No matter what your age, the prospects of puppies and parties ignite excitement. John Stottele hadworked with pets since college when his love for working with animals began. “I started cleaning kennels and just fell in love with working with dogs,” hesaid. His affection for pets is what led Stottele and his wife, Debbie, to open The Family of Pets 13 years ago. The Family of Pets offers guests a plethora of energetic pups and kittens eager for adoption with the All American Adoption Program along with a pet store for pet owners. Unwanted litters of kittens and puppies are screened for adoption by area families. The business’ Family Puppy locationsoffer unique birthday party package options. Children are invited to spend an afternoon at the shop mingling with all the different breeds. Partygoers can also create their own pet, with The Family Puppy’s “make your own stuffed animal” event.
9950 Village Place, Brighton. 810-220-5200. www.thefamilypuppy.com