Kid’s Aquarium Contest Winners

Posted On: 05-05-2016

Did you make it over to the Aquatic Experience area at America’s Family Pet Expo to see all of the great aquariums kids designed for the Kid’s Aquarium Contest?  Congratulations to all of the participants for a job well done!

Best in Show:

Kids Aquarium Contest Best in Show 1 Kids Aquarium Contest Best in Show 2 Kids Aquarium Contest Best in Show 3rd

Creative Category, Group 1 (ages 5-8):

Kids Aquarium Contest Creative group 1 1 Kids Aquarium Contest Creative Group 1 2nd Kids Aquarium Contest Creative Group 1 3rd

Creative Category, Group 2 (ages 9-12):

Kids Aquarium Contest Creative group 2 1 Kids Aquarium Contest Creative Group 2 2nd Kids Aquarium Contest Creative Group 2 3rd

Creative Category, Group 3 (ages 13-16):

Kids Aquarium Contest Creative group 3 1st Kids Aquarium Contest Creative Group 3 2 Kids Aquarium Contest Creative group 3 3rd

Natural Category, Group 1 (ages 5-8):

Kids Aquarium Contest Natural Group 1 1st

Natural Category, Group 2 (ages 9-12):

Kids Aquarium Contest Natural Group 2 1 Kids Aquarium Contest Natural Group 2 2 Kids Aquarium Contest Natural group 2 3

Natural Category, Group 3 (ages 13-16):

Kids Aquarium Contest Natural Group 3 1 Kids Aquarium Contest Natural group 3 2 Kids Aquarium Contest Natural group 3 3

Sponsors Sweepstakes (aquariums within the Natural and Creative categories combined):

Kids Aquarium Contest Best in Show 1Pet Expo Kids Aquarium 2nd PlaceKids Aquarium Contest Sponsor 3rd

 

 

America’s Family Pet Expo Celebrates Record Breaking Attendance

Posted On: 05-02-2016

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America’s Family Pet Expo Celebrates Record Breaking Attendance 

Thousands of Pet Lovers Made the America’s Family Pet Expo their weekend destination as the 27th Annual Expo was held at the OC Fair & Event Center  

ORANGE COUNTY, CA –  (April 28, 2016) Official attendance numbers have been reported and show organizers enthusiastically report that more than 47,000 guests visited the America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE), held April 22-24, 2016 at the OC Fair & Event Center, showing a  4% increase from 2015. In addition, nearly 600 dogs, cats – and even a few rabbits – were adopted into “forever homes” from AFPE’s Southern California animal rescue partner organizations. Additionally, approximately 130 of those adoptable animals received complimentary grooming from California groomers who volunteer their time.

“Every year, our goal is to offer new and exciting features to the show, while keeping in line with our mission of promoting responsible pet care,” 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 interactive and educational experience for our guests.”

More than 475 exhibitors at the Expo showcased the latest in pet products and pet trends, from mid-century Modern cat furniture, architecturally-inspired custom dog houses, must-have accessories such as a jeweled dog collars, colorful cat bow-ties to pet outfits perfect for any occasion, the Pet Expo defined itself as a one-stop destination for consumers to purchase specialty items for their pet.

“This is the West Coast debut for many products that aren’t available yet at retail locations,” said Poindexter.  “Which is why pet lovers travel from throughout Southern California to visit the show year after year. We listen to customer feedback, and register exhibitors who represent what’s on trend in the marketplace.”

America’s Family Pet Expo would like to thank our official sponsors for their generous support. Gold Sponsors: Blue Buffalo Co., CANIDAE Pet Foods, Purina Pro Plan, The International Cat Association Inc.; Silver Sponsors: Banfield Pet Hospital, Catit, Natural Balance Pet Foods, Pets in the Classroom, Vesper; Bronze Sponsors – Aqueon, Bayer Animal Care, CaribSea, Coastal Pet Products, Cobalt Aquatics, FLUVAL, Grizzly Pet Products, Hikari, Jeffers, Kaleo Marketing, Seachem Laboratories, Tetra, VCA Animal Hospitals, Wet Okole Hawaii.

Plans are already underway for the 28th America’s Family Pet Expo, April 28-30, 2017 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 65-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.

Top Reasons to Attend America’s Family Pet Expo

Posted On: 04-20-2016

Unsure as to whether or not you will be attending the 27th annual America’s Family Pet Expo this year?  Every year, we watch friends and families enjoy the animal entertainment and interaction that makes the Pet Expo so fun.  We want to share with you some of our top reasons why you need to attend America’s Family Pet Expo:

  1. It’s a pet lover’s paradise.  If you love pets, you will love America’s Family Pet Expo.  From the shows and demonstrations showcasing animals in their element, to the adorable adoptables you can love on, to the hundreds of different types of animals you will encounter, America’s Family Pet Expo is a pet lover’s dream.
  2. It provides fun for the whole family. Whether 2 or 22, there is something for all ages to enjoy at America’s Family Pet Expo. With a petting zoo, horse rides, a Kid’s Aquarium Contest, puppies to pet, kittens to cuddle, and numerous other animals to interact with!
  3. It’s educational. America’s Family Pet Expo was designed with a purpose: to educate people on responsible pet care by bringing every aspect of the companion animal world together to “Tell their story” to the public. The Expo features many experts – manufacturers, retailers, groomers, veterinarians, hobbyist groups, humane rescue organizations, humane societies, breeders, etc. – on hand to share their knowledge.  Plus all of the entertainment is focused on sharing information in a fun, entertaining atmosphere that will enhance one’s knowledge of pet care and expound on the joys of pet-parenthood.
  4. It’s entertaining. From trick performing pups to cute cat shows to beautiful high-flying birds, America’s Family Pet Expo promises to entertain.
  5. There are great discounts. Many vendors have special show prices!
  6. You can find a forever family member. With thousands of animals on-site and available for adoption, America’s Family Pet Expo is the perfect place to find the right animal to add to your family.  With many breeds, sizes, and personalities to choose from, you can bet you will find a pet that will fit your needs and steal your heart.

Join us this weekend, April 22-24 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa!