Media Release


 10th Annual aPaws Convention and Turd-Herding Contest

October 12-14, 2012 at The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

Professional pooper scooper convention, animal waste specialists?  No matter what you call it, it’s all about animal waste.  And not only that, it’s the 10th annual aPaws convention and Turd-Herding Contest coming to Las Vegas, NV. On the weekend of October 12, 2012 at the Riviera Hotel.

The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws), a 501(c)(6) not for profit trade organization, has hosted this special event every year since its formation in 2002.  The purpose is to provide continuing education for professional pooper scoopers, pet sitters, dog walkers, all pet professionals from around the country.  Not only does aPaws, make this event available for its growing membership, but they encourage everyone in the pet industry, nationwide to join the fun.  This year’s lineup includes inspirational speakers and an additional game! Can you name that turd? Do you know the breed of the dog and they type of food that was eaten to produce the #2 of what we doo.

That’s not a typo - it’s the Turd-Herding Contest and Name That Turd!  It’s what every professional looks forward to each year.  The Turd-Herding Contest is for professional animal waste specialists... a contest to find out who is the fastest animal waste specialist in the nation.  During the contest, dozens of fake dog poops are placed around the grounds of the hotel and we see who can pick up the most piles in two minutes.  And they take this event seriously!  In fact, due to some unfortunate circumstances in past contests, aPaws board members have had to modify the rules to include penalties for body checking the competition.  The top three winners each receive a trophy and bragging rights... at least until next year!

 To find a professional animal waste specialist in your area visit and use the Find-A-Pet Professional Directory.

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