DogTrekkers, get ready for the 2014 Bay Area Pet Expo
, Saturday, January 11th at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. From 10 a.m to 6 p.m, the expo will be packed with local and nationally recognized veterinarians, groomers, trainers, retailers and organizations all geared towards pet lovers. Whether you’d like to learn, shop, play, or adopt, this is the
event for all pups and their people!
Shorty "Pit Boss" Rossi and Hercules will be there!
DogTrekker will be there with out new Pet Passionate Partner, Zuke’s Treats
. Zuke’s is now sponsoring Vet Buzz
, our column dedicated to providing important information about your dog’s health and wellbeing.
To celebrate this new partnership, we’d like to offer you some tips on how to make sure the Bay Area Pet Expo
is a great experience for both you and your pets.
1. Only bring your pet along if she is well behaved, non-aggressive and doesn’t get stressed out in crowded, noisy situations. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet long.
2. Your dog must be current on his vaccinations. A rabies tag is acceptable as proof of immunization
. If you don’t have a tag, please bring proof of immunization with you. If Max is not up to date on his shots, low-cost vaccinations and micro-chipping are offered right at the expo.
3. You’ll be required to sign a pet waiver at the entrance, but you can avoid waiting in line by visiting the Bay Area Pet Expo website to fill your pet waiver form
out in advance.
4. Take note of the pet-potty areas located outdoors. Please be kind and pick up after your pet.
5. Many exhibitors offer some sort of treat for pets. If your pet has a sensitive stomach or is super excited, you may want to consider allowing your pet one or two treats and then save the rest for later. We see a lot of dogs gobble up as many treats as possible only to - ahem - urp them up a few hours later.
6. If you are attending the expo with the intent of adopting a new family member, you may want to either bring a crate or some sort of car restraint with you, or be prepared to purchase a crate at the show.
And one more important tip if you’re planning on bring your two-legged children also:
7. Please review safe dog greeting behaviors with your children before attending the show. Remind your child to always ask the owner’s permission to pet an animal, allow the calm pet to sniff their hands and then they should gently pet the animal’s chest or back (not the top of its head), speaking calmly and quietly to the pet.
Last year's Expo was a blast and we expect this year to be even better. Be sure to stop by and see us, and our partner, Zuke’s Treats!