The Detroit Free Press published an article about upscale pet retailers today which finds that sector is performing well despite the economic woes of the Detroit meto area. The store profiled for most of the article, Teacups and Toys, sells both upscale merchandise and dogs to wear it. I’m not a fan of the sales of dogs in retail outlets, but the story makes it sound like the store’s staff provides a lot more after-sale support for their puppies than the “Michigan breeders” that supply the store’s live merchandise. Other Detroit area pet retailers featured (who don’t sell dogs) are Shaggy Chic Boutique and Pet Supplies Plus and a representative of non-profit industry networking group, Pet Industry Retailers, is interviewed as well.
That VDeck “upgrade” at iPower was pretty darn frustrating, especially since they didn’t tell me I couldn’t have more than one blog with my account. My nascent “show dog blog” which didn’t contain any posts kicked Dog Marketing off the map, I finally came to the realization that I’d just have to start over. My apologies for the hiatus, I hope to get back to posting on a regular basis shortly.