Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Detroit Area Pet Store Closures

I had the pleasure of crossing one more puppy selling store off our map! We are now down to 20 puppy selling stores with store fronts in the Detroit Area.  

The closing of Pet Station was long over due. We have been tracking sick dog cases back to 2005. Not only did they sell puppies, but a wide range of other live animals that were also suffering in the store. Pet Station was indeed one of the worst pet stores in Michigan. I will be publishing our findings soon.  

This map indicates which stores have closed since we started our group in 2008. The blue text indicates which stores have opened since 2008. We currently have active campaigns against The Family Puppy (largest volume), Petland Novi, Westland Dog Food Co and we will be giving a boycott of Utica Pet Supply in June. 

September 2008: Petland Belleville closes after 8 months of protests. 

March 2009: Petland, Sterling Heights Mi, closes. Paws Total Pet Studio, Northville, Mi closes due to public pressure. 

August 2009: I Heart Dogs, Mt. Clemens Mi closes due to public pressure.

May 2010: Pet Paradise Plus, Stockbridge Mi, closed by Animal Control. 

July 2010: Petland Westland Mi, closes after 18 months of protests.

August 2010: Sporting Dogs Unlimited, Shelby Mi, closed by Animal Control. Owner goes to jail.  

July 2011: Paws & Claws, Eastpointe Mi, closed after 6 months of protests. Gardenland, Roseville Mi, stopped selling puppies and kittens under new management. Signed the plege. 

August 2011: Animal Kingdom in Saginaw closes. Barking Babes in Fenton stopped selling puppies! Four Pawz, Creseco Mi stated they do not sell puppies.  

April 2012: Pet Station, Dearborn Heights Mi, closed by authorities and owner is arrested.

We hope the remaining puppy selling stores choose to stop selling puppy and hold adoption events only.

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