Local Businesswoman Mona Straub of Just Fur Fun Announced as Solopreneur Winner for Pet Industry Woman of Year Award

Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) recognizes extraordinary women in five pet business categories.

BOCA RATON, FL  (September 26, 2017) – Local business woman Mona Straub of  Just Fur Fun  in Boca Raton, FL  has been named Solopreneur winner in the fifth annual Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award competition.

Straub was nominated in the Solopreneur category. The other award categories are Entrepreneur, Corporate, Advocate and Rising Star.

A panel of four independent judges reviewed and scored nominations for applicants in the five categories. This year’s judges included a director of a non profit organization, a founder of a successful pet organization, a COO of a design firm, and a director of a top women’s scholarship organization.

“The Pet Industry Women of the Year Awards were designed to recognize the amazing females who dedicate their time and talents to improving the lives of all pets – dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses and exotics – and their parents/guardians,” said Shawna Schuh, president of WIPIN. “These awards are a celebration of women who have made highly successful careers in the pet industry: They shine in large part because they are so passionate about helping women as well as pets. Mona Straub is a perfect example! It is exciting to honor her and other women with a genuine calling to make the pet industry stronger.”

Mona Straub of Just Fur Fun was honored to take her place among a group of phenomenal women nominated in for

the WIPIN 2017 Awards, where she was ultimately chosen as the recipient of the 2017 WIPIN Solopreneur Woman of the Y­­ear Award. This title was well-earned by Mona, who has dedicated her life to the wellness of animals and brings that passion to her premier pet accessory company, Just Fur Fun.

When asked about what it meant to her to be selected as the winner of this prestigious award, Straub said “…to be a finalist with all the other amazing women who were nominated, and then to be the winner of this award, is completely humbling and over the top exciting!”

Visit Just Fur Fun online to learn more about this exciting young company and its passionate owner!



About Just Fur Fun®

Based in Boca Raton, FL, Just Fur Fun® is a premier pet accessory line that creates handcrafted beaded collars, leashes and other handmade accessories, providing an elegant and high quality product for your pet.  All of the leashes and collars are unique and beaded by hand by American artisans and the materials are sourced in the USA.  Pet owners can make a fashion statement with their pets by choosing a matching belt or accessory and our Equestrians can choose a matching brow band, spurs or spur straps.  Dressing up can be so much fun! A portion of all profits is donated to nonprofit animal assistance organizations.  For more information about Just Fur Fun®, please visit www.JustFurFunOnline.com or contact Mona Straub at mona@justfurfunonline.com or 561-809-6596.


About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)

WIPIN is an international membership networking organization where more than 300 pet professionals gather to grow, give and connect. WIPIN is the only organization serving professionals in ALL segments of the pet industry, as well as ALL types of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals, pocket pets, horses and exotics.

WIPIN members share three core philosophies: Give first, grow continuously and connect for reasons that matter. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member at www.womeninthepetindustry.com/join/. For more information, please visit www.womeninthepetindustry.com, or contact Schuh at 503-970-5774; shawna@womeninthepetindustry.com.

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