I also want to express my sincere amazement at how many rescue groups were present. I saw rabbit rescue, cat rescues, many breed specific dog rescue groups (I was situated next to the Brittany groups who had the cuddliest dogs of them all), but I have to mention the dachshund, german shepherd, westie, shiloh, bird, animal rescue, and 2 groups that just take anyone who they think they can re-home. There are so many people who dedicate their lives to helping pets in need. I was humbled and awe struck by the compassion and dedication I saw. We are so lucky to have so many people who are willing to sacrifice so much personal time and expense to help an animal.
I also got to meet many owners who had great questions and were seeking additional advice to keep their pets in optimal health.