Thousands of Pet Lovers Made the America’s Family Pet Expo their weekend destination as the
24th Annual Expo was held at the OC Fair and Event Center 

–  (April 25, 2013) Attendance numbers are in, and Expo organizers enthusiastically report that more than 38,000 guests visited the America’s Family Pet Expo, held April 19-21 at the OC Fair and Event Center. In addition, more than 550 animals were adopted into “forever homes” from AFPE’s Southern California animal partner organizations.

“America’s Family Pet Expo brought together thousands of unique and rare animals, even rare reptiles and insects,” said Doug Poindexter, President of the World Pet Association, producers of the America’s Family Pet Expo.  “The event had something for pet lovers of all kinds with plenty of entertainment, information and pets of all varieties, plus hundreds of adoptable pets.”

More than 450 exhibitors at the Expo showcased the latest in pet products and pet trends, from designer outfits, must-have accessories such as doggie shoes, leashes to even the “purrfect” cat scratcher, the Expo defined itself as a one-stop show for consumers seeking something unique for their pet.

“Our exhibitors offer products that are often one-of-a-kind or hard to find,” said Poindexter. “Which is why pet lovers travel from throughout Southern California to visit the show. During the 3-day event, people took home oversized dog beds, pet inspired artwork, organic and natural pet food, four and two legged apparel, toys and much more!”

As always, the goal of the America’s Family Pet Expo is educating consumers about choosing and caring for a pet that’s right for their family. “We’re proud to serve as an educational and entertainment platform, and most importantly a venue where the bond between humans and animals is strengthened.”

Plans are already underway for the 25th America’s Family Pet Expo, April 25-27, 2014 at the OC Fair and Event Center. For more information, contact the World Pet Association at (626) 447-2222.

The America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 60-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.