The very popular Chicago Pet Show is once again scheduled to take place in Darien, Illinois at the Darien Sportsplex. The dates of the show are September 7th and 8th. Fifty percent of all ticket proceeds from this annual event will go to benefit local non-profit rescues, shelters and humane societies that participate in the Show. If any rescuing organization cannot afford a booth of their own, sponsorship is available so that they are also able to attend. Various organizations work to fundraise, provide volunteers and simply bring awareness to this great time each September.
Peggy Ruh and her staff have a significant background. Pet lover extraordinaire, Ruh has 30 years and over 175 consumer event shows under her belt. Together her group is proud to present the 3rd Annual Chicago Pet Show at the Darien Sportsplex located at 451 Plainfield Road in Darien.
Americans love their pets. Sixty-percent of all U.S. households contain at least one pet; that is about 72 million homes. Dogs reign in with 45 million of the homes while cats are contained in at least 38 million homes.
Peggy is the parent of two rescued Cavaliers named Maddie and Frankie 2 Paws and a Lhasa Apso named Sammy. She and her staff are quite affectionate about the animal world and thus took their personal interests on the road to expand them professionally. Out of this interest, the Ruh and her staff developed a public expo that brings the community together so that those seeking a pet can look in one place as well as have all of the products and services there also that they may require to successfully care for their pet.
Peggy Ruh and her band of animal lovers want to convey the importance of pet ownership and help people to realize that when you get a pet, it is a commitment for life. Unfortunately only 38% of pets introduced into home situations are kept on a long-term basis. This is so sad that the group has made it their goal as they host the Chicago Pet Show to make it pertinent that the home that you choose to give an animal is their forever home.
Offering the availability of the show allows potential pet owners to learn about the different breeds and to find out which animal would make the perfect family fit. There will be all kinds of other goods and services to learn about, making your path easier for you to determine if getting a pet is the right choice for your household.
You can learn all about doggie daycares, nutrition for your pet, holistic foods and supplies and even doggie waste cleanup services. According to Peggy, “All pets, pet services and products are invited to exhibit in the show … even the non-traditional pets.” At that, she’s referring to exotic animals like, iguanas, snakes, frogs, lizards, salamanders and others. “There’s no limitations on what people might expect to see at the show,” states Peggy, “…just a limitation on where I might be in the hall. I’m a dog lover,” she adds. Aside from dogs, cats and exotics, the show hopes to exhibit ferrets, sugar gliders, parrots, lovebirds, rabbits, cage birds and hamsters as well. Peggy says, “No limits… so, who knows!”
As time gets closer, more information will be released about the show. Stay tuned and hope you are able to make it the weekend of September 7th and 8th.