The following story appeared in the most recent issue of the UNO Magazine, which highlighted how professors are serious about play, studying how it aids learning and development, using it to teach math or to aid recovery from a stroke, or just to have fun. Read the magazine online as a Flipbook or download a PDF.
Thanks to the UNO Bookstore, pet owners can put the “O” in Fido.
Or, rather, on Fido.
Early in 2019 the bookstore added pet clothing to its expansive list of UNO apparel available on campus and online. From sweaters to leashes, collars and more, now you can buy UNO-branded apparel for your pet.
Amber Dib, assistant manager of general merchandise with the UNO Bookstore, said it’s been fun to see how excited pet parents get when they purchase an item.
“There had been several requests for pet items over the last year,” Dib says, “When I realized more and more people were starting to ask, I started looking around. I ended up going to a conference where a vendor specialized in pet items, so it worked out perfectly.”
Clothing includes a jersey, t-shirt and hoody – which average around $30 each. Accessories such as leashes, collars, bandanas and scarves average about $18 apiece.
Dib says there are plans to expand the pet collection soon.
“The items have been doing way better than I expected,” she says. “I am keeping my eyes open for some different chew toys that can be branded as well.”
Pet parents don’t have to worry about sizing, either. All sized items range between tiny (extra small) all the way up to XXL for your more larger fur babies.
To see the items firsthand, visit the UNO Bookstore in the Milo Bail Student Center or online at unobookstore.com.
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