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Pet Age spoke with Brad and Gina Ringlien, co-owners of The Pet Pad of Cary, North Carolina, to discuss their success in today’s ultra-competitive world. Q Can you tell us the history of how and why you started The Pet Pad? A (Brad) The Pet Pad is a brother-sister partnership. Gina has always had a […]

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Become Engaged

By Joseph J. Watson The pet industry is at a crossroads. We are being defined by those who oppose us. We are facing challenges to our livelihood at the national, state and local levels— especially when it comes to the breeding and sale of dogs in pet stores. As an industry, we must protect and […] Read More →

‘Geek’ Pride

Pet Age spoke with Les Wilson, a former research biologist who helped establish Cobalt Aquatics in 2011. Q Can you tell me how Cobalt Aquatics got its start? A Cobalt was founded by myself, Viral Surati and Randy Parham. We are lifelong hobbyists and have all worked in the industry for more than 20 years: […] Read More →

Bag of Bones Barkery: A Focus on Quality

Pet Age recently visited Bag of Bones Barkery in Hamilton, New Jersey, and spoke with store owner Gregg Bernhardt on what has enabled him to succeed in today’s hypercompetitive world of pet retail. Q You opened Bag of Bones in 2007. How has your shop changed over the years? A We’ve been fortunate enough to […] Read More →

Next-Level Natural

Pet Age spoke with Stephanie Boone, who in 2009 founded Wondercide, a market leader in holistic solutions for natural pet care. Q What is your company’s philosophy? A There is a lot we stand for and a lot we won’t stand for, but if I had to sum it up without cliché marketing jargon, I […] Read More →

Cause No Harm

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 […] Read More →

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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 →

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