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Pet Expos Around the Country: ‘Pit Boss’ Shorty Rossi is ‘Amazing’ Expo Spokesperson

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Amazing Pet Expos announces Shorty Rossi, Star of the Hit Show ‘Pit Boss’ on Animal Planet, as Their New Spokesperson

Pet lovers in 17 different cities should get their four-legged friends ready for an Amazing Pet Expo coming their way soon. This free indoor event attracts thousands of pet lovers looking to enjoy a day out with their furry, feathered or reptilian pals! Now pet lovers have one more reason to attend these events: the addition of Shorty Rossi, star of of the hit show ‘Pit Boss’ on Animal Planet, as company spokesperson.

Shorty Rossi, star of ‘Pit Boss’ on Animal Planet will be making appearances with his popular canine sidekick, Hercules, at most of the Amazing Pet Expos. Rossi has a special passion that has been a major part of his life since he was a teenager – championing the cause of pit bulls. When Rossi isn’t managing Shortywood Productions, a company that works with little people in the entertainment industry or filming ‘Pit Boss,’ he’s working with Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue, a charity he formed that rescues, rehabilitates and places neglected and abused pit bulls in loving, nurturing homes. Shorty’s Rescue is not a shelter or a charity; its employees work tirelessly to help relieve the suffering of and prevent cruelty to pit bulls through education and activism.

Courtney Rydstrom, director of show production for the expos explain, “We are so proud that Shorty has endorsed Amazing Pet Expos and come on board as our spokesperson. Education, advocacy and pet adoption are key components at all of our shows and both Shorty and Hercules serve as incredible ambassadors for animals.”

So what exactly is an Amazing Pet Expo? It’s a free one-day event for the whole family, including your favorite pet buddy, which can be your pooch or your bird or even your lizard. Packed with local and nationally-recognized veterinarians, groomers, trainers, retailers and organizations primarily geared towards pet lovers, these shows offer something for everyone. Whether you’d like to learn, shop, play or adopt, this is an event you won’t want to miss! In fact, more than 70,000 pet lovers have attended an Amazing Pet Expo so far this year.

Rydstrom adds, “A lot of people don’t realize all of the pet-friendly resources available to them in their communities and our goal is to help get that information out there. It’s a fun-filled day for pet owners – or those who’d one day like to be!”

The average Amazing Pet Expo has 165 exhibitors, a dozen sponsors, all-day agility/canine musical freestyle/doxie derby/flyball trials, workshops and seminars, low-cost vaccinations, includes a mega-adoption event with more than 250 pets available for adoption, low-cost or free spay/neuter, training tips, a pet costume contest and more than 11,000 attendees.

Currently scheduled expos include the Bay Area Pet Expo (San Jose, CA), Vegas Pet Expo (Las Vegas, NV), South Florida Pet Expo (West Palm Beach), Houston Pet Expo (TX), Phoenix Pet Expo (AZ), Charlotte Pet Expo (NC), Windy City Pet Expo (Chicago, IL), San Antonio Pet Expo (TX), Denver Pet Expo (CO), New England Pet Expo (Boston, MA), Austin Pet Expo (TX), St. Louis Pet Expo (MO), Atlanta Pet Expo (GA), Tampa Bay Pet Expo (Tampa, FL), Dallas Pet Expo (TX), Anchorage Pet Expo (AK) and Portland Pet Expo (OR).

All shows are indoors, free and the general public may bring their pets. Pet lovers are invited to visit for links to individual event websites and Facebook pages.