General Entertainment & Attractions
Reptile Show & Sale at Family Pet Expo® presented by Repticon
Find dozens of varieties of reptiles at the Reptile Show and Sale. From lizards, snakes, to tarantulas – of all colors, shapes and sizes – adults and kids will have the opportunity to interact with hands-on demonstrations, touching and holding.
Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show
It is the most entertaining show of its kind! The “Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show” TM is a hit! It’s not just a show, it’s an experience! Enjoy as you chant “Dog gone fun!” and get involved in the excitement of the production. The show will include trick showdowns that will be judged and won by audience applause. Do not forget the athletic feats! From world class Frisbee catching dogs, weave pole racing, the one-of-a-kind triathlon, big air stunts, comedy antics, juggling, to the famous high jumping phenomenon. You will witness the most athletic and smartest dogs in the world.
Bird Show at Family Pet Expo®
Joe’s menagerie of birds and other animals will awe you, make you smile and make you laugh as they show you the stuff that animal actors are made of. Krathwohl has a wildlife presentation company in Las Vegas called Birds N Beasts. Known as The Birdman of Las Vegas, he has been raising, training, and showing birds for over 30 years. Joe Krathwohl has dedicated himself to the care and preservation of birds. Be entertained, be educated! Don’t miss out!
Dog Training With Renee at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by JeffersPet.com
Renee Jones, a renowned Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, comes to us from Alabama to teach us how to train our four-legged best buddies. She feels that through clear and positive communication you can curb unwanted behavior and develop a closer bond with your best friend. Renee Jones has over 30 years of experience in dog training and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She is also an expert on the dog psyche. All dogs Renee uses in her presentations are from exhibiting rescue’s here at America’s Family Pet Expo.
TICA™ Championship Cat Show, Presentation of Breeds & Education The International Cat Association™ (TICA™)
TICA is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, the largest registry of household pet cats and kittens, and one of the world’s largest sanctioning associations for cat shows. TICA was the first and now the world’s largest–registry to allow household cats of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. The responsible breeding of pedigreed cats is of value to preserve the distinct characteristics of individual pedigreed breeds and ensures the continuation of predictable physical and behavioral traits for future generations. The International Cat Association headquartered in Harlingen, Texas, administers the rules for the licensing and management of hundreds of cat shows annually across the globe on four continents. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, ethical breeding practices, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. In part, TICA’s mission is to have the most accurate and comprehensive certified pedigree registry in the world. TICA currently recognizes more than 55 breeds of cats from the ancient Abyssinian to the newer breeds like the Pixie Bob, the naked Sphynx to the longhaired Norwegian Forest Cat, and including wild looking Savannahs and Bengals. All compete for titles and regional and international awards.
Splash Dogs at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Canidae Pet Food
Splash Dogs is a nationally recognized dog enthusiast company that organizes and promotes dock jumping events across the United States. Splash Dogs strives to provide a family oriented competitive atmosphere. Splash Dogs is a sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving events. Splash Dogs tracks overall event and individual rankings as well as offering a multi level titling program for all participants.
Police and Protection Dog Demonstrations at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Blue Buffalo
Do you ever wonder what makes a Police Dog such an effective part of a six-legged team of rescuers or crime fighters? They love to play! These Police Pups are terrific players and it is that trait in particular that makes them prime candidates for Police and Search Teams! The best reward a Canine Officer can earn is a chance for playtime with their trainer or a favorite toy. When they’re at work with their “Uprights” they’re focused on the task at hand. At home, they are a family pet. Watch these Canine Officers at work and you’ll appreciate how fortunate we are to have Canine teams to protect our communities!
Pet Adoptions at Family Pet Expo®
Whiskers twitch, tails thump and paws knead in the Family Pet Expo Pet Adoptions area. The one constant with all of these adoptable darlings is that they are looking for a forever home with a loving companion. Each year America’s Family Pet Expo is proud to be a part of this process. With the help of the tireless volunteers who give their time and energy to find homes for these homeless pets we hope to be more successful each year in our quest to further the human animal bond. Looking for a loving companion? Here’s a great place to start.
Kid’s Aquarium Contest at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Seachem Laboratories and United Pet Group
Turn off the TV and Video Games and trade them in for imagination, creativity and self-expression – then what do you have? The Kid’s Aquarium Contest! Each participant receives a 10 gallon aquarium, heater, filter and water and the kids add their own fish and unique decorations. If you have questions ask the Aquarium Experts on hand to help at Family Pet Expo. The aquariums will be on display throughout the Expo and are judged according to age group and three categories Natural, Creative and Themed. Every participant is ultimately a winner because after the Expo, each child may take the entire setup home. Bring your kids over to sign up for participation in next year’s Kid’s Aquarium Contest. School age kids, 5 to 16 years old are encouraged to participate.
Fish Toss at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Pet Care Trust
The purpose of The Pet Care Trust is to promote public understanding regarding the value of and the right to enjoy companion animals, to enhance society’s knowledge about companion animals through research and education, and to promote professionalism among members of the companion animal community.
Wiener Dog Races at the Pet Expo
Don’t let their short little legs fool you. These puppies can go! Don’t miss this exciting event presented by Old World Wiener Nationals Dachshund Races. The Dachshund traces its roots to Germany over 300 years ago, when they were bred to hunt badgers. Choose your favorite and be there to root them to victory!
The Aquatic Experience at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Aqueon, Hikari Sales USA, United Pet Group
This year America’s Family Pet Expo is presenting The Aquatic Experience. This new feature includes a display of large tanks filled with a variety of saltwater and freshwater fish and plants from around the world. Find out how to become an aquatic enthusiast with a simple starter kit. Explore the underwater world of pets and find inspiration for the different ways to include this species as a wonderful addition to your home.
Pet Adoption Makeovers at Family Pet Expo®
Is your pup having a bad hair day? Smelling a bit unpleasant? Don’t worry; you’re not the first person to avoid bathing and grooming their pet frequently. Let’s face it, bathing and grooming your pet is not as much fun as playing fetch or hanging out at the dog park. Come check out the Adoption Dog Makeover Crew as they tackle some pups facing the same challenge. The Adoption Dog Makeover team at Family Pet Expo will show you how to properly bathe and groom your dog while enjoying quality time together. All of the dogs in the makeovers are available for adoption.