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Blogging our way to BarkWorld

Lilly and Red are blogging their way to BarkWorld 2012

Are you a pet blogger, vlogger, pet community contributor or pet-friendy social media addict? Coming up in October 2012 is the 3rd annual BarkWorld Expo, the national social Petworking conference, and Eukanuba Paws in Motion to BarkWorld is promoting a contest to win a FREE trip to this year’s BarkWorld Expo conference in Atlanta. It’s easy to enter the contest: write a blog post or post a YouTube video on your pet blog and let them know why you want to go to BarkWorld 2012… add your link in the comment section here, and/or tweet using hashtag: #EukanubaPawsInMotion. We heard about the expo in 2011, unfortunately we weren’t able to attend last year, but we did follow BarkWorld on Twitter. Check the website, and you’ll see that the testimonials are very positive and encouraging.

Still not sure what BarkWorld is? BarkWorld is the only Social Media Conference for pet-related online influencers. Founded by Denise Quashie, Social Media Strategist for Socially Planned in 2009, BarkWorld Expo educates pet lovers within social media. If you are interested to learn about tools and online strategies to improve your social media skills, attend a workshop and network with business professionals, you should definitely attend BarkWorld Expo. I checked the keynote speaker list for this year and these experts are confirmed:

  1. Brent Hard, the Southeast Director – Twitter Inc.
  2. Matt Maeker, Co-Founder of
  3. Andy Nibley, Writer/Dir of HBO Documentary – Madonna of the Mills

If you don’t care about winning and want to go anyway you should register and buy your pre-sale ticket here for $89.00 (pre-sale ends April 30). Regular prices range from $129.00 to $169.00. Do you have something to sell or to offer? You can also exhibit at BarkWorld.

With writing this post we hope to qualify and win the Free Trip to Atlanta. Lilly “The Social French Bulldog” and I would love the opportunity to meet and mingle with industry professionals and learn. Let’s keep our fingers and paws crossed!

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Food, Water, Shelter, Care and Love – Video Interview with Erica from PEP!

PEP! The Pet Education Project was founded in 2009 in Louisiana by Erica Callais. This education and outreach program visits schools and youth organizations to teach the importance of responsible pet ownership and other topics regarding animal and environmental awareness. PEP! also supports pet owners through pet food drives and other projects.

PEP! incorporates a variety of games, trivia, and prizes to make PEP Talks memorable and fun. Therapy animals are available to be present if allowed. PEP! also offers contests and competitions throughout the year to further engage students in materials covered during their time outside of the classroom. PEP’s method has proven to be an enjoyable time for teachers and students alike. Since March of 2009 PEP! has spoken to over 7,000 kids across North West Louisiana!

We had a great time interviewing Erica, a passionate animal lover and educator. She shared with us her projects, events and how The Pet Education Project’s school program  works.

Interviewee: Erica Callais / Interviewer: Rufino Cabang (PackPeople)

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Twitter: @EricaCallais

Facebook: Pet Education Project (PEP!)

Websites Erica mentioned are:

Spay Day –
Petfinder –
Pet Education –
PackPeople (YAY) –
KSCL –  for PEP Talk on the Radio, streamed live on Saturdays, 10am – 11am (Central)

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