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World of Pets Expo & Educational Experience THIS weekend! Come join the fun! The Maryland State Fairgrounds is just north of Baltimore, MD.
The Travelin' Rat will be holding a photo contest, plus there will be a gerbil show and a guinea pig costume contest! There will also be adoptable rats from gRATitude Rat Rescue at our booth. We can't adopt them out at the show but we can take applications for the rescue.


We are expecting snow on Saturday, so please plan accordingly. (We had a pretty bad snowstorm one Saturday a few years back, so many people came early on Saturday before it got really bad or came on Sunday instead.)


This event is loads of fun. So many vendors and shows, such as the Muttville Comics and Chesapeake Dock Dogs.
Hope to see many of you there! Don't forget your photos!


World of Pets Expo website:
http://worldofpets.org/MDmain.shtml


The Travelin' Rat Photo Contest Info:
http://thetravelinrat.weebly.com/world-of-pets-expo-2015.html


HOURS:
Friday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday:10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday:10:00 am - 6:00 pm
TICKETS:
$10 adults
$5 children 5-12
FREE children under 5
 

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Sara,

I'm so sorry, I never got a notification of your reply!

I'm not sure what kind of help we could be from so far way to start something. My dream is to get TTR actually traveling all around the country, but I didn't win the last Powerball jackpot to buy the big black RV with the TTR logo I want ;) Unfortunately we had to even cut back on the traveling we were doing within the Mid-Atlantic. :( We can brainstorm, though, to see if there's something we can do to help! You can email me personally at [email protected] yahoo.com (remove space after @)

The PA Rodent Club used to have Rodentfest every spring (and fall for a while) where they actually had some rat judges for a show and they had vendors come from as far away as AL! I know there's a big event in the Seattle area and there was one in MI. There's also Rat Camp in FL.

My suggestions would be to find out how many rat lovers you have in the area. We have rat Meetup groups in Baltimore, NYC, PA, MA and IL. There was one in TX for a while but it shut down. I can see if any of the Meetup organizers could "own" a meetup in TX as it costs the same for 1 or 3. Then you might want to see what other folks are up for- try Googling pet expos in your area. If you were helping a rescue, you might be able to get a table for very cheap (or even free). If you wanted to start a rat only event, I could put you in touch with the person who started the event in PA, and we might be able to locate the people who started the events in Seattle, MI, and FL.

Also, check our rat rescue list to see if you can contact anyone nearby to find other rat lovers in the area:
http://thetravelinrat.weebly.com/rescues--resources.html

Again, so sorry I did not see this! Feel free to email me and we can chat.
 

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SaraLovesRats, I just found something in the Dallas area! I just posted all of the Amazing Pet Expo shows for the next year on our calendar and, wow, my arm is sore! ;)

There is a pet expo that will be giving free space to non-profits in 2016! Their 2015 show in Dallas is coming up next month. It's free parking and admission. Did you want to check it out this year? Maybe we can brainstorm to see if we can help you to set something up there next year?
http://www.dallaspetexpo.com/
 
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