Pet Food Express has announced its Virtual Pet Fair, California's largest pet adoption event and the pet industry's first-ever virtual fair of its size. Running online from September 1-30, the Pet Food Express Virtual Pet Fair will offer animal lovers the chance to meet and adopt new pets from more than 100 rescue and shelter partners from all over California.
Additionally, September 11 and 12 is a special Pet Fair weekend with a full line-up of virtual live events like cat yoga and seminars with experts like Animal Planet's Jackson Galaxy, and in-person store adoption events, contests, product give-aways, and much more. The adoption goal for the month-long Virtual Pet Fair is 3,500 animals.
Opportunities and events include:
September 1-30: Virtual Pet Fair
- Animal Adoptions: Search for, virtually meet, and adopt rescued animals from 100+ California rescues and shelters.
- Pet Experts: Connect with pet product vendors, animal-centric non-profits, vets, trainers, and more.
- Sweepstakes: From September 1-12, there are numerous ways to enter to win two tickets (+ the winner's dog), hotel, and airfare to Audacy Live with Coldplay, an exclusive performance in LA and other great prizes. Learn more here.
- Contest: September 12 - 19 in Pet Food Express stores, customers can enter to win 10 prizes by snapping a selfie with a pet in the Open Farm Kissing Booth and sharing it on IG, Twitter or Facebook using #PFEPetFairEntry and #OpenFarm.
Special Pet Fair Weekend (September 11 & 12)
- Weekend event schedule can be found here.
- Hosted Seminars: Live speakers every hour on the hour with special guest Animal Planet's Cat Expert Jackson Galaxy on Sunday, September 12, 2-3pm sharing "Catification 101: Environmental Enrichment for Your Cat's Best Life"
- "Ask the" Booths: Ask the Vet, Ask the Trainer, and Ask the Expert
- Live Q&As: Live Q&As with shelters and rescues, product manufacturers, and animal-centric nonprofits. Learn about nutrition, training, humane and sustainable products, animal-assisted therapy, service animal training and placement, wildlife rescue and rehab, and more.
- Special 9/11 Memorial Tribute: On Saturday, September 11, from 2-3pm, join us for an informative talk on Canine Search and Rescue with Chuck Wong, US&R CA-TF4 K-9 handler with FEMA. Learn about these heroic teams and the important role they play in disaster relief and recovery after events like 9/11. *Please note that due to scheduling conflicts this discussion will be pre-recorded and will not feature a live Q&A.
- In-Person Animal Adoptions: Local animal rescues will bring in adoptable pets like dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, birds and bunnies for animal-lovers to meet in person at participating Pet Food Express stores.