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New Expo for Pet Enthusiasts Comes to the Ag Center

FLETCHER, NC – Unifour Exposition Management, LLC is very excited to announce the 1st annual Asheville Pet Expo to be held April 2 and 3, 2011 at the Western NC Agricultural Center. The show will offer pet products, trainers, veterinarians, rescue organizations, humane societies, kennel/daycare facilities, pet products, groomers, fence companies, artists, massage providers and so much more, all in one place. The Asheville Pet Expo will highlight local, regional and national pet industry companies. Pet owners and prospective pet owners will have the opportunity to shop for the products and services available to provide the utmost care for their pets. It will be two fun-filled days of vendors, entertainment, demonstrations, adoptions, education, animals socializing and just plain fun!

Asheville has been ranked one of the top 10 pet friendly cities in the United States by Liviability.com due to the its abundance of pet friendly parks and trails, quality veterinary care, activity of its non-profit/rescue organizations, its many boutiques, fido seating at many restaurants, and much more… So, what better place to have a Pet Expo!

Entertainment will include Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix, a slapstick comedy act like no other. Johnny leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks in this wonderful show. Sit! Stay! Get ready to howl! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his first puppy, Freckles, a Beagle mix, from the Humane Society in 1972. Since their 1980 debut, the Muttville Comix have appeared on David Letterman, Primetime Live and Circus of the Stars, and at Disneyland, Busch Gardens, the Big Apple Circus, the Royal Hanneford Circus, even The White House! A show for the whole family and the dog lover in all of us, the show stars mostly dogs rescued from shelters or pounds.

The Asheville Pet Expo is being held in Expo Building of the Western NC Agricultural Center. Expo hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2nd and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 3rd. Daily adult admission is $7.00 and ages 6 to 15 are $5.00. Children 5 & under are FREE. Parking at the Ag Center is FREE. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Cash only please. Leashed pets are welcomed. Find us on Facebook! Vendors interested in booth space may call Carl at 828.217.3827 or Karen at 828.308.1987 or visit www.ashevillepetexpo.com for more information.

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