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Petland, Inc. presents American Kennel Club with Award of Excellence

(LAS VEGAS, NV, July 31, 2015) – The American Kennel Club was recently awarded Petland’s newest distinction, the Petland Award of Excellence, for its steadfast support and contribution to Petland.

The Petland Award of Excellence is given to a member of the Petland family or a member of the pet industry that goes above and beyond the call of duty to make Petland better.

“Petland has proudly supported AKC breeders for more than 40 years,” said President and CEO Joe Watson. “Today, the AKC and Petland have joined forces in our store kennel inspections as well as co-sponsoring a breeder education conference along with the United States Department of Agriculture.”

Mr. Watson personally mentioned AKC President Dennis Sprung, Mark Dunn, Mike Isaac, Stacy Mason and Dave Roberts.

“Tonight we recognize our gratitude to the American Kennel Club for their proud history of raising the standards in the industry and enhancing the lives of man’s best friend,” said Watson.

AKC Vice President Mark Dunn and Canine Registrations’ Mike Isaac accepted the award.

“The AKC appreciates Petland’s recognition of the work we do to educate breeders,” said Vice President Mark Dunn. “Together, with Petland and its franchisees, we can do even more to support the breeders who make specific commitments to improve the health and well-being of dogs, commitments that include meeting specific health screening requirements.“
AKC received their award at the 2015 Petland Trade Show and Awards Banquet held July 20-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Petland, Inc. is a franchise based in south-central Ohio offering full-service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. Since the company’s beginning in the fall of 1967, Petland’s Mission has been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right customer and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already own pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Today, Petland is ranked among Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500.” For franchising opportunities and more information on Petland, visit the company’s Web site at