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APPA Staff Member Receives IAEE Award

Andy Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), announced that Christopher Bonifati, attendee services coordinator at APPA, received the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award from the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE).

Ello Pet Supply Will Distribute Kung Fu Kitty Toy Line

Ello Pet Supply is now distributing WAP Products’ USA-made cat toy line, Kung Fu Kitty.

PACCC Releases Application for Continuing Education Credits

The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) has released the application for pet care education providers to have their courses, programs or workshops approved for continuing education credits for PACCC certified pet care professionals.

Planet Dog Partners with Canopy by Hilton

Planet Dog has partnered with Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s lifestyle hotel brand, to launch Paws in the Neighborhood.

Petco Acquires PupBox

Petco acquired PupBox, a puppy- and life stage-focused subscription service company.

PetSafe Expands Automatic Feeder Line

PetSafe launched the Six Meal Feeder in order to give busy pet parents more mealtime flexibility.

IBPSA Accepting Speaker Proposals for 2018 Conference

The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) is looking for speakers for the 2018 IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show happening October 2-4, 2018, in St. Louis, Mo.

The Company of Animals Hires New VP

The Company of Animals hired Cody Rossi to serve as vice president of sales, US Division.

Apply to be a Speaker at the WIPIN Conference

Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) is seeking experts in the topics of business, marketing, strategy and communication for the 6th annual Women in the Pet Industry Conference and Awards Show.

Prevue Pet Products Releases New Product Design

Prevue Pet Products’ new cat furniture has a special Knock-Down (KD) design that makes for easier store display.

PetSmart Promotes Senior Pet Adoption

Pets of all ages, types and sizes will be looking to find their forever home at PetSmart Charities’ November National Adoption Weekend.

Wondercide Secures New Retail Partner

Wondercide, a maker of holistic solutions for natural pet care, secured placement in Hollywood Feed, a pet supply chain serving America’s southern region for over 60 years.

Rad Dog Wins PayPal Contest

Rad Dog was one of three winners in PayPal’s $10K Business Makeover competition.

Manna Pro Acquires Corta-Flx

Manna Pro Products, LLC, a Missouri-based manufacturer and marketer of animal nutrition and care products, acquired Corta-Flx, Inc., a global supplier of equine and canine health supplements.

Matrix Partners Wins Multiple American Graphic Design Awards

Matrix Partners received three 2017 American Graphic Design Awards in recognition of its work on Caru Pet Food’s Daily Dish, Freshworx Litter and Replenish Pet Food.

Pet Valu Launches Thanks for Giving Campaign

This November, Pet Valu will collect pet food and supplies for local homeless animals through its annual Thanks for Giving collection drive.

Ziwi Hires New Territory Managers

Ziwi added two territory managers in two U.S. regions.

Ello Launches Bone Bucks Rewards Program

Ello Pet Supply's recent website re-launch introduced Bone Bucks, a wholesale customer loyalty rewards program designed to simplify points accrual for online purchases.

Carnivore Meat Company Wins New Product Award

Carnivore Meat Company received the Editors’ Picks 2017 Best New Products Award from Store Brands Magazine for the second year in a row.

Ark Naturals Sees Change in Leadership

Ark Naturals initiated several organizational changes affecting its leadership.
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