Check out our commonly asked questions about the pet fair.
When is the 2017 Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair?
Save the date! The 7th Annual Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair will be held on September 16 & 17 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. We hope to see you there!
How much does the pet fair cost to attend?
Admission is free! So is parking in the various parking lots surrounding the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Many of the activities are free as well, including face painting and balloon animals for the kids.
What is the adoption process for each group?
This varies by group, too. Some groups have an application to be filled out and will interview the perspective adopter. Others, especially with larger, powerful dog breeds, may want to do a home visit, too.
Can I bring my dog to the Pet Fair?
All well behaved dogs on leash are welcome, and we will have activities specifically for dogs! However, since it will be crowded, if your dog has issues being around other dogs or people, it is probably best for all concerned to not bring them.
Can I re-home my dog, cat or other pet at the Pet Fair?
No. The pet fair is strictly for adoptions, not owner surrenders. You will need to contact a group prior or after the pet fair to see if they can take your pet.
What happens if my adopted pet ends up not being a good fit in my home?
All rescues and shelters attending the fair want nothing more than for all pets up for adoption to find wonderful forever homes! Should for whatever reason you find that your new pet is not an ideal fit in your home, the organization will gladly work with you to find the most positive and appropriate solution.