Why Is Petland Closing?

Why is Petland Discounts closing?

Amy Eisenberg, Petland Discounts’ director of public relations and special events, told The Brooklyn Daily Eagle that the company’s closing was not certain. She said Petland Discounts filed the notices in case it needed to close amid the uncertainty caused by the death of its president and founder, Neil Padron.

Why did Petland close?

The closure notice was filed after Neil Padron, Petland Discounts founder and president, died earlier this month from complications of bladder cancer. Padron, a Queens native, was 74. Employees say they learned that stores would close two weeks ago after Padron died but that the writing was already on the wall.

Is Petland Discounts closing?

BRENTWOOD, L.I. — Pet store chain Petland Discounts Inc. is closing all retail store locations across the tri-state area, according to a report from The Journal News on Thursday. Reports of the store closings come after the company’s founder and sole owner Neil Padron died earlier this month.

Is Petland out of business?

Petland Discounts Inc. has officially closed all of its stores and filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy. The March 28 bankruptcy filing is the latest development in the closing of the New York tri-state area’s largest independent pet store chain, which once operated nearly 120 stores in the region.

Are all Petland stores closing?

On January 18, 2019, the chain filed notice with the New York State Department of Labor that it would likely be closing all of its stores. They were all shuttered as of April 18, 2019. Declining sales brought on by price competition with online vendors were blamed for the possible closures.

How much does Petland pay per hour?

Petland Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Sales Associate salaries – 6 salaries reported$9/hr
Kennel Technician salaries – 6 salaries reported$9/hr
Sales Manager salaries – 4 salaries reported$14/hr
Cashier salaries – 2 salaries reported$8/hr

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What happens to Petland puppies that don’t sell?

What happens to pet store puppies who aren’t sold? As with other unsold inventory, they go on sale. Stores buy puppies for a fraction of what they charge their customers. If the puppy still doesn’t sell, stores will often cut their losses and give puppies away to employees, friends or rescue groups.

Does Petland get their dogs from puppy mills?

Unless you want to end up with a sick puppy and thousands of dollars in vet bills, do not shop at Petland. All of their puppies come from puppy mills. Good breeders would never sell to retail locations. Buy directly from small, certified breeders!

Who is the owner of Petland?

Ed Kunzelman

Is Petland a bad store?

Although Petland is arguably the most high-profile retail company to be allegedly selling puppy mill dogs, Summers stresses that just about every pet store that is selling puppies is selling those from puppy mills. “And we found that most of them prohibit their members from selling to pet stores.”

What do pet stores do with unsold animals?

“The pet stores put the puppy on sale and keep reducing the price until they sell. They may also send them to a different store where they might sell better.” The price dropping will continue until the puppy either gets sold or grows to a point that the store feels it must cut its losses.

Do Petland use puppy mills?

Petland stores investigated by The HSUS have been misleading customers about where their puppies come from. Petland claims it knows its breeders and deals only with those who have “the highest standards of pet care,” and that they NEVER deal with puppy mills. Puppy mills thrive because people buy the puppies.