Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair Breaks Records
The Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair, the largest adoption event in one location in the country, broke records again this year in terms of adoptions and attendance:
• More than 25,000 people attended the free event during two days (Oct. 10 - 11)
• More than 70 rescues and shelters, and more than 100 pet food and supply vendors exhibited
• More than 1,150 pets (1,158 to be exact) were adopted and are now in permanent new homes
The event included face-painting and balloon-twisters for the kids to Splash Dogs to wine from nearby Napa Valley for the adults. Norman, the world-famous scooter dog performed both days and there were police K9 demos and flying Frisbee dogs. Many attendees brought their family pets.
Pet Food Express has not only organized and hosted the October weekend event for the past half decade, but also donated more than $150,000 to the participating pet rescues and shelters. Pet Food Express Founder, Michael Levy, said he is most proud of the number of animals adopted
“Over the past five years, we’ve helped nearly 4,000 pets find forever homes, including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, guinea pigs, bunnies and even a pigeon.”
Next year’s event will again take place in Oct. 2016.
J.D. Platt and his K9 Kings performed under the big top at the Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair. Record crowds watched as J.D.’s dogs flew high and snatched Frisbees from the air.
The pet fair featured California police dog handlers who showcased their K9s’ crime-busting skills during demonstrations under the big top.
Norman the Scooter Dog was a special guest at the Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair and wowed attendees with his amazing skills, which helped him achieve two Guinness World Records.
Splash Dogs, a competitive dock diving show, is a hugely popular part of the Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair. Competitors travel from all over to test their dogs’ pool-diving skills.