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146 on the list, a 58-placement jump from last year’s
“Our team is proud to be recognized within the pet
industry, franchise industry and business world with
honorable accolades and wonderful opportunities,” said
Christina Russell, president of Camp Bow Wow. “Our
No. 1 priority is giving all pets the commitment, care and
safety they deserve, so receiving these distinctions by do-
ing just that, is simply an added bonus.”
Dogtopia, a dog day care and boarding services pro-
vider, placed in the top 250 spots this year, ranking 205
on the list.
At Dogtopia, dogs enjoy an open-play environment
with protective rubber flooring to ease joint wear and tear.
With an emphasis on education, exercise and socialization for dogs, Dogtopia aims to offer pet owners the assurance of leaving their furry family members in the hands of
trained professionals in an environment created with the
safety of dogs in mind. Dogtopia’s fees are all-inclusive.
The brand has more than 65 locations across North
America and will continue expansion by franchising
with successful entrepreneurs.
Pet retailer Petland ranked 209 overall on the list.
“We are honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur
magazine as one of the top 500 franchise concepts in the
United States,” said Joe Watson, president and CEO of
Petland, which has headquarters in Chillicothe, Ohio.
“This recognition is a testament to the hard work and
success of our franchisees and the continued relevance
of the Petland brand and proprietary operating model.”
Aussie Pet Mobile, an Australian company founded
in 1996, ranked 359 on Entrepreneur’s list. The company
moved its global headquarters to the U.S. in 1999, and it
now has franchises throughout North America, as well as
Australia, Canada, Ireland, Greece and Cyprus. Franchisees offer dog and cat grooming services, including washing and drying as well as nail
trimming and brushing, inside
specially designed vans that
come to customers’ homes.
Finally, Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery, a full-line
specialty retail operation, just
cracked the top 500, ranking
465 on Entrepreneur’s list.
Wag N’ Wash provides fresh-baked dog treats, natural
food, supplements, full-service grooming and self-wash
facilities, and toys. Today,
there are 16 Wag N’ Wash locations throughout Colorado,
Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey,
Maryland, Minnesota and
PAPER ILLUSTRATES THE
IMPORTANCE OF CREATING
A CUSTOMER DATABASE
SuperZoo, a pet retail trade
show produced by the World
Pet Association (WPA)—has
released a white paper that
outlines the importance of a
customer database as an effective business tool, Database
Collection Made Easy: Simple
Steps to Building and Sustaining a Customer Database.
Database Collection Made
Easy offers insight on the importance of data as a tool to analyze customers’ buying patterns and product preferences,
and effectively tailor messaging based on this analysis, said
“In this digital age, it’s more
important than ever to utilize
and consumer data to gain insight into your customer’s be-
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Book Signing at Global Pet Expo with 2X Emmy-Award Winner
3 lucky retailers will win 1 of 3 prize/donations for the shelter of their choice,
generously donated by our sponsors, Lucy Pet Products, Petmate and Loving Pets.
Wednesday, March 21 at 2pm - 4pm
at the Pet Product News Booth
Global Pet Expo #5945
Purchase a copy
of his book “Lucky
Dog Lessons” and
have it personally
All retailers who stop by can participate in our Lucky Attendee Social Media Contest!
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