If you’re thinking about getting a new fur or feathered friend, you couldn’t find a better one-stop shop than the annual Bay Area Pet Fair, which gets underway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
Almost 70 rescue groups and shelters from the Bay Area and Northern California will be on hand with more than 2,000 adoptable pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and other small animals.
If you already have a pet, visit with the more than 100 vendors offering everything from the latest in smart pet collars and tags to pet food and a variety of toys, leashes and harnesses.
You also can attend classes and workshops on basic dog training, or learn more about CBD oil for pets. There also will be live music and food trucks.
Highlighting this year’s fair, sponsored by Pet Food Express, will be appearances by well-known trainer Jackson Galaxy, dog food cooking demonstrations, a family fun zone and demonstrations by search and rescue, and police K9 units.
The two-day fair will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Sept. 14 and 15. Admission and parking are free. Although there will be plenty of lovable mutts, some organizations that focus on rescuing specific breeds and types of animals will also be at the fair.
By Joan Morris
This article first appeared in the East Bay Times