Shameful Pet Stores

Our Hall of Shame contains USDA inspection reports, consumer complaints, and media articles that you should read before buying a puppy from a pet store.  Our list is gathered from Department of Agriculture reports, as well as, customer complaints. It is updated continuously. We will gladly remove a store from the Hall of Shame if they cease all puppy and/or kitten sales! 

Livingston County

The Puppy Place, Gregory
The Puppy Place, Howell
 
Terry Adams, Brighton
Pet Paradise, Stockbridge (Raided 2010)
The Family Puppy, Brighton (Evicted 2013)
Pawsitively Spoiled, Brighton (moved, no longer selling)

Oakland County

The Family Puppy, Troy
The Family Puppy, Novi

Petland, Novi, Mi
Teacups & Toys, Birmingham
Woof Woof Puppies & Boutique, Southfield
Woof Woof Puppies & Boutique, Walled Lake


Macomb County

Pollywood Pets & Accessories/Little Dogz, Mt Clemens 
Shaggy Dog, Shelby Township
The Little Pet Shop, Utica (For Sale 2014)
Pitter Patter, Mt. Clemens (Violations Found, Closed 2014)
The Family Puppy, Roseville (Closed 2014)
Utica Pet Supply, Utica (Closed 2013)
Greenwood Pets & Plants, Warren (Raided 2013, Owner in Jail)
World Gardenland Seaworld, Roseville (New owners, no puppies)
I Heart Dogs, Mt. Clemens (Closed 2009)
Sporting Dogs Unlimited, Shelby (Owner went to jail)
Paws N Claws, Eastpointe (Closed 2011)

Monroe County

Bark Avenue, Monroe
Downtown Hound Pet Center, Monroe

Wayne County
Westland Dog Food Company, Westland
Critter Pet Shop, Allen Park
House of Pets, Garden City
Pet City Pets, Wyandotte
Pets R Us, Lincoln Park
The Bully Depot, Detroit (Closed)
Pet Station, Dearborn Heights (Raided 2012)
Petland, Westland (Closed 2010)
Paws Total Pet Studio, Northville (Closed 2009) 

Washtenaw County

Pet City Pets, Ypsilanti

St. Clair County

The Pet Place, Marine City

Genesee County

The Family Puppy, Flint

Every pet shop will assure you, solemnly, that their puppies are different. Their puppies don't come from puppy mills, but from wonderful local breeders - pillars of the community, in fact. The reality is that only bad breeders place puppies in a pet shop.  

To help protect conscientious Michigan puppy-buyers from unknowingly contributing to animal neglect, PMA completed a Michigan Pet Store Study with the primary goal of determining breeder information. The study revealed which stores import puppies from other states, how many and which ones have sold sick puppies.

You can find details about your local puppy store by following the links in our Pet Store Hall of Shame list on this page.

Most of the information gathered for each store was obtained for free under the Freedom of Information Act. The information provided is for educational and research purposes only. Listing in the Hall of Shame does not endorse or oppose any one business or individual. Puppy Mill Awareness is not responsible for unintentional errors that may occur when we receive information from outside sources. We are happy to review any comment or complaint.