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Pet Show Company Expands With Acquisition

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It “fits perfectly” into the new owner’s plans.

HUNTINGTON STATION, NY – Family Pet Shows, owned by Garri Promotions of Huntington, NY, has acquired the Connecticut Pet Show from Jenks Productions.

“We have been waiting to find the right person and company to take over our pet show, and we are very happy that the Garetano family at Family Pet Shows will continue with and certainly grow the Connecticut Pet Show,” said Dennis Jenks of Jenks Productions.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Jenks Productions, based in Hartford, CT, has produced the Connecticut Pet Show for the past 25 years.

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Dennis Garetano of Family Pet Shows said, “We are looking forward to continuing the Connecticut Pet show, with some improvements and additional shows within our show! First and foremost we have moved the show to a pet-friendly facility so now pet parents can bring their well-behaved leashed pets with them.”

Garetano continued: “We have pets attend all our other shows in Pennsylvania and New York – everything from dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, miniature horses, ferrets – so we are very happy to make the CT show pet-friendly now!”

The show will stay in Hartford but move to the XL Center.

“The Pet Show has always been the premier event for Connecticut pet lovers,” said Wesley Jenks, vice president of Jenks Productions. “As our business expands we realized the Connecticut Pet Show would be best produced by Family Pet Shows, as they are the experts producing stellar pet events. We feel the Garetanos are positioned to take the Connecticut Pet Show to the next level.”

Family Pet Shows has been producing consumer pet shows for more than 20 years and currently has three shows in Pennsylvania (Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo in Oaks, Lehigh Valley Pet Expo in Allentown and the Morgantown Pet Expo) and two shows on Long Island (Long Island Pet Expo in the Park, every September in Copiague; and the Long Island Pet Expo, every March at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood). 

The Connecticut Pet Show, normally held each October, will now be held in November. This year’s show dates are Nov. 11-12.

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“Harford is the center of New England and fits perfectly into our expansion plans for Family Pet Shows,” said Karen Garetano of Family Pet Show. “We are looking forward to the show in November and already have many of our vendors and pet acts excited about the show!”

Attractions of the November 2017 Connecticut Pet Show will be announced soon.

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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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