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by Mike Bober on Jul 31, 2014
“When you think of dangerous, wild animals, what comes to mind? Lions? Great white sharks? Rabbits? It might not pass the laugh test, but a proposed list of “Dangerous Wild Animals” submitted for public comment throughout July in West Virginia could very well become a reality in the state that prides itself on being “Wild and Wonderful.” And it’s not just cottontails that could soon be off-limits to breeders, retailers and the pet-owning public. Gerbils,…”

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by Jennifer Boncy on Jul 31, 2014
“Not all pet specialty stores are created equal. Some are simply that—honest-to-goodness pet specialty stores. Others aspire to be more. California-based Pussy & Pooch falls into the latter category. Entrepreneur Janene Zakrajsek describes her growing chain of stores as lifestyle destinations—for pets. While the lofty designation may seem grandiose to…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Jul 31, 2014
“As the pet humanization trend has made our four-legged loved ones more prominent within the family unit, the holiday season has become the most wonderful time of the year for pet stores. Pet owners are increasingly including their companion animals in the yuletide gift-giving tradition, which represents a great opportunity…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Jul 1, 2014
““Want a treat?” These are three powerful words that send most dogs into a frenzy as their owner inquisitively looks at them while reaching for the treat jar—and if dogs had it their way, it would probably be a question that was asked multiple times a day. While most dog…”
by Maria Lange on Jul 1, 2014
“If you want to see the future of shopping, look no further than your customers’ smartphones.In GfK’s 2013 FutureBuy report on the evolution of shopping, one in four consumers said they had made an online purchase with a smartphone while in a store, and 17 percent had done this with…”