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!

(NO PUPPY MILLS / NO EXCEPTIONS)

See you on Twitter – See you on Periscope!

Nestle Purina in Allentown PA Seeks Pet Ingredient Specialist

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POSITION SUMMARY:
The Ingredient Specialist will play a pivotal role in the quality assurance of all incoming ingredients used for producing the highest quality pet food. As the ingredient functional expert, you will ensure incoming ingredient HACCP requirements are fully met and documented.  This position assures compliance to ingredient specifications in the evaluation process through development and training of procedures and test methods, equipment calibration and validation, and adherence to policies.  The Ingredient Specialist will lead continuous improvement efforts in all aspects of incoming ingredients.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure comprehensive understanding of incoming ingredient HACCP requirements and actively ensure our programs fully support all requirements, including but not limited to cross-contamination, foreign material, infestation, verification of Certificate of analysis, and shelf life.
• Develop and administer ingredient training program for ingredient receiving operators and Quality Assurance staff.
• Learn and maintain appropriate knowledge base about the ingredients used in order to identify potential risks, provide training, and understand functions in ingredient formulas.
• Support/provide guidance for plant controlled ingredient acceptance decisions.
• Assess re-sampling and retesting prior to escalation and/or rejection of ingredients.
• Monitor ingredient storage and expired ingredients via weekly reporting. Take lead in ensuring appropriate compliance.
• Develop and sustain overall process for ingredient receiving and escalation/rejection. Train backup(s) on process.
• Weekly reporting of vendor performance.  Issue VNR’s (Vendor Non-compliance Reports) as needed. Monitor and manage supplier corrective action in response to VNR’s.
• Review and document ingredient sampling/testing equipment including condition and calibration.
• Take lead in developing, maintaining and improving programs as appropriate or requested.
• Facilitate and execute ingredient related communications professionally across the organization.
• Actively ensure complete compliance of standards set forth by government agencies as well as those of corporate and the plant.

Email Marketing Specialist Needed at Pet Supplies Plus in Detroit

Want to be part of a growing organization?  Pet Supplies Plus

Are creative and engaging email campaigns your passion?

Join the team at America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store!

Pet Supplies Plus is seeking an Email Marketing Specialist at the corporate headquarters in Livonia, MI.

The Email Marketing Specialist, reporting to the CRM Project Manager, will be responsible for creating, sending, and tracking of all email marketing programs which drive positive traffic counts to our stores and achieves sales plan, customer loyalty and EBITDA objectives.  The Email Marketing Specialist will coordinate with members of Marketing, Merchandising, Store Operations, and our email service provider to ensure that email campaigns are accurate and approved by corporate stakeholders.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement testing and control panels for on-going email campaigns.
  • Coordination with company advertising agencies and suppliers.
  • Coordination with merchandising and brand vendors’ email campaigns.
  • Responsible for daily emails and reporting.
  • Monitor email program performance and identify enhancements that will benefit our customers and the company.

Lone Star Pet Supply, Inc Seeks Area Account Manager in Dallas TX

Job Description

Company Description:

Lone Star Pet Supply is a Schertz, TX-based division of Animal Supply, the nation’s leading pet food and supplies distributor. Along with our corporate and divisional partners, we operate eleven strategically located distribution centers with more than 800,000 square feet of total space, and provide weekly service to more than 5,000 pet specialty retailers throughout United States.

Our advanced distribution technology allows for superior inventory control, offers retailers access to more than 14,000 SKUs from more than 300 product manufacturers, and ensures timely and accurate order fulfillment. We consistently provide retailers with dependable next day delivery, excellent fill rates, high order accuracy and the freshest possible products.

Job Description:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Acquires accounts and manage sales within an assigned territory; targeting new opportunities and implementing sales strategies to penetrate active accounts

Proactively penetrates existing assigned accounts and increase business by making recommendations for new lines, new products, and new promotions for customer solutions.

Maintains relationships with existing accounts and capitalize profits through effective pricing, product mix and account management

Maintains retention ofaccountswhile ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction whichincludes responding to customer concerns, developing solutions, providing follow-upon client matters.

Exceeds or meets personal sales targets while demonstrating a solid customer focus.

Pet Blog Hop

Its another edition of Saturday Pet Bloggers Blog Hop brought to you by Two Little Cavaliers, Life with Dogs, and Confessions of the Plume! Welcome to all of you joining us for the first time we are so excited to have you!

Here’s how you can join the Pet Bloggers Blog Hop celebration:

* Link up your blog name and URL using the Linky Tool below. You only need to add you link once to be seen on all the Pet Blogger Blog Hop Linky Tools for that week.

** Grab the Pet Bloggers Blog Hop button that our friends over on Life with Dogs made for us and include it in your Saturday Pet Bloggers Hop post so that your readers will know what is going on.

*** Follow your co-hosts listed in the first 3 slots of the Linky Tool and comment on their blogs to say hello!

**** Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you’d like

***** Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you’re from the Saturday Pet Bloggers Hop

****** Follow back when you get a new follower through the Saturday Pet Bloggers Blog Hop

This is a Blog Hop84 entries so far… you’re next!

 

 


 

 

Dear furbabies, friends and family…..

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE PETS, THIS IS A TRUE STORY. FOR THOSE WHO DON’T, IT IS A TRUE STORY.

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats:

The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however.. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years – canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat’s butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:

TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS:

(1) They live here. You don’t.
(2) If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That’s why they call it ‘fur’-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don’t speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
(2) don’t ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don’t smoke or drink,
(7) don’t want to wear your clothes,
(8) don’t have to buy the latest fashions,
(9) don’t need a gazillion dollars for college and
(10) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children  (I wouldn’t do this, but it is fun to tease)

-Anonymous Writer

– posted by Lisa, Staff

SuperPetExpo Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    Contact:    ERIC UDLER
January 6, 2011                                                       301-564-4050 x101
eudler@superpetexpo.com

Natura Pet Products to Sponsor Super Pet Expo

ROCKVILLE, MD (January 6, 2011) — Super Pet Expo announced today that natural pet food company Natura Pet Products will sponsor its 2011 pet shows.  With a well-earned reputation for wholesome, high quality pet nutrition, Natura Pet Products is proud to begin its eighth year in partnership with Super Pet Expo in educating pet owners on the healthful benefits of holistic and natural premium pet foods.

The pet events are scheduled for February 11-13, 2011 at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ;  February 25-27, 2011 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA;  and March 18-20, 2011 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. Admission tickets, including free kids tickets, are available at www.SuperPetExpo.com.

“We have shared a wonderful partnership with Super Pet Expo for the past eight years and feel these events provide excellent opportunities for Natura to inform pet owners about our unique brands, including EVO, Innova and California Natural,” said Thomas Brennan, Regional Manager for Natura Pet Products.  “For us humans, a diet of natural, wholesome foods is essential to living a long, healthy life.  We believe this fundamental principle is true for our pets, too.”

Eric Udler, President of Super Pet Expo, said, “We are honored to have Natura Pet Products as our official pet food sponsor of Super Pet Expo.  With their support, we are able to continue our efforts in educating the public about proper pet ownership.”

ABOUT SUPER PET EXPO

Super Pet Expo is one of the largest gatherings of pet owners under one roof in the country.  Over 500 companies from 17 different states will exhibit and sell to 50,000+ pet guardians many with their leashed pets with them in the New York, Philadelphia and District of Columbia metropolitan areas.  No other consumer pet events attract so many affluent pet owners eager to shop for all types of cool pet products not traditionally found in pet stores.  In addition, an educational and inspiring experience with various pets and wildlife is presented through exceptional exhibits. For more information about Super Pet Expo, please visit www.SuperPetExpo.com.

ABOUT NATURA PET PRODUCTS

Natura is recognized as a trusted name behind natural and holistic pet foods. Natura’s products are formulated, manufactured, and prepared to the highest standards of quality in the industry. Lines include: Innova, California Natural, EVO, HealthWise, Mother Nature, and Karma. For more information, visit www.naturapet.com or call 800-532-7261.

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Thanks for stopping by!  -Lisa

Two of my favorite stores…..

are coming to Kritters That Twitter February 5th & staying through February 12th for our Valentine’s Day Blog Party!  Click on the photos below and check out all the cool products these stores offer!  Lucky you!  During the party, both stores are offering gift giveaways to a lucky comment contestant.  PLEASE don’t forget to sign up for the Blog Party so you are eligible to win.  You must be following this Blog (blue box on left hand side Join this Site w/Google Friend Connect), you need to be on our email list for mewsletters and more!  And you need to Fan Facebook (right side, cute white kitty)

wa la, you are all done!  Now just come back for the Party and have fun!  Oh, and don’t forget, January is Social Media month.  All kinds of Twitter Tuesday tips, Facebook Friday tidbits and fun information in between.  See you again soon!

-Lisa (owned by two adorable kitties, Madison and Abigail)

coming to the Valentine’s Day Blog Party!

coming to the Valentine’s Day Blog Party!

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Some cats love water….

Hey guys, me Madi.  Check out this kitty!  You will NEVER see that at our house, no kitties at the Kritter Kommunity will ever put their head near or under a running faucet.  Diz little guy loves it!  Hee hee, enjoy.