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Best In Show: Paludarium from Zoo Med Laboratories
Second Place: Cube 30 Aquarium with Multi-Color LED
Light, 4 Gallon – Translucent from OASE North America
Third Place: Versagarden from AquaEl
Best In Show: Happy Beaks Made in USA Toys from
A&E Cage Co.
Second Place: Pecking Order Sun Pecks from Red River
Third Place: Pizza Party Bird Toy from Sweet Feet & Beak
Best In Show: Mousr from Petronics
Second Place: Swan, Stainless Steel Drinking Fountain
from Pioneer Pet Products
Third Place: CatGenie A.I. from Petnovations
Best In Show: Aquapaw Pet Bathing System from Aquapaw
Second Place: Bend-E Branch from StarMark Pet Products
Third Place: Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs from the company
of the same name
Best In Show: HandsOn Shedding/Bathing/Grooming
Gloves from HandsOn Bathing/Grooming Gloves
Second Place: Pet House Candle 2018 Spring Display
from One Fur All
Third Place: Black Gold Powder from PetStore.Direct
Best In Show: Smart Scoops—Goat’s Milk Ice Cream Mix
from Puppy Cake
Second Place: LickiMat from Hyper Pet
Third Place: Mutt Hatter Toy Set from P.L.A. Y.
(Pet Lifestyle And You)
Best In Show: Exo Terra Tiki from The Hagen Group
Second Place: Zilla Verticle Décor from Central
Garden & Pet
Third Place: Zilla Spring Cave from Central Garden & Pet
Best In Show: Walkin’ Blind Dog Halo from Walkin’
Pets by Handicappedpets.com
Second Place: Ferret Finder from Marshall Pet Products
Third Place: Kapok Build-A-Series from Ware Manufacturing
POINT OF PURCHASE
Best In Show: Ultimate Chew Center Power Wing from
Second Place: 2018 Shelf Takeover from The Honest Kitchen
Third Place: Barnyarn Animals from Chilly Dog
The American Pet Products Association and the Pet Industry Distributors Association named the New
Products Showcase winners from this year’s Global Pet Expo during a special ceremony on March 22.
Buzzworthy Products Earn Top
Honors at Global Pet Expo
THE WINNERS ARE:;
“Lucky Dog” Host Brandon McMillan
Honored at Global Pet Expo
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) honored Brandon McMillan, the host of CBS’s hit show “Lucky Dog,” as
the 2018 recipient of Global Pet Expo’s annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding
Contributions to the Pet Industry Award.
McMillan personally accepted the award on March 22 in Orlando, Fla., during
the Purina Media Reception. The media-exclusive event is held in conjunction with
Global Pet Expo.
McMillan is a professional animal trainer and behaviorist who has spent his entire
life learning about and working with all types of animals—from household pets to the
wildest of untamed beasts. While McMillan has a diverse background with wild animals, his passion lies with dogs. This passion inspired his Emmy-Award winning television show, “Lucky Dog,” which is in its fifth season on CBS Network. On his show,
McMillan rescues dogs before they’re euthanized and turns them into well-trained pets
and service animals.
McMillan is also an acclaimed author. In his book, “Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your
Dog in 7 Days,” McMillan begins with the basics and provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking and mealtime misbehaviors. McMillan is frequently hired by Hollywood’s A-list
celebrities to transform their out-of-control pooches into well-mannered dogs.
“Brandon McMillan is an outstanding example of the type of individual this award
was meant to honor,” said Andrew Darmohraj, APPA’s executive vice president
and COO. “We know some pets end up back in shelters because of behavior issues.
Through Brandon’s dedi-
cation and commitment to
giving these pets a second
chance, he’s helping pets
to stay in loving, responsi-
ble homes. We’re thrilled
to have him as our 2018
Global Pet Expo’s annual
Excellence in Journalism and
to the Pet Industry Award
recognizes individuals in the
media who have the power
to influence millions of peo-
ple and use this to positively promote the joys and benefits of pet ownership. Whether
via print, broadcast or internet mediums, these distinguished honorees produce stories
that highlight responsible pet ownership and all the exciting services, products and
activities that make spending time with pets even more enjoyable, according to APPA.
Past recipients include: Jill Rappaport, Victoria Stilwell, Rachael Ray, Ellen DeGeneres,
Andrea Arden, Dr. Heather Loenser, Xiomara González-Govea, Connie Wilson, Sandy
Robins, Dr. Marty Becker, Steve Dale, Gina Spadafori and Janice Brown.
The Aquapaw team
accepts the Best in
Show award in the
dog category from
and CEO Bob Vetere
(right) during the New
APPA representative Tierra Bonaldi and Purina’s Joe Toscano
presented the award to Brandon McMillan (center).