The City of Richmond has closed its investigation into a pet store accused of flouting the ban on selling puppies.
Pet Habitat in Richmond Centre was being probed amid reports it was ignoring the city's puppy sale bylaw, passed last year.
But city spokesman Ted Townsend said the file has been closed and the city is "satisfied that the bylaw is being followed."
The store was one of three in the city, including PJ's Pets and Pets Wonderland, which unsuccessfully petitioned the B.C. Supreme Court to have the bylaw declared null and void.
A concerned dog owner complained to the city after hearing multiple dogs barking and yelping behind a steel door at the back of the store.
One explanation given to the city for dogs being on the premises were that the animals were being boarded there, despite the store having no license to offer such a service.