Local Pet Shops: Keep Your Furry Friends Happy

By: Scott Davis | February 26, 2014

Pets are more than just animals to us. They are our companions and a part of the family. I mean one simply does not forget their pets. Dogs and cats are surely the most common on the pet train, but this day in age we have a wide variety of potential pets…or pests if you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. Just kidding. The bottom line is that we need to take care of our pets and Metro Detroit offers several ways to do so.

While you could visit a pet “superstore,” there are plenty of locally owned and operated pet stores in Metro Detroit. Choosing to go to one of these places will not only benefit your pets, but it also supports the local economy. Not to mention these stores often take a special interest in the community and the well-being of your animals.

Without further ado, here are some options. By the way, It is always ‘“further ado” not “adieu.” Unless you’re trying to say goodbye in French. That grammar lesson will be free of charge.

Pet-n-Paw is located at 23233 Woodward Ave., in Ferndale. Pet-n-Paw’s motto is “Happy Food for Happy Pets.” This store strives to keep your animals as healthy as possible. Dog walking, dog sitting, and providing you with the necessary means for a nutritious diet are all services offered here. You name it and this place probably does it. Think of how much money you’ll save on veterinary bills? Your pet will prosper with this store.

Specialty Pet Supplies, 1449 W. Ann Arbor Rd. in Plymouth has more than 10,000 in-store products to choose from! The experienced staff makes it a priority to get you the best supplies for your pets. Specialty Pet Supplies also provides pet care tips and coupons to print off for in-store use.

Green Pawz Pet Supplies resides at 211 N. Maple Rd., in Ann Arbor. Green Pawz is “Ann Arbor’s original holistic pet supply store.”  This store’s goal is to both encourage the health of your pet and the health of the planet. Green Pawz specializes in nutrition and offers food, treats and chews that are more “biologically appropriate” for your pet. The food products do not contain any by-products, soy, corn, chemicals or artificial preservatives!

Premier Pet Supply located at 31215 Southfield Rd., in Beverly Hills has been voted “Best Pet Supply Store” in Metro Detroit by several different outlets, including WDIV’s “Vote 4 the Best” contest. Premier Pet Supply has been in business in Metro Detroit for more than 20 years, so it is safe to say the staff knows what they’re doing. The product line is full of natural and holistic foods, treats and supplements for your pet.

The Pet Emporium, 2394 E. Stadium Blvd., in Ann Arbor also specializes in natural and healthy products for your furry (or maybe not so furry) companions. This store offers different nutritional diet options: organic, vegetarian, grain-free and even raw frozen treats. Several products such as toys, collars, or beds are also sold here. This store is also active in local charities and even hosts “Pet Fest” every year.

The stores listed above all have a bigger goal than just running a pet supply business. All of these places want to help your pet live a healthy lifestyle and educate you on how that can be done. If you want what is best for your pet then I suggest going to a locally owned pet store near you!