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Pet Age recently spoke with Susan Goldstein, co-owner of Earth Animal in Westport, Connecticut, about what has enabled her and her husband, Dr. Bob Goldstein, to flourish as a retailer for nearly 40 years. Q Can you tell us about the history of Earth Animal? A The Earth Animal flagship store opened in 1979. It […]

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A Perfect Fit

Pet Age recently touched base with Randy Lowe, owner of Precision Sharp, to discuss how he went from sharpening shears at trade shows to creating custom grooming scissors. Q What inspired you to start Precision Sharp? A After years of being a machinist, I bought a sharpening business and Precision Sharp began in July 1991. […] Read More →

Do the Right Thing

Pet Age recently spoke with Nancy Bleznak, owner of Medford Pet Supplies in Medford, New Jersey, about navigating changes that have allowed the store to thrive in today’s industry. Q When did you first open Medford Pet Supplies, and how has it evolved over the years? A Medford Pet Supplies opened in November 1994 in […] Read More →

Bridging the Gap

Pet Age recently touched base with David Hanono, owner of T-Rex Products, to talk about how the company got its start and what’s helped it remain successful for 20 years. Q Can you tell me about the story behind how you started T-Rex? A It all started with product ideas my business partner and I […] Read More →

Keeping it Simple

Pet Age recently spoke with Paul Armstrong, president and co-founder of earthbath, which manufactures an all-natural line of pet grooming products. Q Can you tell me about the origin of earthbath? A Several like-minded friends in San Francisco created three shampoos and a conditioner in the late 1980s. I had invented an item applicable to […] Read More →

Working Together

Pet Age’s Alexandra Wepner spoke with Bill Rebozo, co-founder of three new apps called Babelbark, BizBark and BabelVet, designed for pet owners, businesses and veterinarians, respectively. Unveiled at SuperZoo in August 2016, the apps integrate and optimize pet services to the benefit of consumers, retailers and vets. Q: How was the idea behind BizBark, BabelBark […] Read More →

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Embracing Change

Pet Age recently spoke with Bridget Richlen, director of sales and marketing at Exclusively Pet, the maker of dog cookies and other treats for even the most finicky dog. Q Tell us about the history of Exclusively Pet. A Exclusively Pet started in 1994, and was born out of a natural partnership. Bob Merar, president […] Read More →

Bird’s Eye View

Pet Age’s Alexandra Wepner spoke with Terry Gao of Caitec about the company’s start as an importer of bird cages to its current position as a major player in the bird category in addition to its dog, small animal and aquatics product lines. Q How did Caitec get its start in 1992? A As a […] Read More →

Beautiful Bowls

Pet Age’s Alexandra Wepner spoke with Platinum Pets President Kate Jones about the company’s signature style and extensive catalog. Q How did Platinum Pets get its start? A Platinum Pets started with a simple desire to create a bowl for pets that looked better than anything we could find in the market. The powder coating […] Read More →

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