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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 has long served as an exemplary model of what a traditional pet store should be. Owner Mike Hoffer has remained committed to categories such as…”

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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…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Oct 16, 2014
“Every child should experience the wonders and joy of a classroom pet—a hamster or gerbil, a little corn snake, or how about a gecko? Looking for something with a bit more bite, how about an alligator? A new soon-to-be-released science-based children’s book, Gator, Gator, Second Grader (Classroom Pet…Or Not?) will…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Oct 14, 2014
“Not content to continue beating up on brick-and-mortar retailers from the comfort of cyberspace, Amazon is getting into the brick-and-mortar business.In case you missed it in the news—and frankly, how could you?—last week, it was reported that the online retail giant will be opening its first store, on 34th St.…”
by Lindsey Wojcik on Oct 9, 2014
“While many Americans look forward to turkey and football on Thanksgiving Day, canine admirers know it’s a day for the dogs. America’s most widely viewed dog show, The National Dog Show presented by Purina will air on NBC just after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and dog lovers may want…”