Sanity Files Annabell Bivens Keeps Positive During COVID-19 by Sewing Masks and ‘Lots of Coffee’ Retail manager/groomer has made 400 masks for employees and to sell to customers. Published 7 months ago on July 5, 2020 By PETS+ Staff PETS+ July 2020 Issue Share Tweet Annabell Bivens THE DOG STORE & YOUR DOG’S BEST FRIENDS, ALEXANDRIA, VA When not working as retail manager of The Dog Store and groomer at Your Dog’s Best Friends, Annabell Bivens likes to sew. But even that couldn’t stay solely personal because of COVID-19. She had sewn 500 masks as of press time — the first went to employees, while 405 have been sold to customers. Bivens also sews dog bandanas, including the one worn here by her senior Siberian Husky, Artemis. Related Topics:Featuredpet businesses in Virginia click to Comment(Comment) PETS+ Staff Since launching in 2017, PETS+ has won 16 major international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact PETS+'s editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertisement You may like This Pet Pro Finds Balance by Walking Her Cat and Picking Apples with Her Bird Pups and Pizza Help This Dog Walker Find Business and Balance During COVID-19 Cats and Drumming Help This Pet Store Marketing Director Find Balance Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases22 hours ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases22 hours ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases22 hours ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School1 month ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines4 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?