Wagging Wednesday – Edmonton Pet Expo – Jan 25&26


I am so very excited to bring you this special interview with Edmonton Pet Expo. I have always been a huge animal lover but I have never attended an REAL Pet Expo before. As soon as I started my blog I have done my fair share of reasearch of events regarding animals. Edmonton is about 4.5 hours south of us and as I make the trip to Edmonton all the time I knew I could not pass up the opportunity to attend this as a real actual animal blogger! I cannot wait to go around to all the booths and meet people like myself who live and breathe animals/pets. Hoping I will be able to score some great interviews with some of the people who have booths at the event. One day I hope that my blog will be big enough that I too can have a booth at an expo to share with people what and who I am all about! Guess I should start saving for next year!

LOOK FOR ME WEARING MY CUSTOM “CONFESSIONS OF A RESCUE MOM” PINK SHIRT AND COME SAY HI! (OK I HOPE IT COMES IN ON TIME…)
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*Who is filling out this interview?
Louise Reinich

*How are you involved with the Edmonton Pet Expo?
Show Producer

*What is the Edmonton Pet Expo?
It’s a fun-filled gathering where we learn not only about the joys of animals, but about the responsibility that we as stewards incur when we make a decision to take a pet into our life. It’s a one-stop shop for everything you need to know and the products and services you need for pet ownership. It is for those who have pets, who want pets, and who just love pets.

*For everyone’s safety, please leave your own pets at home*

*What year did it start?
This will be the 13th annual Edmonton Pet Expo!

*What are the dates of it in 2014?
January 25 & 26, 2014

*Where will the Edmonton Pet Expo be at in 2014?
Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall A

*What can people expect when going to this event?
The 2014 Edmonton Pet Expo, presented by the City of Edmonton, will bring together a community of animal lovers. Visitors will be able to take in fun and informative presentations in the Doggie Demo Area, including dog sports, search & rescue, and dog body language demos (see next question for a few specifics). There will be the Ask A Vet Panel where visitors will be able to ask their pet health related questions to the experts. Feature areas include a large display by the Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society and the Canadian Rabbit Hopping Club, full of experts who can share their experience and knowledge about owning these animals. People can expect to interact with various experts on everything from breeds to rescue animals, grooming to healthcare, from pet nutrition to insurance, and organizations that work with animals such as City of Edmonton Animal Care & Control Office, and Park Rangers. There will be products for pets and their owners. They will be able to visit with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, snakes, tortoises, birds, and more. Thistle Hill Farm Petting Zoo & Pony Rides will be on hand for children, as well as some other fun activities for children. Visitors will also be able to give back to various organizations, including the opportunity to bid on items at the silent auction with all proceeds going to the Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society If you are an animal lover, you can expect to have a lot of FUN at this event! 

*For everyone’s safety, please leave your own pets at home*

*Will there be demos, samples, giveaways?
The Edmonton Pet Expo features many demos. Visitors can expect entertaining (and educational) demos of dog sports, such as Flyball and Disc demos from Bark N Mad Flyball Team. The Edmonton Humane Society will be presenting “Understanding Dog Play & Dog Body Language.” And if you’ve ever wondered if bunnies can do agility, come find out as the Canadian Rabbit Hopping Club presents Rabbit Agility! Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society will be on hand with an impressive display for reptile and amphibian fans.
There are door prizes, as well as many booths give away samples and do giveaways. Visitors will have the opportunity to give back as well, with various fundraising efforts on the Show Floor!

*For everyone’s safety, please leave your own pets at home*

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*What is the cost of admission to the event in 2014?
Door Prices:
$12 – General Admission (ages 12+)
$10 – Children (ages 5-11)
$34 – Family Pass (2 General Admission and 2 Child tickets)

Tickets are also available online until Friday, January 24th. Buy them and print them right at home and skip the ticket line when you get to Pet Expo.

*How did last year’s event go (attendance number, highlights etc)?
Last year’s event was a huge success and a ton of fun! Visitors were enthralled with all the crazy critters that were part of the Pet Expo. They were able to interact with everything from pocket beagles to blue tongued skinks, Bengals to rescue pups. There were experts on hand to answer questions on everything from food and health to grooming and care. The 2013 Edmonton Pet Expo featured tons of edu-tainment, such as dogsport like flyball and disc demos and Ask A Vet Panel. Fans also enjoyed Buttercup the Skateboarding Bulldog and a DockDog competition.

*Social Media (fill in):
Twitter: https://twitter.com/edmpetexpo (@EdmPetExpo and #EdmPetExpo)
Website: http://www.PetExpo.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdmPetExpo
Email Address: info@edmontonshows.com
Phone Number: 780-490-0215

*For everyone’s safety, please leave your own pets at home*
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Edm Pet Expo 2013 Bark N Mad Dogsports Disc
Edm Pet Expo 2013 Bark N Mad Flyball
Edm Pet Expo 2013 Cintara Kennels
Edm Pet Expo 2013 City of Edmonton
Edm Pet Expo 2013 Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society

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