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mo˘d·dôg salon & boutique plunged into new territory by adding grooming services and found the risk to be surprisingly fruitful.

Catering to Posh Pets

With its flagship “Lifestyle Center” in Beverly Hills, Calif., Pussy & Pooch is redefining what a pet store can be.

The Cat's Meow

Ailurophile entrepreneurs in Mexico City prove that there is indeed a market for cat-centric retail.

The Evolution of Jack's

Built on a strong foundation of three generations of family ownership, Jack's Pets began operating on a whole new level when it was re-branded a few years ago.

From Show Ring to Winner's Circle

The owners of New Jersey-based Cherrybrook transformed a modest retail booth at traveling dog shows into an award-winning pet store chain.

Dual Survival

Four Your Paws Only has found the recipe to success by catering to both locals and visitors in its New Hampshire resort-town location.

Pet Retail Pioneers

With their two Northwest Pets stores, Angie and Del Peterson have brought the holistic pet care revolution to Boise, Idaho.

The Aquarium Experience

The Fish Gallery, in Texas, offers aquatics customers scalable, affordable options in a palatial retail setting

Head of the Class

The 2014 Pet Business Top 25 Retailers List reveals that North America's mid-sized pet specialty chains continue to grow stronger-thanks, in large part, to a clear focus on service and nutrition.

An Independent Spirit

Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet is a prime example of how a regional chain can stand up to big-box competitors by delivering high-quality products and customer service in a neighborhood pet shop atmosphere. That is why it has been named Pet Business' 2013 Retailer of the Year.

Keys To Success

Pet specialty retailer American Dog Outfitters clears several hurdles to find success in Key West.

The Strong Survive

While the past five years of economic strife have proven disastrous for many retailers, five pet specialty chains prove that it is possible to not only survive, but grow in a difficult economy.

Taking the Puppy Out of the Window

Three independent pet retailers share their experiences of life after puppy sales.

Welcome to the Club

Pet Club has emerged from the desert to become a player in several markets across Arizona and Colorado. The chain's rapid growth and success are why it has been selected as the Pet Business Retailer of the Year.

Chain Reaction

Pet specialty chains have fared quite well over the past five years despite-and in some cases, because of-recent economic troubles.

All in the Family

Over the past 30 years, Concord Pet Foods and Supplies—the 2011 Pet Business Retailer of the Year—has grown into a successful 21-store retail chain by combining the owner’s hands-on approach with empowered store managers.

A Passion for Pets & People

Mud Bay’s focus on doing what is best not only for pets, but also for its employees, has helped it become the Pacific Northwest’s premier independent pet retail chain

Confessions of a Pet Retailer

Forty-five years after he took over the family pet store, Al Selmer offers some insight into the challenges facing the modern independent pet retailer.

The Little Chain That Could

Pet Food Express has carved out a niche in the San Francisco Bay area by stressing merchandising, service and selection. That’s why the chain has been named the 2010 Pet Business Retailer of the Year.

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