Petland is Closing in Omaha

Here is the January 23, 2012 Life with Dogs Post:

Petland in Omaha is Closing

Normally I am a huge fan of Omaha business and anything dog.

Petland, at least here in Omaha, and in many other areas of the country, received its puppies from puppy mills.  Their semi trucks came to deliver the puppies to 120th and Center during the night, I assume so as not to disturb the puppy lovers.  Maybe just because it fit their schedule best though.

I am SO happy they are leaving.

Yay.

I wrote about pet stores and puppy mills on Life with Dogs on August 22, 1011.

Have you Ever Accidentally Supported A Puppy Mill?

(Puppy Mill button from a bake sale at What Cheer in Omaha.  Thank you What Cheer!)

One of my “New Year’s Resolutions” last year was to shut down puppy mills everywhere.  That, of course, is silly and overreaching and NOT a one person goal-not even something one person can decide or maybe even influence.  So please join me in re-resolving this year…Silly, overreaching and group goals are three of my favorite things.

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This was confirmed by Petland of Omaha.  Thank you to Jessica Kamish of Pug Partners of Nebraska and Green Spot Omaha for the great news this morning!

7 Responses to “Petland is Closing in Omaha”

  1. amyJo says:

    Yeah it’s a start. Unfortunantly the petland here is thriving but then it is right off of the turnpike. Not sure if that has anything to do with it but hopefully this is just the start to getting Petland to stop selling puppymill puppies.

    Have a Chittering Good Day,

    Jo

  2. Ooh, that’s wonderful news, Dr. Shawn! Yes, it’s only a start but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

  3. JC Burcham, DVM says:

    I know how you feel! The one near us finally closed last summer, but not before too many puppies suffered.

  4. RumpyDog! says:

    I’m glad to hear it. As for the resolution- ya gotta start somewhere, and this is a great start!

  5. Shawn Finch, DVM says:

    I agree Friends! I hope this is a start of a trend away from selling puppies from unknown/off site sources in high volume. Puppies deserve better and so do their dog parents and their new families!

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