Speaker at #Barkworld 2015: A Social Media Extravaganza for Pet Lovers

BW_badge250x250speakingHi guys, who is going to Barkworld this year? I am and I am speaking and can’t wait to meet you in person! I hope you have your fur baby with you too! Leave a comment and let me know if you are going or if you are thinking of going. Guess who has some tickets to offer free as a giveaway?


Announcing PeriPets: Facebook Group Supporting Pet Scopers

peripetssign1Hey folks! Finnegan and I are on Periscope! We will be scoping Periscope tips specific to pet lovers, pet bloggers and pet businesses. Our user name is @KritterKondo and our name is #PeriPets.


We also started a Facebook group for pet friendly folks who are on Periscope. This is a great place to begin developing a following specific to pets. Come join the group for petworking, Periscope tips, scope support and much more!

peripetssigIf you are pet FRIENDLY, you will pretty much fit in great!


See you on Twitter – See you on Periscope!

Crafted Moist Cat Food @Chewys

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Check out this fancatstic cat food we were able to review for Chewy’s!  Okay, so Finnegan loves loves loves this stuff.  He received roasted tuna & vegetable medley and gobbled it up fast.  Now here is why I love love love it!

Hill’s Ideal Balance Crafted Roasted Tuna & Vegetable Medley Canned Cat Food, 2.9-oz, case of 24


Ideal Balance Crafted canned foods are made in a new form — shredded natural tuna in mouthwatering gravy. These thoughtfully sourced, authentic ingredients are combined with nutritional expertise and unique slow cooking process so you can give your cat a delicious, perfectly balanced meal. Hill’s prepares the food the way you would, one batch at a time, so you can spend more time making memories with your pet.

Key Benefits

  • Lean protein builds and maintains muscle & provides a rich, fleshy texture your cat will love
  • Helps keep cat’s eyes sharp and maintain healthy vision
  • Helps build muscle for healthy play, and provides a great wholesome taste
  • Provides a rich taste and builds muscle for your cat to jump & play longer
  • Made in Small Batches
  • Slow Cooked
  • Perfectly Balanced Nutrition
  • Made in the USA


Furminator Cat Brush Review @Chewys

FurminatorFinn3Furminator2FinnFurminator1FurminatorFinn2jpgFurminatorFinn3Furminator1Hey guys, check out this pawesome cat brush from Furminator!  Finn was so excited to hear he would be doing a review for Chewy’s and this brush is one of the products.  We LOVE it,  as with all the Furminator products we own.  This brush is especially fabulous because it has a soft bristle side AND a pin side.  Unlike the Furminator deShedding tool, this product is fantastic for removing loose cat hair and even getting out mats and tangles.   Our feedback about this brush?  FANTASTIC!  Lots of purrs and headrubs.  You can get this product at http://www.chewy.com/ one of our favorite stores!  ENJOY!



Tuna and Duck Devour Me Cat Food @Chewy



OMC OMC OMC OMC when I say Finn and Abigail LOVED their bff pouches from Chewy.com, I mean they LOVED their pouches!  Andrew over at Chewys sent us a pee mail to see if we wanted to do a review on the Tuna and Duck Devour Me Cat Food.  Ummmmm OKAY!  The kitties gobbled up every bit and then came asking for more.

BFF Tuna & Duck Devour Me Recipe in Gravy Cat Food Pouches

I loved this line of food because:

Key Benefits

  • Delicious flavor cats can’t resist
  • Convenient pouches are easy to open
  • Grain-free formula, a common allergy trigger for cats
  • Taurine guards the heart
  • Approximately 62 calories per pouch
  • Can be served as a standalone diet or as a topper for dry food

You can PURchase the cat food here and get free deliver!  ENJOY MEOW!

Lisa, Finn and Abigail

Pet Ambassador Needed at Premium Retail

POSITION OPEN: Pet Ambassador JOB TYPE: Part Time POSITION DESCRIPTION: Build and maintain long-term trusting relationships with retail store associates, retail management, and client management Assist retail customers in answering their questions with courtesy and care Represent the brand in a way that increases brand awareness; creates a specific brand image Builds customer preference Generates sales opportunities Ensure product display is consistent with protocol and plan-o-gram compliance MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: Minimum requirement of a High School diploma or GED with a preferred 2+ yr. college degree A Minimum of six months training, merchandising and retail sales experience Proven track record of making and maintaining great relationships with accounts Strong presentation skills with small to large groups Representatives must be willing to drive throughout the market on a regular basis and have reliable transportation to do so Ability to stand up to 8 hours per shift and lift a maximum of 30 pounds Have a home computer, printer, and reliable internet access Ability to express ideas clearly in both written and oral communication Must acquire retailer certifications LEARN MORE AT: http://premiumretail.wistia.com/medias/j984lc8h2j COMPANY: Today’s consumer has more buying choices than ever. Smart retailers and manufacturers need every edge to compete in today’s marketplace. Premium Retail Services is that edge. Premium acts as an extension of retailers and manufacturers in stores nationwide, ensuring shelves are stocked, product knowledge is conveyed, and technology is solving common retail challenges. And we’ve been doing it since 1985. So no matter the product or category – from vitamins to video games – Premium provides the people, programs and technology to deliver. Premium Retail Services. Results are in store. PREMIUM CAREERS: Retail experience? Check. An unbeatable work ethic? Check. A burning desire to be part of a team absolutely dedicated to delivering results for a who’s who roster of clients? Check. You might be Premium material. Family owned and operated, Premium’s strong and steady growth has made us an industry leader in retail merchandising, assisted sales, field marketing and retail technologies. From our corporate headquarters in the suburbs of St. Louis to the thousands of Premium field representatives working in stores all across the country, the company offers exciting career opportunities in a variety of retail disciplines.

Entry Level Computer Programmer Needed at Big Heart Pet Brands

The salesforce.com Force.com Application Engineer will work predominantly to design, build, and evaluate customer-based solutions extending the value of our Force.com application environment. The application engineering life cycle includes requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, configuration, implementation, testing, administration, and maintenance of enterprise-level application solutions. The Application Engineer will have an understanding of all segments of the full Force.com application engineering life cycle.

•Build force.com application extensions and develop native applications based on business requirements
•Evaluate products available on the force app exchange by accurately summarize their requirements (both functional and systemic) and pushing forward fact based discussions about alternatives and options
•Comply with departmentally established guidelines for development, change, and release management
•Possess a solid understanding of application support functions and service inbound business requests at an acceptable level of customer service
•Coordinate application modifications with various teams
•Work to improve and automate processes for better effectiveness, efficiency, and opportunities for optimization
•Maintain application documentation and assist in generating technical design specifications
•Maintain integrity of applications and systems
•Analyze proposed design changes and perform analysis of issues to determine root causes
•Evaluate costs and benefits of various changes to ensure value and alignment with business strategies
•Ensure that systems remain compliant with requirements and perform upgrades when / where appropriate
•Manage positive internal customer relationships with the business
•Keep current on product trends and technology innovations
•Participate in cross training of peers to ensure adequate coverage of crucial business functions
•All other duties as assigned

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field required or equivalent experience.

Years of Experience:0 to 5 years of Information Systems experience.

Human Resources Manager Needed at Big Heart Pet Brands in Bloomsburg, PA

Big Heart Pet Brands, a leader in the pet food industry, has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader on our HR team for a Human Resources Manager in our Bloomsburg, PA Distribution Center. The primary purpose of this position is to lead the Human Resources function for the site by serving as a business partner with a focus on:

*Labor relations
*Employee relations
*Performance management
*Talent planning
*Benefits administration
*Administration and compliance to State and Federal regulations, and training.


*Successful candidate must have 5-7 years progressive Human Resources generalist experience in a unionized environment with direct labor relations experience.

*Previous experience with employee benefits, recruitment, compensation, performance management, training, and administration of State and Federal regulations are required.

*Qualified candidate will have the ability to work strategically and tactically in an HR capacity and demonstrate strong leadership skills.

*Strong computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required.

*The availability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays is required.

*Pre-employment drug test and background verification required.

Education: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field is required.

We Offer:

* Competitive salary
* Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) and Pension Plan

Big Heart Pet Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WWW.BIGHEARTPET.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. (http://www.bigheartpet.com/job-opportunities.aspx) by August 31, 2014.

Fetch Seeking a Marketing Manager in NYC

Fetch is looking for a highly motivated, PROACTIVE, energetic & organized person to lead our marketing department.
Responsibilities Include:

* Trade Advertising

* Brand Marketing Strategy & Implementation

* PR & Social Media

* Manage Company Website

* Research and develop markeitng plans for new brands

* Develop strategies to reach independent pet retailers

Salary Range approx $60k DOE.

Perfect Pooch Needs an Animal Care Attendant in Philadelphia

Essential Job Functions

  • Feeding and providing water to animals; selecting and preparing appropriate types and quantities of food as noted by owners
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining sanitary conditions of kennels, cages, corrals, grounds, equipment, and facilities
  • Bathing, grooming, and preparing animals
  • Providing excellent and friendly customer service to owners when they call or come into the facility
  • Maintaining simple records related to daily animal care and conditions
  • Collecting fees and issue receipts, as needed
  • Picking up supplies needed at the pet store

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • A Friendly and outgoing demeanor
  • Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must love animals

PETCO Seeks a Dog Groomer in Upper Darby, PA

Pet Stylist (Dog Groomer) – Apprentice

Primary Location

: United States-Pennsylvania-UPPER DARBY-7901 Lansdowne Ave (2897) 

Work Locations

7901 Lansdowne Ave (2897) 
7901 Lansdowne Ave 


Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.

From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you’ll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.
Position Purpose:
To receive technical training from Petco’s Professional Pet Stylist Program.  This job function is composed of a few different tasks that may be covered by operational guidelines, and while individual judgment may occasionally be required in order to complete assigned tasks, most questions are directed to either the Pet Stylist, Grooming Salon Manager or General Manager.
Essential Job Functions:
Through previous background and experience the candidate must demonstrate, with or without an accommodation, the ability to…
  • Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all  professional contacts with emphasis on company interests
  • Independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes
  • Interest in animal welfare
  • Move animals and merchandise up to 50 pounds
Supervisory Responsibility:
Work Environment:
Because the majority of job duties are performed at individual store locations, care must be taken to observe and promote established safety policies.
If appropriate may have to travel to Mentor Salon and partner will be paid expenses per Travel, Meeting, and Event & Entertainment Policy I-09-02

Clever Kitty Cats

I wish I could get Abigail to do this for Finnegan so I could have a break!

Vet Tech Needed in Washington D.C.


Veterinary Technician Positions: ICU and Radiology

About the Job

Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington, DC

About The Position
For this position we are seeking highly skilled veterinary technicians with the ability to work in a fast paced emergency and critical care environment, providing top quality, compassionate nursing care for ICU patients.​ We are also seeking qualified Veterinary technicians to work within our radiology department alongside board-certified radiologists.​ These positions are full-time and may include weekends; specific days and shifts to be determined.​

About The Hospital

Friendship Hospital for Animals provides high quality, compassionate veterinary care to the dogs and cats of the Washington DC Metro area.​  We are a large and growing practice providing wellness care, urgent and emergency care, hospitalization, as well as medical specialties such as oncology, neurology, cardiology, internal medicine and orthopedic surgery.​  We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.​  In addition to providing clients and their pets the highest quality of medicine and service, Friendship Hospital is also a fun and rewarding place to work and grow.​  We offer competitive wages and generous benefits including health and dental insurance, a 401 K plan, discounted veterinary services, training and continuing education, wellness benefits, paid time off and more.​  We are looking for experienced ICU Veterinary Technicians who would like a rewarding and team oriented work environment.​

Apply by via our website.​ EOE.​

Human Resources
4105 Brandywine Street NW
Washington, DC20016  202-363-7300 (p)


Simons Veterinary Hospital in Lake Worth Florida is Seeking a Pet Resort Staff Expert


Great Benefits for the Pet-Lover!

Simmons Veterinary Hospital and The Barkers Hotel, voted “Best Place to Work 2008″ are award-winning pet care and resort facilities dedicated to providing the finest companion animal services to our discerning clientele.​ Our staff of 80+​ employees enjoys a dynamic work environment dedicated to animal wellness.​ We offer competitive benefits including health, dental and life insurance, Paid Time Off and opportunities for continuing education and advancement.​

We are looking for energetic, devoted and responsible individuals to care for our animals.​ As a member of the hotel staff you are expected to feed, water, bathe and exercise animals.​ Staff members ensure animals play and provide companionship to them.​ They carefully observe our four-legged guests, record their condition, and report any problems.​  

The perfect candidate will be detail-oriented with a solid work ethic, able to multi-task, and possess a great team spirit while enjoying an environment dedicated to the health and well-being of companion animals!


Writers and Bloggers in the Pet Industry! Step Up Your Game with these Five Resources


There are some very valuable resources many bloggers and writers in the pet industry take advantage of to network and gain exposure for their published articles. Two networking events, Barkworld and BlogPaws are excellent venues to find contacts, collaborate, and learn new blogging techniques through workshops. But what about unique activities you want to be doing daily, weekly and monthly to step up your game and separate yourself from the ‘pack’?  These five resources can absolutely help your pet writing career!

  1. LinkedIn

Yes, I realize you already have a profile on LinkedIn and lots of juicy contacts with a few recommendations. But now step it up and publish an article on LinkedIn to gain even more exposure and give you yet another writing sample for your portfolio. How do you go about doing this? It is simple, click on the link http://specialedition.linkedin.com/publishing/?trk=eml-mktg-opp-m-invite-0219-linkshare and get to work!  Good luck, and please send me an email when you are published.  I’ll brag about you in other articles and through my social networking channels!

  1. Women in the Pet Industry Network

This is one obviously intended for women only.   I especially like the idea of this pet industry specific network because it seems pretty focused. Their main goals are to cultivate ideas, goals and partners. They have monthly conference calls that are a great way to stay connected and motivated. Check out this network and be sure to ask them (before you join) if there is a way to write an article for them and get it in front of their members.  Even if the say no, they will probably have some other ideas for you!

  1. MeetUp.com

I absolutely love MeetUp for networking, but there are ways to use it to gain exposure for your writing. For instance, once you become involved with your MeetUp (if you are not already) ask the organizer if you can write a handout for the next MeetUp. Your handout can be lessons that are specific to the MeetUp, a description of the MeetUp or a creative description of something that ties in to the MeetUp. For instance, if your MeetUp is a small dog MeetUp, provide an article that reviews your favorite toys for dogs under 15lbs. At the end of your article, have a bio box with your contact information and let them know you offer freelance services! This is free advertising!

  1. Chicken Soup for the Soul

Go to their website and hop on the email distribution list. Now that you have signed up for their announcements and emails, go back to the website and browse their possible book topics, which is in the submit your story section. They frequently update this section. See if there are any topics that spark a pet story within your heart. Even if no dog or cat themed stories are listed, your story can include your pets in a different topic. They also update this section regularly. How totally pawesome would it be to get your story published in one of their pet themed books? Oh, these are paid gigs too!

  1. EzineArticles.com

If you do not already know about EzineArticles.com check out my article “Four Incredible Ways EzineArticles will Dramatically Help Your Small Business.” Now that you are convinced, make it a goal to become a diamond writer in the pet category. This is a great way to show off your writing talent, gain overall exposure and perhaps get hired for some freelance work!

Aligning your goals with your resources is key to implementing a strategy that will greatly improve your results. Be sure to make specific timelines in your journal so your daily tasks will help you achieve your writing goals. Stay positive and active, so your creative juices will continue flow and take you on a journey specific to you!






Customer & Development & International Coordinator at Nature’s Variety Needed in St Louis

Job description


Company Description: Nature’s Variety® (NV) is a fast growing natural and holistic pet food company.  NV is a leader in marketing nutritious raw frozen diet, kibble, can, and treats for dogs and cats.  The company’s brands include Instinct®, Prairie®, and SweetSpots®.  NV’s company purpose is to empower people to transform the lives of pets.  In order to accomplish this, we are committed to hiring and developing a team of passionate, performance oriented professionals who love to win and make a difference.

Position Summary:  This position will play a key role in supporting the international department primarily by coordinating document collection, assembly and submissions for the International regulatory processes.  A focus will be on ensuring company awareness and adherence to various international regulations.  This position will build strong relationships with distributors and regulatory agencies. In addition this role will help support Customer Development by processing incoming orders, shipments and invoices along with performing other administrative duties as needed.

Part Time Contract Recruiter

Royal Canin, a division of Mars Global Petcare, is a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends in cat and dog food, our mission will remain the same; to constantly bring, through Health Nutrition and shared knowledge, the most precise nutritional solution for cats’ and dogs’ health nutrition needs, by building on constantly deepened scientific knowledge and Royal Canin’s roots in the feline and canine professional networks.

The role of the part-time contract recruiter is to support the Talent Acquisition department with staffing needs.

  • Drive recruiting efforts to match qualified candidates with professional and management positions across all functional areas within Royal Canin US
  • Primarily work directly with hiring managers while partnering with the P&O business leads to understand business priorities, talent gaps and identify staffing needs
  • Coordinate interviews and book travel for candidates interviewing for open roles
  • Work collaboratively with hiring managers to develop selection criteria and identify qualified candidates
  • Internal and external sourcing and screening of candidates from multiple sources to include Candidate Tracking System (Taleo), Job Boards, Social Networking tools (i.e., LinkedIn), and cold calling as necessary
  • Deliver against recruitment strategy & activities/plans
  • Ensure staffing practices are compliant with all employment policies and processes, legal requirements and meet business priorities
  • Offer consultation and completion, including (when applicable) background checks, relocation/immigration, and other hiring processes.
  • Support effective on-boarding efforts
  • Build relationships with candidate pools and ensures timely communication regarding placement decisions

Nestle Purina Seeks Sales Consultant in Hartford, CT

Job description

WHY PURINA: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is a leader in the pet products industry, dedicated to enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them. Our passion for pets is matched only by our passion for the business. Innovation and inspiration fill the halls of every Nestlé Purina office. We are pioneers. Our processes are revolutionary. Our pursuit of excellence is persistent. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. That’s why we’re a global leader in the pet care category and recently named a 2014 Best Place to Work by one of the world’s largest online career communities – Glassdoor.


Primarily responsible for the development of Purina’s business within the Veterinary Channel in their assigned geography.  Represent and build Purina, advocacy for Purina and create a positive Purina experience (PPE) across their area.  Deliver exceptional service to all key targets and clinics.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Purina expertise:   Be an expert on Purina (our company, products, programs, mission, philanthropic efforts, etc.).  Utilize that knowledge to drive support for Purina across assigned responsibilities in the veterinary channel.

Identify and develop key individuals (targets) within the veterinary channel   These targets can include key clinic Doctors in Veterinary Medicine (DVMs), Technicians or other industry people as agreed to with your Region Manager.  Primarily responsibility is to advance Purina, develop a positive Purina experience (through product usage, messaging, programs, etc.) and provide high levels of service to these key individuals to assist in advancing Purina.

Develop and enhance the Positive Purina Experience (PPE) within assigned geography.  Includes selling Purina Veterinary Diets (PODs – points of distribution), conducting IHTs (Purina “influenced”), selling at the clinic level on key Purina program participation (Purina for Professional (P4P), Partners in Wellness (PiW), Project Pet Slim Down (PPSD), etc.) and other assigned actions that help develop the foundational support to allow Purina to advance.

Purina Products Expertise: develop a level of expertise beyond therapeutic diets that demonstrates and provides confidence to key target individuals and clinics on Purina.  Areas of knowledge should include:  therapeutic, wellness, broad Purina portfolio brands and others product and Purina areas developed or assigned.  Central to this is the advancement of Purina and the concepts of wellness and well-being.

Execute business fundamentals against clinics, key individuals distributor reps and other assigned responsibilities that create the PPE.  This can include all daily business matters that require attention including, but not limited to:  clinic level inquiries or issue resolution, distributor rep management, product support, selling programs, products or concepts, etc.

Operate within all assigned budgets and execute all administrative duties, including performance evaluation (TPMS) responsibilities on time and completed.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Must be able to travel, including overnight as needed to manage the assigned territory. Must have reliable transportation in order to manage the assigned territory. You are required to have a valid state drivers license and carry automobile insurance in the following amounts:

$100,000   bodily injury liability per person $300,000   bodily injury liability per occurrence $50,000     property damage


Hartford, CT

Must reside within territory.


The State of Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County) to Springfield/Chicopee, MA.

Overnight travel as needed for business purposes.



Sales, Consultant, Veterinary Sales

Natural Balance Platefuls



Hey guys,

The folks over at Chewys.com sent us Natural Balance Platefuls to try.  Abigail and Finnegan LOVE LOVE these.  These yummies are by far their favorite test food so far.







Here is why I am so psyched about this cat food:

  • Complete and balanced for all breeds of adult cats
  • Cats love the taste!
  • Grain-Free formula
  • Great for skin & coat
  • Enriched with vitamins and minerals
  • No corn, soy, wheat, artificial flavors or colors
  • Convenient pouches are easy to open
  • Can be served as a standalone diet or as a topper for dry food
  • Made in the USA!

Also, they come in cat food pouches, which I love!  ENJOY