By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist
The PetSafe® Brand team members were excited to be a part of this exciting event again this year! BlogPaws is a conference attended by pet bloggers, writers and media professionals in the pet industry. Our team went to talk about our incredible brand, and to meet the great people in the pet industry!
The night before BlogPaws launched, the PetSafe team had a chance to officially launch the 2014 Bark for Your Park contest from the beautiful Lake Las Vegas. Our group did a live broadcast at 7 p.m. EST, and we were all so happy to get to launch such a fun contest. Are you barking for your park right now? You have until June 7th to nominate your city, upload your land verification and get as many barks (votes) as possible! The 15 finalist communities will be announced June 13th, and then the official Bark for Your Park 2014 contest winners will be announced on August 7th.
Now back to BlogPaws…
From May 8th through May 10th we got to show conference attendees and pet lovers so many of our great products. Our SocialPet™ system got a lot of interest, as this is a really cool way to check on your pets when you are not at home. The bloggers loved the fact that you could give their pets a treat, and that they could set it up for their friends and family to also give treats through our Facebook app. They also loved the Train ‘n Praise™ Treat Dispensing system that can help with unwanted behaviors from their pets.
We even sponsored a pop-up dog park at the conference! It was so much fun to watch all of the dogs in attendance get to socialize with each other, and to watch the conference goers enjoy the PetSafe sponsored Yappy Hour. We talked to many people about the benefits of a dog park in a community, and it was such a great feeling to know that our brand has been making such a difference in the lives of pets and pet owners. We handed out some pretty adorable Bark for Your Park towels, Lickety Stik® treats and some of our newest indigo™ line of made in the USA treats.
My favorite part of the conference was getting to know the writers and pet bloggers better. So many people shared stories of why they chose to enter this field, and knowing that there are good-hearted people out there makes such a difference. It was nice to be surrounded by people who adore their pets. Some even dressed their dapper doggies up for the closing night awards ceremony.
If you are a writer or blogger in the pet industry, BlogPaws is a great place to meet others in the field, learn about new and upcoming trends and to learn about great brands like PetSafe. Oh, and you may even run into a Capybara…