Store of the Month – December 2020

Preuss Pets

1127 N Cedar St,
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 339-1762

Store Hours:
Monday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm


Preuss Pets in Lansing, Michigan is our December Store of the Month! This store is so popular, some have decided to never leave! Scattered throughout the store you’ll find a school bus, airplane, and an old Triumph Spitfire abandoned at the wheel for their pilots and drivers to spend eternity joyfully roaming the aisles. The miniature city in these walls has several landmarks for navigation, including an indoor river and waterfall, a tiki hut filled with freshwater fish aquariums, a coral propagation room, an education center, and breeding rooms for their animals.

This menagerie has been growing since 1982, when the current owner, Rick’s mother bought the place. Now Rick runs the operation with his wife Debbie and daughter Kirbay. Their mission is to provide store guests with a unique experience and a personal connection with whatever companion they choose to take home, be it fish, bird, reptile, or small mammal. The Preuss difference is the education and connection with store guests by making sure every animal goes to a home completely prepared with all the materials and information they need for a successful addition.

Throughout the years the store has expanded and moved locations to meet its needs and in doing so, expanded their reputation throughout the whole Midwest. They actively work with Michigan State University and other colleges in the area on research projects and as speakers in classes.

Employees are constantly learning and improving by attending conferences and working with PIJAC to set standards for animal excellence in a retail setting. Many of the 60 employees have degrees in biological fields or have zoological experience. This impressive resume has led many customers to drive from other states to spend the weekend shopping at the store and getting advice from its experts in animal care.

If you’re ever in the mood for an incredible experience, make sure you visit Preuss Pets!