About this Blog

This blog is geared toward helping Independently Owned Specialty Retailers grow their business — or “Indies” as we like to call them. Our goal is to provide you with a variety of topics and information, as well as some fun stuff, that will help you grow your independently-owned specialty business. While our content will focus on what we know best — the pet industry, we feel the insights will help retailers in any specialty.

Who Are We?
We are a diverse group of Marketers, Merchandisers, Salespeople, and consumers employed in the pet-industry by Kyjen. Read our Bios here.  Because we work with individual Specialty Retailers from across the globe on a daily basis, we’re seeing new trends and new tricks before they’re mainstream. We thought, “Why not create a blog to pass along our experiences to other Independent Retailers.”

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One last thing . . . if you are a specialty retailer in the pet industry or if you are a retailer that is interested in selling pet products, then please contact us so we can help you grow your business on an individual basis!  We look forward to hearing from you!

– The Kyjen Team

One Response to “About this Blog”

  • I have an internationally-read blog concerning my community organization BensonsBuddies– a pet therapy team (myself & Benson, our family’s Amer. Bulldog/Lab mix).
    We are training to certify through Pet Partners/Delta Society in the spring of 2013. My husband has Multiple Sclerosis & Benson is training with him to serve as both his physical & mental assistance companion; Benson and i are certifying to interact in the community in AAT/AAA (Animal Assisted Therapy & Animal Assisted Activities)as fully licensed Pet Partners.

    The blog is not just regarding our journey to certification, but discusses a huge variety of related topics…and shares links regarding information, research and specialty products/equipment we talk about. We do not sell items through our site—however, we make direct links to non-profit organizations along with any other businesses & products that assist us & can assist our readers.

    Benson & i would love opportunities to try some of your products & and share those we feel meet the needs of teams like ours (& our families with special needs)with our audience. We also plan to share that information with those facilities & organizations we visit & work with in our region [Maine].

    products relating could include:
    —Toys, clothing or items that can be used in solo&group therapy and visitation (schools, retirement facilities, non-critical hospital care units & hospice)
    —safety gear & training items (like reflector-wear,flotation devices, halters, hunter-orange items, etc.)
    —outdoor wear & travel gear especially (packs, accessories…)—as hiking & other outdoor activities are a major part of Benson’s interaction with others & my husband—at varying levels of ability.
    —things similar working breeds & assistance companions use (search/rescue, herding, foreign service & ’sportsmen’ dogs)
    —& any unique or new items your experts think could appeal to those pet owners & companions

    Thanks so much for all you do, and for providing a great variety of items that are accessible to, and increase accessibility for, folks with loved pet companions.

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