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by Jennifer Boncy on Oct 30, 2014
“    Just in case online retailers and big-box pet store chains weren’t enough to keep independent pet specialty chains on their toes, Nestlé Purina has launched an online-only product that offers a level of both convenience and personalization that any brick-and-mortar store would be hard pressed to match.    Just Right by Purina allows dog owners to purchase customized dog food, formulated to meet the individual needs of each pet. At JustRightPetFood.com, dog owners…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Oct 29, 2014
“Given the steady stream of news about municipalities all across the country considering some type of ban on pets--whether it's a ban on selling pets in pet stores or a ban on certain dog breeds--it is nice to hear that at least one local legislature is considering a ban on,…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Oct 24, 2014
“Sure, the majority of Americans celebrate Halloween each October. However, for many sports fanatics, this month is all about post-season baseball, not to mention college and pro football, and professional hockey and basketball.Yes, it is a joyous time of the year for sports fans, but perhaps it’s an even better…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Oct 23, 2014
“I recently heard the sad news that the pet specialty channel will be losing one of its great full-line retailers. After more than 40 years of serving Milwaukee pet owners, Hoffer's Tropic Life Pets is expected to close its doors forever at the end of the year.The giant 34,000-square-foot store…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Oct 17, 2014
“Adopt, don’t shop—that seems to have become the mantra of many Americans who are thinking about welcoming a four-legged family member into their home. The recently released PetSmart Charities 2014 U.S. Shelter Pet Report reveals that more than two-thirds of pet parents (66 percent) would rather adopt a pet than…”