On Thursday, Sept. 1, Pet Food Express kicked off its 12th annual Pet Fair, intending to find forever homes for 5,000 rescue animals in California. Pet Food Express will partner with 120 rescues and shelters in the state to offer virtual and in-person adoptions, while hosting vendor meet and greets and food sampling from brands like Stella, Chewy and Nutrisource.
“We’re really excited to host the Pet Food Express Pet Fair virtually and in-person again this year.” said Mike Murray, director of community relations for Pet Food Express. “A big benefit that we saw last year was in the reach we can achieve through an online platform. It not only supports a wider range of incredible rescues and shelters to find loving homes for more animals in need but also gives pet parents anywhere in the US, even globally, the opportunity to educate themselves with new knowledge from experts. During the 2021 Pet Food Express Pet Fair, new homes were found for 5,662 animals which resulted in Pet Food Express distributing $141,550 in donations to participating rescues and shelters.”
Any potential adopters can use Pet Food Express’ “Find a Friend” search option, where they can sort by location, breed and age to help learn more about adoptable animals in the California based shelters and rescues. Those who adopt will receive a 20 percent off coupon to Pet Food Express and when the coupon is redeemed, the adopting organization will receive a $20 donation from Pet Food Express as part of their 20/20 program, which donated more than $400,000 to shelters and rescues in 2021.
Virtual Pet Fair Details:
- Sept. 1-30: Search for, virtually meet and adopt rescued animals while connecting with vendors, nonprofit organizations and more at https://petfair.petfood.express/
- Sept. 24-25: Virtual Education Seminars: Some topics from the weekend include: “Surviving & Thriving with a New Dog- What To Do (and Not Do!),” “Sustainability in the Pet Food Business,” “Whole Food Nutrition,” and “Hisses to Kisses: Helping Fearful Cats Live Their Best Life.”