A Look Back at Global Pet Expo

Earth Rated recently attended Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida. We were thrilled to connect (in person!) with other pet product manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, thought leaders, and most importantly all our precious partners. Our Earth Rated booth featured two wall activations:
Our Spread Love wall asked: “what would the perfect world for dogs look like?” Here were some of our favorite answers:
  • More corgi accessible countertops
  • Humans never leave home
  • A world where dogs are welcome everywhere, owners are responsible, and shelters are empty
  • Pooping on the floor
We also had a giving back wall where we featured three charities that represent our commitment to people, pups, and planet. Attendees were invited to drop a roll core – representing $5 each – into the charity bin of their choice! 276 people voted for CARE, for a total of $1,380 donated, 302 voted for the Jacksonville Humane Society, for a total of $1,510 donated, and the most popular of all: 422 people voted for Save the Manatee, for a total of $2,110 donated! CARE is a BIPOC led organization inspired to rethink and rebuild animal welfare. CARE, in the interest of human and animal well-being, prioritizes and amplifies BIPOC voices using narratives, research, and community-centered investments. The Jacksonville Humane Society cares for nearly 9,000 dogs and cats each year and offers a wide range of community programs including pet adoption, support for pet owners, resources for lost and found animals, low-cost veterinary care, public training classes, and youth programs. Save the Manatee’s mission is to increase public awareness and education; sponsor manatee research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts; and advocate for strong protection measures, such as boat speed zones and sanctuaries. Global's trade show floor was 45,000 square feet of pet lovin' chaos and we have to say, our booth was POPPIN. Here at Earth Rated, every detail matters. From our booth design to our matching shoes, our team sure knows how to tradeshow in style.
Did you know Global Pet Expo's New Products Showcase “Best in Show” awards are among the most coveted awards given in the industry? Taking third place in the boutique category this year was P.L.A.Y - who we collaborated with recently to create a Montreal Munchies collection!
These mouth-watering Montreal Munchies toys take dogs on a squeaky food tour of Montréal, home of the poutine, smoked meat sandwich, and classic Montréal bagel, not to mention our Earth Rated HQ! Check them out here! Next Article: 2 organizations dedicated to advocacy & education

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