FAQ about America’s Family Pet Expo

Posted On: 01-20-2015

We are gearing up for the 26th annual America’s Family Pet Expo! Here are just a few of the facts about the event that we want to share with you.  Stay tuned for more exciting details!


Fri., Sat.&Sun., April 10, 11 and 12, 2015

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA 92626



What: World’s largest pet and pet product expo returns to Orange County. Over 1,000 animals including dogs, cats, birds, fish, llamas, pot-bellied pigs, goats, rats, reptiles, rabbits, miniature horses and more are on display in stage shows, competitions & demonstrations. Thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices. Plenty of animal experts, pet adoptions, hands-on petting and learning opportunities.
When: April 10, 11 and 12, 2015 Fri. 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.,  Sat. 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.,  Sun. 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626 (Take the 405 Freeway to Fairview exit, or 5 Freeway to the 55 South to Del Mar/Fair exit). For public information:  (800) 999-7295, www.PetExpoOC.org.
Tickets: General Admission – $13.00, Seniors 60 & over – $11.00, Children 6-12 – $8.00, 5yrs and under – Free, Active and Retired Military members – Free with valid ID. May purchase tickets at Pet Expo and/or advance purchase online at www.PetExpoOC.org.
Who: Created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 62-year-old national not for profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.
Parking: The OC Fair and Event Center charges $7.00 for vehicle parking. Handicap parking also available.
Public Pet: Pets are NOT allowed into the Pet Expo. We have an extensive variety of animals on display, adoptions, breeds, exhibits, demonstrations and entertainment for you and your family to enjoy.

Pet Product Shopping Mart:

Thousands of Items from major manufacturers and retailers on sale at special show prices!

Toys and Games Grooming Products Travel Products
Bedding Exercise Equipment Leashes/Collars
Housing/Playpens Pet Safety Products Learning Devices
Clothing and Jewelry Gift Items Accessories
Gourmet Pet Foods Educational Materials Health & Nutrition
Ponds & Aquariums Training Equipment Plus much more

2015 Entertainment & Attractions Includes:

Splash Dogs Kid’s Aquarium Contest Police & Protection Dog Demonstrations
Adoptable Makeovers Petting Zoo Bird, Fish and Reptile Displays/Education
Free Flight Bird Show Pony Rides Small & Large Animals
TICA Cat Show and Presentations Face Painting Animal Adoptions
The Aquatic Experience Grooming Demonstrations Dog Breeds Display/Education
Dog Training with Renee Plus much more…

America’s Family Pet Expo Looks Back at 2014

Posted On: 12-29-2014

As we near the New Year, we wanted to take a little time to look back at all the fun we had in 2014! We had over 40,000 guests at the 25th annual America’s Family Pet Expo and helped more than 700 animals find their forever homes! Below are a few of the highlights.  Please join us April 10-12, 2015 for another year of fabulous pet-lovin’ fun!

AFPE Signage

Birdman in Costa Mesa  Animals of OCPetExpo (5)   Aquatic Experience (2)  Cats at OCPetExpo (3) Dog Breeds at America's Family Pet Expo (10) Dog Tricks at OC Pet Expo Extreme Canine Stunt Dogs Family Pet Expo Police Dog Demonstrations OCPetExpo (12) Shetland Pony AFPE Splash Dogs 3 Repticon at America's Family Pet Expo (15)


Pets in the Classroom Grant Program

Posted On: 08-01-2014

Summer is winding down and school is once again around the corner.  Whether your kids are excited for the start, or unenthusiastic about heading back to the classroom, we know of one way that can help make going back to school a little more fun: a classroom pet.

pets in the classroomAccording to our friends at the Pets in the Classroom grant program, Pets bring many new ways to learn,  tend to lessen tension in the classroom, and even helps improve school attendance!  We all know the value that having a pet can have in our own lives, and Pets in the Classroom is helping to bring that value to the classroom, and to many kids who don’t get to experience that value at home!

If you are a teacher, please consider getting a classroom pet. The Pets in the Classroom website, www.petsintheclassroom.org, has a wealth of information to help you, including help with funding. If you are not a teacher, but believe in the value of pets, let the teachers you know about the grant, or consider donating to the program and help put more pets in the classroom.