Kid’s Aquarium Contest

Posted On: 05-05-2015

A big congratulations to all of the participants of the Kid’s Aquarium Contest! Every year, the participants use their creativity to come up with some great entries, and we are always thrilled to see the completed environments.  Here are some of the aquariums:

Natural Category, Group Group I (ages 5, 6, 7 & 8)

Natural Group 1 1st Place

Natural Group 2  2nd Place Ages 9-12

Natural Category, Group II (ages 9, 10, 11 & 12)Natural Group 2 1st Place

Natural Group 2 2nd place

Natural Category, Group III (ages 13, 14, 15 & 16)

Natural Group 3 1st Place

Natural Group 3 2nd place

Best in Show – 2nd Place

Best in Show 2nd Place

Creative Category, Group I (ages 5, 6, 7 & 8)

Creative Group 1 1st Place

Creative Group 1 2nd place age 5-8

Creative Group 1 3rd Place

Creative Category, Group II (ages 9, 10, 11 & 12)

Creative Group 2 1st Place

Creative Category, Group III (ages 13, 14, 15 & 16)

Creative Group 3 1st Place

Creative Group 3 2nd Place

Creative Group 3 3rd Place age 13-16


America’s Family Pet Expo Experiences Record Attendance and Over 600 Adoptions

Posted On: 04-20-2015

America’s Family Pet Expo Experiences Record Attendance and Over 600 Adoptions
Thousands of Pet Lovers Made the America’s Family Pet Expo their weekend destination as the 26th Annual Expo was held at the OC Fair & Event Center  

–  (April 20, 2015) Attendance numbers are in, and show organizers enthusiastically report that 45,000 guests visited the America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE), held April 10-12 at the OC Fair & Event Center, showing a  5% increase from 2014. In addition, more than 600 dogs, cats – and even a few guinea pigs – were adopted into “forever homes” from AFPE’s Southern California animal rescue partner organizations.

“Every year, our goal is to offer new and exciting features to the show,” says Doug Poindexter, President of the World Pet Association, producers of the America’s Family Pet Expo.  “We want every year to be a unique experience for our guests. This year, the Purina Pro Performance Dog Agility Team, a special appearance by Anaheim Police Department’s hero canine, Bruno, and Cook’s Racing Hogs and Dogs were definitely some of the fan favorites .”

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

“Our exhibitors offer products that are original, hard to find or are unique to the marketplace,” said Dave Williams, Vice President of Sales of  the World Pet Association.  “Which is why pet lovers travel from throughout Southern California to visit the show. We listen to their feedback and bring in exhibitors who reflect market demand.”

As always, the goal of the America’s Family Pet Expo is to educate consumers about choosing and caring for a pet that’s right for their family. Says Williams, “Our priority will always be to provide an all-inclusive event to promote responsible pet care whether your pet walks, flies, swims or slithers in a welcoming and exciting environment.”

Plans are already underway for the 27th America’s Family Pet Expo, April 29-May 1, 2016 at the OC Fair & 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 64-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.

Street Mutts at America’s Family Pet Expo

Posted On: 04-06-2015

America’s Family Pet Expo wants to welcome Street Mutts to the Expo.  This first year exhibitor is new to the LA area and is an organization we invite you to learn more about.

Street Mutts, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to raising public awareness and improving educational programming related to the humane management of street animal in order to reduce overpopulation, control the spread of disease, and decrease instances of mistreatment. According to their website:

  • Out of the estimated 500 million dogs in the world, up to 75% are strays (WSPA).
  • Rabies remains a huge problem, especially in developing countries in Africa and Asia. it is estimated that over 55,000 humans die of rabies every year, and over 90% of human rabies infections are caused by a bite or scratch from an infected dog (GARC) – typically a street dog.

Street Mutts is not a rescue or shelter.  They want to be the strategic arm that is attacking the problem at the source instead of treating the symptoms.  While rescues and shelters works hard to save the lives of animals every day, Street Mutts hopes that with awareness, education, and programming, they can give hope, resources, and empowerment to the local organizations who are fighting to save animals’ lives. They want to create a world in which communities are empowered to create a harmonious existence for street animal populations within their communities, free from disease, violence, and the perils of overpopulation.

To learn more about Street Mutts, visit their website,, or stop by their booth at the Expo.   You can learn a lot of great information, see some gorgeous photos, join the movement, and sign up for a chance of win a professional photo shoot!