First opened as Let's Pet Puppies in 1978 by Mary and Tara, it was started as a family owned small pet shop in the Lakeview area, near Halsted and Grace. After the loss of Mary from a battle with cancer in 2008 the shop relocated just over the Indiana border in Hammond, IN and the name was changed to Hug A pup. Still family owned, Hug A Pup has grown to become the premier Chicagoland puppy specialist. With over 40 years experience in breeding and showing top quality dogs, Hug A Pup is still, and always will be, highly devoted to providing the highest quality puppies for competitive prices. We not only use our expertise to bring you the best puppies around, we also deeply care for each and every puppy in our shop. A loved puppy is a happy and healthy puppy.