Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback

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Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback
48 West Passaic Ave
Bloomfield ,  NJ   07003
United States
Phone: (973) 338-0795
Claimed Listing Business owned by jcolt32. Added on 06/22/2009
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Mrslimobus
03/13/2014

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff and his staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and truly have the best interests of pets in mind. They carry the raw diet pet food that we feed our 3 rescues and are very fairly priced. They have given us wonderful advice and even delivered the food when necessary. They are a wonderful store.

It is so important to shop local. Supporting family-owned and operated stores supports cleaner communities, it supports family economic growth, and it empowers shoppers with regard to pricing and quality control...it's better for shoppers and shop-owners. Keep this in mind when supporting all neighborhood shops,especially Paradise Pet!

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Pietroiacovo
01/02/2011

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff and his wife are just not your typical store owners...they are fun, they take their time explaining, they care about your pet and most importantly, they offer the BEST line of products around. I would not know what to do without Jeff! Anything a vet advises me to do, I double check with Jeff. He has an answer for it all! And his answers always work! So I call him Saint Jeff!!!:) I moved to Los Angeles for a year and my dog got very sick. I spent thousands on vet bills...but after coming on vacation and picking up just a few products from Paradise Pet (of course, with Jeff's advice), we are back to a happy and healthy dog. So what do you need to improve? Absolutely NOTHING! There is not 1 thing I would change with Paradise Pet. Great job guys!! and keep being passionate about what you do....that's what brings your success!

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mandyandnina
01/02/2011

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff and his wife Diana are not only incredibly experienced in holistic pet care and training, they are animal advocates. The health and happiness of our pets is important to us, and it's refreshing to meet people who care just as much about your pet's well being as you do. The big, corporate run companies can't compete with a family owned and operated store, because they don't place enough emphasis on personal attention and customer-retailer relationships. Bottom line is, animals are much more than business to the Coltenbacks, and when looking for health and diet advice and products for our animal family members...it makes sense to consult people who really care.

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rebel6971
01/02/2011

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

jeff is the most knowledgeable pet store owner i know.he also is in the business because of his love for animals not the bottom line of the almighty dollar.he is thae best at customer service and always goes above and beyond for his clients

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jerseygirlmi
01/02/2011

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

My dog, Dino and I love visiting Paradise Pet. The staff is very friendly and Jeff, the owner, is so helpful and knowledgable about many areas of animal health and training needs. Dino is now on a healthier eating regimen and I buy all of his training/reward treats here as well because I know they're good for him! The store stocks just about everything you need from holistic/healthy foods to leashes and toys, all very reasonably priced.

Paradise Pet also sponsors training and information seminars, led by experienced trainers (Jeff included ;) and others in the animal arena. I have attended several, and always walk away with substantial information, which I greatly appreciate.

I encourage you to visit Paradise Pet - it's one of the best things you can do for your furry and feathered friends!

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lawchick
01/02/2011

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Paradise Pet is fantastic. This is not just your typical local pet store. Along with great products, you have knowledgeable owners and staff. Have a health issue with your dog and need guidance with what foods might help? Jeff will guide you. Your pet is anxious/bored/mischievous? He'll guide you with that too. He takes a holistic approach to feeding your pet, which means he'll work with you to select the right food for your animal and your family. He recommends feeding raw for dogs, but knowing that I'm squeamish he's helped us find an alternative that's still healthy and good for our pup. Our dog is sensitive and can't take those flea prevention products your vet will push on you (she had an allergic reaction to them). Jeff's got solutions for that too, and he's helped us find natural flea and tick repellent that doesn't jeopardize our dog or our family.

I've never experienced a pet shop like this before. The entire staff is approachable and helpful. Jeff will always get back to you with a question if you happen to call, email or stop by when he's not in (although, he seems to be there most of the time when I stop by).

Now, add in that the shop is always clean, despite the fact that there are birds and small animals there (reptiles, fish, hamsters, etc) and it's pretty impressive.

Let's also not forget the good work Jeff and Diana do to save stray/abandoned dogs. They have a pitbull rescue, and hearts of gold. They also have 2 full time resident birds (Angel, and I forget the other). My son adores coming in to just watch them. Can't say enough good things about Paradise Pet!

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rodgeecao
09/29/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

My partner and I met Jeff and Diana a few years ago when we were looking for a pet bird. We were getting a little bit discouraged looking for the right pet after having gone to some of the chain pet stores around our area. We got lucky when one day about two years ago we decided to stop by Paradise Pet when they were still at the smaller store next door. We were lucky that day. We found our first grey cockatiel (orange cheeks) which we later named Gatsby. He was so friendly which we attributed to Jeff and Diana's wonderful ways of treating their pets. We did not stop with Gatsby. Later, we bought a female albino which we named Daisy and a few months after that, we convinced Jeff and Diana to let us buy a grey with yellow cheeks cockatiel which we later named Yuki. Jeff and Diana and our new pets changed our lives. Yuki, the youngest one, says hello to us every morning. He is now able to whistle a combination of the tunes from the soundtrack of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Kill Bill, Adams Family, Jeopardy, and many others.
We are thankful and grateful to Jeff and Diana for their friendship and for giving us Gatsby, Daisy and Yuki who gives us so much joy and wonderment everday. We love you guys.

Rodgee and Rich and Spice Thai Cuisine.

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sleepydogy
09/26/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff and Diana are our angels...disguised as the owners of Paradise Pet in Bloomfield, N.J. They have given us the knowledge and products to enhance our beloved dogs and birds health and quality of life. In doing so, they have given us the gifts of happiness, of time, of love that we would not have had with our furry and feathered family members. Jeff and Diana are wise, wonderful, compassionate people. Their passion to help all animals be happy and healthy is manifest in Paradise Pet.

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slturis
08/26/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff is incredibly knowledgeable and amazing with animals. I count on him for so much, and he is never too busy to answer my questions...I'm not sure what I ever did without him. Paradise Pets Rocks!!!

Stacey Turis
Founder, Paws for Peace
www.pawsforpeace.com

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Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Paradise Pet is a wonderful place to shop for your beloved pet(s). I have two healthy and very happy lovebirds thanks to the advice and support of Jeff and Diana. They show you the ropes from training to feeding and even help you when your pet is in trouble! I highly recommend Paradise Pet to any pet owner. You will be hard pressed to find a better place for your pets needs. Stop by and visit them!

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Jobaba
07/08/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

I first met Jeff at one of his seminars. Since then I have continued to use his shop for most of my cats special dietary needs. What I like about their place is that while many other pet supply places are people's business in their case it is their life! They bring a level of care and involvement that you just can't anywhere else. I do a lot of rescue and fostering work and often have cats that require a little extra TLC. I can always depend on Jeff for good advice on getting and keeping them healthy. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

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kelli3
07/05/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff and Diana truly care about "their" pets! They LOVE what they do and it shows!! You will not get the type of service you get from them at a commercial pet store. If you are looking for the "pro's" then Paradise Pet's is the place to shop! Jeff also trains animals and has volunteered much of his time to this cause. It's very refreshing to see someone so dedicated to helping animals.

John and Kelli D'Addetta

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stacie297
07/02/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff and Diana just don't run a fabulous store, they are two wonderful people who truly care about your pet! I know first hand! I was having awful problems with my 6 year old African Grey. I was at my wits end and I thought it would be best if she was re homed. I contacted Jeff and Diana to see if they would help find a new home, but they had a different plan for me! They said to bring Magick the African Grey in right away, and so I did. They took the time to teach me and enlighten me on so many different aspects of owing a parrot. I am so glad to this day I never re homed my parrot! It took lots of effort and tons of patience on my part but I had Jeff and Diana as my support.

So, thank you Paradise Pet for being there for me and my precious parrot. Tails up for a wonderful establishment.

All the Best,
Stacie & John

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Cindy Allen
06/29/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

I can't say enough great things about Jeff, Diana and the whole staff at paradise pet !!
I first met Jeff and Diana after a bird of mine had died suddenly. I wanted another bird but was afraid. Someone told me to go check out their store. They spend so much time and so many visits with me answering questions and educating me, and helping me to find the right bird for me. Well a parrott and 2 cockatiels later - I can tell you they are the best !!
I have recentley added a yorkie to my family and had no idea what I was doing. Growing up the dogs we had were taken care of by my folks. This was my first dog of my own. I knew right away that Jeff was the man to talk to and educate me. He has helped me every step of the way !!
Paradise Pet is the ONLY store that I know of that everyone knows what they are doing and can explain every product to you. Jeff is always available and truly cares as much about your pet as you do and only wants the best for them. He is honest in telling you what you need and what you don't need. How many stores do you know that will tell you when you don't need something?
For me there is no other store but Paradise Pet.
Stop in and take a look around, you won't be disappointed in what you see - and they aren't just a dog and bird store, they handle many more animals. Trust me !

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Cristin Kettle
06/29/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

For anyone looking for holistic and natural products for your pet care, Paradise Pet has it all. Jeff and his staff are knowledgeable and caring. Jeff has given so much to animals over the years, from volunteering his time to train animals and volunteers at the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, to opening his great store where he offers only the best for all pets' health.

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amyjodimeglio
06/29/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff is truly the dog whisperer of Bloomfield! We resuced pitbull a year ago and Jeff and been instrumental in us having a healthy wonderful dog! He and his staff is knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Jeff also watches our pitbull when we go on vacation and she loves it. It like she is at summer camp! Jeff is always available anytime you call him and seems to always have the answers. We would be lost without Paradise Pet and Jeff!

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dladd925
06/29/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff is a passionate and excited man who cares for the health and well being of you animal as much as you do! From nutritional needs to behavioral questions, Jeff helps in any way he can. He goes above and beyond the expectations of a business owner and spends quality time with customers to answer all of their questions. I would not go anywhere else with my questions and concerns about my dog's health. I have had the privlege of working side by side with Jeff when he was my mentor and it was the greatest experience of my training career. His openess and understanding are unparalled qualities that are rare to find.

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Renshimike
06/29/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

One of the only places I've been where the ENTIRE staff is knowedgable and competent; especially, Jeff who, always has the answers you need. The holistic and all natural products are top notch and the variety is that of one of those huge franchise big name stores.

The service is one-on-one and personal. Jeff will spend as much time with you as needed to help you with all of your needs and/or concerns. Even the location is outstanding.

I really can't say enough other then get there and check it out for yourself. I wish everywhere I shopped was half the place that Paradise Pet is.

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bonnieshere
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff gave a workshop for Dog Trainers' Connection on holistic care of dogs. It was one of the best workshops we've ever had. He's a great speaker and his passion for dogs comes through like a beacon of hope - to all of us who are searching for information on what to feed our animals and how to care for them in the most holistic and compassionate way. Thanks Jeff!

Bonnie Brown
Dog Trainers' Connection
www.dogtrainersconnection.com

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FernDog
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Everyone knows Jeff because he is THE guy to go to make your pet live a happier, healthier life. His knowledge is second to none and he can treat many problems that vets cannot through good nutrition and supplimentation. He's Friendly and will work with you to find the best solution for you and your pet. What I like best about his shop is that knowing nothing you can walk in and grab anything off a shelf and know it's all natural and 100% good for you pet. All this means less trips to the vet and an animal that lives a much longer and fuller life.

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SamLombardi
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

I first met Jeff and Diana in January 2008 when I adopted my first dog (Bella), a 6 month old Pit Bull. I had so many questions (being a first time dog owner), and Jeff and Diana were there to help me every step of the way. From Bella's first food bowl to her 100th chew toy, I've shopped exclusively at Paradise Pet. They truly care about you and your pet, and will do anything to make sure that your pet is happy and healthy!

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toddabrams
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

World's greatest pet store! Jeff is a genius! I've never met someone who was so caring. I recomend him to all my friends.

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kot233
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

The store itself is great, but my most meaningful experience came when Jeff saved my German shepherd's life. My dog was exhibiting some behavioral problems and my Vet and some others suggested I give him up at the least and maybe even put him down. After several meetings with "professionals" in this space who were of no help, a friend recommended Jeff. I knew this was my dog's last chance and I called him right away. Jeff did an analysis, recommended some modifications on my part and promised me that I would have a terrific dog in a short time. He was so right! Jeff is so knowledgeable about animals and I - and my buddy - are so thankful for it.

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amycara
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

jeff is so knowledgable about animals and their diets. great place and would recomend to anyone.

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JohnCioni
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

There's not much to mention about Jeff, Diana, and the staff that hasn't already been said in reviews. In terms of passion and a general desire to please their clients and customers, I think you'd be hard pressed to find any other pet store in this area (or anywhere for that matter) that cares more about what they do, sell, and the services they offer.

I met Jeff several years ago after adopting a terrier/lab mix with severe stomach allergies. Dozens of vet visits and hundreds of dollars later I was back where I started, and my poor door was constantly ill. We tried several different approachs that Jeff recommended, and within a few weeks my dog was back on track, healthy, and we havnen't experienced a food allergy related issue in over 3 years.

The knowledge Jeff and his staff have shared with me has been truly invaluable, and they've earned a customer for life. I take every chance I get to recommend friends and family also visit their shop, and suggest you do to!

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Lisa Testa
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff and his staff are the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to raising a healthy and happy pet. I never feel rushed when I have a concern or a question about one of my two dogs. He has always guided me in the right direction when I had a question whether about diet or behavior. Jeff is also a wonderful dog trainer. I have always felt at ease with him. The store is also stocked with everything you need to keep your pets happy and healthy. Once you become a customer they never forget you. You are always greeted with a smile and a helpful attitude.
Lisa Testa
(opus & romeo)

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RobPosner
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Jeff is a very knowledgeable person. We have been coming to Paradise Pet for a long time now because when we need suggestions we know he is the person to ask. We trust him with our pets health and always value his opinion. He legitimately loves all animals and we know he is not just trying to make a sale like most people/stores. I have nothing to criticize, and that says a lot.

-Rob Posner (Oreo, Ruby)

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marcandandrea
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

We met Jeff at Paradise Pet 3years ago when we were at our wits end with our rescue Moofy's allergies. Jeff has so much knowledge not only about nutrition but about all things canine. Moofy started feeling better and lived out his life happily and healthy. We now have two young dogs we got as puppies and they have been on the Abady raw diet from the day they came home. Jeff and his staff is always there to answer questions and you know how many questions we pet owners can have!!!My dogs are happy and healthy because of Paradise Pet and I recommend them to everyone I meet, regardless of what type of animal they own. Jeff really cares about your animal and if I didn't know better I would swear that he was an angel there to help us all. I have never been in a pet store before like this one. You are treated like family. I would travel from anywhere for this kind of service and dedication.

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Cheeky
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Thank you so much for the instructional video Holistic Pet Care with Jeff Coltenback, Canine Series. This approach to the care and feeding of dogs is sensible, and practical. I just adopted a Maltese and will certainly follow your advice.

Having had experience with Paradise Pets helping me with a life threatening issue regarding my Lovebird, I've developed a tremendous trust, and admiration for Jeff and Diana. The world and our pets are a better place because of these two dedicated, wonderful people.

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dpaterson
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

When Paradise Pet came to our town I had my Golden Retriever LuLu, she was already an adult dog and starting to experience some health issues, at the time I was feeding her name brand dog food from a grocery store which I thought was the best only because of its name…little did I know… After an informative conversation with Jeff he gave me the knowledge that dog food is so much more, so I made the switch to one of Paradise Pets quality dog foods. LuLu’s skin improved dramatically I received so many compliments on her coat and it was all food related. When she started having trouble with her joints again I turned to Jeff and Diana we added supplements to her diet and saw immediate improvement. Paradise Pet’s love and knowledge was there till the end for my girl who gave us 14 happy years.

Now I’ve adopted a puppy!!...one goofy and crazy Goldendoodle … I’ve had a few dog’s over the years but NEVER a puppy, wow!! am I happy to have Paradise Pet to turn to, soon as I brought the little guy home our first stop was to see Jeff & Diana we stocked up on puppy food, toys. Bailey is approaching 2 we have a long way to go. They’re making this journey a lot easier, again with nutrition, crate training, pros of neutering and alot of guidance on training.

If you haven’t visited Jeff and Diana I strongly recommend you do :)

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janenenadolny7 4
06/27/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Every visit I learn something new! The staff is so knowledgeable about food, nutrition and health care they should be veterinarians. It is where I can go when I need my Primal Pet Food at any time of the day. The store that has everything from natural pet products and holistic health care items to bird toys. Paradise pet is one of the special pet places in NJ metro area. After watching Jeff's holistic video about pet foods, you know how truly passionate about animals this pet shop is!

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stormy67
06/22/2009

Paradise Pet - Jeff Coltenback 5

Shortly after I adopted an English Bulldog puppy in 2005, I found Paradise Pets. Bulldogs are notorious for their possible health issues and I wanted to start out right feeding mine the best available prepared food. If humans "are what we eat", then I figured the same must be true for dogs! I was very impressed with Jeff and Diana's knowledge on holistic pet care as well as his staff's customer service excellence. The selection of healthy pet food and supplies cannot be beat. My dog enjoys the RAW knuckle bones immensely! Jeff is clearly passionate about his business and spends as much time possible with every customer. He is also open to ordering food for your pet's special needs.

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