Gift Shop Pets

Dog Krazy

Retail shop owner gifts store to long-time employee

Yes, the holiday spirit is alive and well! The owner of Dog Krazy, a Virginia-based business that focuses on natural pet foods, pet accessories and toys, has gifted one of its stores to an employee.... more »

Cat Lovers Unite

Cats are wonderful companions due to their ease of care, cleanliness, affordability, independence and of course their cute antics. The 2019-2020 American Pet Products Association’s National Pet Owners Survey concluded that 42.7 million U.S. households... more »
HAPPYBOND travel tote and blanket

HAPPYBOND collaborates with Vintage Threads L.A.

Pet families today love to bring their dogs just about everywhere, from vacations to restaurants, to stores and to parks. Canine wellness brand, HAPPYBOND, is stepping into the pet fashion world so that owners and... more »

PetSmart releases new Halloween pet costumes

Although Halloween celebrations may look a bit different this year, there's no better time to include your pets in the festivities. With easy slip-on costumes and adjustable straps, it couldn't be easier – or more... more »

Transformative Times

Lives and businesses have been forever changed just as the seasons shifted from winter into spring. Spring is known as the season of growth, beauty and change; from the doldrums of winter to vibrant colors... more »
Vic Mason from WPA

WPA makes changes to key leadership

The World Pet Association (WPA) makes key changes to its leadership team as it looks to forge greater ties within the pet community. Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the organization seeks to grow its industry-leading event business while... more »

Pet Supplies Plus increases number of franchise agreements

Pet Supplies Plus, an independent pet retailer in the United States, announced it continues to experience tremendous growth, receiving a total of 81 signed franchise agreements in 2019 to date. The pet retailer welcomed 32 new... more »

Survey provides useful pet industry data for independent retailers

The 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey revealed that overall pet ownership has increased over the past few decades. Approximately 68% of all households that participated in the survey own pets. Dogs take the top... more »

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