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Store Spotlight: Premier Pet Supply
Nov 25, 2023 - Antelopepets

If you’re a Detroit local looking to support a business that’s been giving back to the community for over thirty years now, it’s time to check out Premier Pet Supply. We had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Palmer, owner, to get the inside scoop on family legacies, pet care, and of course, all things Antelope this Small Business Saturday. 


Passing Down the Torch

Founded by Ray Hesano, Premier Pet Supply first opened its doors back in 1992. Ray wanted to use his extensive background in the grocery industry to “provide the same clean stores, top-notch service and products to our four-legged friends” that us humans regularly enjoy. And he accomplished that goal with the help of Mike Palmer, his nephew. Fresh out of high school and working at Premier Pet Supply while he took business classes in college, Mike quickly became the face of the store and enveloped himself in the local community. Now, Mike owns thirteen Premier Pet Supply stores across the Detroit area with his partners Jeff Nagarah, Steve Shamou, and Brandon Thorne. 


A Place for Pets

Premier Pet Supply was voted ‘Best Pet Supply Store’ in all of Metro Detroit for a good reason: not only do they provide natural and holistic foods, treats, and supplements, but they also pride themselves in sourcing those more unique and hard-to-find products for their customers as well. On top of that, Premier Pet Supply frequently hosts events that are designed to give back to the community. Whether you want to take photos with Santa or snap a fun back-to-school picture of your pup, you’ll be happy to know that all proceeds from photography sessions are donated to local shelters. Check out their Instagram page for more information!


Upping the Ante on Pet Care

Here at Antelope, we’re all about elevating the lives of our pets, a vision that Mike Palmer and Premier Pet Supply shares with us. “As our pets have become an integral part of our families it's important to all pet parents to provide the very best quality of life,” says Mike when asked about Antelope and what our mission means to him. 


And on top of embodying our mission, Premier Pet Supply is also a long-time Antelope fan. In fact, they’ve been carrying Ark Naturals products for over twenty years now and use Super Snouts supplements in all of their pets’ daily regimens. “Super Shrooms with the adaptogenic mushrooms is at the top of that list. The antioxidant value to improve and benefit overall immune health is tremendous.”



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