The 3rd Annual NYC Retails and Sales Pet Expo had a successful turnout with tons of four-legged fun! Celebrity dogs from NYC, Long Island and the tri-state took over the Goldball room at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan on Tuesday October 13, 2015 with over 200 human attendees for this boutique mini-trade show. The event featured the makers of fabulous American-made pet products who showcased their brand to retailers, media and pet celebrities – both human and canine if you will!
The dog celebrities that were there have over a well over a million followers on social media combined and couldn’t wait to sniff out their favorite Made in the USA pet products, I mean how could they not!
Bocker the Labradoodle and his mom Marie were there. Bocker who has 783,000+ fans on his facebook page is one of the sweetest labradoodles with his famous headtilt, was checking out all the vendors. Bocker who has been battling cancer – and is doing fantastic, looking wonderful is also a registered working therapy dog and he and his mom travel to many pet events supporting many causes.
Hailey from Titus and his girl Hailey was there, and this married doggie was having a blast trying all the delicious treats and trying on beautiful collars. Hailey’s husband Titus helped promote the event on News 12 Long Island’s Animal Island segment a few days before the event. Closing in on 100,000 fans on Facebook – this duo are a riot to boot.
ChloeKardoggian, yes you read that right! Has over 64,000 followers on Instagram and is a tiny at only 3 pounds and only has 2 teeth was a senior dog rescue with a big personality! She was there enjoying all the fuss and picking out her favorite pet product from the vendors.
Tinkerbelle the Dog who is famous on Instagram (50,000 followers) and Facebook is was there posing for pictures and meeting the vendors. She is also a doggie actor, model, fashionista and Youtuber – she loves chicken, tutus, Taylor Swift, the beach & NYC.
In addition to the canine celebrities – the amazing human celebrity Jill Rappaport, NBC Correspondent, Award-Winning Animal Advocate and Author – who kicked off the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2pm.
The ribbon cutting took place after a beautiful performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” by Megan Cooper, followed by speeches from two special sponsors: Tom Mazorlig from Pet Age Magazine and Dennis Turano from Maximum Computer Systems.
NYC Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo is presented by American Pet Professionals, LLC and Whitegate PR, this exclusive expo was the “paw-fect” opportunity for pet retailers to meet the makers of fabulous American-made pet products. This year’s show featured many ‘New’ pet product vendors that are made in the USA and some who have just launched here.
“It’s our goal to help shine a light on companies who go above and beyond to create quality products that are safe and healthy for our pets,” states Nancy Hassel, Founder and President of American Pet Professionals.
Participating vedors included: Auburn Leathercrafters; Nulo Pet Food; Smartcookee Company; Grandma Mae’s; Scout & Zoe’s; Doggables Scoops; PMI Lint Rollers; Canagan Pet Foods, Fetch4Pets, Mackenzie Couture Accessories, Pet Party Printz, Puppy Hugger, Dazzling Paws Jewelery, Petsmile, and Healthy Pet Family.
Press, pet celebrities and retailers traveled from distances including Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York City, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Long Island and even Austrailia to see and shop for products for their pet stores. In addition, Pet Age Magazine was this year’s Presenting Media Sponsor.
“Each year, the NYC Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo gets bigger and better than the year before,” expresses Dana Humphrey, Founder and President of Whitegate PR, “We are so pleased with the outcome of this year’s show!”
For a lot of PICTURES from the SHOW Click HERE!!!