General Entertainment & Attractions
Cooks Racing Hogs & Dogs
Watch these lightning-fast speedsters tear up the track for their reward of ice cream and cookies at the finish line. Place your bet and cheer on your favorite color. If your color wins, you win a blue ribbon.
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.
Sponsored by Catit
The Catit Playground brings a close up, interactive cat playground for kids and parents to enjoy. This attraction allows you to get up close and personal with adorable, adoptable cats and kittens and see how they interact with different toys and people. This is a great atmosphere for you to learn all about cats and toys they like.
Backyard Chicken Fun!
Get all of the information you need and tap into valuable resources to help you get started in this chicken-keeping hobby. A fancy chicken club and coop manufacturer will be on-hand to teach you about feeding, housing and the joy of having your own chicken coop.
Aquascaping Contest at America’s Family Pet Expo
Sponsored by FLUVAL
Aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening under water. Contestants will compete to make the most beautiful, and natural underwater environment in a small aquarium. The contest and judging will take place on the exhibit show floor. The work-in-progress and award winning aquascapes will be on display for attendees to view all three days of the show. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions and promote the art and science of aquatic gardening. Those interested in participating may sign up here.
Tortoise Petting Zoo
Step into a petting zoo filled with tortoises from the Orange County Turtle and Tortoise Club. In this exhibit large Sulcata Tortoises will be available for getting up close and personal. From 20 pounds to 180 pounds- learn everything you need to know about raising a tortoise.
Dog Breed Exhibits
If your favorite dog is a loveable Lab, a jumpin’ Jack Russell, a graceful Greyhound, a sweet Sussex or a fabulous Frenchie, you will probably find one at Pet Expo. With so many breeds to consider, take the time to speak with the people representing the breeds and enjoy these dogs.
Provided by Orange Coast College – Public Aquarium
Get hands-on with a Smoothhound Shark, Shovelnose Guitarfish, Leopard Shark, Starfish and Kellets Whelk (large Sea Snail) and more! Families are invited to see and touch and these marine mammals in an environment that fosters fun and learning.
The So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary will showcasing their rescued miniature horses and will be available to answer questions.
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. All dogs Renee uses in her presentations are from exhibiting rescue’s here at America’s Family Pet Expo.
Splash Dogs at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by CANIDAE Pet Food Made By Pet People
Splash Dogs is a nationally recognized dog enthusiast company that organizes and promotes dock jumping events across the United States, strives to provide a family oriented competitive atmosphere and 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®
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!
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.
Kid’s Aquarium Contest at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Tetra
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.
Fish Toss at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Pets in the Classroom
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.
The Aquatic Experience at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Aqueon, CaribSea, Aquatics, Fluval, Hikari & Tetra
This feature includes a display of large tanks filled with a variety of saltwater and freshwater fish and plants from around the world. 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®
Come check out the Adoption Dog Makeover Crew as they tackle some adoptable pups and 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.
America’s Family Pet Expo offeres fun for the whole family including a Pet Product Marketplace, Aquatic Touch Tank, Dog Breeds Display/Education, Great American Petting Zoo, Eurobungy, Tucker’s Pony Rides, Face Painting, Silhouette Artist, Dog Breed Presentations