The Land Hermit Crab Owners Society and the Crabstreet Journal encourage education before rescue. If pe tstores do not improve their hermit crab habitats more hermit crabs will die needlessly. Buying hermit crabs from poor conditions does not help the next batch of hermit crabs the store will order to replace them. Help us educate pet stores about proper care for hermit crabs so that every hermit crab sold will thrive in captivity.
We have put together a letter of introduction, price list and shopping list for you to present or mail to pet store owners and managers. For more information on working with pet stores check out Re-Educate before Rescue
When contacting a pet store please include all of the following:
- Hermit Crab Pet Store Appeal Letter
- This colorful shopping guide can be displayed right on the hermit crab enclosure in the store. Customers will get accurate information from the guide and a supply list to buy before they leave the store. Once they get home they may choose to order items online instead. This results in lost of revenue for the local pet store. Providing accurate care information in the store builds a trust relationship between customer and store, ensuring they will return for supplies.
- If the pet store owner or manager is interested in working with you, please make copies of our hermit crab supplies shopping list and leave them in the store to be provided to customers buying a hermit crab. You should also let them know that you will post a positive review both online and with the Land Hermit Crab Owners Society for their location – and then follow through if they do! We want to spotlight the good stores! Hermit Crab Care 101 Shopping List
If you enjoy this type of community outreach please consider applying to become a LHCOS Local Representative:
Having trouble convincing a store owner to improve conditions? Maybe your state’s Animal Cruelty Laws can help.