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Top Dog Names of 2020: Daisy and Buddy are the Most Popular Names of the Year

Top Dog Names of 2020: Daisy and Buddy are the Most Popular Names of the Year

Minneapolis, Minn. (November 10, 2020) – Daisy and Buddy are the top dog names of 2020 according to My Dog’s Name (mydogsname.com), a leading website for finding the perfect name for a new dog. Their data revealed the following:

  • Daisy is the top female dog name of 2020, taking away the number one spot from Bella for the first time in 10 years.
  • Buddy skyrocketed to first place for male dog names.
  • Dog name searches increased by 33 percent from March-June as dog adoption surged due to the pandemic.

“With people spending more time at home, many have found that they’re finally in a position to get a dog,” said Jessi Larson, co-founder of My Dog’s Name. “Our site had 1.2 million more users search for names for a new dog during that time period compared to 2019. This correlates with shelters reporting unprecedented demand.”

2020 Top Dog Names

The findings are part of My Dog’s Name’s report on the top dog names of 2020. An infographic of the most popular names is available at http://www.mydogsname.com/top-dog-names.

Top 10 Female Dog Names

  1. Daisy
  2. Luna
  3. Lola
  4. Bella
  5. Roxy
  6. Olive
  7. Gigi
  8. Willow
  9. Dixie
  10. Nala

Top 10 Male Dog names

  1. Buddy
  2. Charlie
  3. Milo
  4. Bear
  5. Axel
  6. Duke
  7. Max
  8. Rocky
  9. Cooper
  10. Asher

With Daisy now in the top spot, Bella has moved down to fourth place. It’s also outranked by Luna and Lola, two names that have continued to rise in popularity.

Newcomers in the top 10 female dog names include Olive, Gigi and Dixie.

In comparison to female names, popular male dog names have varied greatly throughout the years. After a dip in popularity, Buddy has made a major comeback to take first place.

Consistently popular names Charlie, Milo and Duke stayed in the top 10, and old favorites Max, Rocky and Cooper reappeared. Axel and Asher are new additions to the list.

About My Dog’s Name

My Dog’s Name provides a fun, interactive experience for new dog owners looking for the right name for their new pet. The site allows users to sort names by preferred styles and interests. Each year more than 9 million people use My Dog’s Name when picking a name for their dog.

In addition to dog names, the site also provides helpful resources and tips and tricks for being the best pup parent possible. For more information visit www.mydogsname.com.

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Media Contact:
Jessi Larson
jessi@mydogsname.com
651-329-1116

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Prairie Dog Pet Products Welcomes New C-Suite Leadership

Prairie Dog Pet Products Welcomes New C-Suite Leadership

CRO and CFO Hired to Help Drive Growth

ABILENE, TEXAS (Nov. 10, 2020)Prairie Dog Pet Products, a premium manufacturer of freeze dried, smoked and natural pet treats, has installed first-class leadership to drive the company through its next phase of growth. Jeff Camosci joined as Chief Revenue Officer and Scott Gordon is serving as Chief Financial Officer. The pair will work in tandem with the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Ted Mischaikov, announced last month.

Camosci will lead revenue strategies for the company with his proven ability to deliver results. He was formerly the Vice President of International Sales at Diamond Pet Foods. He has a history of senior leadership at WellPet, including serving as the former Vice President of Sales and Marketing for WHIMZEES North America. Camosci also held various roles within Mars Petcare focusing on sales, brand building and category growth for their Nutro/Greenies Company.

“We are ready to take Prairie Dog into its next phase of growth, focusing on innovation, quality and customer service,” said Jeff Camosci, Chief Revenue Officer at Prairie Dog Pet Products. “Our investments in equipment, facilities and processes will be leveraged by our sales team to expand our customer base and enter into new channels.”

Gordon brings extensive financial experience with private equity portfolio companies successfully serving in three distinct industries. He most recently served as CFO for Kieffer-Starlite, a national sign company, following his role as CFO for Perennials and Sutherland, LLC a leader in upscale outdoor furniture and performance fabrics. Earlier in his career, he was the CFO of Texwood Industries, a division of the Masco Corporation, a cost leader in manufacturing and distributing kitchen and vanity cabinets.

“It’s always exciting to work in a fast-growing environment where revenue growth go in hand in hand with investments in facilities, equipment and systems,” said Scott Gordon, Chief Financial Officer at Prairie Dog Pet Products. “Our goal is to marry Kinderhook’s capital resources with tactical opportunities developed by our operations and sales teams to enhance innovation and drive success across our product lines.”

Prairie Dog Pet Products is managed by the private equity firm Kinderhook Industries LLC who has a proven track record in the pet industry. The company’s premium line of products are made in support of private label customers and retailers, and also available to purchase online or in thousands of retail stores across the country. Prairie Dog also offers wholesale ordering. To learn more about Prairie Dog Pet Products and its offerings, visit prairiedogpetproducts.com.

About Prairie Dog Pet Products

Headquartered in Abilene, TX, Prairie Dog Pet Products is a leading specialty manufacturer and marketer of premium, American-made dog treats, including freeze-dried treats, jerky, natural parts and hand-crafted antlers. The Company markets its products under its own brand as well as via private label relationships with top brands and retailers in the pet industry. The Company operates six manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas, Colorado and Washington. For more information please visit: www.prairiedogpetproducts.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Kinderhook Industries

Founded in 2003, Kinderhook Industries, LLC is a private investment firm that manages over $3.1 billion of committed capital, with in excess of 225 investments and follow-on acquisitions since inception. Kinderhook’s investment philosophy is predicated on matching unique, growth-oriented investment opportunities with exceptional financial expertise and our proprietary network of operating partners. Their focus is on middle market businesses with defensible niche market positioning in the USA manufacturing, healthcare services, environmental services and automotive sectors. Kinderhook performs in the top tier of private investment with a track record of successfully and consistently building industry leaders. For more information, please visit: www.kinderhook.com.

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Mackenzie Smith
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(574) 524-5916 

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SYNLawnⓇ Northeast Ohio Wins Commercial Landscape Project of the Year for Barkwood Dog Park

SYNLawnⓇ Northeast Ohio Wins Commercial Landscape Project of the Year for Barkwood Dog Park

CANTON, OHIO, (Nov. 10, 2020) —  SYNLawn Northeast Ohio won the prestigious 2020 award for Commercial Landscape Project of the Year for Barkwood Dog Park in Beachwood from the Synthetic Turf Council (STC).

“We are thrilled to be honored by the Synthetic Turf Council,” said Amanda Wilkins, vice president of sales at SYNLawn NE Ohio. “We are incredibly proud of our innovative installation at Barkwood Dog Park. This would not have been possible without a large team of dedicated staff, residents and municipal employees. It was a true collaboration.”

Barkwood Dog Park is the first full-sized artificial grass dog park in Northeastern Ohio, and one of the largest municipal dog parks in the country. Designed as a dog paradise, the park provides more than 22,000 square feet for pups of all sizes to roam freely. As a fun twist, the area features turf covered canine furniture and play structures. More than 400 dogs are registered with pet parents accessing the area via key fob. A web camera allows residents to review the site in real time to see when their friends are available to play, and a light was installed to extend the hours of the park.

“Amanda and her team at SYNLawn were able to make our Barkwood Dog Park dreams come true,” said Karen Carmen, who spearheaded the project. “I consider Barkwood to be my baby since and I was involved with the project from the idea phase through its completion. It’s a great asset to dog parents in our community. Not only does it provide hundreds of dogs a safe and clean place to exercise and roam freely, but it’s also a great place for pet parents to socialize with people of all ages and form friendships.” 

In order to stay within the approved budget and be able to use 100 percent synthetic turf, Carmen and the Beachwood Public Works Department relied on the on-site installation instruction from Wilkins and team. Massive rolls of 15 feet wide turf were brought in on forklifts to make the ambitious design possible, and road base and dirt for the project was donated by local groups. 

Photos of the Barkwood Dog Park installation are available for media use upon request. For more information about SYNLawn, visit www.synlawn.com.

ABOUT SYNLawn

SYNLawn is the largest manufacturer and unrivaled innovator of artificial grass in North America. As part of the SportGroup Holding® family of companies, SYNLawn, along with sister surfacing brands – Astroturf, Rekortan, APT and Laykold – delivers the best products available on the market. SYNLawn’s product offerings also include Calico Greens™, an upscale line of artificial wall displays. SYNLawn’s turnkey network of 100 distributors seamlessly combines environmental stewardship with industry-leading innovations. Manufactured in Dalton, GA, SYNLawn uses bio-based ingredients, such as soy and sugarcane, and consumer-conscious additives such as antimicrobials to meet customers’ wide range of needs. With more than 200,000 residential and commercial installations, the company is raising the bar for global synthetic turf standards and transforming the idea of grass. For more information visit www.SYNLawn.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube.

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Mackenzie Smith
mackenzie.smith@fetchingcommunications.com
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Veterinary Growth Partners Selects Vet2Pet as Its Preferred Client Engagement Platform Provider

Veterinary Growth Partners Selects Vet2Pet as Its Preferred Client Engagement Platform Provider

VGP members will benefit from special pricing on the innovative platform 

DURANGO, COLO., (October 26, 2020) — Vet2Pet, the only customizable, all-in-one client engagement platform for veterinary practices, has been selected by Veterinary Growth Partners (VGP) as its preferred client engagement platform and practice app. VGP, a group purchasing and management services organization, has more than 5,500 member hospitals that will benefit from the partnership. 

VGP members will receive special pricing on the Vet2Pet platform, and those who are also Vetsource and VetSuccess clients will receive additional discounts. 

“We are really excited to partner with an organization like VGP,” said Vet2Pet Founder and CEO Stacee Santi, DVM. “Our combined resources, which include CVPMs and hospital managers that can coach and help practices maximize their success with technology, makes this a really great pairing. It isn’t the technology, it’s what you do with the technology that will grow your business.”

The Vet2Pet platform includes a custom hospital app that allows veterinary practices to better engage with their clients, and care for their patients anytime, anywhere. Through the app, practices can exchange chats, photos, and videos with pet owners; safely and conveniently collect contactless payments; drive visits and compliance by rewarding clients with a customizable loyalty program; send reminders and appointment confirmations through app notifications, email, and SMS; receive prescription refill and appointment requests; and more. 

“Vet2Pet will be a welcome addition to the broad array of innovative veterinary practices and cost-saving programs we offer our members,” said VGP President and Co-Founder Robert Sigman. “In today’s environment, Vet2Pet’s client communications expertise will especially assist our practice coaches, who pride themselves in having the complete veterinary toolbox of techniques and proven practices.”

VGP members who utilize Vet2Pet’s platform will also enjoy access to RACE-approved continuing education, and first-class support from Vet2Pet’s dedicated team. For more information about Vet2Pet’s custom, all-in-one client engagement solution, visit vet2pet.com.

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About Veterinary Growth Partners 

Veterinary Growth Partners (VGP), a membership organization for innovative veterinary practices, is a Management Services Organization whose members are forward-thinking owners and managers of veterinary practices. Our preferred partners are industry leaders committed to investing resources to support hospitals, so they reach their full potential for profitability and efficiency. We work with and between our members and industry partners to ensure everyone succeeds together. For more information, visit vgpvet.com.

About Vet2Pet

Vet2Pet is the only customizable, all-in-one client engagement platform available in veterinary medicine. Designed and developed by veterinarians, for veterinarians, Vet2Pet helps veterinary teams build stronger relationships with their clients, implement more efficient systems, improve patient care, and grow revenue with innovation. Vet2Pet is statistically proven to increase client loyalty and frequency of visits, annual client spending, and practice revenue. Learn more at vet2pet.com.

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Veterinary Growth Partners Media Contact:
Heather Williams
800-577-0120
contact@vgpvet.com

Vet2Pet Media Contact:
Stacee Santi, DVM
970-422-3284
info@vet2pet.com

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Prairie Dog Pet Products Appoints Ted Mischaikov as New CEO

Prairie Dog Pet Products Appoints Ted Mischaikov as New CEO

This move brings business development and sustainability to the forefront 

ABILENE, TX. (Oct. 19, 2020)Prairie Dog Pet Products, a premium manufacturer of freeze dried, smoked and natural pet treats, welcomes Ted Mischaikov into the role of Chief Executive Officer. This announcement is concurrent with Kinderhook Industries LLC assuming 100 percent ownership of the company. Kinderhook’s practice of partnering with strong leadership has a proven track record of driving success within the pet industry.

“Ted has the energy and expertise to build effective teams around purpose and products,” said Thomas Tuttle, Managing Director at Kinderhook. “His commitment to quality, safety and sustainability will be the foundation of investment in our customers and consumers. Together we will significantly expand facilities, operational prowess and product range in raw, freeze dried and frozen diets while innovating our smoked treats, natural parts and organic antler lines.”

Mischaikov has expansive leadership experience across a variety of industries, always finding success by enabling his team to thrive. He serves on the Pet Sustainability Coalition Board of Directors and is a past Board member of the American Pet Products Association. Most recently he was the CEO of Healthy Pet, a past portfolio company of Kinderhook, where he successfully led the company’s growth into major consumable categories while improving profitability with data driven systems and processes coupled with the discipline of continuous improvement.

“This is another opportunity to work alongside committed partners, of great talent and business acumen, who are willing to invest deeply in the people, systems and technology needed to build a trusted, purpose-driven organization,” said Ted Mischaikov, CEO at Prairie Dog Pet Products. “We all know our pets deserve clean, healthy nutrition and that we are at our best when we provide it to them. These are the products we want to make.”

The company’s premium line of products are made in support of private label customers and retailers, and also available to purchase online or in thousands of retail stores across the country. Prairie Dog also offers wholesale ordering. To learn more about Prairie Dog Pet Products and its offerings, visit prairiedogpetproducts.com.

About Prairie Dog Pet Products

Headquartered in Abilene, TX, Prairie Dog Pet Products is a leading specialty manufacturer and marketer of premium, American-made dog treats, including freeze-dried treats, jerky, natural parts and hand-crafted antlers. The Company markets its products under its own brand as well as via private label relationships with top brands and retailers in the pet industry. The Company operates six manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas, Colorado and Washington. For more information please visit: www.prairiedogpetproducts.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Kinderhook Industries

Founded in 2003, Kinderhook Industries, LLC is a private investment firm that manages over $3.1 billion of committed capital, with in excess of 225 investments and follow-on acquisitions since inception. Kinderhook’s investment philosophy is predicated on matching unique, growth-oriented investment opportunities with exceptional financial expertise and our proprietary network of operating partners. Their focus is on middle market businesses with defensible niche market positioning in the USA manufacturing, healthcare services, environmental services and automotive sectors. Kinderhook performs in the top tier of private investment with a track record of successfully and consistently building industry leaders. For more information, please visit: www.kinderhook.com.

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msmith@fwv-us.com
(574) 524-5916 

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