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Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo – Hershey, Pennsylvania

November 6, 2023 - November 9, 2023

#1 Boarding & Daycare Conference!

An exciting national conference for professionals in the pet boarding and daycare industry. Featuring a two-day trade show showcasing the best products and companies in the industry, top industry speakers sharing their expertise, and an awesome line up of educational seminars.

Primary Business:
50% of attendees claim boarding as their primary business. 25% were pet daycare facilities. Primary businesses also include grooming, pet sitting, retail, veterinary services, training, breeding and spo services.

We’ve Come a Long Way: The Evolution, Expansion and Resilience of the Pet Care Industry

The word “kennel” originates from the Anglo-French word “kenil” from c. 1200; for over 1,000 years pets have been cared for by others—well before our industry was even established! Teija will kick off this expo with a review of how our industry has evolved, grown and expanded, and what the future might look like. The pet boarding and daycare industry has survived many historical events, from financial catastrophes to a pandemic. What contributes to its resilience, and should we continue to rely on it? What are the upcoming pressure points and how should you best position your business for continued success in the fast-approaching future? These questions and more will all be addressed in this exciting and informative Keynote presentation.

Teija Heikkila

Keynote Speaker


Pet|Vet M&A, Sales & Advisory Meet Party

Monday 8 – 10pm

Immediately following the keynote address – Free to all attendees

Come join your pet care peers, for the opening night meet & greet, immediately following the Keynote Address. Mingle with your peers and enjoy conversation, bar and hors d’oeuvres.


Live Oak Cocktail Party

Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30pm

Live Oak Bank welcomes you to join them for a cocktail party right as the last seminar ends on Tuesday evening. Make your way up for cocktails and mingling at 5pm. See you there!

Live Oak Bank


Hershey Lodge & Convention Center

Room Rates

$189* / Night

*Tell them you are with Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo

Cut Off Date for Special Rates: 10/6/2022.



Kennel Connection Round Table Discussion Luncheon

Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 – 1:45pm


Network with fellow pet boarding professionals at our meet and greet luncheons. Luncheon ticket holders can enjoy a delicious meal while discussing the industry with those who are just as passionate about caring for pets. Share stories, “talk shop,” or use the provided discussion questions to guide your conversation during this time of camaraderie with like-minded pet care professionals. Luncheon events are included with the Do It All Deluxe, Gold and Basic Deluxe packages. They can also be purchased separately.

A warm welcome awaits you at The Hershey Lodge, the beautiful resort that is home to Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo. It is one of the experiences that makes our event so special.

When you enter the lobby, you will be drawn to the massive stone fireplace. Post and beam ceilings, stonework, and comfortable furniture pay homage to Hershey’s rural Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and make this lobby a memorable place to meet, greet, gather and relax. At night, you will enjoy the deluxe rooms, with regional decor and Hershey’s Kisses on your pillow.

Restaurants and lounges offer a varied selection of cuisine. There is casual dining in the Fire & Grain Restaurant Bar or steaks at The Hershey Grill. The Forebay, Bear’s Den and Lobby Lounge are places to “talk dog” or wind down after a day of seminars. Close to The Hershey Lodge, a multi-million dollar spa joins the great amenities.

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November 6, 2023
November 9, 2023
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Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
325 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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