|The BRAT Volunteers|
|Liz discussing basenjis with a visitor|
|Benji Hartgrave with foster|
Those who were interested in adopting had a chance to interact with the foster basenjis, who were super friendly. We gave BRAT fliers and brochures to everyone who would take them.
|Foster basenjis: Coby, Jack, & Zozo|
Having been advised to have small items to sell for $1.00 each, we had purchased finger puppets, glow necklaces, and silicone bracelets printed with "Adopt from basenjirescue.org." We gave away lollipops and pencils. Donna Troyna donated numerous basenji Christmas stockings and small stuffed dogs, which sold well. We also received several donations.
|Cardinals fan poodle|
Other Expo exhibitors included a groomer in the booth next to us whose standard poodle was in true Cardinal spirit, colorfully celebrating the St Louis Cardinals winning the World Series. There were huge dogs and small dogs, many from other rescue groups and available for adoption during the Expo.
|Smallest dog at the Expo|
|Tallest dog at the Expo|
There were pets of numerous varieties-- one of the most popular was a huge tortoise who strolled the aisles all day.
|Tortoise at the Expo|
There were venders selling anything and everything pet related.
The best thing about the entire event was spending time with wonderful volunteers who share our love of basenjis. A good time was had by all!
|Walt Ahrens with Ginger, his adopted basenji from the Wimauma (FL) pack|
|Peggy & Eric Pick, who came to visit us at the Expo!|
- Liz Newton