Pet Age went to Farmingdale, New Jersey, to speak with Frank Frattini, CEO of The Hungry Puppy (http://thehungrypuppy.com/), and to learn more about his independent pet store.
Q How have your retailer strategies changed since The Hungry Puppy first opened?
A [My wife] Teresa and I opened The Hungry Puppy 31 years ago.
Every time he smelled food from a shop we passed he instinctively stopped and sniffed like a hungry puppy
! I was glad he couldn't shout and ask me for money.
A HUNGRY puppy
had to be rescued by a firefighter when he got his head stuck while trying to snaffle crumbs from a biscuit jar.
One day, Uncle Jerry calls to say he has rescued an abandoned, hungry puppy
with a tight choke collar, but he needs to find a good home for him since his apartment does not allow pets.
Example: Your grocery list (milk, hamburger, dog food, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, olive oil, and dishwashing detergent) might be transformed into a tale about a hungry puppy
looking for food that fell into a salad bowl containing tomatoes, lettuce, and onions dressed with olive oil.
The homeless and hungry puppy
was roaming the streets of Abu Dhabi, terrified from strangers.
Poppy tied herself in knots after swallowing more than 12 metres of shoelaces.
Although Maryann Plunkett's technique is admirable, she seems too overbearing for Rodney's younger sister Eva, who is said to defer to him "like a hungry puppy
to its master," just as Jessica Chastain, as his daughter Lee, seems too unmoved by the broken, pitiful specimen her father has become.