The Nation's Newspaper For Breeders and Pet Owners
Horses, Pet Health
Pet Press was the first multi-species print publication newspaper
(2007). It was designed to keep all animal owners on the cutting edge of
subjects such as
Pet & People Health.
With prominent professional writers
from the dog, cat, and horse world, it was professionally edited by
Barbara J. Andrews and Derek Clontz, former editor for a syndicated
daily newspaper and subsequently chief editor of one of the most
successful newsstand publications. Original artwork and
illustrations were by Dick Kulpa, one of the most talented illustrators
in the field of newspaper and "checkout line" publications.
newspaper, printed in full color by a SC newsprint company, was
comparable in size and format to the National Enquirer. It was
nationally distributed and well received at dog, cat and horse shows,
including National Steeplechase, Quarter Horse and Arabian Horse events.
NPP was freely circulated at the
Westminster Dog Show until another publication filed a formal complaint.
The multi-species newspaper was subsequently sabotaged by other print
publications, the internet was booming, and ultimately, National Pet
Press went the way of Dog World, Western Horseman, Dog Fancy, Cats
Magazine and other print publications.
Unfortunately, it was an idea whose
time had passed.