ABOUT US

Family Pet Shows is a family owned and operated company that for nearly 20 years have
successfully hosted pet expos beginning in 1994 in Pennsylvania. The company now hostsĀ five
different pet expos annually in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; the Long Island Pet
Expo in the Park (2 days, outdoor in September); Long Island Pet Expo (3 day event held indoors
in March); The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo (3 day event indoors in January); the Lehigh
Valley Pet Expo ( 2 day indoor event in February),and theĀ  New Jersey Family Pet Show (2 day indoor event in Nov 2015)

Family Pet Shows, formerly known as The Horse and Pet Expo, is run by husband and wife
team Karen and Dennis Garetano and their son Joe Garetano. In 1994, after years of publishing
Horseworld USA magazine, they thought of the idea to host a horse expo in Pennsylvania and
held their first show in 1994 Fort Washington, PA. After two years of successfully hosting the
first horse expo, they expanded the show to include other pets and changed the name to Horse
and Pet Expo and began adding new locations. Throughout the years and additional shows,
Family Pet Shows has grown in size and popularity in each location.

Drawing in crowds of thousands of pet lovers to each of their shows, Karen & Dennis have
always been dedicated to making the shows educational, fun, importance of responsible pet
ownership, entertaining with talent of various pet and human acts and having many pet vendors
and rescue groups. They graciously offer free booth space to 501 c 3 rescue and adoption groups
to help save many animal lives. Unlike some pet shows, the majority of the floor space is
devoted to entertainment and educational program presented by their various acts. They strive on
making this truly a family and pet friendly pet show in every venue.

About Dennis, Karen & Joe Garetano:
Dennis and Karen are both graduates of Hofstra University. Dennis has been an entrepreneur in
the publishing and restaurant business since 1978. He has always been active in the Community
as a school board member, volunteer coach for many years, community activist and local
charities. Karen was employed by the Town of Huntington Department of Parks and Recreation
for 13 years, where she was responsible for planning and scheduling many of the programs
and activities in the town. That experience has proved to a valuable asset for the planning and
scheduling of all the programs they offer at their Family Pet Shows. Joe has been involved in the
shows since he was about 10 years old going with his parents and working at the shows and has
recently joined the Family Business full time.