Dear Exhibitors and Supporters  -


We appreciate your patience as we have been working through a challenging situation with regards to the St. Louis Pet Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center.  We know that there have been mixed reports and rumors circulating as to what has been going on and we have been working with our attorney in an attempt to correct the situation at the Convention Center. By now, many you have reviewed our Official Statement, which we hope helps to shed a bit more light on what has been happening over the last year to our organization.  In case you have not seen this we have also posted this here:


Unfortunately, we were unable to come to a resolution for the issue at the Convention Center despite having held our event there for the previous 9 years and other events there for the past 13 years.  However, the good news is that we have found an alternative location to hold the event in early November.  We are still working to finalize all of the details and once we have that information, we will release this to everyone.  We do not anticipate that it will be much longer before we are able to announce these details to all of our exhibitors and attendees.


In the meantime, vendors who have prepared materials and and lined up staff or volunteers to work, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, a Sponsor of the St. Louis Pet Expo, has graciously offered to host any vendor who meets their nutritional guidelines and also any rescue looking to adopt pets this weekend at their in-store event.  There are multiple locations across the Greater St. Louis Area and anyone who is interested in participating should contact the managers of the desired location.  To find your local store please visit:


We are aware that there have been a few reports over the past few days which contain false information and rumors despite the fact that we have provided direct and truthful comments to local news outlets. This has made it even more difficult for us to work through and resolve the issues that we have been dealing with and trying to fix.


Please understand that we are a small staff and are currently experiencing an overwhelming amount of calls and emails, but we are doing the best we can to keep everyone informed and contact each group or organization directly.


We are deeply saddened that this is happening and we know that it not only impacts the events that people know and love, but also the thousands of businesses and rescue organizations who benefit from them.  Please know that we will continue to work to make things right in whatever way possible.


Most importantly, we are asking that our vendors and attendees stick with us through this challenge.  The St. Louis Pet Expo is an extremely beneficial annual event for the St. Louis pet community that has impacted businesses and attendees for 8 years. With your support we will continue to positively impact the St. Louis pet community.


If you have any questions regarding this email, please contact Rene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at 800-220-5520, or Alison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone 314-667-4779.   


Warm Regards,

St. Louis Pet Expo

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