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5 Bentley’s Pet Stuff Stores Acquired

They’re located in the St. Louis and Kansas City markets.

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Treats Unleashed, a local and family-owned all-natural pet food retailer founded by Ian and Teresa Miller in 2002, has announced the acquisition of the five remaining Bentley’s Pet Stuff retail locations in the St. Louis and Kansas City markets. Over the coming months, the five new Treats Unleashed locations will be remodeled to refresh the storefront and will offer a wide array of products and services catering to both dogs and cats, including a new pet bakery, self-wash stations and grooming. The bakeries are expected to be up and running by the end of this year, while grooming and self-wash renovations will take place in 2020.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Bentley’s Pet Stuff, a family-owned, multi-unit healthy pet foods retailer founded by Lisa and Giovanni Senafe, along with entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s reality series “The Profit,” expanded into the St. Louis market in 2016, opening eight shops in competition with Treats Unleashed. Five of the St. Louis Bentley’s locations have since closed, and Treats Unleashed recently acquired the remaining three Bentley’s locations in Cottleville, Wildwood and South Kirkwood. Additionally, Treats Unleashed acquired the remaining two Bentley’s locations in the north Kansas City market in Tremont Square and Shoal Creek. For a complete list of Treats Unleashed locations, visit treats-unleashed.com/locations.

Following the acquisition, the local management and sales teams of Bentley’s Pet Stuff have joined Treats Unleashed, as Treats Unleashed plans to continue offering the same friendly service, expertise and quality of natural pet products carried in the store. Many staple brands such as Fromm Family Pet Foods, Primal and Stella & Chewy’s will remain on the shelves, however, Treats Unleashed also plans to vastly expand the product selection by bringing in a wide variety of new products, as well as a bakery to offer fresh-baked pet treats and custom pet cakes. Every product on the shelf will be hand-selected by Teresa Miller, Treats Unleashed’s owner and founder.

“With this acquisition, we are excited to welcome the local Bentley’s teams to Treats Unleashed, and we look forward to introducing many more customers to the Treat Unleashed experience,” said Miller. “This expansion not only allows us to grow our presence in the St. Louis and Kansas City communities, but it also allows us to continue our mission of investing in our local pet communities. We are very excited to show this new group of customers what Treats Unleashed has to offer, and we look forward to becoming a part of the lives of many more pets by helping pet parents make healthy choices for their pets.”

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Treats Unleashed sells all-natural dog and cat food, fresh-baked pet treats, pet care essentials, toys, grooming products and more.

For more information, visit www.treats-unleashed.com

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Video: Adorable Cat Melts Hearts By Trying on Eyewear for Children

Kids see that ‘if she can wear hers, they can wear them too.’

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A rescue cat in Pennsylvania is getting attention for her role in making children feel comfortable with their eyeglasses.

Truffles happily wears brightly colored frames to set a good example for the young patients of A Child’s Eyes in Mechanicsburg, the Daily Mail reports.

“If a child is feeling a bit nervous I ask Truffles if she wants to show them her glasses,” says Danielle Crull, owner of the business. “When they see Truffles wearing them it’s a really good thing and shows that if she can wear hers, they can wear them too.”

Crull says Truffles, who is a family pet, enjoys wearing the frames.

A video of the cat trying on eyewear has been viewed millions of times.

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Dog Clothing Firm Gets $250K ‘Shark Tank’ Investment

Mark Cuban is taking a 25% stake in the firm.

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Dog Threads, a company that makes matching clothing for dogs and their owners, was awarded a $250,000 investment during an episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Scott and Gina Davis, founders of the Wayzata, MN-based firm, made a deal with Markk Cuban after their successful pitch, the Star-Tribune reports.

He agreed to invest the quarter-million and take a 25 percent stake in the company.

The episode was filmed in June but did not air until Sunday.

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“It was definitely surreal even seeing it now,” Gina Davis said. The couple kept quiet about the results for all these months.

The company sells items such as sweaters, T-shirts and plaid shirts. The founders expect sales to total $240,000 this year, the Star-Tribune reports.

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Guy Smuggles Overweight Cat Onto Plane, Gets Stripped of Air Miles

His pet exceeded the weight limit.

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Russian airline Aeroflot has taken away a traveler’s loyalty miles after smuggling his cat onto the plane.

Mikhail Galin was headed to Vladivostok from Moscow and decided to bring his overweight cat, Viktor, along in the cabin, CNN reports.

The problem: The airline’s weight limit for pets in the cabin is 8 kilograms, or about 17.6 pounds. Viktor tipped the scales at 10 kilograms.

Galin didn’t want his cat to ride in the belly of the plane. He didn’t take the flight.

He wrote a Facebook post about the situation and asked for help finding a similar cat of lower weight. Someone came forward with an appropriate feline, and Galin returned for another try.

When it was time for the cat to be weighed, he presented the thinner substitute, according to CNN. Before boarding, he pulled the old switcheroo.

Galin and Viktor made it to Vladivostok without issue. But Galin’s viral Facebook post caught the attention of the airline, which then stripped him of his air miles.

He took the loss in stride, saying, “I got a penalty. It’s normal.”

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