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PIDA Elects New Officers & Directors.
Scott Rath, Central Garden & Pet, Santa Fe Springs, California, was elected as chairman of the PIDA Board of Directors during the association’s annual Management Conference in January. ... read more

Two New Programs for PIDA Members in 2015.
The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession and Sales Professional Negotiation, both led by Don Buttrey, with dates in August, September and November. Your sales professionals will learn practical skills, pick up useful tools, and discover fundamental disciplines that are essential for a successful sales team. Learn more about these programs.

PIDA and APPA Partner for the 1st Annual Pet Industry Management Conference & Supplier Trade Show. January 18-21, 2016, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ. PIDA and APPA have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind event for the pet industry. Combining the best elements of the PIDA Management Conference with the scope and size of APPA, the Pet Industry Management Conference & Supplier Trade Show will be the annual event that helps shape the future of the pet industry.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Retailer Excellence Honored at Global Pet Expo. Odyssey Pets, Loyal Biscuit Co. and Kriser's Natural Pet took the top honors at the fourth-annual Retailer Excellence Awards presentation at Global Pet Expo, which was sponsored by Coastal Pet Products. The awards ceremony was part of the Pet Industry Breakfast and was hosted by Global Pet Expo and Pet Business magazine on March 5. The Retailer Excellence Awards recognize outstanding independent pet specialty retailers in a variety of categories, including: - See more

Pets in the Classroom Program Provides 50,000 Classrooms with Educational Grants. The Pet Care Trust is pleased to announce that it has provided over 50,000 teachers with classroom pets and the benefits they provide through its Pets in the Classroom grant program, impacting the lives of approximately 2.5 million students. With a goal of introducing 5 million children in 100,000 classrooms* to pets and the benefits they provide, the Pet Care Trust has surpassed the half-way point of its goal and is continuing to help teachers impact future generations through its grant program.
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New Survey Demonstrates the Health Benefits of Pets. A recent survey conducted by the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI), reveals 97% of Doctors Believe There Are Health Benefits to Owning a Pet Results Show. Additionally, 75% of Doctors said patients' health Improved as the Result of Getting a Pet. Learn more

Study Finds Increase in Pet Ownership Numbers Due to Classroom Pets
Programs like Pets in the Classroom are positively influencing children and leading to more family pets
While the value of classroom pets has always been clear to organizations like the Pet Care Trust, a new study released this April confirms it: Classroom pets have a positive influence on children's attitudes towards pets, to the point where having pets in the classroom has led to an increase in pets in the home... read more

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