We are serious animal people – both my husband & I have nearly always lived with a menagerie of companion and farm animals ranging from our beloved dogs & cats, to pet mice, white rats, rabbits, chickens, cows, horses, pigs… you name it!
Presently, in addition to our own three dogs (two of them rescues, the other a “free pup” found at a neighborhood store) we foster dogs coming out of high kill southern shelters – and have helped save the lives of more than a dozen wonderful dogs thatotherwise might have had no chance.
Our role in those rescues is minor; we are in complete awe of the organizations that put their hearts and souls – and time, energy and money – into saving every creature they can. We hope our Pet Expos will help raise awareness and desperately needed funds for those rescues, while also offering an avenue for pet-related businesses, organizations and responsible breeders to find new customers and friends.
The Greater Bangor Pet Expo supports:
- rescues, shelters & activist organizations
- boarding facilities & kennels, groomers & breeders
- pet foods, pet supply stores, toys & accessories
- veterinarians, veterinary supplies, and more!
This show and others are produced by What a Great Event! (my events planning & management firm) dba The Maine Pet Expos – you can find both business names on Facebook. We also hope you’ll join our interactive Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos/.
As with all What a Great Event! shows, the Greater Bangor Pet Expo will offer opportunities for non-profit organizations to fund-raise via volunteering and through other means. You can find more info on this page, as well as on pages 13 & 15 of the attached Exhibitors Manual.
We’d love to talk to you about your possible role in helping to plan the Expo, sponsor/exhibit/advertise, or even present a workshop or other activity!
Sloppy dog kisses from Buddy, Millie & Rudi,
Linda Snyder, M.S., President, What a Great Event!
If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos.
This year (2013), we will produce two pet shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 21-22 (note new dates!) at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue and the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on October 19-20 at the new Cross Insurance Conference Center in the old Bass Park Complex.
For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com. You can also find information on these two sites: http://andropetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com and http://bangorpetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com
We’re also working on a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund. You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.
We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues. For more information on either of these efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.
Welcome to our world!