News and Upcoming Events


 Heroes come
in many forms.
A year after the fire,
meet some of ours.



Storytime LIVE!


Join us every Saturday at 11:00am to listen to a new book every week! Learn more.

Guess who's coming back home!?!


Memorial Day Weekend 
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Feature Creature


Join us every Sunday at 3:00pm to learn about a different animal every week! Learn more. Learn more.

In-store Pet Services


Our in-store services include nail trimming, wing clipping, boarding and more for birds, small mammals and reptiles big & small! Learn more.

News, Updates & Specials

Thank You Days Sale!


Each year, Pet World invites our customers to our Annual THANK YOU DAYS sale and celebration. This event is an annual customer appreciation weekend when everything in the store is...

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Holiday Bonus Bucks and Stocking Stuffer…


December Specials!Don't forget our big, one day, HOLIDAY SALE the first Saturday in December!  

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Donations to Fire Relief Fund


As you know, Pet World suffered a tragic fire on Memorial Day that rocked our community. For the first week we were totally overwhelmed with public support and requests to...

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Baby Chameleons!


Look how big they're getting! Can you count all of the babies in this pic? (Hint: it's more than 7!) They continued to hatch over Christmas and our staff just couldn't shake...

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Halloween Cast List / Actor Info


PW HALLOWEEN   Ever wonder how many people it takes to handle Halloween at PW? Here is an overview of one year’s community haunted house and cast list. Theme: Zombie Apocalypse (a...

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The Making of a PW Haunted House


Here is a little behind the scenes view of the making of a Pet World Haunted House! A little day by day from the first day of 'building' through the...

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Employment Opportunities


Pet World hires once or twice a year, usually in January and August. Please read more about Pet World's hiring process, spend some time in the store, observe the employees...

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Fishroom Remodel Spring 2014


We've been busy remodeling our fishroom! Stop into the store to see the process first hand and check out some of these pics to see what's new! An old panoramic shot of...

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Komodo Dragons


This was an April Fool's joke in 2014! Hey Pet World fans! We've been waiting months for confirmation on this, but we're finally excited to announce that we have just been...

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Hedgehog Care Tips


We are excited to let our fans and customers know we're now carrying hedgehogs. Below are a few pictures of some of our first hedgehogs for sale at Pet World...

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Baby Birds


It's springtime and that means baby birds at Pet World! If your family has been thinking about adding a feathery friend this is an excellent time to start meeting birds...

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2012 Holiday Sale!


Details about our 2012 Holiday Sale can be found here and R.S.V.P. on Facebook!

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Motel Hell(o): Pet World's Haunted House…


Come join us again this year for another Pet World Haunted House fundraiser for the Lawrence Humane Society!

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Passionately Pink 2012


Pet World Goes Pink again in 2012! Pet World has set another lofty goal of raising $1000.00 for breast cancer research. For the first week of October, 2012, Pet World will...

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Summer Camp Time!


Summer Camp Registrations opens April 15th!

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Sinister Cinema!


The Pet World Haunted House returns for two nights this year! Prepare for the Sinister Cinema!

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Pet World Pink!


Read below about Pet World's 2011 breast cancer awareness promotion.We reached our $1000.00 goal in a little over a week! For ten days in 2011 - Fri, Oct. 7 through Sun...

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Thank You Days Sale!


The 2012 Sale will be the weekend of April 28th & 29th! Each year, Pet World invites our customers to our Annual THANKYOUDAYS sale and celebration. This event is an annual...

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NEW Storytime Live!


Pet World is excited to announce the beginning of educational programs designed specially for children 5 and under! The first program to be announced is Storytime Live! a free book reading...

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Holiday Specials


Pet World is offering a week of free boarding with any new pet purchased with a complete* set-up! If you have been waiting for Christmas to give that special pet...

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2010 Holiday Sale


It's that time of year again and Pet World is having another Holiday Sale! We may not do the Black Friday sales, but we do have great specials and a big...

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Pet World Haunted House!


Get scared by your favorite Pet World employees this Halloween!   Saturday, Halloween Night, sunset-9pm FREE! Costumed trick-or-treaters ages 4-11 with a height restriction of 4'11". Parents may go inside with children...

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So we've done it guys. You can now see even more of the goofy stuff our animals do on YouTube by subscribing to us! Pet World's YouTube Channel

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Winter of Fun Contest


Thanks to everybody who entered into this contest! We really enjoyed seeing all of the pictures of your pets!Stay tuned for our next contest! Pet World is having another contest! This one...

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Website Disclaimer

A note about our web site: This site is for informational purposes only. We hope to provide you with round the clock access to Pet World via this site, however, please remember that we are not an online store. This site is for your convenience, but you may notice that it is not a place to shop and there are no email addresses for contact information. Our intention is to maintain our focus on personalized service to our customers who shop in our store. For more information about Pet World, please visit us at 711 West 23rd St. - Hwy 10 (23rd and Louisiana) in Lawrence, Kansas.

Fire Updates

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Employment Opportunities

Pet World has long been known as an atypical work experience for most. Our turnover rate is extremely high in the first 90 days and unbelievably low after 6 months. If you are interested in joining the Pet World team please check out our Employment Opportunities page to view job openings.

Location & Hours

Pet World
711 W 23rd Street
Lawrence, KS 66046

Phone: 785-841-7476

Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Please see Contact Us page for exceptions to these store hours.

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