TRUCKEE, Calif. - Cindy Hartzell, who operates runs HeartSoul Natural Animal Communication in Truckee, can be seen in the just-released Top Women in the Pet Industry "Holiday Biz Book." A publication for and about women in the pet industry, it highlights top women in the booming pet business.
The 80-page digital magazine-style resource guide to American and Canadian services, products, gifts and facilities for pets, pet lovers and pet owners and can be found at www.womeninthepetindustry.com.
The National Retail Foundation is predicting that 2012 holiday spending will rise and return to 2007 levels with $28.13 earmarked for pets by the average holiday shopper. Pet owners reportedly spend more on pets than on video games, movies or recorded music. The "Holiday Biz Book" is a guide to help buyers locate perfect pet gifts.
Businesses represented throughout the "Holiday Biz Book" are women-owned and operated. They range from pet food manufacturers and artists to groomers and veterinarians.
Sixty-seven women are included with 26 profiled, talking about their business, career and pets. Some even share funny and poignant Christmas pet tales. This holiday season catalog invites you to curl up with your laptop and a cup of cocoa and get acquainted with the top women in the pet professions. With a dog at your feet or a cat in your lap, you can shop the catalog for unique and thoughtful gifts.
"The Top Women in the Pet Industry Holiday Biz Book" was produced by Women in the Pet Industry (WIPIN), a membership networking organization where pet professionals gather to grow, give and connect year round.
More than 120 career paths exist within the pet industry. WIPIN includes representatives from most. They include groomers, pet-sitters, vets, pooper-scoopers, artists, trainers, breeders, animal psychics and pet store operators.