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Worldwise Acquires SHERPA

Worldwise announced the official acquisition of SHERPA, a pet tote, carrier and accessories brand.

Purina Helps Shelter Pets

Nestlé Purina and local pet shelters launched the “Consider A Shelter Pet” campaign to make sure residents of the St. Louis region get to know shelter pets as happy, healthy, lifelong companions.

Nielsen Recognizes Breakthroughs

Nielsen has recognized Milk-Bone Brushing Chews and Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal on its 2016 list of Breakthrough Innovation Award winners.

Worldwise Expands SmartyKat, TrustyPup Lines

The newest offerings include toys for cats and beds for dogs.

Purina Sponsors Dog Park

Nestlé Purina PetCare helped the Urban Resource Institute open Manhattan’s first dog park in a domestic violence shelter.

Freshpet Doubles Production Capacity

Freshpet will add 32,000 square feet to its Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem, Pa., in 2016.

Ethical Updates Logo

Bloomfield, N.J.-based Ethical Products Inc. debuted an updated logo for its more than 60-year-old Spot brand. The new logo features the word “SPOT” inside the familiar red circle, with the tagline “We Love Pets” to communicate the company’s commitment to pets.

PetAction Plus Launches in Mass

Eagle, Idaho-based PetAction Plus introduced its flea and tick product for dogs and cats in stores nationwide, including Walmart and Sam’s Club.

PetSafe Supports Shelter Animal Transport

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Radio Systems Corporation’s PetSafe brand donated $20,000 to Peaceful Kingdom, a non-profit group that moves pets from over-crowded East Tennessee shelters to under-capacity shelters in the North.

Worldwise Acquires Quaker Pet Group

San Rafael, Calif.-based Worldwise, maker of SmartyKat and TrustyPup branded pet products, has acquired Quaker Pet Group (QPG) and its popular dog toy and pet carrier brands. The two companies will operate on the Worldwise platform.

Environmentally Responsible Pups

Pet ‘n Shape launches larger packages of the All-Natural Chicken Feet in 1-lb. and 2-lb. tubs.

World’s Best Cat Litter Donates

Muscatine, Iowa-based World’s Best Cat Litter has partnered with four Internet celebrity cats to launch another round of the GiveLitter cat charity, which allows online cat lovers to donate 50,000 pounds of litter to shelter cats with just the click of a mouse.

Hartz Launches Campaign

Secaucus, N.J.-based Hartz launched a national consumer campaign—No F&T—to educate pet owners on the importance of year-round flea and tick protection. 

Mammoth Revamps Website

Los Angeles-based Mammoth Pet Products has updated its website as part of the toy manufacturer’s celebration of its 20th year in business.

Purina Named Most Trusted

St. Louis-based Purina was named America’s most trusted pet food brand for 2015.

Lincoln Bark Releases Video, Gains Distribution

Chicago-based Lincoln Bark released its sixth original animated video featuring its latest chia-powered dog treat, Nibbles.

OurPets Promotes Executive

Fairport Harbor, Ohio-based The OurPet’s Company promoted Kathleen Peters-Homyock to vice president of strategic planning and new business development.

PetMatrix Expands SmartBones Line

PetMatrix has expanded its SmartBones rawhide-free dog chews line with the addition of three products.

Mars Petcare Opens Innovation Center

Mars Petcare opened its new Gold-LEED certified $110 million Global Innovation Center in Thompson’s Station, Tenn.

Bayer Sponsors Service Dogs

Bayer HealthCare has partnered with K9s For Warriors, an organization that provides service canines to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of injuries they received during post-9/11 military service.
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