May 24, 2017

Family Pet Shows, owned by Garri Promotions of Huntington, New York, has acquired the Connecticut Pet Show from Jenks Productions.

For the past 25 years, the Connecticut Pet show has been produced by Jenks Productions, based in Hartford, Connecticut. The transfer of ownership of this pet show is a friendly one from one family-owned business to another family-owned business, according to Family Pet Shows.

“We have been waiting to find the right person and company to take over our pet show, and we are very happy that the Garetano family at Family Pet Shows will continue with and certainly grow the Connecticut Pet Show,” said Dennis Jenks president and CEO of Jenks Productions.

“We are looking forward to continuing the Connecticut Pet Show with some improvements and additional shows within our show! First and foremost, we have moved the show to a pet friendly facility so now pet parents can bring their well-behaved leashed pets with them,” said Dennis Garetano of Family Pet Shows. “We have pets attend all our other shows in Pennsylvania and New York—everything from dogs, cats, potbellied pigs, miniature horses, ferrets—so we are very happy to make the CT show pet friendly now!”

The show will stay in Hartford but will move to the XL Center, making the show pet friendly and at a larger facility to offer more to Connecticut pet lovers this coming fall.

“The Pet Show has always been the premier event for Connecticut pet lovers,” Vice President of Jenks Productions Wesley Jenks said. “As our business expands we realized the Connecticut Pet Show would be best produced by Family Pet Shows, as they are the experts producing stellar pet events. We feel the Garetanos are positioned to take the Connecticut Pet Show to the next level.”

Family Pet Shows has been producing consumer pet shows for more than 20 years and currently has three shows in Pennsylvania (Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo, Lehigh Valley Pet Expo and the Morgantown Pet Expo) and two shows on Long Island (Long Island Pet Expo every September and the larger Long Island Pet Expo every March). Family Pet Shows says it is excited to add the Connecticut Pet Show to its roster and is a big addition to their company.

The Connecticut Pet Show, normally held in October, will now be held in November annually.   This year’s show dates are November 11-12, 2017

“Harford is the center of New England and fits perfectly into our expansion plans for Family Pet Shows,” said Karen Garetano of Family Pet Show. “We are looking forward to the show in November and already have many of our vendors and pet acts excited about the show.”

All attractions of the November 2017 Connecticut Pet Show will be announced soon.

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