Pet Store Industry


Are you a pet lover? Do you want use this love of pets to make money? Then running a pet store might be just what you are looking for. The following resourses offer a window into the pet industry: the importance of establishing a niche, developing marketing strategies and analyzing start-up costs. The directories listed can lead you to pet food distributors and suppliers, while the internet sites and magazines will keep you up-to-date with industry trends.

Internet Links
American Kennel Club
Extensive information on dogs, and the business of breeding them.
American Pet Products Manufacturers Association
This is the leading trade association for the pet products industry. Check out the "Press Center" for great industry trends and statistics.
Pet Food Industry
The website for Petfood Industry Magazine. Provides information for industry links,events and advertising. It also provides a link for their bookstore.
Pet Industry Distributors Association
This organization offers lists of manufacturers, distributors and retailers, as well as training info, stats, and business assistance.
Pet Product News International
The website for Pet Product News International. It provides the latest news in headlines and top stories. It provides a listing for new products, trade shows and associations. It provides links to articles for business, Goverment Watch, Pet Dealer news and Pet Watch news.

Articles & Databases
Search by keyword and locate articles from over 800 publications. Topics covered include advertising, industry trends, finance, marketing, and more.

Print Resources
Career success with pets
Barber, Kim
How to start a home-based pet care business
Salzberg, Kathy.
Pet product news
Petfood industry : the magazine of pet food manufacturing and merchandising
The red book of pet store management.