Best Pet Store: PetSmart
PetSmart was named for the fourth year in a row the best store for furry critters in the region in the Advocate's Best of the Best competition.
Store director Donna Wright said that may be because of the company's top quality customer service and the exclusive pet food brands it offers.
A lot of customers also take advantage of the 7-year-old store's pet training and grooming services.
"We also pride ourselves on adoptions," Wright said of how PetSmart partners with the Victoria Animal Control and the Calhoun County Humane Society.
She said through the years customers have left with man's best friend. She said that may be made easier possibly because they're more familiar with PetSmart than those organizations' headquarters.
7812 Zac Lentz Parkway
Store hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
Grooming salon hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption
135 Progress Drive
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sunday
8215 Houston Highway
Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday