Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo

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21st Annual Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo

Saturday, April 27
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Porter County Expo Center - Expo East Building

It's All About The Animals!

The Porter County Animal Shelter's Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo is the longest running, largest and most well attended animal care event in northwest Indiana. And, just like last year, we are keeping the focus on one thing...THE ANIMALS! You can expect to see animal related non-profits and rescues, veterinarians and animal hospitals, pet photographer, pet supply stores, microchipping clinic, food vendors, raffles and door prizes and, of course, ANIMALS! 


Visit The Shelter During Be Kind To Animals

Of course, we will have some of our adoptables at Be Kind To Animals, but you will also have the opportunity to visit the Shelter from 12:00 to 4:00 PM, with direct access from the Expo Center grounds.  If you haven't seen our new shelter facility yet, this is your opportunity!


You will find booth rental information below. Booth set up times will be from 12:00 to 3:00 PM on Friday, April 26 and from 8:00 to 9:30 AM on Saturday, April 27. All booths must be set up and ready by 10:00 AM on the day of the event and remain open until 4:00 PM. Specific booth locations cannot be accepted. Priority placement will be given to Animal Related Non-Profit Organizations and Rescues. Your booth location will be provided when you come to set up.

We are also asking vendors to donate gift baskets or gift certificates that will be part of a raffle to raise funds for the Shelter. If you wish to participate in the raffle, please bring your donation on the day of the event.

Booths For Animal Related NON PROFIT Organizations & Rescues

We know your finances can be challenging, and we want to help you get exposure for your group and animals. So, 8" x 10" booths (two maximum) for Animal Related Non-Profit Organizations & Rescues are FREE! Tables are FREE! Chairs are FREE! All you need to do is register ONLINE and bring your animals, and will get PRIORITY PLACEMENT to gain maximum exposure at the event. Deadline for registration is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 19. NO EXCEPTIONS.

CLICK ON The Icon Below To Register  Your Animal Related Non-Profit Organization or Rescue Online Now!

Online Booth Registration For Animal Related Non Profits & Rescues

CLICK HERE to submit an online booth request for an Animal Related Non-Profit Organization or Rescue

Booths For Animal Related FOR PROFIT Businesses & Organizations

Booth rental rates for ANIMAL RELATED For-Profit Businesses and Organizations are $40 for each 8' x 10' booth space (maximum of two). Each booth space includes one table and one chair. Additional tables and chair, along with electricity if needed, are available at additional fees of $2 per chair, $10 per table, and $15 per plug for electricity. Reservations are by mail only, which must include payment by check payable to Porter County Government. Your reservation and payment MUST be RECEIVED by Friday April 19. NO EXCEPTIONS.

CLICK ON The Icon Below To Download & Print Your Animal Related FOR PROFIT Business Or Organization Booth Reservation Form.

Download Animal Related FOR PROFIT Booth Reservation Form

CLICK HERE to download a booth reservation form for an Animal Related For Profit Business Or Organiz

Booths For Non-Animal Related Businesses & Organizations

Be Kind To Animals is intended to be an event that focuses on animal related organizations, both non-profit and for-profit, that provide services for animals and their owners. That's why we say "It's All About The Animals". To stay true to that goal, we are giving those animal related organizations the first opportunity to reserve the available booths.

Therefore, booth rental availability for Non-Animal Related Businesses & Organizations will not open until Monday, April 1. Please check back then for booth availability, pricing and reservation information.