Benson's Animals

Benson's Pet Centers have a great selection of fish, birds, small animals, and reptiles. Someone will always be there to help you pick the right pet, and we also make sure you know how to take care of your new friend.

With our great selection of foods, habitats, toys, and other supplies, we will send you home prepared to create the best environment for your pet.

Our Pittsfield fish room is now open!



 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 



Birds and Small Animals:
Our small animal department is teeming with life Benson's is the place to find your critter and the things he needs for a happy, stress free life.

Our aviaries are regularly stocked with finches, canaries, and budgies (parakeets). These beauties will delight you with their beautiful songs and dazzle you with their lovely colors. Time to time, you can also find cockatiels. Availability may vary, because we try to use local breeders who are bird lovers and not merely profit seekers

If you are the type of person who prefers furry to feathery, you've also come to the right place. From mice and rats to gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs, we regularly have a variety of rodents of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Small mammals can be a wonderful starter pet for children to learn how to properly care for and respect animals. Plus, with the right cage and accessories, you can build your little friend a really cool home.

Want to get more exotic? Sometimes you might even find tarantulas & scorpions. Creatures like this come and go, so check in often to see who's living with us today!

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Fish:
Our fish rooms are state of the art facilities that will dazzle your senses. Whether you're new to the hobby or a seasoned vet, we have something to offer you. We carry a large variety of tropical freshwater fish, from tiny cichlids to mighty Oscars. Stop by often, because our selection is constantly changing. We know that the fish hobbyist is always looking for something new and exciting, and we deliver.

Your fish need to have a home. We stock tanks of all sizes, shapes, and colors to suit your needs. Whether it be a small 10 gallon hexagonal tank or a 75 gallon monster, you can find it at Benson's. If we don't have exactly what you need, we can work with our distributors and special order just about any tank.

Meet our staff; they are here to help. Quite a few of our associates are fish hobbyists themselves, which means sound advice and years of experience at your fingertips. Have a question about which fish play nice with each other, or how to set up that new filtration system? We can give you the answers you need and the attention you deserve.

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Dogs and Cats:

CLICK HERE for groups and shelters in our area!

Benson's Pet Center does not sell cats or dogs because we want to help find homes for the numerous animals that have been rescued by the many groups and shelters that we work with.

We at Benson's Pet Center encourage our customers to look into adoption when looking for a new family pet. We are here to help with questions and/or concerns that may arise from getting a new pet and to help with new pet purchases. Some of the groups we work with include: Forever Greyhounds, Rottie Empire Rescue, Animal Support Project, For The Love Of Cats, Pets Without People and FACT. Please check out our events page for adoption opportunities!

What to Do If You Want A Purebred Cat or Dog?

If you decide to purchase a purebred dog or cat, we strongly recommend a private breeder over a pet store or puppy mill. One of the benefits of a reputable private breeder is the treatment of the animals. Most private breeders own one or both of the parents and they are treated as part of the family. These are their pets and they are very well cared for, receive regular health care, and are only bred a certain number of times. The genetic line is usually much better because they have not been "over bred" just to make more puppies or kittens. The downside to purchasing a dog or cat from a larger facility or store is that you do not know the conditions in which they were bred and raised. The parents are not on the premises and the genetic line is usually not as well known. Dogs and cats that are bred too frequently or bred with an animal that does not have a good genetic line are more susceptible to genetic defects and compromised health that may not be visible until later in life. By purchasing an animal from an unreliable breeder or pet facility, though you may feel you are "saving" that animal, you are supporting an industry that does not have the animal's best interest in mind.

Important Info About Spaying and Neutering:
The Humane Society of the United States has estimated that one male and one female cat and their offspring will produce over 240,000 cats within seven years. One female dog and her descendants can produce as many as 67,000 dogs in just six years. Sadly, the majority of these animals ultimately meet an untimely death. Unwanted and abandoned, many do not survive the harsh conditions of life on the streets. The millions of animals who end up in shelters only stand a 50% chance of being adopted. The rest are euthanized. Tragically, most of these poor creatures would have made wonderful companions. Please be responsible and have your pets spayed/neutered. Back to top