I had heard of this store but never stopped by to visit until this past week. It's located in a small strip mall (Governor Square) on University Avenue near the MEPS center (or across the street from the strip mall that has Pier One and David's Bridal). Upon entering, I immediately noticed the cats for sale. After striking up a conversation with the owner, I learned that he and his wife only sell pets from reputable breeders located within 1.5 hours of Des Moines. How cool is that?!
Of the cats available, a couple were purebred Sphynx (a hairless breed and fabulous option for those with cat allergies). On their site, a variety of puppies are available, ranging from blended breeds like BeaglePoos (Beagle/Miniature Poodle mix) and Paperanians (a Papillon/Pomeranian mix) to your standard breeds like Miniature Dachshunds and Yorkies.
They also carry cat and dog supplies, though I haven't yet taken the time to peruse their selection. But I will be back! Oh yes, trust in that.
It's great to see that we do have an option for purchasing healthy, locally-owned pets instead of patronizing the pet retail chains (like Petland, which has been in the news a bit lately). They also offer warranties that beat out any I've seen elsewhere.