Pet expos are a great place to visit if you’re thinking of adopting a dog of a specific breed. We found a lot of breed-specific rescue groups with tons of information to provide prospective adopters, and plenty of contacts to help you find your special pup.
One of those groups was the Husky Camp, Siberian Husky Rescue. They’re dedicated not only to rescuing husky pups and placing them in good homes (check out their available dogs and puppies here), they’re also passionate about educating you about the husky breed! Husky Camp holds adoption events at Petco’s throughout Southern California.
While I was visiting the Husky Camp booth at the expo, I caught a glimpse of what looked like a mini husky . . . !! Back when I found out the results of Toki’s DNA test (husky-shepherd mix), I posted a picture of a similar “mini-husky” that I spotted at Intelligentsia Coffee, in Venice. So I was very excited when I discovered a whole pet expo booth of these little guys.
It turns out, the “mini husky” is called the Alaskan Klee Klai (AKK). They were developed as a companion-sized Alaskan Husky, and come in three sizes: toy, mini, and standard. The Klee Klais I met were extremely affectionate, and just perfect for sitting in your lap. In fact, I posted a picture of one of the Klee Klais in my Furry Faces post from last week.
The pet expo wasn’t all petting though. I did manage to check out some interesting pet product ventures, like Organic Oscar shampoo, a gentle, all-natural grooming product. . .
. . . And Hungry Dawgz of Dogtown, maker and baker of organic dog treats!
Hungry Dawgz was at the Great Pyrenees Association of So. CA Rescue, Inc. booth. In fact, their Giant Punkin Dawg Bone was being sold to benefit this rescue group in memory of the bakery owners’ own Great Pyrenees, Bear. It turns out, Hungry Dawgz is located just around the corner from me in Venice, CA. That’s a good thing, because I brought home a selection of some of their dog biscuits, and Toki is a huuuge fan. Toki always loves cookies, but her reaction when she caught a whiff of these biscuits was on another level entirely. Hungry Dawgz – we’ll be looking you up!
Finally, here are a few more pictures from the pet expo.
Martin Tyner and a Golden Eagle from the Southwest Wildlife Foundation,
a wildlife rehabilitation and education center.
Stay tuned for more stories and pictures from the Pet Expo!