Bellcate School Dog Treats (BSDT) is excited to announce that we will be an exhibitor at this year’s Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida from February 26-28. Global Pet Expo is hosted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). BSDT is a member of APPA. The Global Pet Expo is the largest pet industry trade show in the world, showcasing the newest and most creative pet products on the market. BSDT has entered the new product showcase competition and will be featured in the new product area. In 2019 over 7,000 buyers attended the Global Pet Expo. BSDT is super excited to leave our mark (pun intended). BSDT Sales and Marketing class has been working hard on all levels of preparation for the show to include booth design, creating an effective sales and marketing package, baking samples, coordinating travel and set up/break down, planning for pet industry workshops and face to face meetings with interested buyers. “This has been such a meaningful learning curve, “ explains Jesse Bell, Bellcate School Administrator. “Our staff and students have been so invested as we identify and address one need after another in our planning process for this trade show. There is nothing quite like relevant and hands on education.”

Good Jobs, Good Treats is our motto and BSDT is prepared to share our social mission and delicious treats with the world. “As a parent of a child with disabilities and the BSDT Coordinator, I feel it is very important to educate our community on our mission to employ people with disabilities in empowering work environments,” says Terrie Easton, BSDT Coordinator. Cole, a Bellcate School Student is registered to be our student representative at Global Pet Expo this year.

Stay tuned for an update about our Global Pet Expo experience!

A special thank you to Mark and Liz Tarantino from PCI Custom Homes in Boca Grande, Florida for their generous donation of time and resources in helping to build our BSDT booth for the show.

An additional shout out
to Kevin Eddy at Pet Food Warehouse in South Burlington, Vermont for your continued guidance and support as we develop and grow in this industry.

With PAWS-itive Vibes,
The Pack at BSDT