Podcast Episode 137: Planning Pet Friendly Events with Taylor Ballard

In this episode I got the chance to talk to another pink obsessed dog mom! Taylor Brione Ballard is an event planning dog mom from Houston Texas. In this interview, she shares what makes a pet-friendly event a success, gives suggestions on how to incorporate sponsors (including tips on how to approach the brands), and she also told me all about a virtual yappy hour coming up on November 4th and how she’s making it a really special and memorable experience. I’m so excited that Burt, Lucy and I are special guests at that event!

How to Make Pet Events Successful During a Pandemic

Taylor Brione Ballard is a dog mom from Houston, Texas who enjoys spoiling her posh pup with affordable luxuries and all things pink. An event planner by profession, Taylor enjoys planning pet friendly events such as her popular #DoggiesWhoBrunch meetup and her new virtual happy hour, #WoofandWhiskey. Sparkle Posh Pup is a super spoiled Maltese who enjoys pawdicures, puppy lattes, and getting 16 hours of sleep a day.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Why it’s important to organize pet-friendly events
  • What makes for a great pet event
  • The importance of securing event sponsors
  • How Taylor plans her events, specifically during a pandemic

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