The World Pet Association Promotes Responsible Pet Care through America’s Family Pet Expo
07/09/2011

Businesses and Organizations in the Pet Industry Come Together to bring Animal Interaction and Education to Pierce County Residents through a Three-Day, Family-Friendly Event

Online PR News – 09-July-2011 – – The World Pet Association, an organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care worldwide, will be bringing the 1st Annual America’s Family Pet Expo to Pierce County this weekend for a three-day event designed to educate the public on the benefits of companion pets and the importance of proper pet care.

America’s Family Pet Expo will take place this Friday, July 8th, Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center in Puyallup, Wash. in an effort to engage audiences of all ages in the enriching and enlightening world of companion animals. Through animal performances, stage shows, informative seminars, and opportunities to interact with almost every kind of companion animal, the World Pet Association hopes to provide educational fun to current and future generations of animal lovers and animal owners.

By partnering with national and local manufacturers, retailers, groomers, veterinarians, hobbyist groups, breeders, animal entertainers and adoption agencies and rescues, America’s Family Pet Expo will provide a wealth of knowledge on the unique traits and behaviors of various pets as well as the proper steps that should be taken to ensure each pet is a happy and healthy pet.

While educational in nature, America’s Family Pet Expo has a full schedule of animal entertainment for all ages to enjoy. The spectacular exhibits, demonstrations, hand’s on pet interaction, and entertainment all showcase what fun happy pets can be.

Attractions include:

~ The Aquatic Experience - Come see a display of large tanks filled with a variety of saltwater and freshwater fish and plants from around the world.
~ JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show – Watch in awe as dogs perform in an exciting, action-packed show featuring incredible stunts choreographed to upbeat music.
~ Walk Through Aviary - Enjoy seeing the birds playing and perching in a habitat you can enter, feed them treats, and learn about what is recommended in cages or aviaries.
~ Miniature Horse Demonstrations - Observe these marvelous minis as they exhibit jumping, obstacle, ground driving obstacle and freestyle dance and much more.

Also, hundreds of different of animals will be on display, and numerous adoption agencies and rescues will be on site to aid pet seekers in adopting a new animal companion. For a detailed list of animal attractions and exhibits, visit www.PetExpoWA.org/entertainment-a-attractions.

The Puyallup Fair & Events Center is located at 110 9th Avenue SW in Puyallup, Wash. Event hours are Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

General admission is $12. Seniors 60 & over are $10. Children 6-12 are $6. Youth 5 years and under are free. Active Military with a valid ID get in free. General Admission tickets may be purchased at a $2 discount at www.PetExpoWA.org. For further information, please call (800) 999-7295.

About the World Pet Association:
The World Pet Association (WPA), formerly the World Wide Pet Industry Association, is the oldest industry organization promoting responsible growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services. As society’s “humanization” of pets grows stronger, WPA knows it is important to inform and educate the general public to ensure safe and healthy lifestyles for our animal friends. WPA plays host to America’s Family Pet Expo, the world’s largest pet and pet products expo, hosted annually in Costa Mesa, Calif., and beginning in July 2011 in Puyallup, Washington The organization also holds SuperZoo (www.superzoo.org), an annual pet industry trade show that showcases a comprehensive collection of exhibits and offers a variety of informative educational seminars known as SuperZoo University. WPA also offers Pet Industry Briefs, a free weekly e-newsletter providing vital industry information at your fingertips. For more information on WPA or to sign up for Pet Industry Briefs, please visit www.worldpetassociation.org.