Talk:Proposed features/pet shop

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I approve the proposal. Maybe we could add the sub-tag veterinary=yes for pet shops where veterinary visits can be arranged as an additional service (the site is still not expected to be a proper veterinary clinic, nor permanently attended by a veterinary, like we would expect from amenity=veterinary) Kaitu 17:34, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Rethinking amenity=pet instead of this tag

A kennel or other animal boarding service is not necessarily also a pet shop, and there are certainly pet grooming businesses that don't sell pets.

I think this group of services would best be served by amenity=pet or amenity=animal for a single map representation with the following sub-tags (replace pet with animal for the amenity=animal case) for possible subtle variations on that icon (e.g. an opposed horse and dog silhouette, one above the other, in a blue field, as the main icon; a fence across the horse or house over the dog for their respective boarding services):

pet:shop=yes/aquatic/freshwater/saltwater/mammals/reptiles/amphibians/birds/... (this being the focus of the shop, not necessarily exclusive)

pet:shelter=yes/no_kill/... (aka "dog pound") [1]

pet:boarding=yes/dogs/cats/horses/user defined (other)



pet:veterinary=yes (it doesn't look like amenity=veterinary is much used, but perhaps this could be used to indicate regular-care vets as opposed to emergency care "pet hospitals")

Obviously this is a complete rework of this idea, the motive being that most of these things do not currently have a representation at all, and it's better to start general than specific, but provide a means to refine. I'd like to get some feedback before formally making the new proposal. Among other things, is grouping horses in like this a good idea or does it not really fit? My pets (fish) don't go to the vet, so someone with more experience is welcome to suggest more sane tags. :) --Pouletic 14:28, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

  • additional for consideration — pet:daycare=yes/dogs/cats/user_defined
    rationale: pet daycare is a significant business in the United States and there are even franchises (chains) of pet daycare centers.
--Ceyockey 01:32, 15 August 2009 (UTC)


I strongly agree with Pouletic - in the UK at least, boarding kennels and catteries are common and widely used but they usually do not sell anything but their boarding service. There is nothing wrong with shop=pet as such but the new proposal is much more efficient i.e. amenity=pet plus pet=shop / shelter / boarding / training / grooming - this would cover most of what I encounter in my travels in the UK. Mikh43 12:03, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

  • signing in agreement with this rework of the proposal --Ceyockey 01:29, 14 August 2009 (UTC)