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Pet Supplies Retailer to Add 3 Stores

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It will soon have 11 locations.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Chow Hound Pet Supplies plans to add three locations over the first half of 2018.

The retailer, which was founded in 1989 with a single Grand Rapids store, will grow to 11 stores in the Grand Rapids metro area, Holland, Grand Haven and Kalamazoo.

Chow Hound kicked off 2018 with the opening of a new location on Burton Street SE in Grand Rapids, next to Fresh Thyme Market. The store marks the latest iteration in Chow Hound’s ongoing brand evolution, featuring an updated color scheme and flooring, new layout, and colorful brand-consistent signage. Chow Hound stores offer premium pet foods, supplies, expert advice and personal service, along with self-serve dog wash rooms for walk-in service and Humane Society cats and kittens available for adoption.

This month, Chow Hound makes its entry into the Kalamazoo market with a store on retail-intensive South Westnedge Avenue in Portage, next to an existing Target location. By mid-2018 the retailer will open another Grand Rapids location at the busy Knapp’s Corner shopping center off the city’s East Beltline.

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“We’re getting great feedback on our new Burton Street location,” said Greg Keane, president and co-founder. “Our customers – both four-legged and two-legged – love the look and feel of the store, and that’s going to be our model going forward.”PETS Chowhound

Greg Keane, co-founder of Chow Hound, at the new Burton Street location with Store Manager Julie Ledger.

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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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