Mid West Pet Supply: Show Dog Stuff

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While I was at the Heart of Illinois dog show cluster Memorial Day weekend, I talked to Bobby Brandon, who runs the Mid West Pet Supply booth for its owner, John Williams. Essential for All Breed Dog Shows Mid West Pet Supply is a general dog show vendor, one that carries equipment and supplies specifically … Read moreMid West Pet Supply: Show Dog Stuff

PetCoach Comprehensive In-Store Dog Support System

My husband and I are fans of Shark Tank, and we happened to watch a vintage episode from November 2016 where Pupbox was pitched,  The company was offering a subscription box to puppy owners which followed the puppies with age-appropriate offerings through adulthood, when they switched to an adult dog version of the box.  The segment … Read morePetCoach Comprehensive In-Store Dog Support System

Marketing In the Gray Zone with Canine Cannabanoids

Products including hemp for dogs as well as humans are being introduced and promoted at a breakneck pace.   The editor of Petfood Industry weighed in on this topic in the July 2018 issue.  One of the most interesting things about this trend from a marketing standpoint is the legal standing not only of these products … Read moreMarketing In the Gray Zone with Canine Cannabanoids

Promoting Michigan Dog Events, Products, and Services

The Michigan Canine Resource Guide is a unique publication targeted to dog owners in Michigan.   Beth Mitchell launched this guide to dog-related events, products, and services in Michigan in 2015 and it has steadily grown as more organizations and advertisers contribute. Beth was inspired by the Arizona Equine Resource Guide,  published by her sister who … Read morePromoting Michigan Dog Events, Products, and Services

Bingo Pet Salon Offers Upscale Pet Services

Southeast Michigan’s local MetroMode media outlet reported on Bingo Pet Salon an upscale pet business opening in Royal Oak, one of the hippest inner ring Detroit suburbs. Bingo Pet Salon offers a contemporary look and feel and in addition to dog and cat grooming services, offers pet sitting and locally made specialty pet products, including … Read moreBingo Pet Salon Offers Upscale Pet Services

Arf Van Furniture for Dogs by Art Van

Home Furnishings Business reports on the launch of Arf Van home furnishings for dogs from Art Van Furniture.   This is the first human furniture player I’ve seen enter this area; the products range from modestly priced dog beds which are similar to those sold in pet stores to hard goods which resemble traditional furniture.   Prices … Read moreArf Van Furniture for Dogs by Art Van

Canton Paws in the Park Event

This past Sunday I attended the Paws in the Park event at Canton Heritage Park in Canton Michigan.  This was the second of a two-day event celebrating pets  sponsored by Paws in the Park USA and the Humane Society of Huron Valley along with other local businesses.  There were exhibitions and spectator participation events scheduled … Read moreCanton Paws in the Park Event

Fetching Tags Custom Dog Tags

I’ll admit being a sucker for marketing featuring photos of Bull Terriers! I found  Fetching Tags through their social media outreach on Twitter. The company sells premium custom dog tags, made of brushed aluminum. While lacking a bit in the amount of information they contain compared to other, more practical tags like those from Boomerang … Read moreFetching Tags Custom Dog Tags

Pet retailers FSI activity up in 2009

Marx Promotion Intelligence reported that overall Free Standing Insert (FSI) activity rose by 8% in 2009 to more than 272 billion coupons dropped. Pet retailers and pet products were important contributors to this increase. PetSmart rose from 4th in 2008 to 2nd in 2009 in terms of overall FSI pages; Target continues as the #1 … Read morePet retailers FSI activity up in 2009