Address: 376 Diederich Blvd Ashland, KY 41101 View Map
Phone: (606) 325-4205

About Us

Bert's is the Place for Fish & Tips!

The first Bert's Pet Center started in 1958 by Bert Eusler was located in New Boston, Ohio. It was purchased by Jim and Carlene Wente in 1971. The Wentes have held onto the unique name, which the store still carries today.

Our store is located at 376 Diedrich Blvd. in Ashland, Kentucky. We have over 5,800 gallons of freshwater and saltwater fish and live coral on display, giving us the largest selection in the Tri-State area! Along with aquariums of every size, shape and color available, and custom-built up to 10,000 gallons, we can make your dream tank a reality. Offering complete consultation, design, installation and maintenance of aquariums for your business or home, from start to finish, we can do it all.

Fish are definitely not our only area of expertise, though. We also carry a full line of small breed handpicked puppies, small animals, reptiles and all the supplies to keep your pets happy and healthy for a lifetime. Basically, we carry everything ‘pet’. Another great feature of our stores are small breed puppies. We only carry handpicked puppies and kittens from local breeders, not from puppy mills like many of the chain pet stores. “Handpicked” means we only buy direct from breeders, and see the puppies and parents before we buy them. We don't just call and say, ‘Send me a Yorkie!’ This means that our customers only get the finest, healthiest and sweetest puppies available!

Want a unique look for your four-legged family member? Visit our "Doggie Boutique" at the store with everything imaginable to outfit your doggy in style. We have everything from denim to dresses, strollers to sleeping bags. If it's hot, we've got it!

We have been in business for 50 years, making us the oldest established pet store in the Tri-State; we feel this says a lot about the area. Our customers are the best! We have been family-owned and operated from the beginning, and we feel this is our biggest asset. We aren't governed by the rules of a franchise or chain. We go the extra mile to make sure our customers are happy and satisfied, and when they leave our store they have the knowledge to be able to care for their pets properly. We still believe customers come first. If they aren't happy, we can't survive! We also understand that we are not the only pet store around so we thank you, our customers, with top notch service, quality and price to show our appreciation for choosing Bert's Pet Center for ALL your pet needs!

Bert's Pet Center FAQ

So you were telling me that berts pet Center specializes in unique out of the ordinary fish what do you mean by that?
We literally have freshwater and saltwater fish and live coral from all over the world. We get new shipments every week, we have customers drive hours to our store for our selection.

So you guys sell saltwater fish and live coral too?
Absolutely! We have the largest assortment in the tristate again with orders coming in every week. Nemo and dory are close friends!

But I've always heard that saltwater aquariums are so hard to set up and maintain?
Then somebody must have went to the wrong place ;) We make saltwater easy! At berts we will literally set everything up for you as much as possible in store and we even give you our 7 step list to setting up your tank and make sure you completely understand everything before you leave. If you get home and forget something were easy to get a hold of. We have the experience and tips to keep your fish happy and healthy ! We literally just set the aquarium up here today.

4 Kyla, so do you have any aquariums of your own at home?
We have large one built in our wall but yes I have an aquarium in my room too. My dad has always taught me that overfeeding is the worst thing you can do for your fish. As long as I don't overfeed them, change part of the water once a month and don't leave the light on all night long the tank stays clear and it's so relaxing.

So if I want an aquarium set up in my home or business do you guys do that too?
That's one of Our other specialties. We can custom design and build any size aquarium in freshwater or saltwater. Berts offers complete turnkey design and set up using your ideas. You literally wont touch a thing and we also offer a complete maintenance plan so you just have a beautiful aquarium to look at. At berts pet center we can completely automate your aquarium so you can control your lighting, feeders, pumps etc. right from your smart phone tablet or PC. We can even install an underwater camera so if you're out of town and want to check on your little fish buddies you can do that too! We installed and maintain a gorgeous Aquarium at the Huntington Museum of Art. Dr. Mike is even growing his own baby clown fish right now. we donated a shark egg to them and video of it hatching out is the most watched video ever on their Facebook page! you need to stop in and check it out.

So what's the best way to reach Berts pet center?
You can go to our website at or follow us on Facebook we post pictures of our new arrivals and videos all the time!