2016 General Entertainment & Attractions


Repticon at America's Family Pet Expo (28)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.


President's Day petsDog 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.

The Kelly Rae Band

The Kelly Rae Band is a 6-piece, Orange County California-based, high-energy country band that has been delivering crowd-pleasing performances to audiences from around the world for more than two decades. Kelly is thrilled to take part in Pet Expo and feature her girls Alexa (age 10) and Avery (age 9) also known as A. Rae & the Rescue Dogs. Three years ago they rescued a Chihuahua named Sketch who inspired the girls to start their own band and record their original CD “Songs About Dogs” written by Dad, Jack Roemer. The album contains a variety of musical styles and will appeal to dog and music lovers alike. Fifty percent of their music sales proceeds go to local Animal Rescue and Adoption Centers that protect and improve the lives of abused animals and help to place them in loving permanent homes. www.kellyraeband.com and www.songsaboutdogs.net

Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker!
Sponsored by Lucy Pet Products
Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker! will make its debut at America’s Family Pet Expo-April 22-24th. This is the first ever portable wave machine that will be going across the country looking for the best surfing dogs to be on Lucy Pet Products 2017 Rose Parade float. All profits from sales of Lucy Pet Products shampoos, conditioners and its new innovative Cats Incredible litter will go to fund the Lucy Pet Foundation, whose mission is to reduce pet overpopulation and the euthanasia of over 80,000 cats and dogs per week in the United States. For more information visit the website at www.lucypetproducts.com and for the foundation visit www.lucypetfoundation.org

IMG_0278Touch Tank
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.

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.

fun facts about dogsDog 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.

Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
The high-flying Purina Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines performing amazing acrobatic flying disc routines set to music. The team has entertained fans for over 10 years, performing at major fairs and festivals, various NBA, NFL, and MLB events. In 2007, members of the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team became the first animals in history to be allowed on the field at historic Fenway Park. Combined, the team holds 10 nationals and world championships.

Wiener Dog Races
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!  SIGN UP FOR RACES:  Call 714.402.7327 or Email wienerdogstore@gmail.com

Agility4TICA™ Championship Cat Show, Presentation of Breeds & Education
Presented by The International Cat Association™ (TICA™)
TICA World of Cats; Championship Cat Show, Education and Feline Agility The International Cat Association™ (TICA™) is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, the largest registry of, household pet cats and kittens. TICA was the first and the world’s largest–registry to allow household cats, of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. TICA hosts’ cat shows across the globe in 113 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats, the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, responsible cat ownership, and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. TICA currently recognizes 63 breeds from the ancient Abyssinian to newer breeds like the Lykoi cat, and including wild looking Bengals. To learn more about TICA visit www.tica.org. FaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation

water safety for petsSplash 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 Dog Demonstrations OCPetExpo (12)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!

Dog breed America's Family Pet ExpoPet 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.


Kids Aquarium Contest G3 Creative 1stKid’s Aquarium Contest at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Seachem Laboratories and 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.

Aquatic Experience (13)The Aquatic Experience at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Aqueon, CaribSea, Cobalt Aquatics, Fluval, Hikari, Real Reef, Seachem, & 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.

Dog ExpoPet 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.