Last year, our 2016 event welcomed more than 14,000 guests… this is a whole lot of people to keep engaged and entertained. And while the adorableness of all the animals the rescues and shelters bring are the main attraction, it’s not the whole story of what goes on during My Furry Valentine.
Our event brings together people who are adopting an animal for their first time (or sometimes getting their very first animal friend!), seasoned pet owners, dedicated volunteers, and animal enthusiasts who may not be sure about adopting yet but are looking for a reason to be convinced. This range of interests and experience means vendors have a lot of opportunities to create a connection with future customers, while at the same time My Furry Valentine participants have a lot of opportunities to learn about local pet stores, training services, food vendors, pet-friendly businesses and more. It’s one more way My Furry Valentine helps grow the network of animals lovers in our area.
The thing we love most about the vendors who participate in My Furry Valentine, though, is how much they love being a part of the magic that happens this weekend. It takes a whole family of people – volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and participants – to keep this event successful and growing, so we can continue saving the lives of so many animals. Here are just a few of the vendors who have been a part of the My Furry Valentine family so far! Let us know if you, or your business, wants to join as a vendor.
A few words from Jeff Adler at Off Leash K-9 Training:
“There is really nothing like My Furry Valentine, not only in this city but really anywhere. We have over 88 locations around the country and this event is one of the only ones that focuses on adoptions. Also, the staff are so easy to work with, accommodating and organized, which is super important in having a great experience. We get a lot of clients from this event and referrals from them so it’s a super great marketing and sales tool for us. But, supporting the adoption organizations and My Furry Valentine to get dogs & cats adopted in bulk, is the number 1 reason we participate.”
Learn more about how Off Leash K-9 Training specializes in private lessons, dog behavior consultations, teaching owners to understand why their dogs do the things they do in order to create a strong bond between the owner and dog, and more on their Facebook page or their website.
A few words from Abby Nurre at CARDS FOR CANINES:
Photo caption: Cyndal and Abby in Taos, New Mexico
“MFV is THE BEST event to communicate and network with Cincinnati animal lovers. It’s a great experience because I get to see so many successful adoption stories… As an animal lover, there’s nothing better than that!”
Learn more about how CARDS FOR CANINES supports rescue shelters in the Cincinnati area through watercolor portraits and friendly greeting cards at their website.
A FEW MORE WORDS…..
- “My Furry Valentine is the largest event of its kind in the area. Nowhere else can you come meet so many available pets for adoption. It is a good experience for getting your name out there and getting a great deal of exposure to potential customers who are interested in your types of products.” – Jeff from The Pet Spot
- “Volunteers were helpful…we had a great experience.” – Lynn from Hillside Small Animal Hospital
- “Great value… looking forward to next year!” – Chris from Kirkwood’s Sweeper Shop
WANT TO BE A VENDOR AT MY FURRY VALENTINE?
If you think your business or shop would benefit from joining our MFV family, we want to hear from you! We offer regular, small business, and non-profit organization vendor options, so we can help you find the find the right fit. Learn more, including how to sign up, below!