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Pet Food Express Partners With California Rescues, Shelters for 2023 Pet Fair

By Pet Age Staff//September 1, 2023//

Pet Food Express Partners With California Rescues, Shelters for 2023 Pet Fair

By: Pet Age Staff//September 1, 2023//

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Press release: Pet Food Express

Today, Pet Food Express, a leading retailer and trusted partner in pet health, is kicking off its 13th annual Pet Fair to find forever homes for 7,500 California rescue animals. From September 1 to 30, Pet Food Express will partner with over 145 rescues and shelters throughout the state to offer virtual and in-person pet adoptions, and host special pet-centric events in all 65 stores, including Gelato Sundae with your Dog, Kitten Yoga, and Kids Reading to Kittens. Educational seminars on topics such as Understanding Pet Product Labels, How to Decide Which Pet is Right for You, and Sustainability in the Pet Industry will be available 24/7 as pre-recorded videos throughout the month. In addition, September 23 and 24 mark the Pet Fair Celebration Weekend in Pet Food Express’ stores with a special scavenger hunt contest and adoption events for pet lovers to meet, and fall in love with, animals from rabbits and doves to dogs and lizards.

“The entire Pet Food Express team looks forward to the Pet Fair every year because of the incredible impact we have a hand in making,” said Denyelle Bruno, CEO, Pet Food Express. “This year, we’ve taken a new approach to help us surpass our goal of securing new homes for 7,500 rescued animals. We’re partnering our product vendor sponsors with the more than 145 animal welfare organizations to amplify the exposure for the animals. Through our mix of online efforts and the over 265 store events including our big Celebration Weekend on September 23rd and 24th, we’re confident we can do it!”

2023 Pet Food Express Pet Fair by the numbers:

  • 30 days of virtual elements and 250+ in-person events; click here to view the schedule.
  • 65 stores throughout California.
  • 145 shelter and rescue partners.
  • 12,000+ pets looking for new homes.

Throughout September, potential adopters can use Pet Food Express’ Find a Friend search option to filter for location, species or even age as they scroll through and learn about adoptable animals from over 145 California-based shelters and rescues. Those who adopt receive a special 20 percent off coupon for Pet Food Express as a part of the 20/20 program. Once the coupon is redeemed, the adopting organization receives a $20 donation from Pet Food Express.

In 2022, the 20/20 program donated over $295,000 to rescues and shelters. The 2022 Pet Fair found new homes for 7,214 animals throughout California with Pet Food Express donating $180,350 to participating shelter and rescue partners.