PetConnections Pet Expo Symposium & Gala 2016
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PetConnections Pet Expo Symposium & Gala 2016

PetConnections Pet Expo Symposium & Gala 2016

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Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 North High Street

Columbus, OH

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PetConnections Magazine is pleased to announce ourPetConnections Pet Expo Logo

Inaugural PetConnections Pet Expo Symposium & Gala

Coming to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio on October 14-16, 2016!

Join us for a Symposium on Wellness, Expo with shopping, entertainment and benefit Gala!

Pets are welcome at our PetConnections Pet Parade and Costume Contest, Friday October 14th!

The PetConnections Pet Expo Symposium & Gala is Oct. 15 & 16th and is a new breed of pet exposition, encompassing the theme of Education and Community, in alignment with of our award-winning magazine, PetConnections. *Pets are restricted from inside convention center for this portion of our weekend events.

We offer a dynamic combination of education seminars with pet experts at our Pet Symposium, along with exhibits offering the latest and greatest in pet, home and wellness products and services, along with animal exhibits, entertainment and attractions, and also Gala to benefit HAAWC pet-related programs and local animal organizations.

Summary of the Oct 14th 15th and 16th Weekend Events:

1) PetConnections Pet Walk and Costume Contest

Join us Friday October 14th from 6pm-8pm at Goodale Park, for the PetConnections Pet Parade and Costume Contest sponsored by Pet Valu. Dress your four-legged friend in their best costume and join in the parade and your chance at one of 500.00 in prizes!

Sponsored by Pet Valu. Each registrant receives a pet Pet Valu bag with free coupon to get into expo and more!

Friday October 14th 6pm – 8pm

Location: Goodale Park Shelterhouse 120 W. Goodale St.
Columbus, OH 43215 ( View on Map

$500 in prizes

Proceeds to benefit: Hospets A non-profit that helps elderly with their

Pre-register ONLINE Today! Cost is $15.00 or at the door for $20.00.

Kids 12 and under FREE! 25% Discount for Seniors 55+, Military & Disabled Persons



5pm-6pm Set up for PC, selected charity (and any additional vendors)

6pm - 7:15pm Check-in & onsite registration

7:15-7:30 Walk and parade

7:30 Judging of costumes and awarding of prizes

8pm End of Event



$100 Best Costume

$100 Most Original Costume

$100 Best Owner & Dog Look-a-Like

4 $50 prizes of Honorable Mention

*Judges from PC & Hospets


                       Services include: Temporary fostering during hospitals stays

                       Transporting pets to nursing homes for visits, vet appointments and grooming.

                       Cleaning of litter boxes and daily walking and more!


                        Contact Lisa 614-266-3267 email:


2) PetConnections Pet Expo

Greater Columbus Convention Center - EXHIBIT HALL C - (Lower Level of GCCC)

Sponsored by: ASCA Pet Insurance, Hatfield Subaru, K9- Grass/Forever Lawn of Ohio, Lucy Pet Products, Handicapped Pets

Saturday October 15th 9am-7pm

Sunday October 16th 9am-5pm

Pre-register ONLINE Today for Early Bird registration and Cost is $13.50 or at the door for $20.00. Receive a Pet Valu bag with a free coupon for admission the PetConnection Symposium!.

Kids 12 and under FREE! 25% Discount for Seniors 55+, Military & Disabled Persons


Visit with the Pet and Home Exhibitors:

Best Breed Veterinarian Developed – Holistic Pet Nutrition

Natures Logic Pet Food

Willow Wood Pet Resort & Training Center

PBJ Connections

Creative Foundations


Lucy Pet Products

Events by Maddy –Face painting

Renewal by Anderson

Hatfield Subaru


Able Roofing

WindowPRO dog doors

Forever Lawn/K-9 Grass

Timber Wolf Leather

Pet Valu

Kris Keller for Ohio

ASPCA Pet Insurance

Bath Fitter


Gutter Helmet

Direct Satellite TV

Real Big Puppy

Doberman Underground

Unique Home Solutions

More updates to come….


Enjoy Entertainment from:


K-9 Classic

BlueBabe Records, LLC.


Presentations from the particpating Exhibitors and Organizations:

Michael Hites – Creative Foundation

Dr. Jill Hayes - Closure at Home

Holly Jedlicka - PBJ Connections

Lucy Pet Products

More to be announced!


Kids Entertainment Area!

Kids can connect thru our activities with crafts & more in our designated play area and

Events by Maddy – Face painting, henna tattoos and balloon twisting.

Pre purchase tickets online for $13.50 here ONLINE or day of the event for 20.00 at the door.


3) PetConnections Symposium -

Greater Columbus Convention Center - Conference Rooms C110-112 - Lower Level of GCCC

Saturday, October 15th 10am-6pm &

Sunday, October 16th 10am-5pm

Come Listen to one of our prestigious Veterinarians, Wellness Professionals and Pet Experts!

* Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am -5pm *


-Speaker List-

Dr. Susan Wagner (Neurology) – Essential Oils & Pets

Marcy Wright – Message

Traci Shreyer – Behavior

Taylor Yurick – Positive Training

Kristen Hermann – Equine Riding Instruction

Dr. Jane Flores – Pet Acupuncture

Dr. Barbara Oglesbee – Birds

Dr. Melissa Ferry – Rabbits

Wildlife Center – SCRAM Humane Removal

Joelle Nielson – Pet Loss and Grief

Jen Ortman – Animal Communication

Shari Yinger - Animal Assisted Therapy

Tamie Wilson – Wellness for Guardians

Click to Find out more on our website:



4) HAAWC Gala

The Gala will take place in the Exhibit Hall C of the GCCC

Starts Saturday, Oct. 15th at 8:00 p.m.

 HAAWC - the Human-Animal Advocacy & Wellness Centers, Inc. is in programmatic for animal-assisted activities, veterinary assistance, education and Research.

The Gala proceeds will go to benefit both HAAWC and participating organizations!


Silent Auction - Items donated from exhibitors and area businesses!

Entertainment by Blue Bird Records, LLC Karaoke Jockies

Hor 'doeuvres, Cash Bar

Tickets $25.00 Register ONLINE for this event separately from the Pet Parade and Expo/Symposium.




Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the events?

KIDS 12 and UNDER are FREE!


What can/can't I bring to the event?

Pets are restricted from inside the convention center. Pets are welcome at our Pet Parade and Costume Contest on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Lucy Pet Products Logo

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