Partnership resulted in 30,000 adoptions from the Petfinder Mega Adoption Area over a six year period.
(St. Louis, MO.) Amazing Pet Expos, producers of more than 160 consecutive pet expos since 2009, has teamed up for a seventh consecutive year with St. Louis-based Petfinder, the largest database of adoptable pets in North America. The partnership features a Petfinder.com Mega Adoption Area in each Amazing Pet Expo, which has resulted in over 30,000 pets finding new and forever homes nationwide. The Mega-Adoption area is a space for local and national non-profit organizations to display various adoptable pets and also allows for potential pet companions to meet animals up for adoption to see if they are the right fit for their family.
“The Mega-Adoption area is not only important for local potential pet companions to meet the animal of their dreams, but it also gives area rescues more space to both promote their organization and the animals that are in desperate need of good homes,” said Ethan Barnett, Vice President of Events for Amazing Pet Expos. “Working with Petfinder to promote this space was an important step for us to make the Mega-Adoption area as large as possible and give those rescues the space they need to get as many animals off the streets and into loving homes as possible. So far, we have facilitated over 30,000 on-site adoptions at our events in nine years.”
In addition to the Mega Adoption Area, producers also host three Petfinder.com Rescue Pet Parades daily in all of their expos. The Rescue Parades allow adoptable pets to be seen in a fun and engaging manner and also affords local non-profits the opportunity to educate the public as to how they can get involved or learn more about local organizations of choice. The partnership also allows select Petfinder member adoption groups to participate in Amazing Pet Expo events that otherwise would not have the funds or means to do so.
“We are thrilled to support local rescue organizations through Petfinder. So many of these organizations do wonderful work but are limited in terms of financial resources, supplies, volunteers, foster families and space. By exhibiting at an
Amazing Pet Expo, these groups can accomplish all of these needs and grow their network.”
While the Pet Expo only takes place once a year in each city, Petfinder encourages potential attendees to go to its website year-round if they are still looking for a new forever friend. People can search by location, animal type, gender, breed and even age. Also, any attendees who meet a pet at an Amazing Pet Expo and decide later that they want to adopt them can search petfinder.com for the name of the animal and the organization they met them with.