In This Issue
Canidae wows retailers with range of grain-free pet food
Safety warning over car harnesses for dogs
Pets at Homes shares hit as investor sells half its stake in the business
World's most poisonous garden for cats and dogs opens to raise awareness of danger to pets
Pet Munchies launches premium natural cat treats
Tremendous response to the PetQuip Awards 2015
Millions of owners set to be prosecuted unless they microchip their dogs
All for Paws Cooling Mat set to be a hot seller this summer
Huge fire at pet food and garden store
Purina launches website for new puppy owners
Popular pet shop closes after 25 years
Dog walkers who don't carry a bag for their pets' mess may be fined
Dog poo fines fall by a fifth
Grove Pet Foods shows its 'green' credentials
Pooch & Mutt sponsors the exciting sport of CaniX
Girl picks dog that bit her from pooch identity parade
Nerf Dog will be at DogFest event in Cheshire
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Tremendous response to the PetQuip Awards 2015

The PetQuip Awards 2015 are off to a great start with entries already flooding in but there is still time to enter if you haven’t yet sent off your registration form.

"Quite a lot of companies, both retailers and manufacturers, have said they wish to enter but I need to receive their forms by June 30," said Trade Association Manager, Pat Flynn.

"The detail of their entry doesn’t need to be with me until mid July so they have plenty of time to pull their information together."

If you have already sent in a registration form but haven’t heard from the PetQuip team yet, don’t worry.  

"We are still wading through the registration forms and advising entrants but everyone will be contacted within the next three weeks. It’s very exciting to receive so many diverse applications this year," said Pat.

There is also a new Marketing category for 2015 inspired and backed by marketing guru Maryanne Stokes. It is open to both retailers and suppliers and presents a great opportunity for the industry to shout about their re-branding, new packing, POS, advertising or even events.

The judging will take place in August and the winners will be announced on September 27 at a gala dinner taking place on the first night of PATS Telford.

"The dinner will be a celebratory night for the awards winners but also a celebration of the new PATS venue," said PATS Telford organiser Gordon Thomas.

"We will be inviting major international retailers and many of our UK retail visitors to the dinner, following on from our free drinks reception, to continue the networking experienced during the first day of PATS. It will be a fun night to look forward to."

Awards Registration and Gala Awards Dinner Ticket Booking forms are available to download at or call Pat at PetQuip on 07778 313623.

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