How do you know if there's a market for your pet business? One of the best sources for industry information is the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. The association's most recent survey of pet owners nationwide numbers 300 pages and gives details about buying habits and preferences, with information broken down by region. Cost: $200. To order or for more information about the association, call (800) 452-1225 or visit http://www.appma.org
Cool Pet Stuff.com, (800) 686-6599, http://www.coolpetstuff.com
For Dog's Sake, (310) 821-5342
Galloping Gourmutts, (773) 477-5959, fax: (773) 477-6393
Pet Assure, (888) 789-7387, http://www.petassure.com
Pet Life, (817) 215-9132
Pamela Rohland (email@example.com) relies on four felines to help her run her Bernville, Pennsylvania, homebased writing business.