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Petmate Makes an Acquisition

Gen7Pets makes pet strollers, travel carriers and ramps.

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Petmate announced the acquisition of Gen7Pets, a manufacturer of pet strollers, travel carriers and ramps.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“With its focus on products that provide care and safety for pets, Gen7Pets is an excellent fit for the Petmate product portfolio,” said Alice Tillett, CEO of Petmate. “Our mission is to provide fun, trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families. The addition of Gen7Pets continues us down that path, enhancing our commitment with an ever more comprehensive catalog of product offerings.”

Founded in 2012, Gen7Pets “has been committed to providing quality products that keep pets comfortable and feeling secure while offering portable convenience,” according to a press release. Its products includes pet strollers, travel carriers, ramps, steps, cots and petyards.

Petmate will be transitioning management of the Gen7Pets business and its associated intellectual property to the company’s corporate headquarters in Arlington, TX, within the next three months. Petmate will be retaining key Gen7Pets positions during this integration period.

“It’s important to us that Petmate shares our commitment to pet families,” said John Sandiford, president, Gen7Pets. “We’re excited that our product line will have a role in Petmate’s continuing commitment to innovate, develop and expand the category.”

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Petmate’s portfolio of pet, family-favorite brands include Aspen Pet, Brandon McMillan, Chuckit!, Dogzilla, Fat Cat, Jackson Galaxy, JW, and LA-Z-BOY. For more information, visit petmate.com.

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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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