First Ever Pet Expo Features Unique Products Like Dog Wigs


Wilmington, MA – The organizers of this first ever pet expo in New England are expecting to see between 2,000 and 3,000 pets join in the day’s activities, along with between 8,000 and 10,000 people.  What is it that will draw that many people and pets?  How about certain unique products such as pet taxi services, wigs for dogs, wheelchairs for goats and sheep, bullet proof dog vests, and cat aromatherapy, just to name a few!

“There isn’t another event like ours in the Boston area, and New England is very pet-friendly,” said Courtney Rydstrom, director of show production for the expo.  “You can bring your whole family for the day including your dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards and birds, and have a really good, fun day.”

The First Annual New England Pet Expo will be held at Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00am – 6:00pm, with free admission and parking.  The event will feature 165 exhibitors, including veterinarians, trainers, groomers, and retailers enticing you to shop, learn, take part in contests, maybe even go home with a new addition to the family.

Some of what you can expect at the pet expo include prize giveaways, fun for both two-legged and four-legged pets who get to come with their owners, discounted vaccinations and free nail trims, live entertainment including agility demonstrations, obedience demonstrations, and demonstrations of the latest and greatest products available for your pet.

You can also learn about pet care, volunteerism, grooming, pet behavior and training, and traveling safely with your pet.  Find out how you can make a difference, learn about different types of pets and breeds, have the opportunity to ask veterinarian’s questions, and so much more!

Some of the most anticipated events of the day are the costume and talent contests that any pet can take part in, having the opportunity to show off their skills and have a great time.  No matter what kind of pet you plan to bring to the pet expo, make sure it is on a leash, and don’t forget your camera!