40 Years of Helping Families Find the Puppy of Their Dreams!
What Our Clients Say
We bought Harley (a puggle) at the Genesee Valley Store in Flint. He is such a loving dog and loves his twin sisters who are 12 and his younger sister who is 10. We also have a black Lab, and Harley gets along great with him. In fact, Harley does not like to be in a kennel by himself while we are away. He would rather sit in the same kennel as his older brother and cuddle. I highly recommend considering a dog or a kitten from this store. If I could afford another one I would go get one today!
This is Teddy (actually Ted E Lee) He is a very lovable Schnauzer! We got him from the Novi location. We got him to give our other Schnauzer a playmate thinking it would help. What we realized is that not all Schnauzers are crazy. Teddy loves kids and you were right, the socialization you all do at the store makes a difference! Our first Schnauzer was from a private breeder and must have not been socialized. Thank you so much for the service you provided to us!
I purchased my English Mastiff, Moose, back in October from the Family Puppy in Flint. He turned a year old on June 15th, 2011 and is still just as wonderful as the first day I brought him home. The Family Puppy was great at helping me give Moose a forever home. They are full of knowledge and care about each and every puppy and kitten that is sent home from their stores. Thank you so much, guys. I don't know what my life would be like without Moose in it.
I got a Cavachon on Black Friday from The Family Puppy store. He is the cutest, most loving little guy and my 1 year old girl loves her new playmate! The staff are great and even the vet said that she is impressed with the health of the puppies that come from there. In fact, she got one herself!! Here is my Teddy!!
My daughter picked out Lilly at the Novi Fountain Walk location. She is the baby of the family. I just adore her as do my teenagers, my parents and my husband. She was easy to train, very social, just overall, a great pet. If your looking for a new family member, The Family Puppy is where to go!
Hunter came to live with Cameron on Tuesday and by Thursday they were best friends. We found Hunter, the German Shepherd @ The Family Puppyl. The associates there are fantastic. They were very helpful and it showed that they really care about the puppies and the potential new puppy owners. I think that Hunter and Cameron will be best friends for a long, long time.
We got our Boston Terrier from the Novi store three months ago. Penny is everything we wanted and are so thrilled she is a part of our family. Shes been to puppy school and is houesbroken and very smart..thanks again Family Puppy for bringing her to Us.
Meet Rico (a Pek A Pom), he came from Family of Pets Novi about a year ago. He is the best friendliest puppy in our neighborhood. We love him so much and can't imagine our family without him!!
This is "Jack" our white Bichon purchased at the Brighton store. Our family is in love with him :)
We got our Husky from the Brighton Family Puppy last summer, she's such a great dog!
What Makes Us Different?
Family Friendly Breeds
Our years of experience have taught us that not all families can handle certain breeds. We have carefully chosen breeds that historically have been great choices for today's busy families.
Purebred and Crossbred
There is a lot of talk about "Designer Dogs", here is our position and how we are using breeding of crossbred dogs for your benefit. Most all our breeders have purebred AKC registered parent dogs.
Our puppies are given a physical by licensed veterinarians as a screening for health issues prior to us accepting them from the breeder. Once in the stores they have a veterinarian visit every week until sold.
Protection for You and the Puppy
We give a FREE initial vet visit and 30 days of FREE veterinary care after the sale in case of illness. We also provide a 30 day insurance certificate for health care coverage or any accidental injury. On top of all that, we offer our 2 year protection against genetic health defects.
Lifetime Behavior Training Comes Free With Every One of Our Puppies
In an effort to help our new puppy owners learn proper techniques in positive reinforcement behavior training, we pay for AKC Good Dog Helpline lifetime subscription, unlimited personal consultations with a professional trainer and an E-Course online training program designed to equip you with knowledge and answer to any questions you have in the first 18 months.
We microchip all our puppies, and have since the day we began in 1998. Microchips are a safety net and enable any lost puppy to be traced back to the owner. We implant the microchip and as a service to our clients, we also register the microchip for you in the lifetime AKC Reunite Recovery system, the largest national non-profit database. All the fees are included in our price.
Benefits of Pet Store Puppies
There are several responsible options to choose from when looking for a new dog, including pet stores, private breeders, shelters and animal rescues. In order to protect our puppies and our clients, our breeder requirements go above and beyond the standards the law requires.
AKC Registration or AKC Partners Decree
Most all our breeders have AKC parent dogs and are inspected by the American Kennel Club. Our stores are also approved and inspected by AKC. Other than a few cases, we only sell purebred or 1st Generation Crossbred puppies. We are now registering all our puppies with AKC at the time of sale, all you have to do is add your puppy's name.
We are very cautious of the breeders we will partner with. Our breeders are inspected and given oversight by multiple government and industry organizations. Our breeders, depending on the kennel size, are inspected by up to 5 different organizations.
We are known for the happiest puppies. Our puppies have more socialization than any other source. Socialization is key to a dog being a great forever family pet! Dr. Ian Dunbar, APDT founder, suggests that if a puppy could meet and greet 200 different people or animals before they are 12 weeks old, it will set his temperament for life. This is not attainable at a private breeder's home.