Claycord Online Museum – The Dimond Pet Shop In Walnut Creek

June 22, 2022 14:00 pm · 10 comments


Back in the day, they gave away matches for EVERYTHING!

This match book came from a pet shop in Walnut Creek called the “Dimond Pet Shop”. It was located on Locust St.

The building doesn’t have a pet shop anymore, it’s a Chinese restaurant.

QUESTION: Do you remember any pet shops around Claycord back in the 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s? If so, which one was your favorite?

ABOUT THE CLAYCORD ONLINE MUSEUM: The Claycord Online Museum is made up of historical photos, documents & anything else that has to do with the history of our area.

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Snakekeeper June 22, 2022 at 3:04 PM

Pets Plus. Great store that is where I started on reptiles in the early70’s. I remember when they were on Treat.

iKrissy June 22, 2022 at 3:26 PM

I don’t remember this one…but I do remember Franks Feed…of monument and then later at the Landana Shopping center, they had a monkey named Chris….And the one in Lafayette…might still be in the same location?

Old Timer June 22, 2022 at 4:01 PM

There was a pet store next to Luigis delicatessen.We bought our first beagle there in 1976.

Snakekeeper June 22, 2022 at 4:49 PM

That was pets plus

Badge1104 June 22, 2022 at 4:11 PM

“pet shop…. now a Chinese restaurant”. .. that could make a diner nervous!

Dbcoop June 22, 2022 at 5:21 PM

Dont remember that place but do remember bagel king and and an adult store on that block in the 70’s

Cautiously Informed June 22, 2022 at 5:26 PM

Fish & Chirps. Main St. Martinez. Early 70s.

Ancient Mariner June 22, 2022 at 7:22 PM

The one in the terminal shopping centre – nice selection of Australian Zebra Finches screaming at the other birds.
Also, is the reptile shop still there?

Schmee June 22, 2022 at 8:09 PM

For the past 30 years pet shops for northern Californians only exist in the movies. Are these the sort of shops that you hear that sell baby chickens on Easter that are almost always abandoned after the holiday?

The Professor June 23, 2022 at 8:28 AM

Steffi’s on Main St., in WC in the mid ’70s.. Was across Main from B of A. The Parents had a big freshwater and a giant saltwater tank. Bought all of our fish there. They had a big red macaw that I used to talk to.

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