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Family Pet Expohas announced a new date for pet owners and interested vendors, which will take placed July 14-15, 2012, in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.


Representatives of Family Pet Expo announced they were contacted by the new manager of The Fun Station, located in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, to determine if there was an interest in hosting a Pet Expo there. In exchange for the event, The Fun Station plans to promote the event through regional radio station WKRE, local newspapers, and flyers including a major military base.


In addition to the Poconos event, Family Pet Expo has a 2-day event planned at the Long Island Pet Expo in September and another at the Meadowlands in New York in November.


Admission is free for the Poconos event and leashed pets are welcomed. Included in the 2-day expo will be a dog arena, costume contest, items for sale, rescues and shelters, with a limit of 30 vendors. The introductory rate for vendors is $200, with nonprofits available to get a space for $75. Family Pet Expo’s website reports that pricing for booths will increase for events after April 30 and interested parties may contact Karen or Dennis at or by calling 800-677-4677.


Family Pet Expo sponsorship opportunities include main sponsorship, World of Dogs program sponsor, rescue/shelter/adoption network sponsorship, stage offerings, “piggyvilla” sponsor, and/or petting zoo sponsorship. According to the company’s website, interested parties may also partake in direct mail and targeted mailings, show program sponsorship, Friday night “Family Nite” sponsoring, signage at entrance/lawn, and sponsor of the pet photo contest. Family Pet Expo can also tailor sponsorship to a company’s specific needs.


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