Inbox On the America’s Coolest Pet Stores and More of Your Letters Some of you just exude positive vibes! Published 5 days ago on October 15, 2020 By PETS+ Staff PETS+ November 2020 Issue Share Tweet So Cool! Much Love! I love reading about the America’s Coolest Stores contest winners. They’re so inspiring (and jealousy inducing!). — Shane Somerville, Paddywack, Mill Creek, WA Loved seeing the winners of America’s Coolest. There are some amazing retailers out there with great business models. — Lisa Boegl, Eldorado Country Pet, Santa Fe, NM I absolutely love seeing the America’s Coolest Stores winners and getting new ideas from the owners you interview! Sometimes it’s a really great sales tip or new product. Sometimes it’s a design element I see in the photos. — Beth Kidd, Dogs By Design, Irwin, PA I love receiving your magazine in the mail. It brightens my day! — Elizabeth Hobbs, Stay and Play at Home, Bristol, VA Staying Positive Thank you for all your support on the PETS+ Facebook group and online and in print. You are a bright light in this crazy year! It helps so much knowing we are all in this together! — Jennifer Larsen, Firehouse Pet Shop, Wenatchee, WA I love the upbeat feel and enthusiasm of the magazine and the Facebook group. It keeps me focusing on the positives in our industry! — Becci Johnson Scott, Fetching Dog, Scottsdale, AZ Editor’s note: Join us in the PETS+ Facebook Community for a daily dose of positivity! Recent Highs and Lows high: Business is doing well despite COVID-19. low: I am totally exhausted because business has been doing well, with little to no opportunities for R&R. I can’t travel because of COVID-19! — Katherine Ostiguy, Crossbones Dog Academy, Providence, RI high: A customer who brought in 6-feet-distance floor signs. low: Sadly, being called names, that cannot be printed, for asking people to don a mask. — Heather Campbell, Bow Wow & Woofs, Blaine, WA high: We are still kicking during COVID-19. We are fortunate to be in an area where customers still have disposable income. low: COVID-19 has created a staffing bottleneck. Older employees are afraid to work, and younger require training and they periodically leave. — Adrian Archie, petNmind, Coconut Creek, FL high: Celebrating 21 years in business. low: When my employees are not getting along. I feel like I referee too often with my staff. They are so good at the job, it is hard to let them go over minor personality conflicts. — Victoria Park, Park Pet Supply, Atlanta, GA Editor’s note: Congratulations, Victoria Park, on your 21 years in business. That is an accomplishment worth celebrating. Cheers! Related Topics:Featured 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 email@example.com. Advertisement You may like Our Brain Squad Share Worries, Boundless Optimism and Gratitude Here Are Your Thoughts on the COVID-19 Pandemic Stories That Inspired, Word of the Year and More of Your Letters Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns1 day ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Photo Gallery1 day ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] True Tales2 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job True Tales2 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns6 days ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns6 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School America's Coolest3 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Four Muddy Paws in St. Louis Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales2 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns6 days ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns6 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines6 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery2 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?