Looking for VCOI Member Volunteers! Help with Public Education and Team with your Vizsla at the 26th Annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo!!!
SOOOO FUUUUN! The VCOI is going to have an exhibit booth at this year’s Chicagoland Family Pet Expo, March 16, 17, and 18, 2018! The Pet Expo will be held in Arlington Heights at the Arlington Int’l Racecourse! AND… we have an awesome corner booth on the 1st floor – Booth 302!
This is America’s Largest Pet Expo, with more than 250 Exhibits of Pet Products, Services, Breed Clubs and Rescue Organizations, and WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT! There are many fun-filled attractions such as the Ultimate Air Dogs jumping competition, Dancing with Dogs competitions, demonstrations, Frisbee Dog performances, a Purebred Cat Show, Bird Show, Cutest Pet Photo Contest, Parade of Breeds (Dogs), and much more!!! There is lots of great shopping, training information, and fun interaction at our booth with fellow VCOI members!
If you volunteer to work at the VCOI Booth, you can bring your dog, too! It is a very good socialization opportunity for younger dogs. We set up several crates in the booth, and you are allowed to walk your dog on leash at the show. If you are interested in volunteering to work a two-hour shift, half day or all day, one of the days, please e-mail Cathy Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what days and times might work for you. We would like 2-3 people/Vizsla teams for every shift. Your primary role will be to answer questions that the public has about the Vizsla Breed and to provide handouts and information. This event is not an opportunity to showcase your personal breeding program. It is truly about Vizsla Education and Public information. We will have a nice big poster boards with pictures of our Club members’ dogs doing a variety of “jobs”! We emphasize the Versatility of the Vizsla Dog!
The Pet Expo is open Friday, March 16th from 1PM to 9PM, on Saturday, the 17th from 9AM to 6PM, and Sunday, the 18th from 10AM to 5PM. You can also attend the event without working! We have coupons for $1 off adult admission (Regular adult admission is $10). For every coupon used with VCOI’s name on it, the Expo will donate $1 back to the Club! COOL BEANS!!! YAY!!! Send an e-mail to Cathy Gallagher at email@example.com if you would like an electronic copy of the coupons! You may also distribute the coupon to others – perhaps in your dog classes or relatives and friends!