Mini-Critters (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

  • 3509 W 49th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
  • +1 605-361-0006
  • Rated 4.2/5 with 797 verified reviews.
  • Website
  • Monday: 7 AM-9 PM
  • Tuesday: 7 AM-9 PM
  • Wednesday: 7 AM-9 PM
  • Thursday: 7 AM-9 PM
  • Friday: 7 AM-9 PM
  • Saturday: 7 AM-7 PM
  • Sunday: 12-6 PM

Mini-Critters Customer Reviews Summary

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Bethani is highly praised for her grooming skills, especially with sensitive dogs and difficult coats. The shop offers a wide range of high-quality pet supplies and has knowledgeable staff.

Customers have had positive experiences bringing children to see the animals and appreciate the attentiveness of the staff, particularly towards children with special needs. However, there have been some issues regarding paperwork for purchased puppies, causing frustration for customers.

Additionally, there have been complaints about the breeder's credibility and alleged involvement with puppy mills. The conditions for the birds in the store have also been criticized.

Mini-Critters Reviews

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Samantha Edberg

Bethani does a great job with our Boarder Collie. Our dog is very sensitive and gets really scared. They do a great job with her tri color coat and know how to groom to her breed type. We have struggle with that at other places. She handles her great and her cuts always look amazing. 10/10


Andrea Carstensen

I took the boys I babysit here for a fun evening to see animals. The staff (especially long haired gentleman) were amazing!! Gave the kids, one with some special needs and love for animals, such great attention, answering all their questions, letting them pets some creatures, and showing the around. The boys continue to rave about their time at Mini Critters and are now saving money to go back!!


Rebekah Kirkland

We get all our dogs food, treats, toys and any other supplies we may need there. They also have amazing groomers that do such a great job with him and he always comes back looking and smelling great! It has wonderful staff that work hard to keep all the animals clean and well cared for!


Taylor Conkey

Back in December my husband and daughter and I went into the store and found a puppy we loved! A mini golden doodle. She was so cute and after I asked the guy multiple times if the breeder was credible and he insisted that they only work with good, ethical and certified breeders we agreed to purchase her and take her home. Skip to present time she only got longer. We ordered a dog dna test and turns out she is part wiener dog. THEN I started doing research and they have multiple PUPPY MILL breeders. A couple of them have been shut down by the state of Iowa and North Dakota. The breeder our dog came from was not licensed and was under investigation. I took her to our vet and not only did she have an incompetent bladder but also her teeth have issues. I’m so sad that we supported this business.


Cally Anderson

I purchased a puppy January of 2023 – when I purchased him I was told that the papers would be mail to me within 2-3 weeks. After about 5 months and my “mini” dachshund being nearly 15 pounds and clearly a full size dachshund I reached out to Mini Critters to check on my papers. I was told that they had already been mailed to me many weeks ago and that they must have been lost in the mail and that they would get new ones. Two weeks later I had papers in the mail for a dog that was born February of 2023 – so very clearly not my dog. I let them know and they said there was a mix up and that they would get new papers. A week later I was asked to come pick up papers, which I did and I look at them and they are still not for my dog because they have the wrong birthdate. In the mean time I have purchased another dog directly from the breeder, and was given the papers on the spot. When I asked her about the situation she told me that when she drops off the puppies she gives them the papers and there should have never been an issue getting them. Though I love my dog, the hassle to just getting papers was very annoying, to the point I have just given up. If you don’t care about papers, and only need to purchase the dog Mini Critters is extremely nice however if you have to deal with them after the purchase I would not recommend as they have been extremely rude and acted as if it was a burden for them to give me a paper that was suppose to come with my dog.


Kaili S

We were just here to check out bird toys. The conditions for these birds are awful and the prices are way too high. Even if they’re in a temporary living situation in this store there’s no toys for stimulation, the dowel perches inside their tiny cages are terrible for their feet, their plastic food dishes are grounds for bad bacteria, the food itself is mostly seed which is the equivalent to humans eating fast food everyday all day, and the round cage the canary is in can cause psychological damage and make them feel unsafe. each bird was terrified and unhappy. do better for your animals!! and please don’t shop here.