St. Charles Chicago Pet Show – Nov 10 & 11 St. Charles
With over 27 years of consumer shows, Chicago Pet Shows is back for its annual pet expo at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S Randall Road, St. Charles, IL; Nov 10 & 11, 2012.
New to 2012 – Online Ticket Purchasing
Save $1 per adult ticket; Seniors and kids under 18 are free. 50% of all ticket proceeds go back to the participating rescues.
Come Saturday - and Stay for Sunday Free with
50/50 Sharing Revenue with Charities and a Goal of 200 Adoptions/Fosters
The primary goal of the Chicago Pet Show is to assist
Rescues, Shelters and Humane Societies through the promotion of adoptions and foster care to help overburdened organizations. The Show’s utmost goal is 200 adoption and foster care applicants for Charities to save pet’s lives. In 2011, Chicago Pet Show was able to achieve over 100 adoptions, and in 2012 we’d like to exceed it. Another benefit to participating Non-Profits (Rescues, Shelters and Humane Societies) is revenue sharing with the show, helping organizations financially, where other shows have a draw back. 50% of each admission goes to the participating rescues. Peggy states, “Animals are the main reason people attend. Yet, the pets and the organizations that bring them receive nothing. That seems wrong.” She adds, “Attendees to the show can get a $1 discount coupon from their favorite Pet Charity, or the show’s website and proceeds are then shared between the Charity and show.”
An Affectionate Warning
The Show warns attendees that touching and cuddling a new furry friend is likely to create a loving relationship. There will be plenty of adorable pets to meet from breed-specific Rescue groups to mixed-breed animals from Shelters and Humane Societies. For example, the Rescues include: Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue (Cavalier King Charles); S.T.R.A.E.S (Shih Tzu rescue); True Hearts of Rottweiler Rescue; Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois; and the Magnificent Mutts Rescue. In the feline category, there’s Gypsy Cat for kittens and cats of all ages. “Each breed has fans and they’re all invited to attend,” states Peggy. Potential pet parents stand a very good chance of finding exactly the pet their family would love. And remember if you even if you can’t bring home a pet, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities with local rescues.
Pony Rides / Mini Zoo / Trick Demonstrations, Presentations & Games / Contests
Meet Jim Nesci & his Cold Blooded Creatures to learn
more about snakes, tortoises, and his alligator Bubba. Watch author of Wolfkeeper and trainer, Toriano Sanzone give demonstrations and talks about dog training and obedience. Stop by for pony rides from Safe Haven’s Horse Rescue. Pet a Mini Zoo crew with goats to mini horses to pigs. Look in awesome amazement at Fox Valley Wild Life Center bringing rescue Owls, turtles and more… Stick around for free nail trims from Chicagoland Mobile veterinary Service. And don’t forget to sign up for games and contests with your own four legged friend.
You can register online at www.ChicagoPetShow.com
or call 630-385-4000.
Call to Exhibit / Call to Attend
“We have a limited amount of space and we don't want anyone to miss an opportunity to exhibit,” Peggy states. “Those interested should call soon.” Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organizations wishing to exhibit at the Chicago Pet Show are asked to call (630) 385-4000. Admission is $7 for adults; free for seniors 65 and over and those under 18 with a parent; and, parking is free. Go online for two show discounts - http://www.chicagopetshow.com/tickets/
The Chicago Pet Show hours are10am to 5pm, Saturday Nov 10 and Sunday, Nov 11, 2012, at the St. Charles – Kane County Fairgrounds. The show is located at the Kane County Fairgrounds, is between Lincoln Hwy (Route 38), just South of Main Street / North Ave. (Route 64) at 525 S Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174.