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Sidewalk Dog Sanctuary Co. Expands Services to Oregon

DogSpot’s sidewalk houses, which are placed at the entrance of locations where dogs are prohibited, are now available at three Zupan’s Markets locations in Portland, Ore.

“Clear the Shelters” Campaign Underway

Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Cat’s Pride are once again partnering with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations in a pet adoption campaign geared toward finding shelter animals forever homes.

Gott Pet Products Hires New Inside Sales and Customer Care Representative

Gott Pet Products, manufacturer of Charlee Bear dog treats and Hound & Gatos natural food for pets, has hired Gina Schlueter as inside sales and customer care representative.

Cardinal to Showcase New Canine Health Products at SuperZoo

Cardinal Pet Care’s Pet Botanics Omega Plus with Bone Broth Treats and Remedy+Recovery Hemp Breath Spray target canine joint and dental issues, respectively.
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Blogs

4 Ways Retailers Can Tap Into Pet Tech

Pet specialty retailers can appeal to their tech-savvy shoppers with these tech-driven products.

How Pet Treats, Toppers and Wet Foods are Presenting New Sales Opportunities

These pet product categories present ample opportunity for pet product marketers looking to capitalize on the human trend of snacking between meals.

5 Ways Data Can Help Pet Specialty Retailers Maximize Sales

A successful future in retail requires data. Are you fortune telling or forecasting?

These Omnichannel Strategies are Helping Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Stay in the Black

As the internet continues to swallow up increasingly larger slices of the pet pie, brick-and-mortars are forced to retool their strategies.
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In This Issue

How to Win Wet Dog Food Sales

Wet diets for dogs are seeing rising sales and increased popularity as offerings more effectively meet owner demands.

Consumers Look for Safe, Stylish Pet Bowls

Dog and cat owners demand intuitive design, safe materials and a little bit of flair in mealtime accessories.

Holiday Gift Lists Increasingly Include Pets

Retailers can help pet owners check items off their holiday gift lists this year through holiday-themed stock and creative seasonal displays.

Bird Owners Seek Quality, Budget Friendly Avian Accessory and Housing Options

Customers are increasingly aware of the need for quality housing and enrichment opportunities for their birds.
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Industry Profiles

Stella & Chewy's on the Power of Raw and Teaming Up with Neighborhood Pet Stores

Mark Sapir, chief marketing officer for Stella & Chewy’s in Oak Creek, Wis., discusses the inspiration behind the company and how it has grown to become a staple in the raw pet food space.

This Canadian Pet Store Chain Has Embraced Being an Omnichannel Organization

This fast-growing Canadian chain emphasizes innovation, customer service, nutrition and community fun.

How Merrick Pet Care is Staying Committed to Pet Specialty

Tim Simonds, CEO of Merrick Pet Care in Evanston, Ill., discusses Merrick Pet Care’s admirable growth and the company’s commitment to the pet specialty channel.

New Jersey Pet Shop Owner Bets on a Store Makeover to Keep Sales Increasing

Living Pawsitively focuses on cat and dog health, providing consumers with high-quality, nutrition-focused solutions for their pets.
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Sponsored Content

Delve into APPA’s National Pet Owners Survey Data

Crack the spine on APPA’s latest survey, which offers online customizable data for members, a new section on online purchases and more.

Four Ways to Ease Pets’ Anxiety During July Fourth Fireworks

With Fourth of July just around the corner, it’s important to not only prepare yourself but your pets too.
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Pets & Policies

Habitattitude Campaign Encourages Wise Pet Choices to Protect Environment

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has relaunched the campaign, which is designed to educate pet owners and protect the environment from invasive species.

Reptile Awareness Day Celebrates Herps

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council explains why the industry celebrates Reptile Awareness Day, which is this Sunday.

PIJAC Joins the AMR Challenge to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

PIJAC and the broader pet care community are working to develop and establish Recommendations for Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Companion Animal Care.

Why Tarantulas Are Underappreciated and Valuable Pets

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council's vice president of government affairs recently attended a workshop that gave PIJAC more information about the tarantula trade.
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