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A Dog Toy Sweepstakes From HERO … and More Services for September-October




Dog Toy Sweepstakes

Caitec has launched the HERO Free Dog Toys for a Year consumer sweepstakes. The promotion awards one lucky pet parent every month with a HERO Dog Toy prize pack worth $250. The promotion runs until July 31, 2018. The company is spreading the word about the sweepstakes on its website,, on social media and via in-store kits that include window signs and shelf talkers.

Pets Best Announces App

Pets Best Insurance Services has announced a new mobile app, which allows policy holders to snap a photo of an invoice and upload it to file the claim. The app contains claims status details past and present, policy details, account preferences, the ability to add new pets and access to a 24/7 Pet Helpline, which provides access to veterinary experts any time day or night.

Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo Dates Set

The sixth annual NYC Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo will be held on May 1, 2018, in New York City. Media, pet retailers, groomers, veterinarians, social media and pet influencers will join together to learn about latest pet products. This year, retailers will have the opportunity to participate in two educational sessions before the event.

Woman of the Year Finalists Named

Women in the Pet Industry Network has announced finalists for Pet Industry Woman of the Year. Winners in five categories will be revealed in Portland, OR, on Sept. 26. Advocate: Ann Marie Hoff of Ann Marie Hoff, Barbara Zawlocki of Lick Magazine, Beth Miller of Wagtown, Dorothy Wills-Raftery of FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews, Marci Koski of Feline Behavior Solutions. Corporate: Gila Kurtz of Dog is Good, Kate Jones of Platinum Pets, Peggy Hoyt of PetWill, Penny Johnson of Sturdi Products, Stacy Pursell of The VET Recruiter. Entrepreneur: Ashley Carestia of Bark Fifth Avenue, Candace D’Agnolo of Pet Boss Nation, Deborah Turner of Federation of Insured Dog Owners, Jodi Clock of Clock Timeless Pets, Robin Brogdon of BluePrints Veterinary Marketing Group. Rising Star: Aimee Jurenka of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, Beth Stultz of Pet Sitters International, Carrie Ann Feinberg of Safe Haven Advocate Pet Care & Photography, Tracy Krulik of ISpeakDog, Rebecca Breese of PetHub. Solopreneur: Amy Shojai of Amy Shojai Consulting, Beke Lubeach of Dog Bone Marketing Solutions, Kelly Ison of Einstein Pets, Leanna Gautney of Country Critters Pet Sitters, Mona Straub of Just Fur Fun.

Conference Schedule Announced

International Boarding & Pet Services Association has released its conference schedule, for the IBPSA Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show, taking place Oct. 3-5 in Jacksonville, FL. Pre-conference events begin two days prior.

Attention-Getting Racks

The Company of Animals has launched a rack merchandising program for its HALTI and Baskerville Ultra Muzzle lines. Designed to fit an in-line gondola or end cap, each assortment comes with a header card featuring a sizing chart  to help shoppers select the best fit.




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