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Great things from Global Pet Expo

guest post by Chloe DiVita

Rewind 8 weeks and I was getting ready to head to FL for the Global Pet Expo. At that point I really had no idea what I was in store for. I knew FL. Pack for summer outside and winter inside. But, a huge Expo with over 2300 booths, I had no idea what to expect.

Now that it has come and gone I can confidently say, “It was one of the most enjoyably, overwhelming experiences I’ve ever had.” I still feel brain overload when I start to think about all the people I met and the products I saw. And to know that there were many things I never had a chance to see pushes my brain to that near explosion point.

If you’ve already been over to Start the Change, then this post looks awfully familiar, and you’ve read my top 5 product items list. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? There are some pretty cool things you shouldn’t miss!

To continue on, here are my top 5 non-product things that either impressed or excited me while at the Global Pet Expo.

In no particular order:

Best car – because I really want a Smart Car…kinda like how I want a new snowboard:

Smart Car Best Car

Best area to take a break in – It’s probably no coincidence that blue and white were my wedding colors, and I have no doubt there was more going on here than just taking breaks!

Best Chill area

Best pile of puppies – come to think of it, all piles of puppies are the best!

Best Pile of Puppies


Best impersonation of the famous Snotface – although, Snotface is definitely a one and only!

Best Snotface

And last, but definitely not least, best surfing dog, Tillman – because he’s Tillman.


With 238,000 square feet of exhibit space, it’s safe to say there is plenty that I missed. Where you there? What were your favorite things?


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  1. Thanks for the great posting and highlighting the lighter side of the face-to-face business opportunities available to pet product manufacturers and the serious buyers looking for new products and emerging trends in the pet product marketplace. It’s the pets and innovation that keep it fun. Hope others comment on what features they enjoyed and look for at the show.

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