July 2015
A Passion for Pets & People

Mud Bay’s business plan is pretty simple. In fact, Lars Wulff, co-CEO of the 33-unit Tumwater, Wash.-based pet store chain,…
  Oxbow Animal Health has awarded scholarships to five outstanding students pursuing education in the exotic- and companion-animal veterinary fields. The winners were chosen for their interest and involvement in the field of exotic animal health, excellence in academic achievement and expression of career goals and interests.   This year’s…
Wholesome dog-treat maker Plato Pet Treats has initiated its Plato Wags Back program, which provides treats and financial assistance to rescues and adoption centers throughout the U.S. With the purchase of a bag of Plato Pet Treats, Plato will provide meaningful financial and product donations to rescues and shelters to…
Ethical Products has acquired the BF Treat Company, a domestic producer of high-quality, all-natural USA-made dog treats.    In conjunction with the acquisition, Jay Goldman and his son Matt have joined Ethical Products as brand manager and merchandise manager, respectively. The current treat line, Healthy Balance, is made with real chicken…
Pet Supplies Plus has partnered with Franchise America Finance to make $15 million available to qualified franchise candidates.   Franchise America Finance, a commercial franchise finance firm specializing in debt and equity placement, will work with qualified Pet Supplies Plus franchise candidates, as well as current franchise owners who are…
Ruffwear has started a two-year partnership, including financial and in-kind product support, as well as adoption promotions, with Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.   Ruffwear, a manufacturer of high-performance dog gear, chose Best…
Bags on Board, a brand manufactured by The Bramton Company, has signed an industry-exclusive agreement with cycleWood Solutions to produce a line of environmentally conscious waste pick-up bags. Bags on Board’s Green Pups line will be made using cycleWood Solutions’ Xylomer technology.    “Waste pick-up bags are a perfect application…
Aquatop, a manufacturer of aquatic products, has partnered with Nobis Sales and Marketing.   Nobis Sales and Marketing is a representation group serving 14 states throughout the Midwest. Based in Delaware, Ohio, the company is dedicated to providing professional, complete and first-class sales and marketing representation to the top pet…
JBS USA has introduced Copper’s Classics, a line of natural, premium and American-made dog chews.    “Consumers are looking to purchase American-made dog treats for their furry friends,” said Rebecca Deveau-Greene, program development manager at JBS USA. “Offering Copper’s Classics allows retailers to meet the demand for U.S.-made pet treats. Our…
PetAction Plus, a flea and tick product for cats and dogs, has launched. It contains the same active ingredients as a top-selling brand, but sells at a lower price, making it a more affordable option for pet owners.    “Too often, pet owners opt out of a regular flea and…
The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), the charitable giving arm of Planet Dog, has partnered with the New York-based Good Dog Foundation. The Good Dog Foundation is known for developing best practices in training, certification and quality controls for their nearly 1,000 dog/handler teams.   PDF has awarded Good Dog a…
Merrick Pet Care has launched two grain-free, high-protein diets to meet the needs of more pets. The new diets are Merrick Backcountry, an all-natural ancestral canine diet, and Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet, a line of simple recipes for dogs and cats with ingredient intolerances or food sensitivities.    “We know…
Royal Animals has expanded its Sweaters and Puffy Coats collections, in addition to introducing three collections. In the Sweaters collection, social media signals illuminate the newest styles. The modern-style sweaters are cozy and warm, and are available in a wide selection. Royal Animals has added colors and styles to its Puffy…

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Industry Calendar

July 17-19, 2015: International Pet & Aquarium Supplies Expo 2015

Cotai Strip Cotai Expo (The Venetian Macao)

Macau, China

Phone: 852-2827 6766


July 21-23, 2015: SuperZoo

Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nev.

Phone: (800) 999-7295


August 3- 4, 2015: Phillips Pet Food & Supplies Mid-Atlantic Buying Show

Ocean Place Resort & Spa

Long Branch, N.J.

Phone: (800) 451-2817


August 6- 9, 2015: All American Grooming Show

The Westin Chicago North

Wheeling, Ill.

Phone: (717) 691-3388


August 27-30, 2015: Pet Fair Asia 2015

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

Shanghai, China

Phone: +86 21 6195 6088


August 29-30, 2015: North American Reptile Breeder's Conference and Trade Show

Arlington Convention Center

Arlington, Texas

Phone: (708) 932-8044


September 12-13, 2015: North American Reptile Breeder's Conference and Trade Show

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, Calif.

Phone: (708) 932-8044


September 17-20, 2015: Groom Expo

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

Hershey, Pa.

Phone: (717) 691-3388


September 19-20, 2015: The Long Island Pet Expo in the Park

Tanner Park

Copiague, N.Y.

Phone: (800) 677-4677


October 1- 2, 2015: Phillips Pet Food & Supplies Southern Buying Show

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Phone: (800) 451-2817


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