Inbox On the America’s Coolest Pet Stores and More of Your Letters Some of you just exude positive vibes! Published 3 months ago on October 15, 2020 By PETS+ Staff PETS+ October-November 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertisement You may like PETS+ Readers Share What They Are Most Looking Forward to in 2021 Our Brain Squad Share Worries, Boundless Optimism and Gratitude Here Are Your Thoughts on the COVID-19 Pandemic 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 Releases7 hours ago Scenthound Franchise Selects 919 Marketing Company to Lead National Franchise Development Strategy Do You Or Don't You1 day ago Do You Have a Community Water Bowl at Your Pet Business? Press Releases1 day ago Boss Nation Brands Gets National Recognition for Charitable Giving Headlines1 week ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Headlines1 week ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Columns6 days ago Top 5 Things to Share with Customers of Reptile Pets Trace's Store School2 months 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 School3 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 Headlines1 week ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Headlines1 week ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Columns6 days ago Top 5 Things to Share with Customers of Reptile Pets Photo Gallery3 days ago LOL at These Pet Industry Bernie Memes Products1 week ago 5 New Products to Help Keep Reptiles Healthy and Content Press Releases1 week ago Matrix Partners Now Creating Virtual Show Booths Press Releases5 days ago Canopy Animal Health Pet CBD Products Awarded NASC Quality Seal Do You Or Don't You1 day ago Do You Have a Community Water Bowl at Your Pet Business?