2010 St Louis Pet Expo
"We loved the event!!!! The venue was exceptional (centrally located, clean, first class set up and tear down team, very nice and clean restrooms, great sound system, do I need to say more? ) and the staff supporting the event could not have been better. The event team did a great job to drive in traffic and have quality speakers to educate & motivate the audience to action. The diversity of vendors was exceptional and exceeded my expectations with all the programs and products that they promoted. I encourage everyone to support this event next year and make it even bigger and better than this year. We feel this was a great investment of our time, talent, and treasure. Please spread the word to businesses and likeminded exhibitors this the premier pet event of the year and that they can’t afford not to be part of it in 2011!!!"
Kevin Hall, Director of Corporate Partnerships Bommarito
"We had a great time at the Pet Expo. We had a lot of interest and we handed out a lot of information, especially about American Eskimo dogs. Many people did not know what an American Eskimo dog was so we talked with a lot of visitors about Eskies and handed out a lot of business cards (probably over 200). All in all, it was a great day for networking. We met some new people and reunited with some we already knew. The booths were really nice. Our volunteers were able to shop and I know they enjoyed buying some neat stuff for their furkids."
Sandy Michael, Director American Eskimo Rescue of St. Louis
"What I loved about the show was how it was set up. The flow was easy for the guest to move about without getting into a traffic jam. I also liked that the show allowed you to bring your pet with you. I look forward to next years show."
Dave Rossi, The Nutro Company
"This years Pet Expo was sensational! The staff was extremely courteous, helpful, knowledgable and never hesitated when replying to a question about anything. It was so amazing seeing a hall go from empty, to a place where hundreds of dogs would be adopted, a usable agility course was set up and so many vendors displaying everything you can think of in the pet industry. I had the best time meeting people and sharing stories about our passion for pets."
Nicole Weisman ,Love Your Mutt, LLC
"Very good crowd, well organized event."
Kathy Caton, Three Dog Bakery
Joy Gioia, House of Rabbit Society of Missouri
"Excellent quality, great venue!"
Kevin Brackett, Petropolis
"GREAT, We want to make next year better!"
Kim Brown, St. Charles Humane Society
"Ran very smoothly."
Pamela Echterling, Cave Springs Animal Hospital
"This show was great, I think it really helped us get our name out to the public. I would do the show again.It was busy and well attended, that is what we were looking for."
Gina Martinez, Animal Chiropractic Services
"Saw a lot of people that had a lot of good questions and seemed very interested in their pet care."
Daniel Lange DVM, Elm Point Animal Hospital
"Fun! Lots of attendees, lots of interest in our product, and other exhibitors are potential resellers! Woo hoo!!!"
Lorraine Walston, Woodrow Wear
"This was excellent exposure for our group. A lot of interest was shown in our dogs. Many people stopped by to just talk and a lot of interest was also sparked in our dog breed. Thanks, we would like to be included in next years event."
Sandy Michael, American Eskimo Rescue, St. Louis
"Great opportunity to network!"
Bob Laut, Pack Leader
"It was fun, good exposure for our new product."
Judith Montage, Classy Cat & Dog Raised Pottery Bowls
"First time being here and it was GREAT."
Tim Ohhlwein, Breeder’s Choice
"Great educational venue."
David Melot, Mutts N Stuff
"Excellent, attendance was great & the atmosphere was lively."
Richard Bradley, Laser Works of Alabama
"The people were great to work with, staff & buyers. Loved the area & booth location."
Becca Levie, Wee Little Barkins
"Heartland Pet Cremation was proud to be a part of it and we look forward to attending for many years to come."
Justin King, Heartland Cremations
"Thanks everyone! We are so thankful to the STL Pet Expo for even thinking of including us. It was a great event and we got the word out to a lot of people. And 4-500 lbs of food is nothing to shake a stick at! :)"
Kylie S, BiState Pet Food Pantry
"Love the photos! Ya'll did such a wonderful job!"
"We had a great time! Thank you STL Pet Lovers Expo!!"
"Let me say first and foremost you all did a fantastic job! I am sorting my 500 photos from my weekend and will be posting them on my blog and will share a link here so all can see."
"The best was seeing Randy Grim in person! Second was being able to bring Agadore for an entire day of me n him time and being around so many fantastic dogs and their owners who GET IT and are as crazy about their pets as I am about my fluffbucket"
"I loved getting a chance to thank the different rescue groups for all they do! I enjoyed the opportunity to find out about new services and products."
"Having just moved here it was nice being able to talk to the different vets in the area."
"Free samples! Loved that dogs were welcome! Will it be back next year? Hope so!!"
"Like Kara, I loved that the pets were welcome. There are so few places that our beloved pets are welcome. I also enjoyed more than anything, the opportunity to simply be surrounded by all those pets and their loving families. I could have just sat there all day watching the dogs go by."
"I loved that our babies were welcome! Also, I adopted my Pomeranian from K9 Rescue & Rehab back in May, and they were at the Expo! They recognized her immediately and I got to tell them how wonderfully she has adapted to our family and how much we love her! And the samples were great too! We are always looking for new treats for them :)"
"I love how we could bring pets. It was my first expo and my dog had a great time! I told my friend that I was with that the event was heavenly for our furry kids since many vendors had treats for them. lol It was great being able to meet the different vendors. I've been shopping around for a groomer and was able to talk to a mobile groomer. I had always wanted to see how that works. I just might give it a try. I can't wait until next year's Pet Expo! :-)"
"We had a great time today at the Expo. The first time I have been. Next year, I will bring my Aussie with me. I brought home bags of information and goodies. Thank you so much!"
"Had a great time. Kosmo and Jake are wore out after getting home. Probably seen them there at the costume contest, Kosmo the pirate and Jake the rodeo bull. Thanks to all who put this on !"
"Agadore had a grrrrrrrrrreat time! Thanks soooo much!"
"Was an awesome, fun-filled day! TY all."
"Good work. I could only make it there for about an hour but had fun while I was there. Too bad it wasn't rainy. I would have stayed all day!"
"It was a fun day as well as a great way to "show" everyone the vast number of rescue groups and the animals that are looking for their forever homes! Some people do not realize "purebred" dogs can be found somewhere other than at a breeder. Also, without the Expo, people may have never found out about some of the "non-rescue" exhibitors' services."
"STL Pet Expo was wonderful :D so many great looking, adorable looking, tooooo cuuuute pets were there and it was amazing to see so many dogs in one area with no social issues anywhere... folks you can not be disappointed by adopting, it's amazing to see how these adoptable dogs really are in loving and caring environments!"
"Had a great time there today! Lots of samples, great information and loved the agility performances!"
"Amazing event!!!! AWESOME exhibitors and vendors and beautiful pets with their families!!! Best event I've been to all year! I'm ready for the next one! (How 'bout next weekend? ;) LOL)"