#PetLoversTribe Holiday Shopping on Periscope

PetLoversTribHolidayYEP you read it correctly!  A fun Pawliday Holiday Shopping Scope with the most fun animals on Periscope! Follow @Kopiwoda on Periscope to get in on all the fun, and follow the directions below! Oh, and grab your plastic!
The #PetLoversTribe Holiday Shopping
Saturday, December 12 starting at 9am Central

This is going to be a day long event to help people find great gifts for the pet lovers on their shopping list! Each person will have 10 minutes to show and tell viewers about the pet-related products and services you offer. You might even consider offering a special for viewers who make a purchase on that day.

Everyone who participates is asked to make a small donation (from the profits of that day) to your favorite pet charity.

In order to participate you need to complete the registration form. There is limited space, so make sure you register early. #PetLoversTribe members will get first priority, but I will be announcing it to the general Periscope community soon.

For more info, and to register go to http://bit.ly/pltshopping

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

Program Manager Needed at Veterinary Pet Insurance

VPI has a great opportunity for a full-time Project/​Program Manager to join our team.​

VPI provides an attractive and competitive salary, benefits (Includes: Medical, dental, vision, 401-k, Retirement, time off), and best of all, VPI is a fun place to work.​ Awarded the Orange County Best Places to Work in 2010, 2011 and 2012.​

“VPI has been in business since 1980 and is the nation’s oldest, largest & most experienced licensed pet medical insurance provider offering services in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.​ The company’s vision is to be “The trusted choice of America’s Pet Lovers.​” We feel that our values will guide our behavior, procedures, business decisions and relationships by emphasizing on Passion, Integrity, Respect and Courage.​ Our plans offer services for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets to receive service for thousands of medical conditions, routine vaccinations and routine care as well.​

***ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY***

The information between the asterisks contains specific information about this position while the information after the asterisks contains general information about jobs in this job family at VPI.​

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Consultant – Business Project Mgr position

The consultant position is a full-time position with VPI and will work directly with Senior level Executives on developing and supporting strategic vision and serves as a top-level contributor and lead for the most complex business transformation initiatives.​ In addition to providing overall project governance (cross-functional, matrix style management and oversight of projects across the enterprise), the position will be responsible for leading major process modeling, analysis, and business/​service architecture design efforts.​ They will be expected to contribute in developing compelling business rationale to formulate a basis for transforming the business in alignment with strategic objectives.​ A consultant within the SIO will be able to provide business performance management, organizational/​process design, and business risk management capabilities to formulate pragmatic, forward facing, and actionable business transformation plans.​ The position will coordinate efforts to solve the most complex business problems by innovative application of technology.​ They will lead efforts to establish a common understanding of the business environment in which a project (or solution) must be defined, designed, created, deployed, used and supported.​ The position will have a strong understanding of change management principles such as ADKAR.​ This position will be required to develop the highest level understanding of business processes, systems, organizational structure, and industry requirements.​

Pet Care Supervisor Needed at Pet Me Scratch Me in La Crosse, WI

Pet Care Supervisor

About the Job

Part/​Full time Supervisor openings! Pet Me Scratch Me is an 8+​ year old locally owned business involving all aspects of pet care.​ We are currently looking for energetic, driven, professional individuals with at least 1 year of supervisory experience.​ These positions are responsible for all aspects of operations including dog care, supervising/​training/​motivating staff, customer service, retail sales/​stocking, store and equipment maintenance, and cleaning.​ This is a very fast paced environment and applicants must be able to multitask and handle stress.​ Hands on work with dogs of all sizes is part of the job so applicant must possess an extreme love of dogs.​ Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.​ We offer a competitive wage, paid vacation, paid holidays and a fun work environment with an opportunity to grow.​ Please email your resume and hours of availability to: stacy@​petmescratchme.​com

Registered Veterinary Technician

Job description

Summary: Registered Veterinary Technicians are responsible for providing superior client service and patient care. The technician must be able to pay attention to detail and respond quickly and calmly in critical situations. The technician must have the ability to communicate with veterinarians and co-workers to maintain MedVet’s high standards of care.

Responsibilities:

  • Cleans, cares for, sets up and assists in the use of all equipment.
  • Client communication:
    • By phone or in person.
    • Advising veterinarians of client concerns.
    • Advising veterinarians when care costs approach estimated cost limits.
    • Giving clients updates via the phone.
    • Delivering veterinarian messages and updates to clients.
    • Discharge patients and reviews veterinarian’s release instructions with the client.
  • Communicates with pharmacies and RDVM’s.
  • Enters all hospital charges accurately and completely in a timely manner.
  • Makes daily cage sheets and keeps them current.
  • Performs treatments.
  • Walks, feeds and cleans patients.
  • Cleans cages as needed.
  • Performs blood draws, collect urine and fecal samples.
  • Places IVs and catheters.
  • Administers injections.
  • Carries out clinical duties with assigned veterinarian.
  • Assists with euthanasia.
  • Performs Radiology duties.
  • Cleans areas following procedures, treatments or exams.
  • Performs histories and physicals for appointments.
  • Utilizes the head technician, supervising veterinarian, or Clinical Manager as a resource.
  • Assist in the preparation of patients, instruments, equipment and medications for procedures.
  • Assists with appointments.
  • Ability to drive the service and client service process.
  • Ability to prioritize caseload and patient care.

Five Tips to Help You Land a Job in the Pet Industry

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The American Pet Products Association estimates $58 billion will be spent in the United States on pets in 2014. We not only spend money on our fascinating and endearing companions, we consider them part of our family. With this upward trending focus on pets, it stands to reason there is also an upward rise in pet specific careers in the US and a parallel pursuit for the opportunity to work in the pet industry. Just like any other industry, an individual can prepare a thoughtful plan to penetrate the pet job market.

The below five tips will help land you a job related to pet products or services and help strengthen your chosen career path.

 

  1. Prepare a Pet Specific Resume

If you have not landed your first job in the pet industry, now is the time to edit your resume and make it pet friendly. Add any and all pet related jobs you have had, including pet sitting your neighbor’s kitty cat while they were on vacation. Be sure to include any rescues you have volunteered for, animal shelters and community pet related festivals. Put a personal bio at the bottom of your resume including any pets you have now, and the ones you grew up with. Pet related companies want to know you love animals! List any groups and organizations you are or have been active with in the past. You want your resume to reflect your dedication to animals and the experience you have with them.

 

  1. Identify and Contact the Top Five Companies of Your Choice

Make a list of the top companies you would love to work for. Use your list to do some research and ask around about their reputation. Identify the culture, pay, and management style. Check out on line employee reviews such as Glassdoor, for feedback on the companies from an employee’s perspective. Use your research to decide which five companies best match your personality and contact all of them. Use friends, family and business associates to give you an introduction. Linked In is also a great resource to get names of key people in human resources and management. Please note, blindly contacting someone on Linked In is NOT the way to approach a company. Use it as a tool, not as your avenue to get your foot in the door unless you already are connected or know someone very well who is connected. No cold calling is the rule of thumb, using Linked In for a job. Once you identify job opportunities and key contacts, send a nice cover letter letting them know your skill set. If you have a contact helping you network, be sure to utilize that person as your introduction. Have them introduce you if possible. Know what you are looking for in advance so you can help them help you.

 

  1. Identify and Contact Several Pet Specific Headhunters

Find recruiters who work at placing individuals in the pet industry like the Vet Recruiter. If you know people who work in the pet industry already, ask them if they can refer you to anyone. Linked In and Google are also good resources for your recruiter search. Speak with the recruiter before sending your resume so you can determine if she is a good match for you. Know what type of job you are looking for before speaking with the recruiter. Your new recruiter will need to know as much as possible to identify ideal opportunities for you!

 

  1. Petwork, Petwork, Petwork

Just like any other industry, the pet industry has some great ways to network. Get out there and meet folks who already work with animals, and especially those who have jobs you’d love to have! A great place to start is with your own Veterinarian. He may have ideas and knowledge about career fairs, key contacts and even job openings you can pursue. Do some general interviewing of your Vet by asking how he started in the pet industry and any tips he may have for you. Check out career fairs in your area ahead of time by looking at the list of companies that will be attending. Join groups on Linked In that are specific to pets and animals like Pet Professionals. Check out their job board and start to become active in discussions. Get your name out there and become friendly with other people who could very well be your key connection or future colleague!

  1. Sign up for Job Boards that Email You Opportunities

Signing up for a job board that emails you opportunities is probably one of the easiest ways to become familiar with what’s out there and who is hiring. You can read your list from the comfort of your own computer at your leisure too. Kritters that Twitter emails job openings in the pet industry a few times a month and also tweets them from @KritterKondo. To receive the emails with job openings, sign up here. Other job boards that will send pet specific openings to your email are Beyond.com and Monster.com.

These tips should get you started in the right direction. Keep your focus on your goals, but remember to keep a good peripheral view for any opportunities that start falling in your lap. The energy you will send out will also work itself! Happy hunting.

 

 

 

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Biscuits and Bath is Seeking a Retail Manager in NYC

Get to work! I haz to go back to my nappy.

Workers Wanted! I cannot help you.

Job Description

 With 24+ years of experience in the dog-care business, Biscuits & Bath (B&B) is on a mission to improve the quality of life for each precious pet that we serve. A leader and innovator in our industry, we work relentlessly to continually raise the standard of excellence for dog care and customer service.

Our dedicated Retail Management team is the key to our sucess!

We are seeking experienced Managers for Assistant Manager and General Manager roles with B&B. If you are passionate about providing the best care for Man’s Best Friend, apply today! This is an excellent opportunity to run your own retail sales business without all of the upfront costs! We are a leader in pet care hospitality – join us in our mission!

Benefits

Not Just A Career – A Passion!

At Biscuits & Bath, the work you do has a direct impact on each dog’s quality of life. We offer a highly collaborative and inclusive environment that rewards those who perform well. We are committed to helping each employee reach their full potential and building a team that puts clients first. We continue to set the standard of excellence for client service and dog care. For these management roles, we offer a competitive base salary plus quarterly bonus and a thorough 7-week paid training period in a friendly, warm, and supportive environment.

Other benefits of the Retail Management role include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Matching
  • Discount on B&B Services
  • Paid Time Off Program

VitalPet Seeks Pet Groomer in Humble, TX

Pet Groomer

About the Job

VitalPet (www.vitalpet.com) is a fast growing, Texas based group of quality veterinary hospitals. Our mission statement, “Quality Medicine in a Caring Family Environment”, reflects who we are.
VitalPet is seeking a qualified groomer with previous experience working in a veterinary hospital or pet store. Candidate must be friendly, outgoing and people oriented. Must be self motivated, team player with good client service, sales skills, and telephone communication skills.
Duties include:
– Ensuring client and pets feel welcome and comfortable
– Providing compassionate and diplomatic client service
– Greeting clients and getting specific grooming instructions
– Performing grooming techniques on all breed, including bathing, clipping, nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal gland expressions, brushing and drying
– Answering client questions to non-medical questions regarding general flea and tick control, skin and hair care, ear care, dental care, nod product knowledge
– Verifying that pets are current with necessary vaccines
– Suggesting retail products and other services to clients
– Keeping our facilities clean and well maintained
Position offers competitive pay and benefits. VitalPet offers a variety of compensation, including commission, hourly compensation, bonus. Hours for full time positions range from 35 to 40 hours per week and for part time positions, 20 to 32 hours per week.
Candidate must have a high school diploma. Grooming school classes and certificate preferred. Two years grooming experience required.
To apply for this position, please visit the following link:

 

Veterinary Technician Surgical Needed in Newtown, PA

Senior Surgical Technician

Newtown Veterinary Hospital is looking to add full time Certified Senior Surgical Technician. As a surgical technician your expertise in anesthesia is well utilized at our hospital. We have a trained technician with every animal that under goes anesthetic procedure. As a Surgical Technician you are responsible for the patient from start to finish from induction all the way to extubation and recovering the patient . All of this is done under the supervision of a doctor. The job duties that are shared by our senior surgical technicians include but are not limited to the following:

Surgical Responsibilities:

Proper restraint of animals
IV catheter placement / Blood withdrawal from cephalic, saphenous, and jugular veins in cats and dogs
Drug calculations and administration with a fairly knowledgeable background of how each affects the
patient, how they are metabolized by the body, drug interactions and/or side effects
Proper intubation and extubation technique
Interpreting EKGS/BP/ etCO2/SPO2 and how to trouble shoot
Monitoring the different planes of anesthesia and knowing how to adequately trouble shoot if
your patient is too light or deep
Maintaining patients with Isoflurane
Experience assisting with patient emergencies
Recognize pain in both dogs and cats utilizing a pain score scale
Patient post op care recognizing normal vs. abnormal
Dental scaling, charting, polishing, recognizing normal oral anatomy vs. abnormal
Dental radiography-taking and trouble shooting

Laboratory skills:
Performing blood analysis on the Idexx lab (catalyst, cbc, snap tests, and U/A analyzer)
Reading urinalysis sediment slide, fecals, ear cytology, skin scrapes and mite checks.

Communication and teamwork skills:
Client interaction and communication skills
Admitting / Discharging patients for surgical procedures, reviewing discharge instructions
Multitasking, critical thinking skills, and efficiency
Clear communication skills/ability and desire to train others

At least 2 years of anesthesia in small animal medicine is required Certification/licensing in Pa is a must.

Schedule requirements:
Rotation of day surgical appointment shifts, evening treatment/outpatient appointment shifts, and Saturday appointment hours
Serving as the senior surgical technician for 1-2 evening shifts per week assisting with appointments concurrently with taking care of post-op and/or hospitalized patients
Be able to report for surgical shifts by 6:50a.m. and have the flexibility to stay until surgical procedures are finished
Surgeries currently occur Monday to Thursday.  Friday availability is also required.

Advantages to joining our team:
State of the art facility with a team and community oriented environment
Medical team that practices the highest standards of care
Opportunities for continuing education as a veterinary technician
Health care benefits
Participation in a simple IRA plan
Paid vacation and sick time
Pet perks and pet care discounts

Contact Information: Visit us on the web to check out our facility and what we have to offer www.newtownvet.com or contact our Technician Administrator for more information 215-968-3895. Feel free to stop in and fill out an application or fax your resume over 215-579-2650.

Nestle Purina Seeks a Demand Planning Statistician in St. Louis

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :  Nestle Purina Jobs for Pet Lovers
1.  Build and maintain historical models and data files using a variety of statistical
techniques including backward stepwise regression, multiple linear regression, and other time series methods.
2.  Calculate weekly statistical forecasts to be used as the basis for scheduling at all plants and materials procurement at the division level.
3.  Recalibrate forecast models periodically by analyzing predictions vs. actual sales patterns and making appropriate model revisions.
4.  Collect, utilize and measure key CDG, Marketing and Operations Planning inputs to the statistical forecast models.
5.  Develop, maintain, enhance, and document SAS Forecasting System programs.
6.  Continually monitor forecast variances and minimizes these variances through statistical research and experimentation. Investigate, justify and develop potential Market Response Modeling opportunities.
7.  Maintain awareness of current developments in statistics and their potential application to problems and processes within the department and division.

Safety Assistant Manager Needed at Nestle Purina in Allentown, PA

Nestlé Purina North America

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Assistant Manager, Safety will assist the Safety Manager and factory in the implementation of policies and programs necessary to fully comply with Nestle Purina PetCare “Safety” Programs and Loss Control objectives.  This position will provide training and ensure proper communication at all levels of the plant to achieve full preparation in the Safety and Loss Control programs and compliance with Federal, State, and Local Government regulations. The Assistant Manager, Safety will act as a resource to all departments in the plant to provide safety and loss control support.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :

Schedules and follows up on Safety Training requirements (OSHA/Corporate). Enters, tracks, and reports safety training attendance for all employees.  Perform Safety Orientation for new hires and contractors.

Help develop, implement and monitor Allentown’s Safety Programs which includes Behavioral Safety, to prevent and eliminate injuries, near misses, and damage to company property.

Help maintain compliance with local, state, and federal safety requirements.  Maintain OSHA 300 Log.

Maintain the observation records and reporting system for the DuPont STOP program.  Perform STOP observations in accordance with the program guidelines.

Help ensure safety inspections and observations are conducted and make recommendation for safety improvements throughout the plant.

Help organize, coordinate, and conduct training for Safety Committee on safety topics and current safety programs in the plant.

Become the Plant Emergency Organization(PEO) Coordinator – schedule quarterly meetings with PEO Chiefs to plan PEO training/exercises; coordinate and schedule exercises and training.

Provide customer service for all employees with inquiries in the areas of safety to include, but not limited to; Workman’s compensation, Personal Protective Equipment(PPE), etc.

Perform all other duties as assigned

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Administration responsibilities regarding documentation for accident / incident investigations, and follow up, health and safety related issues.  Schedule and maintain records on all medical surveillance testing, Forktruck training, CPR training, First Aid training, hearing tests, Flu shots, etc. Coordinates and maintain records of Risk Assessments and administration of document changes. Assist the Safety Manager with the maintenance of documents and the process of OHSAS 18001 Management System.  Schedule and maintain records for Site Safety Committee meetings and attendance.    Responsible for additional administrative tasks as required by the Safety Manager.

As part of the Management Development Program, the successful candidate will need to be open to relocation in approximately 1 to 4 years.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Chuck Latham Associates Seeking Part Time Sales in Appleton, WI

Help Wanted; I need more Noms!

Help Wanted; I need more Noms!

Company Description: Pet Lovers

Job Description:

Assisted Sales Rep!

Chuck Latham Associates, a premier sales & marketing agency, is building an energetic and outgoing team of Assisted Selling Reps in the U.S. to represent premium pet food & products in pet specialty stores near you.

Your primary responsibility will be to assist pet parents with finding products that best fit their needs by sharing your knowledge and passion about the product you are representing. This is accomplished by engagement, education, and promotion of the product all while having fun talking with customers about their pets. As one of our Assisted Selling Reps, you will also be responsible for product displays and maintaining proper stock levels. In addition, you will have the opportunity to educate and build relationships with store associates.

This exciting part-time weekend job offers excellent hourly pay, benefits, team support and paid training! Computer proficiency and access to the internet are required.

If you are outgoing, dependable and willing to approach customers in a retail setting dont wait visit our website today and apply now!

To be considered for the position, please apply on our website- We are looking forward to having you join our team!

www.clareps.com/careers

******WE OFFER A $50 SIGN ON BONUS IF YOU COMPLETE YOUR NEW HIRE PAPERWORK WITHIN 48 HOURS!*****

Monday Night Highlights from around the Pet Blogosphere

Cat Abigail Twitter OffIt felt so good to get out and hop around the Blogoshpere tonight.  It has been way too long since we got out and pounced around to see what the anipals of the internet are doing.  Some kewl things we found:

Boris Kitty is teasing felines with a new scented kitty litter made by World’s Best Cat Litter.

Mario is offering paw by paw play with your plastic bag instructions!

Pibbles & Me had the kewlest Blog Hop going yesterday.  The blog hop is called Black and White Sunday and it is a collection of black and white photos of pets.  (might be doggy specific, I have to investigate….)

Cat Chat with Caren and Cody announced the new home for Chairman Burns and Mr. Waffles.

AND we found a fun blog hop we are pawticipating in on Snoopy’s Blog.  Have fun!

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Hotel Cats Needed

Cats

Trying to stay awake for his early morning interview.

Hey kitties, anyone have a hotel cat as a friend? A Reporter is doing a story on kitties who home in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast type settings. Here is the information.

Media Outlet: MSNBC – Online

Deadline: 7:00 PM PST – 18 December

Query:

I am looking for hotel cats in establishments around the world
that have the role of host — greeting guests, hanging around
and providing guests with a fur-fix when traveling and missing
their own cats at home. The most famous hotel cat is Matilda at
the Algonquin in New York — there has to be more around the
world and I would appreciate names of hotels and contact
information.
Requirements:

Please leave me a comment if you or anyone you know fits the bill. I’ll get the information in the WRITE PAWS 🙂

I love it when our furry felines get in the press, don’t you!?!?

Best Friends Animal Society Seeks a Systems Administrator in Flagstaff, Arizona

cat photography, pictures of petsJob Description

Position Summary: Best Friends Animal Society is hiring a Systems Administrator – Security, who will ensure the safety of Information Technology assets by developing and administering security controls. They will create and implement standards, guidelines and procedures for computer system security, develop and monitor application-level security controls and conduct security audits involving vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. As a Security Administrator, you will work with technology teams to develop a corporate-wide information security awareness program, develop and maintain information security policies, security standards, guidelines and procedures, and maintain information security system auditing tools. This person will serve as an integral part of the technology team, assisting with general system administration duties also as needed.

APPLY HERE

Desired Skills & Experience

Essential Duties:

  • Conduct security audits, penetration testing and manage the scanning of systems and applications, providing solutions for remediation.
  • Provide solutions and input for defining compliance and monitoring metrics for system security as well as scanning of both applications and systems for vulnerabilities.
  • Administering of IPS/IDS system and the monitoring of security events.
  • Design, document and maintain organizational security policies and procedures as well as monitor compliance.
  • Minimize and mitigate risks introduced by existing and new information technologies and services.
  • Participate in technical projects providing guidelines and technical guidance for system administration and security requirements.
  • Evaluate, test and apply upgrades, patches and hot fixes to systems and applications on a timely basis and as necessary to maintain system and application security.
  • Regularly review servers and application logs and other data to identify potential security issues.
  • Assists in coordinating and scheduling the installation, configuration, and maintenance of operating systems software, database systems, applications, and application development environments.
  • Assists in server hardware installation, maintenance, problem resolution, failure recovery, and configuration.

Experience / Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in Information Technology with security and systems administration experience.
  • Experience conducting vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and risk assessments.
  • Experience analyzing, and implementing access control mechanisms and methodologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ITIL and regulatory issues such as PCI compliance.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems, applications and services such as Active Directory, DNS, etc.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2) and Amazon (S3) storage environments a plus.
  • Experience with VMware virtualization environments a plus.
  • Working knowledge of enterprise virus/malware products.
  • Experience with web applications and development frameworks.
  • Experience with systems and application security scanning software.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work at a computer for extended periods of time with repetitive typing, arm and hand motion.

Company Description

Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. In the late 1980s, when Best Friends was in its early days, roughly 17 million dogs and cats were being killed in shelters every year. Despite the commitment of shelter workers to the animal in their care, the conventional belief was that little could be done to lower that terrible number.

Best Friends' No More Homeless Pets campaign created a new vision: A grassroots effort to place dogs and cats who were considered "unadoptable" into good homes, and to reduce the number of unwanted pets through effective spay and neuter programs. Since then, the number of dogs and cats being destroyed in shelters has fallen to approximately 5 million a year. There has been much progress,but there is still much more to do.

The next phase of this work – bringing the number down to essentially zero – will take more work and some bold new initiatives. Shelters are crowded with pit bulls, dogs abandoned after being bought from pet stores, stray cats rounded up on the streets and not looking their very best when they’re brought in, and other pets abandoned or neglected.

As the flagship of a grassroots network of people and organizations that care about animals, Best Friends continues to lead the way towards this future. And that's why our purpose remains: A better world through kindness to animals.

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.

cat playpen, cat enclosures, outdoor cats

 

Halo Seeks a VP of Sales

Halo, Purely for Pets® is a leader in holistic pet care for over 25 years.  Co-owned by Animal Advocate, Ellen DeGeneres, Halo is committed to providing wholesome, safe, and natural diets, treats, supplements and grooming products free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.  Halo exclusively uses real meat, poultry or fish and does not add chicken meal or other rendered animal parts, soy or corn to any diet.  Halo is dedicated to the optimal health of pets as well as to making a positive difference in local communities through our many partnerships with charitable organizations and shelters. 

Halo is currently seeking a VP of Sales to be responsible for all elements of sales effectiveness with an important national account.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • The management of the account from top to bottom including buying staff, marketing staff, social media staff, retail stores and regional operation staff across the country
  • Proper forecasting and logistical coordination
  • The administration of promotional funds to secure customer support for the full Halo line within budgetary guidelines
  • The coordination of Halo assets and field personnel to optimize and manage regional event opportunities
  • The attendance of key industry shows, conventions, trade events and account specific open houses to promote Halo products and achieve national and regional  sales and merchandising goals
  • The effective leadership required to manage the company’s business planning and creative marketing within the channel

Candidates who wish to apply must submit their cover letter, resume and salary history to llewis@halopets.com. All submissions will be kept confidential.  Only qualified individuals are accepted; no recruitment firms will be considered.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Seeks a Pet Designer in NYC

Job Description

Creates the design, development, selection and approval of materials, silhouettes, color usage, and patterns appropriate for assigned brand and classification. The category will include dog beds, apparel, toys,etc..Anything products that pet related.

· Interprets the seasonal fashion direction, assortment opportunities, and merchandise trends for area of responsibility.

· Creates original concepts that encompass style, color, and fabric for assigned brands to ensure customer focused offerings that meet fashion and quality requirements consistent with the brand profile. Initiates product packages through the Technical Designers.

·  Prepares line and presentation materials for Trend Concept Work Session, Concept Sample Line Review, and line review sessions as needed. Partners with Product Managers to present Concept Sample Line Review and other meetings as needed for area of responsibility.

·  Shops appropriate markets, and works with the Trend Office and Product and Design Team to conceptualize product design for the season.

·  Completes timely approval of all pre-pros and returns signed confirmation sample to vendor.

·   Ensures adherence to the Seasonal Time and Action Calendar

 

Desired Skills & Experience

  •  BA degree from any Art and Design college
  • 2-4 years pet product design experience required
  • Patternmaking knowledge a plus
  • Ability to design around concepts and design flat sketches
  • Technical and computer skill (Proficient in PC and MAC programs)
    Design and color sense, presentation, persuasion, organization, time management, written and verbal communication.

Company Description

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO) is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The company reaches approximately 66 million consumers across all media platforms each month and has a growing retail presence with 8,500 products in thousands of retail locations.

Additional Information

Type:
Full-time
Experience:
Mid-Senior level
Functions:
Design, Manufacturing 
Industries:
Apparel & Fashion 
Job ID:
3824583
 
APPLY HERE

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Offering

As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Abigail wanted to do something to raise awareness.  We are offering one lucky winner in the Contintenal USA an opportunity to win a Kritter Kondo Deluxe PINK cat enclosure by simply leaving one mandatory comment below.  Extra points can be received by tweeting one tweet everyday until October 30th.  

Good luck!

 

 

xoxoxo Lisa, Finnegan and Abigail

 

 

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About Kritter Kondo

Baby Gibbon and Kitty Cat

Awww, look at this little baby gibbon who can't keep his mits off they kitty cat.  I don't think Abigail would be as patient, whereas Finn would love to schedule a playdate!  How would your pet react?

 

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Hi, I am the Publisher of Kritters that Twitter, an online Social Media Blog for pets and the people who love them. I am also the Inventor of an outdoor cat enclosure product line, the Kritter Kondo and Founder of Kritter Kommunity. Two adorable cats, Finnegan and Abigail, own me; they are my inspiration for my products and pet social media network.