Planet Pet Opens on Florida; 14th St. Retail Store Coming

by Borderstan.com October 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm 1,504 4 Comments

Planet Pet Luis Gomez Photos

Formerly Green Pets-Dogs By Day: Planet Pet opened Friday on Florida Ave. NW. The owners will have a new pet store on 14th Street NW in November. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Correction: In the original version of the story, Borderstan incorrectly identified the owner of Planet Pet as Linda Welch. The business is owned by Rock and Susie Benson.

Two beloved 14th Street sister businesses are officially gone from the corridor. Green Pets and Dogs By Day have moved and rebranded as Planet Pet as one businesses at 1711 Florida Avenue, the corner of Florida and Champlain Street NW. Friday was opening day.

Fortunately, store consultant Linda Welch said the owners area planning a boutique pet store at 1410 14th Street, hopefully the first week of November.

The new 14th Street store will offer an expanded selection of pets supplies, including many items from local suppliers, as well as grooming services. It will be in the former site of Mar Del Plata restaurant, between Rhode Island and P NW.

  • Melissa

    So sad to see Dogs by Day leave 14th Street. My Daisie was one of their first customers, way back when. But the new digs look good. I hope they do really well in the new location.

  • Jules

    I liked the musty, stinky old Green Pets. It was a real neighborhood business. I will check out the new place, I suppose, although it’s an annoying trek and from the photo looks like something out of the strip mall. I wonder if they kept the kitties that were lurking around the store?

    • Fortunately, their 14th Street store is supposed to open soon. Hopefully there will be some cats in that store!

  • Jessica

    It’s important to note why they left their respective locations for those that are disappointed with move. Their landlords were pretty terrible and they needed safer, better kept spaces. I think the building were falling apart pretty badly.


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