It’s taken me an entire week to get my act together after attending SuperZoo 2018. It was three days of fun, networking and pets! I thought for sure that I’d be overwhelmed by the experience, but quite the opposite was true. At SuperZoo I was in my element – pet blogger heaven, you could call it. I couldn’t possibly cover ALL of the brands I visited and connected with in one blog post, but I’d love to share some noticeable trends, new brands that I discovered, as well as familiar brands that I was excited to meet in person. You won’t want to miss some of these SUPER cool companies and products!
This year has been full of “firsts” for us, so why stop now? You all know that I’m obsessed with pet events, and my goal this fall has been to check out new ones that I’ve never been to before. Wynston and I were blessed to get the invitation to attend Strut Your Mutt Phoenix, a national pet event hosted by Best Friends Animal Society. Wynston would be making a celebrity appearance and taking photos with attendees at the Instapet Tent, along with Instagram stars Stogie and Princess Lily Grumps. Count us in!!! That same evening was Dogtoberfest, a small local event a few miles from our house, and I wanted to be sure to check that out as well. Here’s a recap (with lots of photos of course) of the events!
Fall in Arizona means it’s pet event season! Unlike a majority of the country, October kicks off weekly pet events around the Grand Canyon State because the weather is finally cooling down. Barktoberfest, which benefits Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Gilbert, is the perfect way to begin the next few months of pet event fun. The 18th annual Barktoberfest was once again a success, and this year I was able to share the joy with my mom and her dog Cooper! Although it was a bit toasty, Wynston and I had a blast.
Best Friends Animal Society is the nation’s largest non-profit sanctuary for homeless animals. Through kindness toward animals, their mission is to bring about a world where there are no more homeless pets. Aside from the incredible abundance of work that Best Friends Animal Society does at the sanctuary in Utah, the organization also puts on events nationwide to raise money for the cause. One of these fun, well-known events is Strut Your Mutt. I’m super excited to announce that this year Wynston will be a “celebrity dog” at the Strut Your Mutt walk in Phoenix, AZ, and you can come meet him!
Dogs’ Day in the Garden is a semi-annual event held at the Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona. This relaxing affair benefits the Arizona Humane Society. Last time I went to this event was in 2014, and I’m happy to report that the January 2017 dogs’ day was even more fun!