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Products and Services

  • Pet Shop,
  • Freshwater Fish,
  • Pet Supplies,
  • Pond,
  • Reptiles,
  • Dogs,
    • Cats,
    • Aquarium,
    • Marine Fish,
    • Pet Food,
    • Birds,
    • Aquarium Supplies,
  • more...
  • less...

Brands Carried

  • Beneful,
  • Blue Buffalo,
  • Canadian Naturals,
  • Canidae,
  • Iams,
  • Innova,
    • Kibbles And Bits,
    • Natural Balance,
    • Nutro,
    • ScienceDiet,
    • Taste Of The Wild,
    • TechniCal,
    • Wellness,
    • K9 Granola,
    • Three Dog Bakery,
    • AquaClear,
    • Laguna,
    • Quintessence,
    • Eukanuba,
    • Acana Cat,
    • Addiction,
    • Purina,
    • Iams Cat,
    • Innova Cat,
    • Le Salon,
    • Royal Canin,
    • Purina Maxx,
    • Zupreem,
    • Oven Fresh Bites,
    • Higgins,
    • Higgins Vita,
    • SeaChem,
    • Coralife,
  • more...
  • less...


  • Freshwater Fish,
  • Ponds,
  • Exotics,
  • Dog Supplies,
  • Birds,
  • Cats,
    • Aquariums,
    • Aquarium Supplies,
    • Fountains,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Getting There

  • Near McKnight Above Deerfoot Trail,
  • Off McKnight, Turn Onto 12th St Near Tim Hortons,
  • Then Turn Onto 49th Ave NE, Go One Block To Corner,
4921 Skyline Way NE, Calgary, AB T2E 4G5
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Pisces Pet Emporium is a family-owned phenomenon selling fish, birds, reptiles, small mammals and all the supplies to care for them properly. It prides itself on its highly trained staff members that give customers sound advice on how best to look after their animals.

It all started back in the mid-1970s when owner Peter Hoeper, then a high school biology teacher, started breeding and selling fish out of his garage. The success of the venture necessitated finding larger quarters.

“We have a lot of customers whose patronage to Pisces started with Peter’s garage,” says Norm Nemeth, an aquatic specialist who's been with the shop for 20 years.

In 2009, Pisces Pet Emporium moved to its current location adjacent to the intersection of McKnight Boulevard and Deerfoot Trail. With a whopping 28,000 square feet, it houses 700 fish tanks with nearly 2,000 animal species, a koi pond with waterfall, a host of small birds, a variety of exotic reptiles, arachnids, rabbits, ferrets, a marmoset display and a tortoise that often wanders the store. It’s like visiting a mini zoo. In fact, Pisces Pet Emporium hosts free tours for school groups and community organizations.

Norm says with pride that the store’s reputation has spread far and wide. “I’ve been sent to Atlanta, Denver and Los Angeles for seminars and when I introduce myself to the different vendors and manufacturers they say, ‘Is that the store from Calgary? That’s such a great store!’”

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    best customer service. really like dealing with everyone here vs any other big box store.

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    Great store great service and amazing work

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    These people KNOW their stuff and the store is HUGE! Everything you need is there!

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    This is a really cool pet palace! There are food dishes, beds, supplies and equipment for every pet possible. I have a rabbit and was able to find many things there that I couldn't find elsewhere. Outside of the typical brands like Hagen, they have others as well. Awesome if you're looking for something special! The location, though, is a little far ways out for anyone living in the south side of the city.

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    The Pisces people really know their stuff. Helpful staff can direct you on everything from the ideal first pets to perfect habitats for your feathered, finned and furry friends. The rainforest-themed outlet is a vast storehouse of knowledge, along with 700 aquariums stocked with fresh and saltwater fish, a marmoset habitat and a resident tortoise.

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    North America’s largest pet store, Pisces Pet Emporium in Calgary carries a wide range of animals, pet foods and pet care accessories. Pisces also offers tours to school groups and kids’ clubs. While children can ogle aquarium fish, tropical birds and marmosets, these fun and informative visits also allow kids to touch reptiles and various furry animals throughout the store.

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