Posts Tagged ‘puppy mills’

More Petland puppy mill protests Sat. 3/14

March 13, 2009

Here is a list of the Petland store protests:

Petland Tucson
6061 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85711
Contact Jamie Massey at

Petland Roseville
9400 Fairway Drive
Roseville, CA 95678 
Register at
*We will be also holding a drive to collect dog and cat food for the Lucky Paws Foundation.

Petland Deerfield Beach (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
3964 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 
Contact Elena Brodskaya at

Petland Lake Park (10 a.m. to 12 noon)
3914 Northlake Blvd.
Lake Park, FL 33403
Contact Michelle Rivera at

Petland Orlando (Begins at 11 a.m.)
3920 S. Semoran Blvd. Orlando, FL 32822
Contact Carla Wilson at
*Please bring kitty litter, newspapers, and detergent to donate to local shelters

Petland Sarasota
5830 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
Contact Karen Ankerstar at

Petland Athens
1720 Epps Bridge Parkway
Athens, GA 30606
Contact Lauren Keller at

Petland Bolingbrook
744 East Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440-2279 
Contact Kelly Franklin at
*Please bring us blanket and towel donations to benefit local shelters.

Petland Wheaton
80 Danada Square West
Wheaton, IL 60187 
Contact Gloria DeLuco at

Petland Iowa City (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
1851 Lower Muscatine Rd.
Iowa City, IA 52240 
Contact Shannon Cronbaugh at

Petland West Des Moines
6305 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265 
Contact Kristen Redenius at

Petland Olathe
2008 E. Santa Fe
Olathe, KS 66062
Contact Suezanne Law at

Petland Baton Rouge
7014 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70824
Contact Victoria Bourgeois at

Petland Westland
34610 Warren Road
Westland, MI 48185 
Contact Christine White at

Petland Springfield
1610 E. Battlefield Rd.
Springfield, MO 65804
*No contact person at this time

Petland Lake St. Louis
6131 Ronald Reagan Drive
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367 
Contact Joan McKenna Van Rijswijk at or Jessica Jensen at
*Please bring all types of pet food to donate to a local food bank. Donations of towels and blankets will be brought to local shelters.

Petland Omaha
120th and W. Center Road
Omaha, NE 68144 (W. Center Road is also referred to as Center Street)
Contact Lori Hook at

New York

Petland Cicero
5701 E. Circle Dr.
Cicero, NY 13039  
Contact Amber Coon at
*Meet along the public road fronting the Mobil Gas Station at
7888 Brewerton Rd. (Rt. 11). Parking can be found at the Mobil station. It will be COLD! Wear hats and gloves!

New Hampshire
Petland Manchester
893 Hanover St.
Manchester, NH 03104 
Contact Sherry Bezanson at

North Carolina
Petland Charlotte
8120 Providence Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270
Contact Jacqueline Shipley at

Petland Cleveland Heights
2255 Lee Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Contact Jennifer Kaden at

Petland Lewis Center
86 Meadow Park Ave
Lewis Center, OH 43035 
Contact Lauren Schneiders at

Petland Pittsburgh
6401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 
Contact Norma Bronder at

Petland Austin
9900 South IH-35, Bldg W
Austin, TX 78748
Contact Jeanne O’Neil at

Petland Frisco (2 to 4 p.m.)
2930 Preston Road
Frisco, TX 75034
Contact Dr. John J Pippin at

Petland Georgetown
1019 W. University Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78628
Contact Diane Coker at

Petland Plano (12 to 2 p.m.)
340 Coit Road
Plano, TX 75075
Contact Dr. John J Pippin at

Petland Fairfax
9404-A Main St.
Fairfax, VA 22031 
Contact: Beau Archer at
*Please bring us blanket and towel donations to benefit local shelters.

Petland Roanoke
4335 Pheasant Ridge Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24014 
Contact Toni Levine at

Petland Racine
2310 S. Green Bay Rd.
Racine, WI 53406 
Contact Gina Skorka at

Courtesy of Humane Society of the United States

Iowa City Petland protest

March 11, 2009

The peaceful protest is planned for Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Petland on Lower Muscatine Road in Iowa City.


Missouri Petland protest attracts seventy people

March 9, 2009

Protesters claiming that the store buys its dogs from puppy mills, stood in front of the Springfield Missouri Petland store with placards on Saturday.


Sick pup purchased from Petland

February 19, 2009

Richland man bought dog at Petland store that came down with a deadly virus called Parvo.  The dog survived and Petland is covering the bills.  Vets confirm that four other cases of Parvo are linked to the Pasco Petland store.  Two of them died.  Petland covered the costs of all the sick animals.  The Petland vet claims that its possible the animals got it from someplace other than Petland.

“Let’s say an animal’s been with the owner for four days, there’s still a chance he could have gotten it from somewhere else and not just from the location they got it from,” Coleman said.

Petland Valentine Day protests

February 15, 2009

News of the protest in Pensacola FL made the local paper and according to’s blog, there was also protest at the Roseville CA Petland store.

Valentine Day protest against Florida Petland

February 11, 2009

“The Junior Humane Society of Pensacola will mark St. Valentine’s Day by sponsoring a protest at PETLAND at 6235 Davis Highway in Pensacola from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. Anyone interested in joining this protest is welcome to meet in the shopping center by 11 a.m. They even invite you to bring your own sign.”


Petland protest update

January 23, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States did an investigation of puppy mills and pointed a finger at Petland.  There have been letters going back and forth between HSUS and Petland but I don’t find the HSUS website helpful in keeping up on this issue.  I found out about the letters through a local newspaper and posted about it here.

Now I read on another blog a reasonable defense of HSUS’s claims against Petland but not on its own site.  In a blog entry about a Petland manager who left his dog outside to freeze, they also provide several good responses to the Petland counterclaims. 

The posting argues that there are records of Petland purchasing dogs from breeders identified as puppy  mills.  Further, while Petland claims it has puppy mill breeders on a “do not buy” list, the facts are they have purchased dogs from them.

The next protest is on Saturday, Jan. 24th from noon until 2pm at the Plano Texas store where the largest number of protestors appeared during the Jan. 10th protest. Click here for more details.

Petland protest update: Austin video

January 11, 2009

This is a good video of yesterday’s Petland protest.  Below I’ve included a link to videos uploaded today concerning the protests.  The first one has a spinning camera so watch out.  Gave me a headache!

NPR story today on overseas puppy mills

January 4, 2009

A shipment of purebred dogs from South Korea ended up with half of them dead at LAX.  Fortunately, the remainder were sent to the animal shelter where they were auctioned off with 52 other dogs that raised more than $20,000 for the animal shelter

NPR story

Protest Petland’s puppy mill practices

January 2, 2009

The Human Society, after an 8 month investigation, found that Petland stores treated the thousands of puppies it sold every year as a “cash crop” rather than as pets.   Puppies were crammed into filthy cages, smelling of urine subject to inadequate care and socialization.  I’ve been posting about litigation related to Petland’s practices here and here.

There is a planned protest on January 10th at selected Petland stores to raise awareness of these practices.  Here are some of the locations for the protest: Posted courtesy of



Petland Roseville (Sacramento)

9400 Fairway Dr. 

Roseville, CA 95678

Local organizer Jennifer Fearing: 

*Please bring us donations of blankets and towels to be donated to local shelters.



Petland Altamonte Springs (Orlando)

924 W. State Road 436

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Local organizer Carla Wilson:


Petland Sarasota

5380 Fruitville Rd.

Sarasota, FL 34232

Local organizer Karen Ankerstar:


Petland Lutz (Tampa)

17657 N Dale Mabry Hwy

Lutz, FL 33548

Local organizer Laura Bevan:



Petland Naperville (Chicago)

720 SR 59 

Naperville, IL 60540

Local organizer Jordan Matyas:


Petland Wheaton (Chicago)

80 Danada Square West

Wheaton, IL 60187

Local organizer Ellen Holekamp:



Petland Sterling Heights (Detroit)

44705 Mound Road 

Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Local organizer Tanya Irwin:



Petland St. Paul

2123 Hudson Rd.

St. Paul, MN 55119

Local organizer Jill Fritz:



Petland Las Vegas

8800 W. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89117

Local organizer Nancy Salazar:


New York

Petland Cicero (Syracuse) Note: rally 1-2:30 p.m.

5701 East Circle Drive

Cicero, NY 13039

Local organizer Amber Coon:



Petland Lewis Center (Columbus)

86 Meadow Park Ave.

Lewis Center, OH 43035

Local organizer Lauren Schnieders:



Petland Pittsburgh

6401 Penn Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Local organizer Sarah Speed:



Petland Austin

9900 South IH-35, Bldg. W

Austin, TX 78748

Local organizer Jeanne O’Neil:  

Directions: Petland is in the Southpark Meadows shopping center in far south Austin. We’ll be along the frontage road of IH35, just south of Slaughter Lane and near the Chili’s restaurant. Plenty of parking is available in the shopping center parking lot.


Petland Plano

340 Coit Road

Plano, TX 75075

Local organizer John Pippin:



Petland Fairfax

9404-A Main St.

Fairfax, VA 22031

Local organizer Beau Archer: 

*Please bring us donations of blankets and towels to be donated to local shelters.



Petland Racine

2310 S. Green Bay Rd.

Racine, WI 53406

Local organizer Alyson Bodai: