General Entertainment & Attractions


JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show
Sponsored by Blue Buffalo
This is a non-stop, action packed, canine thrill show that showcases incredible dogs and their handlers performing amazing stunts to upbeat music that will thrill audiences of all ages.  Most of the performing pet stars have been adopted from various animal shelters throughout the US, as we stress the importance of pet adoption with plenty of crowd participation and amazing novel pet tricks.  This show will be a must-see hit!

Tortoise Petting Zoo

Presented by California Turtle and Tortoise Club OC Chapter
Step into a petting zoo filled with tortoises from the California 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.

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.

Catit Playground

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.
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.
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.

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.  Penny’s Pride backyard treats and Little Farmer Feed Products will be on hand to get your new backyard hen project off to the best possible start.

Mini Horses

Happiness on 4 Hooves, a non-profit organization, will be showcasing therapy mini horses and will be available to answer questions.
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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!

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.
Aquatic Touch Tank

Provided by Orange Coast College – Public Aquarium
Get hands-on with Horn Sharks, Thornback Skates, Starfish and miscellaneous invertebrates like urchin, snails and limpets.  Families are invited to see and touch and these marine mammals in an environment that fosters fun and learning. Families are invited to see and touch and these marine mammals in an environment that fosters fun and learning.
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.

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.
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Dog Training With Renee at Family Pet Expo®

Sponsored by
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.
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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 two categories – Natural and Creative. Every participant is ultimately a winner because after the Expo, each child may take the entire setup home.

Lucy Pets Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker and Cats Too!

Sponsored by Lucy Pet
The world’s one and only mobile wave machine returns to America’s Family Pet Expo showcasing the best surfing dogs and cats too! The wave maker made international headlines from its appearance in the 2017 Rose Parade. America’s Family Pet Expo is the first stop on the 2017 National Tour that kicks off in Costa Mesa.
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The Aquatic Experience at Family Pet Expo®

Sponsored by Aqueon, CaribSea, Fluval, Hikari, Tetra, & Quality Marine/Aquatropic
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.
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Pet Adoptions at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Redbarn Pet Products
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.
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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 offers fun for the whole family including a Pet Product Marketplace where buyers can find discounted product.  Pet Expo will also feature Great American Petting Zoo, Eurobungy, Tucker’s Pony Rides, Face Painting, Silhouette Artist and Dog Breed Presentations.
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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.

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TICA® & Dr. Elsey’s Present Championship Cat Show, Presentation of Breeds & Education
Presented by The International Cat Association® (TICA®) and Dr. Elsey’s Cat Products 
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 104 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. To learn more about TICA visit Facebook:

Dr. Elsey’s products Matching Cat Owners With the Right Solutions. Dr. Bruce Elsey has been a feline only veterinarian for over 35 years and his practice cares for over 8,000 cats. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives and provide litter box solutions for the life of your cat. Visit