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Bones & Co. Goat Whip, Nutrena Chicken Feed and Other Hot Sellers for Pet Businesses in June

June saw high sales of CBD products and day care stays, but a few new items cracked our top sellers list.

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BONES & CO Frozen Goat Whip

BONES & CO Frozen Goat Whip. Did 20 percent off so the large container was under $10 and the small under $5. Went really well, sold out of the ISO. Summer weather I’m sure helped out! — Ann Peterson, Ann-imals Pet Supply, York, ME

  • NUTRENA NatureWise Layer Feed! Throughout COVID, lots of people have been home more and trying to raise chickens. — Shelly Nicastro, Essex Bird & Pet Supply, Essex, MA
  • Wisdom food by EARTH ANIMAL. The company put on a great promo to introduce the product. For the 1-pound bag, regular price $11.99, on sale for $4.99. Many people tried it and came back for a larger bag! — April Meier, Pawsitively Scrumptious, Crestview, FL
  • HEAVENLY HOUNDS Relaxation Squares. Thunderstorms and fireworks made these squares a hit. This is a new product for us. — Barbara Clemmens, Aardvark Pet Supplies, Thornwood, NY
  • 2 PAWS 4 YOU bakery items. We sell the cookies for $3.57 a piece. People love how cute they’re decorated and that they have allergy-friendly ingredients. — Angela Ng, Paws for a Moment Spa, Waukesha, WI
  • WERUVA cat cans. We carry the whole cat line of Weruva. I believe the large selection has a lot to do with our sales (pushing these products helps, too!). — Margo Tortorelis, My Natural Pet, Brooklyn, NY
  • Creeping into our top five items were vinyl stickers by Big Moods (on Faire.) We also sell a ton of other stickers as well, between $3 to $4 for most. All told, we sold nearly $1,450 worth of different kinds of stickers in June! Most are displayed on a Big Moods spinning rack, but we also had a second display of Pride and empowerment stickers on our front Pride display table. — Shane Somerville, Paddywack, Mill Creek, WA
  • The new HONEST PAWS peanut butter CBD single packs nearly sold out within a few weeks of us bringing them into the shop! — Charlsye Lewis, Metro Animals, Fort Worth, TX
  • PetZone Boredom Busters from COSMIC PET. I finally added a store to my Facebook page and “tagged” the product in a post. That may have contributed to the surge. — Kelly Newton, Nickel City Pet Pantry, Getzville, NY
  • Collars and harnesses! All the fun prints, mostly nautical, are impossible to keep in stock. The GOOBY harnesses are our best selling harnesses! — Corissa Bubenick, Hot Diggity LLC, Mashpee,MA
  • PURE VITA and NUTRISOURCE jerky treats. We bought in bulk, and we’re able to sell them BOGO. We sold over 1,000 bags in three weeks. — Nancy Guinn, Dog Krazy, Fredericksburg, VA
  • P.L.A.Y. toys! In particular, the campfire line. Super dang cute! — Anna Woodcock, Brown Dog Bakery, Ankeny, IA
  • Seems like a lot of pups are in training right now. We are selling training harnesses and HAPPY HOWIE’S sausage rolls like crazy. — Jennifer Thomas, Lucky Dog Pet Grocery & Bakery, Lawrence, KS
  • We picked up EARTH ANIMAL‘s flea and tick collection and have been doing fantastic with it. Ticks have been especially bad this year. We didn’t do any promotions for it, but did feature it on social, and it was displayed in a prominent location at both stores. — Sheila Spitza, Wet Nose, Geneva, IL
  • HAPPY HOWIE‘S Beef Burger. No promotions. This was an item that wasn’t selling for us, so we moved it and created a new display, and now they are flying out of here. — Kristi Andrews, The Barkery, Tewksbury, MA
  • JOLLY PETS Soccer Balls were good sellers. Our Pride items were also well received: collars (UP COUNTRY), rainbow cakes (HUXLEY & KENT) and bandanas (made locally). A new product we tried out was also a hit: Popsiclez Pooch Ice Pops, by LUV TAILS. — Kaye Busse-Kleber, Bark On Mulford, Rockford, IL
  • JW Comfy Perches. Many different sizes, offers a change from the ordinary wooden perch, easy TO install, prices have hardly changed in 20 years. — Paul Lewis, Birds Unlimited, Webster, NY
  • BOSS DOG Frozen Yogurt single cups were a huge hit! Our birthday is in June, and we do an ice cream party with a topping bar and that starts a strong season of ice cream sales! Boss Dog donated a few cases and people got to see how much their dogs love it. — Annabell Bivens, The Dog Store, Alexandria, VA
  • Bully Sticks, chicken feet, trachea and other body parts by BULLY STICK ORGANIC, priced from under a dollar. Buy More & Save. We’ll keep this promo at least till October. — Nancy Okun, Cats n Dogs, Port Charlotte, FL
  • We bought a freezer and brought in Open Farm Gently Cooked and Primal Raw, and those were both great sellers during the month of June. We had a $$ off promotion on Open Farm which got people’s attention. — Pat Schiek, Lucky Dogs, Skaneateles, NY
  • We recently brought in the WUNDERBALL line, and they have been a huge hit! We almost sold out in a week and have already ordered a second time within a 10-day timeframe! Prices range from $10.99-$16.99 (they just launched their XL size!) — Johnna Devereaux, Fetch RI, Richmond RI
  • 40-pound FIRSTMATE Skoki dry dog food ($44.99) was our best seller in June because we got the police dogs to try it. — Theresa Moreno, For Healthy Pets, Montgomery, AL
  • We had an increase in our Steve’s Real Food sales. We were able to reach more of our guests to help them understand the benefits of adding raw to their dogs diet. We were also able to sell more of the 20-pound boxes than in the past. — Lisa Kirschner, Sit, Stay, ‘N Play, Inc, Stroudsburg, PA
  • Austin & Kat CBD, though not our top seller in the store, was up 84 percent going in to July and the holiday weekend. The brand continues to grow and customers love it! — Jennifer Larsen, Firehouse Pet Shop, Wenatchee, WA
  • LickiMat Soother was a big seller for us. We did a push for LickiMat as a helpful way to calm anxious dogs during summer thunderstorms and Fourth of July fireworks. — Tom Jeffrey , Dinky Dog Club, Charleston, SC

SERVICES

  • Dock diving pool rental. — Samantha Youngblood, Youngblood’s Natural Animal Care Center and Massage, Wilkinson, IN
  • The paddleboard add-on feature to our pool experiences. We find that more and more dogs are out on the water with their owners, and suiting up into a life vest and balancing on the board has turned out to be a great little revenue generator this summer. — Angela Pantalone, Wag Central, Stratford, CT
  • Pet sitting is coming in like a tidal wave! Specifically overnight pet sitting, where we sleep in people’s homes. The majority of our biz is daily dog walks, but July has been full of pet sitting and overnight requests for August. — Ashley Cook, Viva La Pet, Dover, NJ
  • Our doggy day care has been so busy! We currently have such a long waitlist for new dogs that we are going to take a break from new clients after we go through the current waitlist. We can only have 25 dogs a day, and we don’t want to get to the point that we are always and it’s impossible to get people’s dogs into day care. — Anna Fortini, Croton Pet Station, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
  • Our dog washes have been non-stop. People are happy they are open again (we opened them quite some time ago but this is the busy season!). We can’t keep our bully sticks in stock. We sell the SAS 6″ for 2.99 and the SAS 12″ for 7.99. — Jess Calton Chow Hound Pet Supplies, Walker, MI
  • Baths! Huge increase. We offer Wash & Wear: bath, ears, nails and towel dry for $15 to $25 (depending on weight). — Helen Bennett, The Grooming Place Pet Shop, Chester, MD
  • Dog Boarding! People are really hitting the roads this summer and need a place to leave their pups. We are hearing from new dogs every day, and just don’t have the space for all of them. — Andy Wiltz, Woof’s Play & Stay, Merriam, KS

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