Bay Area Pet Fair to Feature Thousands of Adoptable Animals
Last year’s Bay Area Pet Fair brought in about 100,000 people.
More than 2,000 animals will be up for adoption at the 9th Annual Bay Area Pet Fair, which is set to take place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds Sept. 14-15 in Pleasanton, Calif. This year, the event will support more than 80 rescues and shelters from Lake County to the Central Valley, according to event organizers.
Animals up for adoption include purebred dogs and puppies, mixed breeds, cats and kittens, birds, bunnies, guinea pigs, among others.
Pet Food Express, a multistore chain in California, is sponsoring the event.
“This is the ninth year that Pet Food Express has hosted the Bay Area Pet Fair, and we are hoping to get our 10,000th pet adopted this year,” said Michael Levy, founder of Pet Food Express, which is headquartered in Oakland, Calif. “It’s in our DNA to help animals find loving home and to bring as many pet lovers together as possible to share the joy of having a pet.”
In addition to the adoptable pets, the event will feature Splash Dogs Dock Diving, Doggie Fun Zone Agility Course, Bay Area Disc Dogs and Bunny Mania. Brandon McMillan of CBS’ “Lucky Dog,” will speak at the amphitheater on Sept. 14 and Jackson Galaxy of Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell,” will speak at the amphitheater on Sept. 15.
There will also be more than 100 vendor booths as well as various classes and workshops.
Since inception, the Bay Area Pet Fair has helped 8,000 animals find new homes. More than $400,000 has been donated back to local rescues and shelters.
About 100,000 people attended last year’s pet fair. Event organizers expect to exceed that figure this year.
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