Protesters demonstrate outside controversial designer puppy store

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GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Several dozen demonstrators protested the opening of the new Barking Boutique location in Grandville Sunday afternoon.

This is the third time the owner has tried to open the controversial business which sells designer dogs.

Last year, the Lakes Mall in Muskegon backed out of a deal just days before the store's grand opening and a few months later the business opened in the Woodland Mall for a couple days before being evicted.

Protesters say the owner gets his dog from puppy mills, but he claims they're from licensed breeders.

The owner says he is planning to host a tour of the facilities he gets the animals from.

Watch for more tonight on FOX 17 News at 10 and 11.

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  • J.B.

    Ohh No!…Its a pet store that sells puppies!,
    First world problems for the snowflake lets “protest” / “something” crowd.

  • Joe

    They’ll probably have as many protestors as the downtown “we hate the cops” protestors that didn’t show up the other day.

  • Smh

    How about we worry less about animals and worry more about the children in our communities with no food, shelter, clothing, or even drug addictied parents. But hey puppies are more important all over this f’ed country obviously.