A Pet Expo is a fun event for all pet owners to attend and see new products, gather new resources, and learn about new things that are available in their community to enhance their lives and the lives of the pets that live with them. On Feb 2, 2013 a one-day Expo was held at the Long Beach Convention Center and featured more than 150 vendors of products and services geared towards pets. We saw mostly dogs, there were a few kitties, birds, snakes, and even an ! In addition, there were interactive events: a Talent Contest and a Costume Contest, an entertainment stage with guest speakers, television stars, seminars on pet safety and first aid, obedience and agility demonstrations, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations and much more. Here I am arriving at the Convention Center and getting ready to go inside:
Of course, as the Pombassador of Southern California Pomeranian Rescue, I always take the opportunity to bark about the rescue and about my 2013 Bella Pomeranian Calendar which is a fundraiser for us and is available on Ebay, the rescue facebook page and Blog:
The Rescue Community was represented at the Pet Expo as well, and had several of their adoptable cats and dogs there with them. A Pet Expo is a great opportunity for Rescues to let the public know that they exist; even if you might not be in a position to adopt a pet at the moment, you might want to consider volunteerism and fostering. My furrends Marc and Nancy, also SCPR Volunteers, joined my posse at the Pet Expo:
We thoroughly enjoyed the Disc Dog Demonstration, the Talent Show, and the Costume Contest–more about that later–and we got to meet Shorty Rossi, star of Pit Boss on Animal Planet. Besides being short, Shorty and I also share a love of Rescue, and we got our picture taken with him:
Since I am suggesting people NOT attend bird shows put on by this particular organizer, I feel I should note clearly that there are other options. Here are a few other bird shows that will be taking place in May.
17th â Palmetto, FL â Florida West Coast Avian Societyâs Annual Exotic Bird Expo â Manatee Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto, FL 3
â Sunday 10:00 â 4:00 - *Note new date and place *From I-75 take exit 224 and follow the signs to the Convention Center. Adults: $4, children 10 and under (accompanied by an adult) free