner! Give us a call – (253) 538-9453 if you’re having trouble finding us!


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Check Our Facebook Page to See Pictures!

February 7, 2013 Leave a comment
Bird Gazebo - Under Construction

Bird Gazebo – Under Construction

Visit our Facebook page to see pictures of our progress! Things are moving right along!

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In Case You Missed It:

February 3, 2013 Leave a comment

In case you missed the announcement, our new address is 3615 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Suite 101, Lakewood, 98499. We are *not* officially open for business yet as we’re still busy unloading, unpacking and putting our shelving units together. We are happy to help you out if you’re in need of something that’s been unpacked though! Come down and check out the new space and say hi! If you’re available to stay and help out, even better 😉

We have a *very* limited supply of live mice and hoppers that will be arriving at the shop in a couple of hours (probably around 4:00pm). Only approximately half a dozen mice and about 2 dozen hoppers in various sizes.

Unfortunately any sales made today will have to be cash only as we are not set up for full business. Just in case you missed the facebook post yesterday, we also have a couple of tubs of Goliath Worms available too.

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Move Update

February 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Well, things are coming along, albeit a little bit slow 😉 We’ve been busy hauling stuff out of storage, cleaning, painting and starting to reassemble our shelving units. Some merchandise has started to get unpacked, though no live items are available yet. We’re not open for business yet, but if you have an emergency, give us a call and we’ll see if there is anyway we can help. We’ll be at the new location this afternoon (after about 3:00) so if you’re in the area and want to stop by and say hi, take a peek, or lend a helping hand, you’re welcome!

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