Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo

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Saturday, May 2nd \
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Porter County Expo Center - Expo East Building


It’s All About The Animals!

The Porter County Animal Shelter’s Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo is the longest running, largest and most well attended animal care event in northwest Indiana. And, just like last year, we are keeping the focus on one thing...THE ANIMALS! You can expect to see animal related non-profits and rescues, veterinarians and animal hospitals, pet photographer, pet supply stores, microchipping clinic, food vendors, raffles and door prizes and, of course, ANIMALS! 

ADMISSION IS FREE AND LEASHED PETS ARE WELCOMED!

BOOTH RESERVATION INFORMATION

Our attendees expect that Be Kind To Animals will be ALL ABOUT THE ANIMALS. To be sure that we meet their expectations, priority booth availability and placement will be given to Animal Related Non-Profits & Rescues and Animal Related For-Profit Businesses.

Accordingly, we have established the following three categories of Booth Vendors. Please read carefully to be sure which category you fall under before reserving your booth. Rental rates, booth availability and registration process differ by category.

Animal Related NON-PROFIT & RESCUE Organizations

We know your finances can be challenging, and we want to help you get exposure for your group and your animals. So, 8’ x 10’ booths (two maximum) for Rescues and Animal Related Non-Profit Organizations are FREE again this year. Tables are free. Chairs are free!  All you need to do is register ONLINE and bring your animals, and you will get priority booth placement to gain maximum exposure! The deadline for online reservations is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 24. 

If you are an Animal Related NON-PROFIT or RESCUE Organization, click on the Register Online button below to get started!

Register Online Now If You Are An Animal Related Non Profit Or Rescue Organization

Animal Related FOR PROFIT Businesses & Organizations

This category includes veterinarians, animal hospitals, pet supply stores, and any other for profit business selling any pet related merchandise or services. Booth rental rates are $40 for animal related businesses & organizations.  Booths are 8’ X 10’ which include one table and one chair.  Additional tables and chairs, along with electricity if needed, are available at additional charges.  You can rent up to two booths. Reservations are by mail only which must include payment by check payable to Porter County Government. Your reservation and payment must be RECEIVED by Friday, April 24. 

Just click on the download button below to download the Animal Related FOR PROFIT Businesses & Organizations reservation form.

If you are an Animal Related For Profit Business or Organization, click here to download a reservati

Non Animal Related Businesses & Organizations

This category includes businesses, organizations or individuals who are selling, offering, marketing or promoting any product or service that is not DIRECTLY related to pets and animals. Booth rental rates are $60 for animal related businesses & organizations.  Booths are 8’ X 10’ which include one table & one chair.  Additional tables & chairs, along with electricity if needed, are available at additional charges.  You can rent up to two booths. Reservations are by mail only and must include payment by check payable to Porter County Government. Reservation and payment must be RECEIVED by Friday, April 17. 

Animal Related Non-Profits & Rescues and Animal Related For Profit Businesses & Organizations will be given first priority for available booths. Based on booth availability, we will notify you two weeks before the event if we have booth space available. If we don’t have booth spaces available, your check will be returned to you. 

Specific booth location requests cannot be accepted.  Priority placement will be given to Animal Related Non-Profits & Rescues and Animal Related For-Profit Businesses & Organizations.

Just click on the download button below to download the Non Animal Related Businesses & Organizations reservation form.

If you are an NON Animal Related Business or Organization, click here to download a reservation form