Screen Shot 2014-01-25 at 1.57.02 PMToday my daughter dragged me into Newtonville Pet so she could see the puppies. The glass enclosures that once held puppies instead acted as display cases for other pet needs. The dogs were gone. I had a slightly disappointed little girl (the bunnies just didn’t have the same allure).

I asked someone what happened. Apparently they found homes for their last dog about three weeks ago and are done stocking them. The main reason? Cost. The prices of both the dogs and vet bills had gone up while the quality of the puppies declined.

I never got a dog from Newtonville Pet, but I know a few people who did. The reviews tended to be positive. My son liked seeing the puppies run around the shop while he walked by on his way to or from Newton North. Though, looking at the puppies through the window doesn’t help them make money.


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