Scottsdale, AZ, November 26, 2012 ~ Arizona largest holiday pet and pet product festival, the Holiday Pet Festival, hosted by Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary, returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale, AZ, December 1st, 2012. The event is recognized not only for its family-friendly entertainment, shopping and stage shows, but also for educating people about the compassionate care of companion animals and placing animals in forever homes for the holidays.
The Holiday Pet Festival assisted in facilitating more than 125 animal adoptions at last year’s event. This year’s event will include 45 animal rescue organizations with hundreds of animals in need of homes. In addition to helping hundreds of pets find forever homes for the holidays, the Holiday Pet Festival is also committed to helping the rescue community with exhibits such as the Silent Auction, Pet Food Drive and Animal Angel Trees where 100% of the proceeds go directly to help homeless animals.
This year's event will include the Blazin’ K9s presenting Flyball demonstrations, On stage entertainment, Pet Look A Like Contest, Best Holiday Pet Attire Contest, Coolest Pet Trick Contest, a Shopper’s Paradise and much more!.
Also featured at the Holiday Pet Festival this year is the PetSmart Rescue Animal Fashion Show. The Fashion Show will feature an array of rescue animals, available for adoption, strutting their stuff down the catwalk. If a family in the audience decides to adopt one of the rescue models the lucky model will go home in their new duds donated by PetSmart, our Title Sponsor.
“Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary is committed to helping companion animals live happier, which is why animal adoption is such an important part of the Holiday Pet Festival,” said Kelly Ames, Executive Director of Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary. “Last year this wildly successful inaugural event attracted over 7,000 attendees who enjoyed the chance to meet and mingle in a festive atmosphere. Not only was this an exciting day of interactive activities, demonstrations and product exhibitions, over 125 animals looking for their forever homes were adopted and the rescue groups raised much needed money for their causes.”
Sponsors of the 2012 Holiday Pet Festival are: PetSmart, PetSmart Charities & Pawlicity.
WestWorld of Scottsdale is located at 16601 North Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Event hours are Saturday December 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission & Parking are FREE! Pets are Welcome!
For more information or to schedule an interview with a Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary representative, please call 480-406-7301.
About Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary:
Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the compassionate care of companion animals. At Tranquility Trail, our mission is to rescue, shelter, rehabilitate and hopefully find a forever home for every animal that finds its way to us. Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary is wholly committed to the preservation, protection and rehabilitation of companion animals considered untreatable and unadoptable. The sanctuary is designed specifically around the needs of the animals who call Tranquility Trail home – whether that be for a month or the rest of the animal’s natural life. The founders of Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary are successful entrepreneurs with over 30 years of combined trade show experience. Seeing a need for a large scale adoption event during the holiday season, the Holiday Pet Festival was born. For more information about Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary please visit www.tranquilitytrail.org.