Where: SPCA of Solano County shelter, 2200 Peabody Rd in Vacaville next to CSP Solano
When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016 noon – 4:30 pm (rain or shine)
Why: Promote responsible and active dog ownership and help raise funds for the SPCA.
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***All canopies (pop up tents) must be weighted and/or secured to the ground due to the likelihood of wind***
Gino has had quite the experience in a short time. One of our volunteers took on the project of trapping and spaying or neutering the stray cats in her neighborhood. Some of them were feral but not all of them. She found a few kittens that jsut needed a little love and attention. That is where Gino’s story begins.
Gino was trapped with a group of kittens in a Vacaville neighborhood. He showed signs of friendliness and was taken to a foster home. He bonded with foster family but became wary of others, so he went to Petsmart so that he could get used to different people. Gino has really come out of his shell during his time there. He love to play and be petted by all the volunteers. He likes other cats and is very sweet. He does need someone cat savvy as he can be particular about who he chooses as his people. Gino is good with other cats and would most likely be fine with quiet dogs that have lived with cats.
Gino is a 10 month old neutered male. He has been tested FELV/FIV negative, is current on his vaccination and is microchipped.
Gino would like a semi quiet home where he can spend quality time with his people. He is a sweet boy that needs a family of his own. If you are interested in meeting Gino or would like more information please fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you!
The retail store at the SPCA has been doing well and expanding so it was time for our first trip to the show.
SO here we go.
SuperZoo is the national show for pet retailers. If you want an animal related product they had it. Large, small, exotics, horses, EVERYTHING! The event attracted a record number of pet industry professionals and was held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. (That is where the vacation part came in) sort of.
I was completely overwhelmed with over 1000 exhibitors, grooming competitions, new product contests, and the seminars there is no possible way to see everything. We probably didn’t even see half of it. We had a map of the people we wanted to talk to and I think we did actually talk to most of them. This was our first SuperZoo and it won’t be the last.
The classes were fantastic. I did learn that we don’t have a lot of the problems many stores have because we are a shelter as well. The speakers had great ideas about promoting your business and partnering with local rescues (which is where we are different). We are fortunate enough to have people that believe in what we are doing and want to help.
Many of the speakers discussed the new advertising strategies that are now primarily social media platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. It was interesting to see the group of people who fear all things technology and stick with the yellow pages. I don’t even have a copy of the yellow pages.
We learned a lot and found a lot of great new items for the store. The discussion for next year SuperZoo has already begun. I’m not sure I will have recovered yet.