Shelter Spotlight – GEARS

  Good Morning Pet Lovers! As  you may have seen from our updates on social media, we are heading to the Edmonton Pet Expo January 28-29th! I got in contact with some rescues attending this years event and I will be doing some social media promoting for them, because I love rescues! The third rescue we are going to spotlight is Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society also known as GEARS. We caught up with Liz Pankhurst the President & Co-Founder for a little Q&A session. Cant wait to checkout their booth! (photo credit:

10389078_307707636090571_1396236383017333145_nCome Connect With GEARS;
Website:  (currently under construction)
Snapchat: gearsyeg

*Where is the organization located?
GEARS is a foster home based rescue operating in the Edmonton area

*As we all know the Edmonton Pet Expo is coming up January 28 & 28th,
what types of things can we find at your booth?
We will have some new merchandise, a raffle for 2 Garth Brooks tickets, adoptable animals, and information on GEARS.

1913821_450874211773912_1375477244438310942_n*What types of animals do you have at your Animal Rescue/Shelter?
GEARS takes both cats and dogs of any breed and age into care.

*If someone wanted to become a volunteer, how could they?
Our volunteer process is very easy – we have an application form on our website where you can select which area/s you are interested in.  We are currently working on setting up regular volunteer orientations. (photo credit:

*What types of items do you accept for donations?
We accept monetary donations, and as a CRA registered charity, can issue tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.  We also accept in-kind donations of both wet and dry food, kitty litter, pee pads, toys, gas cards, and items for silent auctions.

*Do you sell any shelter swag?
We currently have various clothing items available for purchase via urSTORE (  We will also be selling some newly designed T-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, lanyards, and key-chains at PetExpo!

14721540_562844223910243_8899778453792132518_n*What is the adoption process like?
The first step is to fill out an application for the available animal on our website

Our adoptions team will process the application and approved applicants will be contacted to schedule a meet and greet with their family and the animal.   Provided the meet and greet goes well and we feel the applicant is the best match for the animal they have applied for, we then set up a date and time to finalize, which consists of the signing of the adoption contract and paying the adoption fee. (photo credit:

*Anything else you want to add?
We are excited for our third year at PetExpo!

We look forward to stopping by your booth at the Edmonton Pet Expo!

Edmonton EXPO Centre (Hall A)
Saturday, January 28th (10am-6pm)
Sunday, January 29th (10am-5pm)
General (16+) $15
Youth (6-15) $10
Family Pass (2 General, 2 youth) $40
Children under 5 free

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