Readers Rave About PETS+

Reactions continue to come in from pet business pros getting inspired each month by PETS+. See how your customers are reacting to the pet industry's addictive new publication.

PETS+ is my favorite trade pet magazine...I’m a fan of the content, as well as the format and style of the magazine. Always plenty of useful and relevant info, presented in a fun, eye-catching way! — Kaye Busse-Kleber, Bark On Mulford, Rockford, IL

PETS+ is great! We forward the email updates to all our staff and everyone seems to find something different of note in each issue. — Kate Lindburg, Animal Crackers Pet Supply, Corvallis, OR

I love PETS+ magazine. Every issue that I have read has had ideas and information that I have put into action right away. I love seeing the variety of ways that other stores present their products and I enjoy the problem solving focus in many of the articles. — Dani Edgerton, Paws on Main, Columbiana, OH

I like it so far because it is fun to read, not a boring magazine like others on the industry. — Mustafa Koliva, Oomaloo, Upland, CA

I LOVE, LOVE, love your magazine! —Deana Deitchler, Dog Paws, Park Rapids, MN

We love the magazine. I personally think it’s an amazing way to stay connected with the industry. So many great ideas are generated. — Sal Salafia, Exotic Pet Birds Inc, Webster, NY

After reading each issue, I come away with many ideas for our stores. I appreciated your "Family Business" article in the April 2018 issue. It’s easy to let the business run your life. Thanks for helping to add balance. — Donna Trilli, Healthy Pets NW, Portland, OR

I happened to get my first copy of your magazine and quickly fall in love with it. Great reading materials. I love to have ideas from other pet business as we can all share ideas how we grow our business. — Tammi Bui, Wichbone Pet Care, Missouri City, TX

I absolutely love PETS+ magazine! When I first received the magazine I was blown away by the ideas shared by people. I was stuck in a rut, (being a newbie to retail) and you helped pump life into my motivation. I get excited each time I pull an issue out of my mailbox. I especially love the monthly 'To Do' calendar. Thank you! — Melissa Ripple, Paws & Effect, Eustis, FL

PETS+ has given us many ideas to help us bring more traffic through the store. We appreciate all the calendar ideas and the Manager's to-do list has helped me prioritize many things I didn't think about before reading the magazine. — Michele Saharic, Barkley's Gourmet Marketplace, Flemington, NJ

I love getting these magazines! So many great ideas and insights! Even though we are a small store, I really like the information. — Lisa Keppers, Sauk Centre Country Store, Sauk Centre, MN

Your magazine is informative, timely and so much fun. It’s quickly become my go to for referencing ideas, advice and new products. — Danielle Wilson, Bath & Biscuits, Granville, OH

I love PETS+ magazine with all the helpful ideas, new products and special features. It’s given me lots of ways to improve my business. — Julie Husa, D Best Pet Sitting, Dallas, TX

We enjoy the fresh, relevant material about where the pet industry is right now and where its market will be in the near future. — Carrie Hughes, Fido Pet Products, Indianapolis, IN

Best magazine in the industry. Informative and helpful information in every issue. — Terri Ellen, Natures Pet Market Salem, Salem, OR

My go-to for cutting edge industry news. — Kevin Whaley, Kagewerks, Inc, Santee, CA

Love the magazine. Nice to see a magazine that gives everyone on our staff something to read, and something to think about in their day to day operations. It gives us ideas all the time! — Kevin Brown, Nature's Emporium, Burlington, NC

I absolutely love your magazine! It literally was a light at the end of a tunnel. We started this business as a small groom shop with two owner/employees. Within one month, we were booked two months out. Our clients were constantly asking for help with so many skin/coat/health issues we noticed during grooms. So we researched and brought in healthy natural pet foods and supplements. Eight years later we now have four groomers (and still have a two-month wait list). We grew so fast, it took us by surprise, and we haven’t had a chance to catch up and enjoy what we are doing. Nat and I, the owners, slowed our grooming to only our favorite people and now run the retail section of our shop. This is a learning experience. Your magazine gives me hope, ideas and inspiration each time I open it. I love to talk to and hear from like-minded people. —Melissa Ripple, Paws & Effect, Eustis, FL

I love being able to get ideas from other stores like ours. I’m not always an out-of-the-box thinker, so I love to get new perspectives and ideas from others! I also love the to-do lists. Things I can do today to get me back on track! — Nicole Olesen, Woofs & Waves, Sioux Falls, SD

Best pet trade magazine out there. Keep up the good work. —Joyce Connelley, Marshall Grain Company, Grapevine, TX

I love your magazine. The information is more useful than any others I get. I bookmark info in every issue. Good job! — Jan Guin, All Pet Supplies, Springfield, MO

I’m enjoying your magazine so much more than some other trade mags. You guys are fresh and fun, the spin is positive, and in an industry where I feel the glare of the competition as a newbie owner, I feel support through the pages. You guys are spot on! — Angela Pantalone, Wag Central, Stratford, CT

I love your magazine so much! It's so fresh. I always find it informative and inspiring. — Sonia Meadows, Kit-n-Kaboodle Pet Sitting Service, Hiram, GA

PETS+ is one of the better trade magazines that I’ve seen. It actually is useful in that the information is geared toward the everyday mom-and-pop real-life situations. — Matt Spivey-Bevington, 2Guyz Boutique for Pets, Elwood, IN

Although this was my first read since being introduced to PETS +, I would have to say this is my new "GO TO" magazine! LOVE IT!! — Jamee Yocum, BARK, Jacksonville, FL

I absolutely love your magazine! In fact, I took it all the way to Barbados to read on vacation. Social media marketing ideas are great. I get so much from your magazine! — Trish Elliott, Town & Country Pet Resort, Valley Springs, CA

I loved the chocolate lab reindeer! It was the cutest cover! (Nov/Dec 2017) We put it on our front entry table to everyone that walks in our office would see it! — Cassandra Powers, The Pet Firm, Phoenix, AZ

I truly read this mag from cover to cover and learn something new each time. I especially love that you quote your readers so much. It really makes it feel like a real community. —Kristina Robertson, The Pet Spa at Barkley Square, Falls Church, VA

Two thumbs up! Was very helpful in building some new ideas. — Trish DeVall, Twisted, Eureka, MT

I have to say I love your magazine! I love the tips and advice. And I love the features from real-world business owners. — Christine Dixon, Wiggle and Walks Pet Care, Charlotte, NC

Love all the stats, trends, and updates you provide for retailers. It’s so very helpful! —Ashley Harris, Bark Fifth Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Although I don’t own a brick-and-mortar business, I find that many of the articles pertain to me, even though I am a service provider only. — Tracy Stocker, When You’re Not There Pet Care, Tigard, OR

Our favorite thing about the magazine is getting a first look at new products. — Tom Jeffrey, DinkyDogClub, Charleston, SC

I love the magazine, truly. — Lori Mendelsohn, Wisconsin Pet Care, Racine, WI

I enjoy it. Even when I disagree, it’s thought-provoking. — Andrea Berg, Auggie’s Doggies Pet Supplies, Fort Lauderdale, FL

I like the variety of articles to read. —Mary Wertz, Cressona Agway, Cressona, PA

Always love reading the magazine from cover to cover! — Kelly Catlett, Waggs 2 Whiskers, Bagdad, KY

I like PETS+, it’s my favorite trade mag and the only one I read cover to cover. Love the bit-size tidbits of information. Content is relevant to managers and gives practical advice and tips that can be implemented. — Karen Egert, Karen’s Canine Kitchen, Leesburg, FL

PETS+ helps us to be able to promote (whether via social media or other avenues), which products seem to be hot for the season and potential events we were unaware of. Those are just a few off the top of my head. — Dawn Taylor, Pug Rescue, Vero Beach, FL

Thumbs up, it’s easier for me to read cover to cover because of the articles being short and concise. — Toni Shelaske, Healthy Pet Products, Pittsburgh, PA

Love the articles and read it from cover to cover. — Nancy Okun, Cats n Dogs, Port Charlotte, FL

I really love the magazine! I get so many ideas and inspiration. I especially love the calendar of upcoming events along with ideas for promotions around those events. — Diana Perez, Species Pet Supply, Riverview, FL

PETS+ always stays around for weeks. The other pet trade mags are usually gone through in one sitting. — Paul Lewis, Birds Unlimited, Webster, NY

I like it so far because it is fun to read, not a boring magazine like others on the industry. — Mustafa Koliva, Oomaloo, Upland, CA

A great resource and knowledge for the industry. — William Stewart, iWillWalk Boston, Boston, MA

Always a fun read. — Kim Loper, Harbor Pet, Greenport, NY

I love it! Subcribed to several pet magazines and Pets+ has the best layout while still providing fun and interesting content. — Zachary Fincher, Petland, Columbus, GA

I love all the issues! I especially love ones about selling. I photocopy them and leave them for my employees to read in downtime. The manager’s monthly to-do list is awesome too. — Lexi Nielsen, Devine Feed and Pet, Norwell, MA

Love the magazine. Informative, thought-provoking and easy to read. — Frank Frattini, The Hungry Puppy, Farmingdale, NJ

From cover to back — solid fun and valuable advice all the way! It takes me weeks to get through it all. Then I pass to staff. Keep it up please! — Suzanne Locker, ABC Pet Resort & Spa, Houston, TX

Always love it. Always. Best pet magazine out there. — Lori Mendelsohn, Wisconsin Pet Care, Milwaukee, WI

I love Pets+ magazine and website. It helps keep me on my toes with industry changes and gives me ideas. — Amanda Smith, Play Dog Play, Burlington, VT

I love your mag. It is the best. — Cindy Stuckey, Coast Grooming, Fort Bragg, CA

I love it. It is the only useful trade magazine I see. — Connie Roller, The Feed Bag Pet Supply, Mequon, WI

I love your magazine!! — Jan Guin, All Pet Supplies & Equine Center, Springfield, MO

I always enjoy reading and re-reading Pets+. I find more useful information for the business in this one magazine compared to the other four or five trade magazines we receive combined. — Michele Saharic, Barkley’s, Flemington, NJ

Love the articles! I have gained more insight and ideas out of two (issues) of your magazines than I have in two years of other magazines. Keep it up! —Melissa Ripple , Paws & Effect, LLC, Eustis, FL

Love your magazine especially the Calendar, Manager's To-Do List, and your featured products. This magazine gets to the point and gives you what you want to read and need! Bravo! — Mary Badenhop, Pipsqueak Productions Intl.

We are lovin’ PETS+. I like that it is different from the other trade magazines we get today. I like the human-interest side of the articles. It helps others in the trade understand there is more to owning and running a business. — Kelly Ison, Einstein Pets, Sarasota, FL

Your issues always inspire me to try new things for the store. — Colleen O’Fallon, Sweet Paws Bakery, Gainesville, FL

I really enjoy your publication. Since I am new to this, I have gotten a lot of great ideas. — Frank Deangelo, D-Angel Pet Service, West Islip, NY

Love it. I explore it over and over, as I like to let new info and ideas seep in to become expanded ideas. — Deb Kalikow-Pluck, Peaceful Pet Sitter, Maine

I love the “Know it All” section. It has some great tidbits of information. — Julie Hilt, Animart Pet, Beaver Dam, WI

Regarding Candace D’Agnolo’s column on strategic selling (July/August): We just had a staff meeting and gave each of our employees sales goals they have to meet monthly. We are trying to get them out of the “How are you today?” greeting and getting them to really get to know everyone who walks in the door. I’m giving each of them a copy of that article. — Nancy Guinn, Dog Krazy, Virginia

I am loving it! Seriously the new magazine is a breath of fresh air. — Keith Miller, Bubbly Paws, Minneapolis, MN

Great magazine! I also manage a veterinary practice and this is a great magazine with quality information! – Jenny Matthews, Jenny's Pet Sitting, Yukon, OK

Great magazine! About time the pet industry got something of this quality. – Wayne Heacock, Starfish Ventures, Inc., Hofman Estates, IL

I got your magazine in January, and it is probably my most favorite magazine yet! So much helpful information and has lots of resources. – Alli McDonough, Fido & Stitch, Grand Rapids, MI

Pets+ is my favorite trade magazine because it reads like a consumer magazine. It eliminates all the grandiose verbiage found in so many of the other magazines. It's funky. It's real. It's fun. And yet, it is quite informative. Definitely a winning combination! — Wendy Megyese, K9s and Coffee, Emerald Isle, NC

Awesome magazine! So many awesome tips that I'm excited to try! — Brianna Swanberg, Mutts & Meows, Nashville, TN

Your editorial content is fresh, unlike the recycled, flat articles I see regurgitated over and over in the current publications. I see a bright future for your publication! — Jamaica Winship, GAMMA2, Carlsbad, CA

Loved it. Most interesting trade mag yet. — Cindy Stuckey, Coast Grooming, Fort Bragg, CA

I've actually been interested in a lot of your reporting. Well done! – Tracie Hotchner, Pet Media Inc, Bennington, VT

Loving everything I've seen so far from PETS+! Keep up the good work!
— Whitney Kamish, The Green Spot, Omaha, NE

Love our first issue! Information packed! – Cathy Dervalis, Dog Day Afternoon, Belleville, IL

I received the magazine in a goody bag and enjoyed it immensely. Great information. Keep it up! – Bobbi Mitchell, Pups On The Runway, Bronx, NY

Nicely designed, layout, graphics, content. Impressed. – Michael Parness, Outward Hound, Centennial, CO

We love the magazine. The fresh approach to a "industry rag" is welcomed with true insights from other small businesses and great new products. Keep up the great work. — Matt Spivey-Bevington, 2Guyz Boutique for Pets, Elwood, IN

I loved it! I love all the issues so far! — Suzanne Anderson, Froodle, Tonton Falls, NJ

I haven't received that (May-June) issue yet and now I am sad! I got a copy of the previous one and I read it about four times while on vacation. It was the best pet magazine I have ever read. I ended up celebrating pet holidays because of that edition, ordered more marketing books by your recommendations and I'm changing my last name. — Nancy Quinn, Dog Krazy, Fredericksburg, WA

Love reading the issue and relating to the contents so much! — Danielle Ford, Pampered Pup Luxury Pet Resort, Millville, NJ

I love this magazine! It has lots of real-life ideas we can all implement! — Heidi Neal, Loyal Biscuit, Rockland, ME

I find more useful information in this magazine than any of the other publications we receive. Thank you for all the ideas to help us improve our customers' experience at our store. — Michele Saharic, Barkley's Gourmet Marketplace, Flemington, NJ

I was really impressed with your publication. It is so different from other industry reads and seems so personal and helpful. — Trent McCoy, McCoy Feed & Pet Supply, Midland, NC

I think you guys are doing a great job! It's about time we had another industry publication! — Stacy Busch, Busch Pet Products, Cape Girardeau, MO

I love that this magazine is more than just ads selling, selling, selling. It has things that I am so eager to read and learn good customer service from! — Monica Swank, Lupine Kennels Boarding and Grooming, Amery, WI

First, I love the shape and feel of the mag, secondly I loved the clean cover. More than anything, this mag is one of the first that really gets what the smaller business needs. We want growth and to have real do-able ideas. The pros that you have in the mag are just great, the suggestions are paramount. I love the direction you are taking this mag. Keep it up. — Kristina Robertson, Barkely Square Pets, Falls Church, VA

It was a refreshing look at the industry offering a different perspective than other publications I am used to reading. — Danielle Ford, Pampered Pup Luxury Pet Resort, Millville, NJ

Love the mag! Actually took the time out of my very busy work schedule to look and read your beautiful magazine. Articles are a quick read and pertinent, ads are informative and the color and quality are top-notch. I've really enjoyed both issues so far. — Sheri Lozak-Webb, Dog-it-tude Grooming Studio, South Williamsport, PA

I loved, loved, loved the marketing advice! I would like more advice as to how a small store can go up against the big internet players. I can't believe that last week, I bought products from for my store, because their online pricing was less than wholesale price offered by four different distributors. —Patricia Boden, Animal Connection, Charlottesville, VA

I love what you're doing! I marked up that whole magazine with ideas and things I wanted to remember, page folds etc. Can't wait to read the next edition! — Candace D'agnolo, Dogaholics, Chicago, IL

Love this magazine! Lots of great ideas! — Heidi Neal, Loyal Biscuit, Rockland, ME

I love the magazine! I don't usually read all of the magazines I get (usually if there's something interesting), however I always find that every page in your magazine has something useful or something to teach me! — Ali McDonough, Fido & Stitch, Grand Rapids, MI

I love that your magazine takes the owner's viewpoint — so much good info! — Stacey Kimberly Rogers, Club Canine, Portsmouth, NH

Overall, good job with the second issue, I especially enjoyed the short, easy to read, but useful tips in the "Crushing the Competition" feature. — Dana Rice, Dog Wild Pet Supplies & Resort, Cooperstown, NY

PETS+ mag has a more appealing, different look than the other trade mags that have been around for years. Articles seem to involve the business people more than the others too. So far pretty nice. Don't forget the bird / avian segment please. — Paul Lewis, Birds Unlimited, Webster, NY

This magazine is a breath of fresh air. I love that the articles are very informative business wise and up to date with how to generate business via the internet and also how to develop great interpersonal relationships. — Monica Swank, Lupine Kennels, Amery, WI

Great job on your magazine. The marketing ideas in the March-April edition were fantastic! — Russell Herman, Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore, Rochester, NY

Impressive magazine. Thank you! — Trent McCoy, McCoy Feed & Pet Supply, Midland, NC

We're excited you're in the marketplace. — Amy Bossard,, Portland, OR

Excellent, useful magazine! —Connie Roller, The Feed Bag Pet Supply, Grafton, WI

Love this magazine! Can't wait to get the next one! — Suzanne Locker, ABC Pet Resort & Spa, Willis, TX

"I love that it's specific to owners and top managers of pet businesses! It's info I can really use!"  — Diane Pekarek, Corporate Canine, LLC, Valley City, OH

I received the magazine in a goody bag and enjoyed it immensely. Great information. Keep it up!  Bobbi Mitchell, Pups On The Runway, Bronx, NY

I got your magazine in January, and it is probably my most favorite magazine yet! So much helpful information and has lots of resources.— Alli McDonough, Fido & Stitch, Grand Rapids, MI

Loved your first edition. First industry magazine I read cover to cover. — Amanda McReynolds, Pure Pet, Carbondale, IL

Loved the 1st issue! Lots of great ideas. Keep it coming! — Deborah Ross, Avon's Groom Room, El Paso, TX

Loved the first issue. Learned some new tricks and information. Love the presentation and tone; small bites of good information, told with confidence and flair. Good job! — Jody Miller-Young, Bark & Swagger, Fort Lauderdale, FL

I thought it was very well put together and seemed to be more geared to pet retailers than most of the other industry magazines. — Biff Picone, Natural Pawz, Houston, TX

I liked the mag ... the others, that will remain nameless ... rarely address anything that helps or informs us in our specialty market. I don't need tips on how to sell more flea products or shampoo in the summer. — Karen Conell, The Bark Market, Delavan, WI

I love it! I love how you focus more on the smaller stores and help to inspire us! — Keith Miller, Bubbly Paws, Minneapolis, MN

I did receive the printed version of your premier issue and LOVED it! More than the other pet business magazines, which usually just sit! Loved your Valentine's ideas and plan to use some! Keep up the excellent work! — Renee Lauer, Animal Hut, Carlisle, PA

Loved the first issue, can't wait for more! — Lori Mendelsohn Thomas, Wisconsin Pet Care, Racine, WI

LOVED the first issue!! Nice job! — Heidi Neal, Loyal Biscuit Co, Rockland, ME

I enjoyed the initial copy of your magazine. Very professional, better layout and graphics than any other pet business magazine. Read it cover to cover. I look forward to seeing where you go with it. — Dana Rice, Dog Wild Pet Supplies & Resort, Cooperstown, NY

The magazine was great! — Cassandra Powers, The Pet Firm, Phoenix, AZ

Loved your first magazine. Great ideas and articles. — Duff Manweiler, Carlisle Country Living, Carlisle, PA

Love the look of your magazine and it was full of useful content. — Debby Rothman, Mountain Pet Grooming, Evergreen, CO

"This is the first industry magazine that captured my full attention. I read it cover to cover. So many great ideas and reinforced plans of action. This is a good reminder for simple business tactics that can be applied by anyone willing to grow or expand their business. I am already excited for 2017, thank you."  — Rachel Diller, The Poodle Shop, Littleton, CO

I'm very impressed with your first issue. — Sherry Redwine, Odyssey Pets, Dallas, TX

LOVE the magazine! — Lori Mendelsohn Thomas, Wisconsin Pet Care and Wisconsin Poop Cleanup

PETS+ just arrived today! Your content delivers exactly what small business owners need to know to sustain growth and profitability in this challenging age. — Vicki Lynne Morgan, AB Animal Brands, Califon, NJ

I got your January 2017 issue. Very good FIRST issue!!! I’m impressed. — Scott Sonstegard, Becker Pet & Garden, Detroit Lakes, MN

"I enjoyed the first issue very much, keep up the good work!" — Jennifer Moore Baker, Grateful Dog Bakery, North Ridgeville, OH

I have enjoyed reading this first issue! — Janet Monaco, Pet Pros of Central Florida, Rockledge, FL

Great first issue - lots of interesting articles covering a wide range of topics. Keep up the great work - looking forward to the next issue! — Cory Clark, The Paw Spa, Corona, CA

I love the new fresh outlet for people like myself. — Jo-Ann Keith, Stinky's Kittens & Doggies Too, Somerville, MA

So far you have my attention. Been reading each page instead of skimming over. What a nice surprise. Looking forward to future issues. Your first issue is a winner. — Nancy Okun, Cats n Dogs, Port Charlotte, FL

I enjoyed the debut issue and would like to see more. — Hope Saidel, Golly Gear, Skokie, IL

Received my first copy of your new magazine and I love it! — Phillip M. Cooper, North American Sales & Marketing