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Flea Barket

If you love pets and shopping, you will want to check out the Flea Barket at Pet Nation on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be over 20 unique local vendors selling everything under the sun including pet supplies, jewelry, family recipe BBQ sauce, soy candles and more. Some independent […]

Pets take bite out of millennial wallets

Pets take bite out of millennial wallets

Americans own more pets than ever before – and that means they are spending more on their animals. The number of American households with a pet rose to 84.6 million this year, up from 79.7 million animal-owning households in 2015. In 2017, pet expenditures nationwide are expected to reach an estimated $69 billion, according to […]

Creatures from the plastic lagoon

Creatures from the plastic lagoon

Reptile enthusiasts of a certain age likely remember the tiny turtles sold in lagoon containers, swimming in the nonexistent shade of a thumb-sized plastic palm tree. They lived short lives at the hands of the children who pined for them. But the times – and regulations — have changed. Housing a pet turtle, especially an […]

Flea Barket welcomes people, pups

Flea Barket welcomes people, pups

Tents — and dogs — crowded around the storefront of Pet Nation on Saturday for the inaugural Flea Barket, a pet-friendly outdoor shopping event. A handful of local small businesses and home-based entrepreneurs set up booths to sell their wares and share information about their services. Deborah Patterson, founder of dog treat company Precious Pups […]

Flea Barket aims to honor shop’s cat and promote local business

Flea Barket aims to honor shop’s cat and promote local business

In honor of the passing of Pet Nation’s 14-year-old tabby cat Tiger Woods, the locally owned pet supply store intends to hold a charity Flea Barket selling a variety of items for humans and pets July 8 outside the store. Pet Nation owner Holly Elassaad said the event, to be held at 1898 Andorra Street […]

Navarre shoppers not forgetting furry friends this Christmas

Navarre shoppers not forgetting furry friends this Christmas

Christmas shopping is in full swing for four-legged family members in Navarre said Pet Nation owner Holly Elassaad. Elassaad has seen a jump in shopping by her regular customers as they seek Christmas gifts for their pets this holiday season. “Christmas themed toys are always big, and we start selling those right around Black Friday, […]

Pet costumes grow in popularity

Pet costumes grow in popularity

As Halloween approaches, millions of pet owners in the U.S. are looking to dress up their furry friends in celebration of the holiday. In fact, more people are planning to dress their cats and dogs for Halloween than at any point in the last 10 years according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween report. […]

Bearded dragons are popular pet choice

Bearded dragons are popular pet choice

Bearded dragons, or beardies as they are affectionately called, are a laid back, hardy, easy to care for lizard that make the perfect reptilian pet for adults and children alike. The lizard is originally from Australia, although now all beardies purchased in the United States are captive bred. Australia banned the export of the lizards […]

Hot car bill passes Senate

Hot car bill passes Senate

Florida senators passed a bill on Thursday that will allow the rescue of unattended vulnerable pets or people from hot cars in the summer without civil liability. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office receives several calls each summer about pets trapped in hot cars and left unattended. To read the full article, click HERE to subscribe […]

No tricks and all treats for dogs at Pet Nation

No tricks and all treats for dogs at Pet Nation

Pet Nation held its annual Halloween event for dogs on Oct. 30 with trick-or-treating for the canines dressed in costumes. “We usually get between 40-50 dogs for the event, but this year we definitely broke the record with 100 dogs,” owner Holly Elassaad said. The popular costumes this year were sports-related; football, baseball and referees. […]

Halloween tricks for your pets

Halloween tricks for your pets

Nothing is quite as comical or cute as your pet in a Halloween costume. And there is no reason to keep your pet from participating in the celebrations, but common sense and caution should be applied. To ensure a fun and safe holiday for you all, consider these tips: All tricks – no sweet treats […]

Wee Market provides big business opportunity for community

Wee Market provides big business opportunity for community

Holly and Abdul Elassaad have owned Pet Nation in the Shoppes of Navarre for more than a decade. But they have been eager to create opportunities for other small businesses and finally decided it was time to make it happen. And that is where the idea for Wee Market was born. Wee Market will be […]

Police recover vehicle in hit and run

Police recover vehicle in hit and run

The Florida Highway Patrol has recovered the vehicle involved in Sunday morning’s fatal hit and run accident on Panhandle Trail. The white SUV was parked at Pet Nation in the Publix parking lot, according to Holly Elassaad, owner of Pet Nation. Elassaad said the SUV  belongs to one of her employees, who lent it to her boyfriend’s brother. […]

Furry favorites announced at Pet Nation’s costume contest

Furry favorites announced at Pet Nation’s costume contest

Pet Nation celebrates 10 great years in Navarre this weekend, and part of that celebration includes Pet Nation’s annual pet costume contest. The winners of the contest categories were as follows: Lulu the pink unicorn, of the Klug family from Navarre, took home the prize in the Halloween costume contest. Jack the Thanksgiving turkey, of […]