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Maxi Zoo

Maxi Zoo is part of the Fressnapf Group, which is Europe’s number one pet retailer with over 1,296 stores across Europe.  We are a speciality discounter for animal food and accessories, offering exclusive brands, extensive consultation, a large product range of around 7,000 products, and discount oriented price policy.


Our Staff

All of the staff are specially trained as Pet Experts, and hired specifically for their personal interest in animals. 99% of Maxi Zoo staff are pet owners themselves! Tony Cross, Managing Director, says:

“We love animals, and we believe in putting the customer first. Our Pet Experts are here to talk to adults and children who want to learn more about how to care for their pet, and the service is free to anyone visiting the store. We are also available to share our expertise with anyone who is thinking of welcoming a pet into the family. This advice is invaluable for those who want to learn all they can about responsible pet ownership.”


Maxi Zoo Ireland at a glance

Maxi Zoo is Ireland’s number one pet retailer with eighteen stores, located in counties: Tipperary (Clonmel), Carlow, Waterford, Cork (Ballincollig, Midleton & Douglas), Dublin (Blanchardstown, Finglas, Tallaght, Liffey Valley, Clarehall & Leopardstown), Kildare (Naas, Newbridge & Maynooth), Wicklow (Bray), Limerick and Longford.

Maxi Zoo Ireland is owned and operated by husband and wife team Tony and Alice Cross, and headquartered in Ballincollig, Cork.

Maxi Zoo Ireland opened its first store in Ballincollig, Cork in 2006. The company currently employs 160 staff.

Maxi Zoo Ireland supports numerous local animal welfare charities and has established relations with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, Dogs Trust and many other Animal Charities & rehoming centres in Ireland.

Maxi Zoo were the winners of TV3’s “Every Job Counts” initiative in 2011.

Maxi Zoo is REI Pet Store of the year 2016.

Maxi Zoo encourages customers to bring their pet along when shopping to avail of a free weighing service, plus a “try before you buy” policy on sized items such as collars or harnesses.

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  • The Right Price - Best deals!
  • The Right Advice - Skilled staff
  • Pets are welcome in store!
  • Convenient Locations
  • Weigh scales & tracking cards available
  • We love Pets as much as you do!

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