Three Dog Bakery: West Hartford Dog Bakery Closing Down

O ne humid summer night, a West Hartford family's dog squeezed through their back door and bolted. Full Story
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ct the nutball state

Manchester, CT

#1 Mar 25, 2009
barf barf
another canine comment

Bloomfield, CT

#3 Mar 25, 2009
woof woof
But

Southport, CT

#4 Mar 25, 2009
I could never fathom how that place survived in good times.
Reader

Montpelier, VT

#5 Mar 25, 2009
Ignore comment #2. She says she is glad a store is closing and people are laid off. What kind of a heartless crackpot is she? What is it about the anonymous nature of the internet that makes people think they can be rude and stupid? Very sorry the store is closing; it was a great place for people who love their dogs. It will be missed.

“it's only a matter of time”

Since: Sep 07

West Hartford

#6 Mar 25, 2009
sandy sez arf wrote:
good. everything about the place was offensive. people are hungry and hurting.
People are hungry and hurting, now the employees of this enterprise will join them, with your enthusiastic approval. What's your problem with this place, did you get taken there on a blind date?
NBTxpyer

New Britain, CT

#7 Mar 25, 2009
Best Wishes to the owner. Small business in America is drying up.
We are moving toward a society that
supports little contact with one another and in this case pets too.

It was a very nice shop.

Since: Sep 07

United States

#8 Mar 25, 2009
Great, loving people who will be sorely missed. One year my secretary just got a Golder Retriever pup and for her birthday I always got her a birthday cake. I asked these folks if they could make a "people cake" with the likeness of a Golden Retriever on the top. At first they were a little taken aback...a cake for humans? how unusual! After some thought one of the employees agreed and created an incredible work of art which we took pictures of and savor the memories to this day. Thank you 3 dog for bringing this special type of love into so many peoples' lives, as Roy Rodgers might sing "Happpy TAILS to you, until we meet again."
NEW WORLD ORDER

New Britain, CT

#11 Mar 25, 2009
The tragedies the yuppies in West HArtford will have to endure with no dog bakery. The horrors! What are they to do now? What next Volvo or Range Rover closing? Quick call Barak so you could get a stimulus bailout. While people are losing their homes and living in tents this type of shop shows the arrogence of the rich.
Jody Capirchio

Hartford, CT

#12 Mar 25, 2009
Roger you and Three Dog Bakery will be missed!
Joe D former BOE chair

Warren, NJ

#13 Mar 25, 2009
Roger: Best of luck in your future endeavors. Your business catered to man's best friend, and was a joy to visit. It was an oasis of sorts - for both man and dog. Our yellow lab Luke will turn 6 years old in April. What will we do for a cake? You and your upbeat store will be sorely missed.
WH resident

Hartford, CT

#14 Mar 25, 2009
NEW WORLD ORDER wrote:
The tragedies the yuppies in West HArtford will have to endure with no dog bakery. The horrors! What are they to do now? What next Volvo or Range Rover closing? Quick call Barak so you could get a stimulus bailout. While people are losing their homes and living in tents this type of shop shows the arrogence of the rich.

Not all dog owners are rich, and you should really learn to spell 'arrogance'. How about helping out people on hard times by adopting a homeless pet or two?

“Concerned citizen”

Since: Oct 07

West Hartford, CT

#15 Mar 25, 2009
Another unique store down--what a shame. It's like loosing a part of the American spirit. We'll all miss the doggy treats and the friendly atmosphere. I hate seeing these West Hartford landmarks disappearing. The best to you, Roger and your family. And to the posters with the ignorant comments, all I can say is that I wish you compassion. I feel sorry for those that don't understand the impact of this wonderful store closing.
Ex-customer

Port Reading, NJ

#17 Mar 25, 2009
Roger, I'm so sorry to see you go. I use to take my Chessie to your yappy hours until we moved to the shoreline. You were always pleasant and will be missed.
NEW WORLD ORDER

New Britain, CT

#18 Mar 25, 2009
WH resident wrote:
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Not all dog owners are rich, and you should really learn to spell 'arrogance'. How about helping out people on hard times by adopting a homeless pet or two?
I actually own a pet that I take care off. But with most of the world living on less than $3 a day this type of business would be hard to explain to someone that we have a bakery for animals. Although I was typing fast and I spelled arrogance incorrectly my fault is spelling, yours is hubris.

“it's only a matter of time”

Since: Sep 07

West Hartford

#20 Mar 25, 2009
NEW WORLD ORDER wrote:
The tragedies the yuppies in West HArtford will have to endure with no dog bakery. The horrors! What are they to do now? What next Volvo or Range Rover closing? Quick call Barak so you could get a stimulus bailout. While people are losing their homes and living in tents this type of shop shows the arrogence of the rich.
Look up ignorance, it's spelled almost like arrogance. Not only will you see your picture, but you might pick up a spelling tip or two.
Try and understand, the pie is not limited. Just because your neighbor buys his dog a biscuit every now and then doesn't mean someone else goes shoeless because of it. In fact by spending money - even on silly things like dog treats- the buyer and seller grow the economy which benefits everyone. When a business closes jobs are lost, taxes are lost, the economy shrinks, everyone loses.

“filthy, but genuinely arousing”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#21 Mar 25, 2009
Gloria CT Expatriate wrote:
Like anyone should care what the rest of the world thinks about us for having a pet bakery. Are you under the impression that we would be held in higher esteem if we were to not have those luxuries? Ah, no... Sorry, bud - I've worked for everything I have and I like to spoil my pet, who is unconditionally loving, loyal, and non-judgmental. I couldn't give a rat's patootie about anyone's opinion, American or otherwise.
I just don't understand how anyone can celebrate the closing of another business just because they think it's silly. Is it somehow better to bemoan the closing of a business they deem acceptable?
NEW WORLD ORDER

New Britain, CT

#22 Mar 25, 2009
El Duderino wrote:
<quoted text>
Look up ignorance, it's spelled almost like arrogance. Not only will you see your picture, but you might pick up a spelling tip or two.
Try and understand, the pie is not limited. Just because your neighbor buys his dog a biscuit every now and then doesn't mean someone else goes shoeless because of it. In fact by spending money - even on silly things like dog treats- the buyer and seller grow the economy which benefits everyone. When a business closes jobs are lost, taxes are lost, the economy shrinks, everyone loses.
The world has moved on and you baby boomers are stuck in the past. Times are going to get really difficult and all you folks think about is your vanishing yuppie lifestyle. I care about job losses but it seems that the Courant does not. The closing of this pet bakery has gotten more coverage than the bankrupcy of Chemtura a multibillion chemical company last week. Your values are misplaced.

Yes we are entitled to everthing only if we can pay for it but looking at this debt crisis looks like teh nation is bankrupt. You better ask your Chinese creditors to give more money so you can buy more doggy treats.

When we will look back at this one day our grand children will be in disbelief that we focused our wealth on such foolishness as this. The nation is both financially and morally bankrupt.
Hidey

Farmington, MI

#23 Mar 25, 2009
Warm wags Roger. We are sorry to see you go.
Steve

Fort Wayne, IN

#24 Mar 25, 2009
Spot on!
NEW WORLD ORDER wrote:
<quoted text>
The world has moved on and you baby boomers are stuck in the past. Times are going to get really difficult and all you folks think about is your vanishing yuppie lifestyle. I care about job losses but it seems that the Courant does not. The closing of this pet bakery has gotten more coverage than the bankrupcy of Chemtura a multibillion chemical company last week. Your values are misplaced.
Yes we are entitled to everthing only if we can pay for it but looking at this debt crisis looks like teh nation is bankrupt. You better ask your Chinese creditors to give more money so you can buy more doggy treats.
When we will look back at this one day our grand children will be in disbelief that we focused our wealth on such foolishness as this. The nation is both financially and morally bankrupt.
Connecticut

Shelton, CT

#25 Mar 25, 2009
We can't fix the economy and save small busineses without fixing health care!
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*********UPDATE********
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The state's Public Health Committee is meeting TOMORROW at 10:00 am in Room 1D at the LOB in Hartford to decide whether or not to fix our health care system.
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The more supporters in that room, the better!
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Or call members of the committee (get phone numbers at: http://www.cga.ct.gov/ph/ ) and tell them WE CAN'T SURVIVE ANOTHER YEAR OF UNAFFORDABLE PREMIUMS, CO-PAYMENTS, AND DEDUCTABLES!
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We CAN make this happen

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