PetPort owner, Holly Levis attends the industry's largest annual trade show

Global Pet Expo is the pet industry’s largest annual trade show and is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA).



With an unusual start,
PetPort has a clear future
in benefiting pets.

Pet Age recently spoke with Holly
Levis to learn more about her
decision to open PetPort, a pet store in Northport, New York.

Q What inspired you to open



A When I was music director at
WCBS-FM, New York, I had just
adopted two Jack Russell litter mates. When the boy, Dave, was almost 2 years of age, he was misdiagnosed with lymphoma,
and I was told he only had weeks
to live. I fell in love with this puppy, and decided I was going to do everything I could to help him. At the time, I was programming
the radio station on one computer
and researching my dog’s disease on another simultaneously.

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Pet Age Holds Retailer Forum in New York City

Pet Age
August 20,2015

It's a great way to have a conversation between other independent retailers and manufacturers," said Holly Levis of PetPort in Long Island. "If everybody understands everybody else's needs and expectations, I think it makes us all stronger and therefore more profitable."

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Help Pets Beat
the Heat

- Holly Levis
Holly’s Pet Trends,
Trends Magazine

You may remember my name from years on-air at radio and TV Stations in NYC and here on Long Island. Why now focus on pets? Love! I know…I’ve become one of those crazy pet parents, too. I have a pair of Jack Russell Terriers, sister and brother littermate, Sam and Dave. Now I’m mixing my radio and news reporting background with my passion for pets.

With the dog days of summer hotter than ever, we need to help our pets beat the heat. Actually it's a matter of life and death. With record-breaking temperatures on Long Island this year, it is very important to make the right decisions when it comes to protecting our pets. The ASPCA has just reported that the fatality rate of dogs dying from heatstroke after being left alone in parked cars has risen dramatically across the country. And, if you do decide to leave your pet in a hot car, even with the windows open, you could be charged with animal cruelty. It’s against the law in many states, including New York.

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"Holly is the
owner of the
most magnificent
pet emporium
I've ever seen!"

- Sam Kohl, author of
The All-Breed Dog
Grooming Guide

PetPort owner Holly Levis and staff recently attended Intergroom,
an International Grooming Conference
with Sam Kohl, the author of what is considered to be the Dog Grooming Industry "Bible." After the event, Mr. Kohl paid a visit to PetPort and its state-of-the-art Grooming Spa.



Holly Levis and Sam Kohl

Mr. Kohl, the former owner (1965-2000) of the New York School of Dog Grooming, has been active in all phases of the pet industry since 1949. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of the Pet Industry, the American Dog Groomers Guild, Ltd., and the International Dog Education Association in Japan.


PetPort Producing ‘Hits’ In Supplies
And Services


Holly Levis-Dolan knows radio and she loves her dogs.

The two don’t typically mix, the owner of three canine companions admitted, but as the former New York City radio personality of more than 25 years pondered the idea of opening up her own pets supply and grooming shop, she found that the two businesses boiled down to the same thing: “hits.”

“I put this business together like I was programming a top-40 radio station,” said Levis-Dolan, owner and operator of Northport Village’s PetPort, which she’s maintained for nearly six years. “I started out and all the representatives were telling me, ‘Oh, you need to bring this [product] in.’ I would just say, ‘Guys, this is top-40 radio; give me your top hits.’”

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Up Close and Personal
ET Week

PetPort Pet Food and Supply Company in the heart of Northport village celebrates its sixth year in business as we move down the block to 40 Main Street, right next to Skippers Pub. “You have to see the new store. It’s absolutely beautiful. And, all summer long, we are celebrating Canine Independence with give-aways, free samples and great sales,” Owner/Operator Holly Levis-Dolan shares. “Stop by with your dog for free treats, and our now infamous Canine Water Station. We are just steps from Northport Harbor and our pet friendly village park.” PetPort has become a pet supply and grooming destination.