Global Pet Expo is the biggest collection of pet people you’ll find. We’re here and the first day’s worth of awesome has been full of adorable dogs, great pet products and pet parents and some pretty fantabulous new products!
Global Pet Expo never disappoints in trusted names and faces pet parents love, as well as new products that make us drool. The new product showcase had a handful of new, innovative must-haves for pets like the new iKuddle Smart Litter Box that will be available on Indiegogo in April. Talk about smart pet products, this box self-cleans, has tons of auto functions that can be operated with mobile devices, and it even monitors your kitty’s health.
We always find ourselves mesmerized by the aquatic area, but can you blame us with these fascinating glow fish?
We met some true American heroes and learned about how our Veterans continue to give back to our country. James Hayes is a U.S. vet who created a durable ball for his service dog Barrett, and proceeds from The Barrett Ball go back to the very organization who paired him with James. Talk about people helping pets help other people.
And check out this super cool, foldable, paint-it-yourself dog crate. Imagine how fun it would be to introduce a new (or old! Seniors need adoption too!) puppy into your family, and giving her a personalized crate to call her own.
Of course, it’s Global, so we loved on some puppy dogs. We love how rescue groups like The Pixel Fund are able to show off dogs who are looking for their forever homes, and what better place than a conference center full of people gaga for furry family members?
Speaking of puppy dogs, we got to meet Ginger, the Chief Tasting Officer of Vermont Dog Eats and her human parents Elisa and Vance Kiviranna. They shared with us how their philosophy of sourcing as many local and organic ingredients as they can brings good dog eats and health, and allow dogs to eat from farm to dog bowl too!
By the end of the day, we won’t lie; our dogs were barking but it was worth it for all the people we met, products we saw and of course….pets we got to pet! Can’t wait for tomorrow!
Lori Ennis is a wife, mama and friend to all animals. A self-confessed “Hot Mess,” she lives wherever the Marine Corps takes her husband. Currently, that’s Maryland with her very spoiled Labrador Retriever-mix rescue pups and a ton of saltwater fish just tanking around. Lori’s family has fostered dogs for years, mostly Golden Retrievers, and knows no home is complete without an animal buddy (or seven)!