McGuckin Hardware Hosts Second Annual Pet Expo

McGuckin Hardware will host dozens of pet-related vendors, promotions, adoption and grooming services at its second annual Pet Expo.

Boulder, CO –May 20, 2015—McGuckin Hardware, pet supplier and welcoming institution for leashed dogs and other pets since 1978, is pleased to announce this year’s Pet Expo, bringing food and treat vendors, trainers, photographers, adoption services and Do-It-Yourself aficionados together for an all-day, pet-friendly event.

“McGuckin’s is the happiest place on earth for pets,” said Robert Alispach, a McGuckin pet department salesman.  “It’s like Disneyland for dogs!”

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV), an institution that has helped dogs, cats and other critters for 113 years, will also be present, providing information about adoption services, training programs and veterinary care for animals in need.

“The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is always thrilled to attend this event!” said Amanda Williams, HSBV events coordinator.

“This year we’ll have kittens available for adoption, canine ambassadors greeting guests, as well as some fun giveaways for you and your pet,” she said, “We’ll help you discover a wide variety of ways to enhance your relationship with your pet and help them continue to live happy and healthy lives.”

McGuckin Hardware will also accept donations for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley at registers inside the store, offering customers the chance to give a custom amount or round up their day’s purchase to the nearest dollar.

Pet experts and photography consultants from Mike’s Camera, Boulder’s photography service since 1967, will be on hand with their canine sidekicks, giving suggestions on how to take great pet pictures, running a photo booth contest and offering metal stamped portraits of pets.

“(Guests can) visit the Mike’s Camera tent to enter to win a $100 gift card in the Pet Expo Instagram contest,” said Katt Isbey, marketing coordinator for Mike’s Camera. “Mike’s will be providing flyers with 10 Tips on How to Take Photos with Your Pet, and will be featuring a printing special for 5×5 inch Insta-Metals for $5.00- simply send us a photo from your phone and we’ll print it on metal while you wait!”

“We are a family-owned business that loves pets,” said Arnica Klinger, buyer for the pet department at McGuckin, “it’s very important that we stay on top of the latest foods and trends, and that we spend time celebrating those special members of your family.”


About McGuckin Hardware

McGuckin Hardware is an independent, family-owned hardware store in Boulder, Colorado, employing an average of 285 people and stocking nearly 200,000 items in 18 departments. The store, founded in 1955, is based on product selection and customer service, and is known to be friendly to leashed dogs, DIY projects, entrepreneurs and the emerging Maker culture. It is referred to as the largest independent hardware store in the United States.