This week, we’re taking a pause from revisiting all the pet-friendly places we’ve travelled to this summer. Why? Because after a two-year break, I’m headed back to Las Vegas, Nevada, specifically to attend SuperZoo 2022.
SuperZoo is an annual pet industry extravaganza – well, trade show actually but it has a circus, meets zoo, meets commerce vibe to it because what other industry has this much fury, fuzzy, and feathery representation?
SuperZoo is where pet industry retailers, groomers, and professionals go to learn what’s new and to ultimately stock retail shelves with the best pet treats, pet products, and latest technology … and maybe a few fury celebrities too.
Clever SuperZoo Pet Products 2016
I first went to SuperZoo in 2016 and was overwhelmed by the breath of the pet industry. Innovation is the name of the game and that’s where we discovered interesting products that solve problems, such as mobility issues – improvements to canine wheel carts was at its peak – and SilliDog dog tags made of rubber that doesn’t clank as your pup runs.
Fun fact, my dog Victoria has at least eight SilliDog tags in different shapes and colours, coordinating with funky collars, of course.
Household SuperZoo Pet Products 2017
The following year, in 2017, we had a better idea of what to expect and focused on unique practical pet products with a twist. We took home for review a Pooch Planet orthopedic dog bed, which served my aging dog, Victor, well. Also, I loved the colours of Loving Pets Le BOL – both products are still very much in use at my home today.
Pet Play SuperZoo Pet 2018 and 2019
Everything was still innocent fun at SuperZoo 2018 and again in 2019. I focused on finding fun, colourful toys, and meeting entertaining dog trainer, Sara Carson and her entertaining pup Hero, fresh from appearances at America’s Got Talent Season 12. These are also the years alternative proteins, including crickets, started making their way into pet treats.
Then, the event was cancelled in 2020 and significantly scaled down in 2021. Although travel, especially cross-border travel, is still rocky, a two-year absence was two years too much and I’m back to checking out SuperZoo 2022 – hopefully, safely and securely.
CONTEST! Win a box of my dog’s favourite things!
We’re excited about getting back to both Las Vegas and SuperZoo to meet up with all the pet people we’ve met throughout the years – and finding out what’s new, what’s improved, and what’s classic.
In celebration, dogtrotting.net is offering a contest. Win a box of my dog’s favourite things:
- fleece tug toy
- fleece blanket
- tough stuff chew bone
- ChuckIt BreathRight ball
- tough stuff tennis ball
- Pendleton bandana
- Earth Rated dog poop bags and holder
- carrot-shaped soft toy
Simply comment below as you wish. Let us know your dog’s favourite toy, or what’s a not-to-miss attraction in Las Vegas if you’re a Sin City fan. Or just say hello!
A name will be selected by random draw on September 10, 2022. Contest is open to Canadian and US residents. Winner will be contacted via email and will have seven (7) days to respond with a snail mail address (used only for this purpose). Approximate retail value of the box is $65.
Writer bio: Sherri Telenko has been a professional writer for 30 years and travel writer for the last 20. She’s a member of TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) and Dog Writers Association of America, and travels almost weekly with her canine companion.