June 2013

Americans love their pets. In fact, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, more than a third of all households include a dog and/or cat as part of the family and tens of millions of a variety of companion animals have found homes throughout the country. Ohio is no different.

This June we are profiling companies throughout Ohio who help us take care of our four-, and many times less-, legged friends in our "Pet-Friendly" theme. PetPeople, in Hilliard, has expanded their business from three stores to their newest 17th store opening this month, offering pet owners high quality, natural, wholesome and nutritious pet foods and treats. RAMM Horse Fencing & Stalls, in Swanton, builds only the highest quality fences and stalls and is staffed by people who own and love horses. The Backyard Dog Project, in Tremont City, helps improve the quality of life for outdoor dogs by providing owners access to affordable pet care and supplies. Cleveland Road Animal Hospital & The Pet Hotel, in Wooster, has been providing premier veterinary care to their surrounding area for 40 years and recently expanded their facility to include the area's first luxury pet hotel and spa. Reef Systems Coral Farm, Inc., in New Albany, started nearly 20 years ago from the owner's passion for saltwater aquariums and has since grown to include an aquaculture facility for living coral and animals for the public to enjoy. Freedom Paws Assistance Dogs, in Marysville, was founded last year to help match a highly-skilled and nurturing dog with an applicant in need of assistance, with all dogs trained specifically to meet the needs of their new owners. Embrace Pet Insurance, in Beachwood, is a family of animal enthusiasts who offer smart and sustainable insurance to help cover the necessary, and sometimes unexpected, care for our pets.

Pets are part of the family, and in Ohio there is no shortage of businesses ready to help give your pet the care and love they deserve.

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