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Valuable Real-Life Stories of Bosses … and More Letters From Our Readers for March

PETS+ makes one reader feel like she’s ‘not alone out there.’




Not Alone Out There

Real-life stories of fellow bosses and owners that are in the same field are so valuable. It makes me feel I’m not alone out here, and others share what I go through. — Kristina Robertson, Barkley Square Pets, Falls Church, VA

Shoestring Marketing

I would love to see more about the way people market for free, whether it be on social media (which is where 90 percent of my business comes from), emails or any different ideas. Marketing is expensive, and I would love to hear how different businesses have succeeded without breaking the bank. — Morgan Moses, Harley’s Bakery, Harrisonville, MO

Working with Indies

I’d like to see some more information or tips on how manufacturers can work directly with independent pet retailers or that helps manufacturers get the word out. — Remy Bibaud, Pet Perennials, Pittsburgh, PA

Payment Plans

I want to know how owners pay their groomers. We have a retail store with a grooming salon. We currently pay them hourly, and they have hourly support staff. Wondering what everyone else does. — Marissa Flatley, Animal House Grooming & Pet Supplies, Absecon, NJ

Stop the Bullies

I do not understand why the raw manufacturers do not band together and stop the FDA from bulling them. — Debbie Fazica, Pet X Supply & Tack, Howell , MI

Inspiring, Humbling

I appreciate the opportunity to learn from other business owners via the articles and bulletins. I know they face many of the same challenges I do, and it is both inspiring and humbling to see how they overcome them. — Wendy Megyese, Muttigans, Emerald Isle, NC


More Birds

Please start including more information on birds. — Deborah Schweikardt, Arizona Bird Store, Mesa, AZ


I love this magazine! I cannot tell you how many things I take away each month! Keep up the good work! — Jan Guin, All Pet Supplies, Springfield, MO

Keep up the Faith

You guys are terrific. Keep inspiring us with ways to keep up the faith. — Kathy Palmer, The Fish & Bone, Portland, ME



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