Quick Answer: Why Is Petland Closing?

The closure notice was filed after Neil Padron, Petland Discounts founder and president, died earlier this month from complications of bladder cancer.

Employees say they learned that stores would close two weeks ago after Padron died but that the writing was already on the wall.

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 is Petland going out of business?

It is unclear why the retail pet store chain is closing, although the company indicated financial reasons in its state filing. The closures come two weeks after Neil Padron, the Queens-based founder of the chain, died of bladder cancer on Jan.

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.

Are all Petland closing?

Petland Discounts is closing all 10 of its stores in New Jersey, as well as all stores in New York and Connecticut. A filing with the New Jersey Department of Labor shows that each New Jersey site will have up to 30 layoffs, effective March 19.

What happens to puppies that don’t get sold?

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.

How much does Petland pay per hour?

Average Petland hourly pay ranges from approximately $11.88 per hour for Supervisor to $17.27 per hour for Assistant Manager. The average Petland salary ranges from approximately $24,980 per year for Shipper/Receiver to $47,248 per year for Store Manager.

Does Petland have fish?

At Petland of Chillicothe, we have a variety of fish available. An aquarium can be an exotic water world full of seldom seen natural treasures. Artistically painted fish, mystifying invertebrates and delicate plant life bring a special part of nature’s world into your home.

Does Petland get their dogs from puppy mills?

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.”

How many Petland stores are there?

131 stores