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This is where it all started. Well, at least my interest in Service Dogs, Guide Dogs, dog rescues, dog adoption, and dog fostering. Three years ago when I attended the Pet Expo I got my first taste of some of the great volunteer opportunities involved with dogs. Of course, the Pet Expo is not just about dogs and puppies. There are also many other animals including great shows of cats, birds, fish, and reptiles as well.
The Pet Expo
Straight from the front page of the Pet Expo website:
WWPIA® produces the world’s largest consumer pet expo, America’s Family Pet Expo®. This exciting public event is held each year in the Southern California area in the spring and summer and in Southeastern Michigan in the fall.
Every aspect of the companion animal world gathers at these events to “Tell their story” to the public. Exhibitors include manufacturers, retailers, groomers, veterinarians, hobbyist groups, humane rescue organizations, humane societies, breeders, etc. Almost every kind of companion animal is on display and many are featured in educational demonstrations and seminars. Great shows of dogs, cats, birds, fish & reptiles.
When and Where
Here are the details on this event:
EVENT: Pet Expo, Parking is Free
WHEN: April 11, 12, and 13, 2008
HOURS: Friday, 10AM – 6PM; Saturday, 10AM – 7PM; Sunday, 10AM – 6PM
WHERE: OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
If you are a dog or animal lover this is a great even to attend. If you do stop by then please visit the two organizations I volunteer with: Guide Dogs of America and Cuddly Canines. Who knows maybe Stetson and I will be volunteering at the Guide Dogs of America booth. I hope to see you there!
What do you think? Have you been to the Pet Expo before?
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