This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.


417 Mace Blvd Suite E
(in the El Macero Shopping Center, near Guadalajara & Nugget)
Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Replaced by Pet Pantry

NOTE: See MC's 5/23 comment for info on possible lease termination!

Animal Kingdom offered supplies for small critters, fish, birds, dogs & cats, including premium foods and a section of bulk foods & treats. If you could not find a specific product for your pet, they could special order items for customers at no extra cost.

Specializing in birds, Animal Kingdom also sold a wide variety of pets including snakes, lizards, turtles and chameleons, dumbo and fancy rats, English mice, hamsters, rabbits, and chinchillas. The store also sold feeder rats & mice, crickets, mealworms, waxworms, and super worms for your reptile's needs.

In 2005, a kitten rescue program was initiated at the store, and kittens could be adopted for $99 (this includes vet fees for spay/neuter, immunizations, and de-worming).

If you're looking for a dog, see Dogs for a listing of dog resources.

They had a dog-bathing station you can 'rent' to 'do-it-yourself' for a dog bath. Nice to have a place where you can get warm water, shampoo, towels, dryer, etc to groom your dog-pal in cold weather!

What was your experience at Animal Kingdom?

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Great selection of crickets and mealworms. Good prices on them too. I don't recommend the rats for live feeding of snakes though, the ones found at other pet stores (ie. Petco) are much more docile. Both times that I bought one from Animal Kingdom the rats bit our snake. Even for rats as pets though, they are too fiesty, probably because they breed them themselves. - JenniferLaFever

This place and Pet Cetera are the only 2 places in Davis that sells live fish food. (tubifex and daphnia) It is a little bit pricier than petco but they offer more variety of fish.

2006-02-20 16:42:38   Good people, good store. Nice variety of dog food, live crickets for your reptile, very well kept birds. —GrumpyoldGeek

2006-02-20 17:32:09   I went in to ask about filters for a small tank, and they sold me a small pumphead, saying it was a filter. Also my fault, as I should have checked and not just trusted. But they took it back fine, a different person said sorry, and they all were very kind and polite. I liked this place. —ES

2006-03-29 10:54:39   They have Canidae! And other natural/organic pet food choices. —LaurenMcNees

2006-05-13 15:20:55   I went in here to inquire about getting another reptile, and the selection was very small. However, I starting thinking about rats and the cashier was very knowledgable and friendly. Also, the carry Solid Gold pet food, the BEST in holistic food. —AllisonEriksen

2006-06-05 18:57:22   they sell oxbow products! also, their cavy cuisine (guinea pig food) is cheaper than the oxbow website's if you get it by the pound from the bins. the only problem i have with this place is that often there are two dogs (an employee's?) fighting in the aisles and leaping about with their teeth bared, and since it is a very cramped store i think that amounts to some sort of risk for customers. first time i went in there one rushed me and started barking furiously. i almost had a heart attack! —AnsateJones

2006-11-09 19:10:28   It sucked. —MirandaClemings

2006-12-12 00:55:34   They carry the best quality pet food so that is why I go there- But MAN do I wish they would clean up that darn store! I know it is a pet store, but come on- does it HAVE to stink to holy heaven??? —NoelWasicki

2007-03-02 19:05:06   Hehe, one of the dogs walked over, picked himself out a treat, and followed us around the store, it was cute. It's a bit messy, but they have a couple cool small animal products I haven't really seen elsewhere. —ES

2007-05-23 22:40:16   Today when I was in they had a petition on their sales counter claiming that their landlord was terminating their lease because they were a pet store, and seeking public support. I signed, and hope AK can stick around. This seems really odd, though: why not just raise the rent, instead of terminating the lease? Anyone have any more info? —MattCzarnowski

2007-06-22 13:15:04   They are so friendly! They're willing to order pet food for you if they don't have any currently in stock and without any extra cost. Plus, they sometimes have a pet dog there who wanders around with you as you explore the store. I agree though, that it usually smells pretty bad. —LihuaLu

2007-07-21 19:42:59   do you know if they do fish exchanges? —VietNguyen

2007-07-24 12:36:31   Animal Kingdom is gone, and they can't find a suitable place to relocate to. Which means (aside from aquatic pets) the only place in within city limits to get pets and supplies is Petco. Yay, Davis! —LeightonHinkley

Not quite true (but the trend certainly is towards fewer pet stores), Ace does sell rodents and rabbits. —JimEvans

2007-07-31 19:54:58   Sadly they are closing...they initially were moving, but alas they are no more...I went by today (7/31/07)and they had a few rats and an empty cage or two for sale. —CStevens

2007-08-07 14:42:48   I just want to second the recommendation for Ace. They now seem to carry the Oxbow line of pet products. If everyone who was going to AK starts shopping there, maybe we can request and get all the products they don't currently carry. —MattCzarnowski

2007-08-07 16:06:07   Teriyaki Express and Animal Kingdom both gone. Davis is slouching towards mediocrity one greedy landlord at a time. —GrumpyoldGeek

2008-02-02 10:55:56   well. my mom was jennifer, the rat/groomer lady. and if you were one of those people who got rung up by a little girl. that little girl was me. and those two dogs were my mom's and her best friends. so i apologize. recently i went to petco and saw rats that were DYING! they couldn't breathe, and they're cages were filthy. yess, we bred our own rats and they are very good quality. unlike petco, we actually took care of our animals. but after about 2005 i admit the place started to go downhill. because my family moved and animal kingdom only had one owner to run it. so you cant really blame them. and comparing animal kingdom to petco is a major insult. we had about every brand of pet food that you could ever think of. and from most of these comments, most of you looked very pleased.

and yes we did have a petition. i was there visiting and i couldnt believe the shape that the store was in. i signed it. and the thing is..the landlord was racist. he had a thing against asian people. and video city closed also. i think..and that was ran by my best friend's parents. and they were asian. and the sears, had lots of asians, and they kept on getting fired. and they couldnt raise the rent because thats what they've been doing all these years.

before my mom and her best friend bought the store..the owner was incredibly stupid. he kept on getting suid and the place was TERRIBLY filthy. im sorry, but we made animal kingdom 10x better.

and complain about the hygene more. let me see you clean up a after about 100 animals everynight! would you rather have it stink, or have animals that die the next day. thats what i thought. and dont say, "they should've hired more employees." well, the employees didnt know how to take care of animals!

so complain more people, and i will give you an explaination to everything because seriously people, you dont know what goes on behind that counter.

P.S the dogs were our pets that were trained to be guard dogs. —lissayermom