Pet Industry Woman of the Year Finalist

Pet Industry Woman of the Year Finalist

Local businesswoman, Nicole Decrisantis has been selected as one of twenty-five women vying for the title of Pet Industry Woman of the Year 2018.

Nicci Decrisantis, Pet Nutritionist of Thomaston Feed Cheshire Positions Herself  as a Leader in the Pet Space by Becoming a Finalist for

Pet Industry Woman of the Year

Pet Industry Woman of the Year has been showcasing leaders in the pet industry for the past 5 years. There are 5 categories nominees can compete in: Advocate, which represents women doing advocacy for pets. Corporate, for leaders who own or work for corporations. Entrepreneur, for women opening and running one or multiple businesses. Rising Star for those women in the fast lane doing remarkable work to keep our eyes on. Lastly, Solopreneur, for women doing it all solo.

Becoming a Finalist puts Nicole in the running for one of the 5 category winners and from that the option of the top spot of Pet Industry Woman of the Year which will be announced during the live awards show on Oct 2, in Oaks, PA at The Club at Shannondell.This is in conjunction with the Pet Connections Expo being held in Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Women in the Pet Industry Network(WIPIN) is a leading organization focused on women leaders in all categories of this ever-growing pet industry.Leaders don’t need to be members of WIPIN to compete for Pet Industry Woman of the Year, and many of the finalists are members, however the caliber of these finalists speaks to how vital the pet space is becoming because of so many women doing remarkable work.

About Nicci

 Nicci is the owner of Thomaston Feed Cheshire which has been a go-to resource for pet owners in central Connecticut for the past 5 years. While the business boasts a beautiful retail location, the life of the business revolves around pet nutrition and education. As an expert in clinical animal nutrition having a strong passion for educating others she lectures pet owners and organizations including federal, state and municipal K9 teams, guide and therapy dog teams on proper preventative nutrition and supplementation. In addition to that, she enjoys working with veterinarians to change the dialogue on responsible fresh and raw feeding practices.

She is the canine preventative health nutrition resource for multiple magazines and contributes to the Thomaston Feed blog as well as many featured guest blogs on a variety of pet nutrition topics. Her work centers around changing the paradigm of animal preventative health to include nutrition. She believes that nutrition deserves recognition as the cornerstone of health and preventative maintenance. In addition to that, she hopes that nutrition acquires more recognition as a first line treatment for disease rather than an afterthought or something only explored after all other options are exhausted.

This fall and winter Nicci will be traveling to several conferences and seminars to further her education, including the University of Helskini, Finland to attend a seminar on evidence based raw food for dogs.


Nicci’s interests include metabolic diseases, raw diets, nutritional impact on disease prevention, diet supplementation and complementary diets for cancer treatment.

Her business websites are

About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)

Headquartered near Portland, OR., WIPIN serves leaders who are making a difference in the pet space. WIPIN members come from all categories within the pet industry, from groomers and veterinarians to pet sitters and pet boutique owners.

Women in the Pet Industry Network is committed to igniting leaders who ignite others which in turn makes a positive impact on all pets and their people.

For more information, please visit, or contact Schuh at 503-970-5774 or

Waggleview® is so proud of Connecticut’s Nicci of Thomaston Feed Store for being one of the amazing finalist for Pet Industry Woman of the Year!

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