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Dog Care Company to Open 10-12 New Locations in 2018

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It offers daycare, grooming and other services.

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Dog Stop, a franchise that offers daycare, grooming and other services, plans to open 10 to 12 new locations this year.

At present, the company has 10 locations spread across Pennslvania, Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware. It has signed franchise agreements for a total of more than 40 stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, according to a press release published at Franchising.com.

In five years, company officials hope to have as many as 75 locations.

The Dog Stop’s services include daycare, boarding, grooming, obedience training, in-home services and dog walking, along with a retail store. It was founded in 2009 and started franchising in 2014.

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“Most dog owners view them as part of the family and, as a result, are spending more money than ever on dog-related goods and services,” said CEO Jesse Coslov, who co-founded the brand with Chris Kane. “As dog owners ourselves, we understand the growing need to keep our dogs healthy, give them lots of love and socialization, and do what’s best for them.”

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State Considers Banning ‘No Pets’ Rental Listings

Some landlords are not happy about the proposed legislation.

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New Hampshire legislators are considering a ban on “no pets” notices in property listings.

Proposed legislation would forbid landlords and home sellers from barring pet owners, the Concord Monitor reports.

They could make rules related to pet deposits, noise control, sanitation and safety, according to the newspaper. But they could set make rules based on size, breed or appearance.

The legislation was proposed by state Rep. Ellen Read, a Democrat from Newmarket. It has drawn opposition from some landords who say it could lead to unsanitary conditions as well as allergy problems for some residents.

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But Julia Seeley, New Hampshire state director for the Humane Society, said her organization supports the bill.

We just strongly believe that a family should not be torn apart simply over housing,” she said.

Read more at the Concord Monitor

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Spotify Rolls Out Music Playlists for Pets

Pets seem to favor classical music and soft rock.

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Digital music service Spotify had a hunch that people were playing tunes for their pets.

A study by the company found that 71% of pet owners did exactly that. The survey included 5,000 music-streaming pet owners from the U.S., the UK, Australia, Spain and Italy.

The company explains:

That being said, we created a unique experience to help you craft the pawfect algorithmically generated playlist for you and your pet to enjoy together. Head to spotify.com/pets for a playlist you can share with your dog, cat, iguana, hamster, or bird.

See the graphic below for more details from the survey.

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These States Have the Most Dog and Cat Owners … And These States Have the Least

The US is home to almost as many domestic pets as humans.

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A new report looks at which U.S. states are the most pet-loving.

Seniorliving.org, a website devoted to providing information to seniors, delved into recent data from the American Veterinary Medical Association to create its rankings.

Idaho had the highest rate of households owning at least one dog, at 58.3%, according to the report, which excluded Alaska and Hawaii, which were not measured in the AVMA study. Dogs are least common in Washington, DC, where 22.5% of households have at least one.

Vermont ranked first for percentage of households with at least one cat, at 44.6%. DC, meanwhile, is the least cat-owning place, with just 16.4% of households being home to a cat.

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The U.S. is home to almost as many domestic pets as human beings. Almost 1 in 3 of those pets are fish, Seniorliving.org explains.

Cats and dogs combine for about 54.8% of all domestic pets.

 

 

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