After breaking the 300th U.S. store count milestone in December 2016, we’re excited to welcome Pet Valu to the Great Lakes state. The boutique pet supply retailer opened its first two Michigan locations in February, with more on the way. The Ontario-based company has over 500 stores in Canada.

The smaller format stores offer everything you need for your pets, with the added bonus of personalized customer service. But it’s not just their stores that we love, they also have an awesome website full of articles & resources.

Pet Valu’s first Michigan store is located in Livonia at 30997 5 Mile Rd, near the intersection of 5 Mile & Merriman. The Warren location, 13828 E 14 Mile Rd, has been open for just over a week. Locations in Macomb & West Bloomfield will be opening soon.

With 2 dogs and 2 cats at home, I’ve been dying to visit a store. So, last week, I headed over to the Livonia location to check things out. It’s an absolutely beautiful store with a huge selection of items.

Dog & cat beds galore, specialty treats, gifts & home decor, a wall of toys, collars, & harnesses that never seems to end, and of course lots of pet food & kitty litter. This location also has 3 self-serve dog wash stations. For just $10, everything you need for a clean pup is provided, even high-velocity dryers!

Fundraising opportunities are also available. Contact your local store to sign your group up for a 3-hour time slot. For every paid wash, Pet Valu will donate the full amount to your organization. How cool is that!? It’s just one of several ways the store gives back to the community. And, if you happened to notice the mural above the dog wash area, it is labeled Hines Park – a local favorite that spans several cities in the area. It’s personal touches like this that gives the store a small town feel.

A huge thanks to the Pet Valu crew in Livonia! You guys rock!