Here is my original topic
when I discovered a puppy boutique would be opening locally last August.
Yesterday, I drove past the puppy boutique and saw that they had a posted eviction notice. They left a lot of furnishings behind, which were now noted as "property of the owner" according to the paperwork posted in the window. What a treat to see it closed up and the cage bank empty. Good news!
In case you are interested, this place was doomed from the beginning, but it was sad to see it lasted as long as it did.
My hair stylist was one of the people who got suckered in by the cute puppies and took home a dog she had no information about raising. (She told them she wanted a small breed that would be a cuddler and not yappy - and they suggested the Chi!) The puppy became violently ill the first night and died of Parvo a couple of days later. Stories like hers were told over and over again by other local people.
Protests were arranged on a regular basis by the leader of a rescue group. Eventually, the invitations were spreading to other breed groups. I found a posting on a Chihuahua meetup group
They were robbed in November and one of the owners was demonstrating the point of entry to the police, fell and ended up in critical condition
started fairly mixed, but quickly declined to the lowest possible rating from every person that posted over the last several months.
Anyway, good news. There are no puppy stores in Fremont anymore.