Entries Tagged as 'Puppies'

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Shaggy Dog

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your years of patronage.  I am sorry for any inconvenience to anyone although I have chosen to retire and close the store.   Shaggy Dog has been a part of Shelby Township for 65 years and I have been blessed to own and run the store for 35 years.  I have had the good fortune of meeting so many neighbors and I will miss the opportunity to interact with all of you regularly.  This however is the right time in my life to move on.    

Thank You and God Bless Donna

Monday, March 26th, 2012



I hope you are well!

I just wanted to send you a quick update on my teacup yorkie Joey (aka Harley to you guys!).  I purchased Joey from you two years ago this May.

Joey is now 3 years old  and is just as full of life as he was when you had him!  He is healthy (2.9 pounds, happy and such a joy to have!  He still has his “I’m the boss” attitude.  

Monday, March 26th, 2012


To Whom it May Concern :

Our family purchased a puppy from Shaggy Dog in January of 2012. We had lost our Shih Tzu of 14 years about three weeks before Christmas. The holiday season was very rough as the void in our house was tremendous. As the weeks went by, we realized that the emptiness was more than just the love we had for our dog, but also the enjoyment we had giving that love and time to our dog.

We decided that it would be impossible to function any longer without having a furry member of the family. We started researching, calling, and browsing for our next dog. The conclusion we came to was we would like another Shih Tzu, or in a perfect world, a Shih Tzu/Bichon Mix or “Teddy Bear” dog.  We called breeders, pet stores, and shelters. We could not find anything close to what we wanted. One Saturday, we called a pet store that told us that they did not sell puppies but there was a store in Utica that did sell puppies called Shaggy Dog.

We looked up the store’s phone number online and called. A very friendly voice answered and answered all of our questions, and even told us they had two Teddy Bear Puppies!!! We drove down from where we live, an hour away, the same day and looked around . We found the store to be incredibly clean and full of happy, adorable puppies. As excited as we were, being naturally cynical, we asked TONS of questions and actually did not make a purchase that day. We did not buy our past dogs from a retail store so I was very apprehensive to do so. All the employees answered all the questions they could and also gave us an email so that we could reach the owner if we had any more questions. The owner personally called me and gave us all the information we were looking for.

The next day we drove back down and purchased our puppy. We named him Peanut and he is the life of our house. He still has his “puppy” days but overall is a great dog. I really feel like the foundation of training that the Shaggy Dog gave him while he lived with them, helped him transition really well to our home.

We can’t even begin to state out much joy our Peanut gives us everyday. I am so thankful for Shaggy Dog because they did not just “sell us a puppy” but they provided us the newest member of our family. I hope anyone reading this considers letting Shaggy Dog provide them with their next pet. It is a great establishment and we will probably never get another pet from anywhere else.

Thank you Donna, Doris, and Debbie for answering all our questions and still providing us with loving support for our puppy :)

The Delor Family

Monday, March 26th, 2012



I puschased a Shihpookie pup from you on 10-10-09. We named him Cooper. He is the best pup I have ever owned. I am thinking of purchasing a companion for him and am interested in a male pappilon puppy. Do you ever get that breed of dog in? If you do, is there anyway that you could/would let me know. I would appreciate any help you can be. Thank you


Pat Simons

Monday, March 26th, 2012


I have gotten 3 fur babies from Shaggy Dog Puppies and could not say enough wonderful things about Donna and her staff.
We got our first Yorkie, Snickers, in July of 2005. I had stopped by the store to pick up some treats in April 2006 and ended up falling in love with and bringing home Yorkie #2, Bailey.
My Husband had a job transfer that reloacted us to Cincinnati, Ohio. We came back to the area for a friend’s wedding in October 2007 and fell in love with Sophie the Yorkie Poo.
All of our pups are in good health and have added so much to our lives and hearts. Bailey, the smallest of the pack, actually stayed with Donna for a while when he first came to the store since he was so small. Her Sister now has his Dad, Vinnie. It really is a family affair!
Shaggy Dog Puppies is the cleanest and friendliest store that I have ever been to. I hesitate telling people that I got my babies from a “pet store” due to the stigma, but Shaggy Dog is so much more.
Thank goodness that we no longer live in the area or we would have even more of a housefull!
Thank you Donna and the girls in the shop for taking such good care of all the future loves of our lives.
Kathy O’Neill
I have attached some photos for you. Bailey is the first one. He is one of Vinnie’s kids. Then there’s Sophie our little Yorkie Poo and Snickers, the little General. Snickers loves climbing up on my pillows after I wake up to get a little extra sleep.
I have some additional photos that I can send you that are downloaded on my desktop. We don’t have as many on the laptop.
I would love it if you would be able to send us a picture of Vinnie. Whenever we bring Bailey back to visit, everyone always says that they look alike.

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Celebrating 50 Years

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Praise fo Kelsey

100_22831“My family was looking to add a new member to our family.  We happened to stop in Shaggy Dog after visiting other pet stores.  We wanted a puppy which we felt came from a good home and was well taken care of.  We were absolutely thrilled by Shaggy Dog.   The puppies were loose to romp and play and there was no fowl odors in the store.  One look at Kelsey, our Pom-Chi, and she stole our hearts.  I have been taking Kelsey to puppy classes at Shaggy Dog and stop in quite frequently when I have a question on Kelsey’s care.  The personnel working there are always patient and kind and have helped me to make Kelsey a wonderful, well adapted member of our family.  I don’t know how we lived without her now.  I will always “highly recommend” Shaggy Dog to anyone looking for a puppy or questions on their care.  Thank-you Shaggy Dog!!!

Lisa Nicholls & Family”


Monday, April 6th, 2009

Praise for Cody

What a Face

What a Face

“Such a sweet face.  Who could resist a little face like that?  Obviously, I couldn’t.  I just had to take this little devil home with me.  He is so much fun.  What a character.  We just love him and he loves to give love as much as receiving it.

I just couldn’t resist this little guy one day when I brought my other dog in to be groomed.  I have always been so pleased with my experiences with Shaggy Dog.  I have never been in another shop where they let the puppies out on the floor to play and get excersize.  It is so much easier to see the personalities of the dogs when they are in an area playing together instead of locked up in a cage.  I know that my puppy has been more socialized and is more comfortable with new people because of this environment.

The safety requirements make me feel safe that I have gotten a healthy puppy.  I feel that the store’s policies on handling the animals really helps to protect the health of the puppies and as someone purchasing a puppy, I am quite pleased that they are responsibly watching out for the welfare of the dogs.

The staff at the shop is always a pleasure to deal with.  From the purchase of a puppy to the return visits for toys and treats.  I feel quite comfortable leaving my puppies for grooming as well.  I feel that their grooming charges are VERY reasonable.  I have took my previous dog elsewhere before learning of their grooming facility.  I paid nearly twice as much to have Max groomed and I don’t think that he was treated as kindly anywhere else.

Cody has entered puppy training classes at Shaggy Dog and I am quite pleased with the results so far.  I have been taught how to work with him to raise an obediant dog.  He has been doing quite well and I think that he actually looks forward to going to class.  The class is small so that both puppy and master really have a good opportunity to work with the instructor.

What can I say?  I am so pleased with my experiences with Shaggy Dog.  I am always happy to recomend them to others.”

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Praise for Josie

Isn't she sweet

Isn't she sweet

I adopted my little love just over two years ago from Shaggy Dog.  I found it difficult to choose just one as I wanted to take ALL of them home with me.  I have continued to bring her in for grooming as she feels quite comfortable with the staff.  I know that my baby is in good hands.  Josie and I drop in frequently as she always seems to need a new toy or a bone.  The staff is friendly and quite helpful so I continue to purchase her food as well as her shampoo and any other needs at Shaggy Dog as well.  I have also heard about their training classes and I will be taking advantage of that as Josie does have a mind of her own sometimes.  I am a sucker and never did ‘train‘ her well.  I would definitely recommend the shop to anyone.  I have in fact told several frinds about the store and had a friend who found her new child there also.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Praise for Roxie!

“I got our new family member Roxie from Shaggy Dog in the summer of 2004.  I needed a dog that would be great with kids, since I had a 5 year old daughter and she had her friends over often.  The selection of puppies was large and diverse but the staff directed me to 2 that they felt would meet my needs.  The one we chose has turned out to be my daughters best friend and our new family member.  There is lots of places to buy puppies but on the recommendation of a friend I know I made the right choice and would highly recommend Shaggy Dog to anyone looking for a good healthy puppy to love.
Gregg McIntosh”