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19th Annual Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo
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The Porter County Animal Shelter has announced their 19th Annual Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo to be held on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Porter County Expo Center.

"The Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo is the longest running, largest and most well attended animal care events in northwest Indiana," said Shelter Director Toni Bianchi.

Because of the growth in the number of vendors at the event, it will again be held in Expo East building at the Porter County Expo Center. The long list of vendors will include veterinarians and animal hospitals, rescues, animal behavior consultant, pet photographer, pet supply stores, and food vendors. There will also be raffles and door prizes, and adoptable animals from the Porter County Animal Shelter.

“While we continue to grow the size of the event, two things have not changed,” said Bianchi. “It is still FREE admission and leashed pets are welcome.”

The Porter County Expo Center is located at 215 E. Division Rd in Valparaiso, and there is plenty of free parking available.


Reserve Your Booth Now!

If you are or represent a rescue organization, animal non-profit, veterinarian, or pet care and supply business, then you need to have a booth at the 19th Annual Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo!  It's a great way to get more awareness and support for your animal related non-profit, rescue or business.  

8’ X 10’ booths are available at $25 for rescues and non-profits, and $50 for veterinarians and for-profit businesses.  All booths include one table and one chair.  You can rent as many booths as you need!  Additional chairs and tables area also available for rent.

IMPORTANT:  We have changed the method for booth reservation this year.  If you are paying by credit or debit card, reservations MUST be made online.  If you are paying by check, we have a downloadable reservation form that you can print and mail in.

We also have established a STRICT CUT OFF DATE for reservations.

CLICK HERE for booth reservation information.