Thank you for visiting our web site. As the new owners of Pet's Playhouse, we are excited to continue to serve our community and all those that love their pets. Please bear with us as we learn the routine of the store and gain a better understanding of our customer's needs.
Mike and Sheri have been very helpful to us during this transition. We will strive to continue to offer the best prices in town! Stay tuned for many exciting changes, especially to the saltwater section of our store.
Mike and Deanna Holder
Meet the Founders!
Mike and Sheri got married in 1981. They have 2 sons and 2 daughters, who all grew up with the pet store. Pet’s Playhouse was born in 1991 when Mike went to the pet store to buy a guinea pig for his son. They didn't have the one he wanted. Mike asked the owner when he would be getting more in. After a brief discussion, he found out they were going out of business. Mike proceeded to buy the store. He didn't even consult with Sheri first!
...And Their Pets
Mike and Sheri have a total of six animals! Mikey, a male Moluccan Cockatoo, is around 27 years old. Mikey is very social and well known for dancing, whistling, & screaming. Crystal is a female African Gray Parrot best known for her temper, barking and even cat sounds. Like crystal, a green iguana named King has quite a temper as well. Ruby, a red iguana, loves attention. Ruby and King are the size of small dogs! Behind the counter are Toby and Cricket. Toby is a 9-year-old poodle. Cricket is just a puppy, named after her love for chasing crickets.
We do what we can to give back to our local communities by donating dog food to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, Marion Police Department, Tama Police Department, Linn County Sheriff’s office, and the Cedar Rapids Fire Department. We strongly support our law enforcement. In total, We have donated $300 thousand to those departments. We have organized and conducted K9 events at our store to raise funds for law enforcement. In 2009, the event raised $12,000 for the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. The money went towards purchasing, training, feeding, and equipment for our furry law enforcement. The event included fun inflatables, carnival rides, a dunk tank, live music, food, vendors, appearances from McGruff the Crime Dog, and most importantly, police officers were able to spread knowledge to the community about what the dogs do.
“It’s a great way for the community to come out and see the dogs, learn about them, learn about their programs and have some fun in the process,” Nathan Trimble, Cedar Rapid K9 unit officer, said during an interview from KCRG.