Pet-preneurs: Innovative Pet Businesses in Metro Detroit

By: Katie Goncalves | September 5, 2023
rows of fish tanks at lou's pet shop

Photo courtesy of Lou's Pet Shop

Pet ownership is a fulfilling experience for many of us, and along the way, we turn to trusted businesses to help us care for our pets. Since our best friends come in all shapes, sizes, and kinds, there is an incredible need for innovative pet businesses that can help with some more specific pet care. From nutrition to grooming and everything in between, if you have a unique pet need, you need to check out these pet businesses in Metro Detroit.


20779 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods

Lou’s Pet Shop has been a staple of the Grosse Pointe Woods community for more than 50 years. Manager Josias Yglesias says, “We are Lou’s Pet Shop, and have been crafting a culture of kindness through responsible pet ownership since 1970. Education, Community and Happy pets are what we do! We’re located in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, where you’ll discover free roaming animal friends like Franky the Sulcata Tortoise, Future the Flemish giant rabbit, Giorgio the Caique Parrot and many more!” They are the go-to place to help care for all of your pets, from cats and dogs to reptiles and exotics. They also provide the community with animal education programs to teach about different species.

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Interior of Lou's pet shop with bunnies
Photo courtesy of Lou’s Pet Shop


27637 John R Road, Madison Heights

13828 East 14 Mile Road, Warren

The Pet Beastro was created to help people learn why alternative and natural pet foods are better for your dogs and cats. “We love sharing our passion for proper pet nutrition and educating pet parents about the health benefits of holistic alternatives, like single-ingredient proteins, natural grain-based, dehydrated fruits and vegetables, raw food diets, and more. Our new store in Warren will increase our ability to help more dogs and cats while delivering the same exceptional service and quality products customers expect from us,” says Dr. Jill Tack, founder & owner of The Pet Beastro. Not only do they have plenty of alternative and natural food options, but they also carry treats, toys, and wellness products like vitamins and supplements.

Aerial view of pet beastro store interior
Photo courtesy of The Pet Beastro


Happy Tails Pet Services provides top-quality care for your pets when you can’t be around. They offer pet sitting as well as dog walking that will keep your pets happy all throughout the day. They are currently offering services in the Berkley, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak areas as well as portions of Clawson, Oak Park, and Ferndale.


24429 Grand River Ave, Detroit

Detroit Dog Rescue is Detroit’s first no-kill shelter and has been going strong since 2011. The nonprofit organization is focused on advocating for humane rescue alternatives like no-kill sheltering, fostering, and pet adoptions. They are always looking for volunteers to help their mission and to provide love to these deserving rescue dogs. 


Multiple locations throughout Metro Detroit

Detroit K-9 Pet Supplies is a family-owned and operated business with six locations across Detroit. They have products for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, and small animals. Their Gratiot Avenue location also offers a self-serve dog wash to make caring for your furry friend even easier.


Multiple locations throughout Metro Detroit

Canine to Five has been all about caring for dogs since 2005. They provide dog boarding, dog daycare, and dog grooming for the owner’s peace of mind while they’re away. Canine to Five is the perfect place for your dog to socialize and interact with other dogs while having fun and burning energy before you pick them up.