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Guess what’s just around the corner? No, not Halloween (although it is, so go get your dog costumes ready)…it’s the First “Pet Days” at the Orange County Market Place.
This sounds like a great event…it sounds like it’s a mini-Pet Expo with specialty rescue and adoption groups, information on pet wellness, spaying and neutering and other animal welfare education; pet related vendors; guest speakers and demonstrations and non-profit pet organizations.
First “Pet Days” at The Orange County Market Place
Costa Mesa, CA – As part of National Pet Wellness Month, the Orange County Market Place, the weekend swap meet at the O. C. Fair and Event Center, will host Pet Days, Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2008 presented by the Animal Assistance League of Orange County.
What: First “Pet Days” at The Orange County Marketplace
When: October 11th and 12th, 2008: 7am – 4pm
Where: Orange County Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Admission: Regular admission is $2. Click the image below to download one free admission coupon.
Vendors And Exhibitors
Unfortunately, space and participant application deadlines are past due so if you were interested in being a vendor or exhibitor you’ll have to wait until the next “Pet Days” event.
An added bonus is that the “Pet Days” event will be held in conjunction with the regular Orange County swap meet activities which includes over a 1,000 merchants selling various products and services.
Puppy’s In Training
For those of us with Guide Dog puppies in training this event is probably not suitable for any dog under 12 months of age. Unfortunately, Derby is way too young to attend this event. One of the things that we’ve learned as Guide Dog puppy raisers is to be sure we take our puppies only to age appropriate events. A large event with many people like this one is not appropriate for a young puppy who could be traumatized by all the activity going on during the event.
Age appropriateness is not only important for Guide Dog puppies in training, but for all dogs and puppies. So if you have a young puppy you do not want to over expose him to any “strenuous” or “traumatizing” events. “Strenuous” and “traumatizing” will vary depending on the age of your puppy.
I’ll be at the event (without Derby)…probably Saturday morning. I hope to see you all there!
***One final note: Personal pets are not allowed on the premises of the Orange County Market Place.
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