2014′s General Entertainment & Attractions

feature-img-phReptile 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.

dog obesityDog Breed Exhibits
Sponsored by Eukanuba
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.

AFOC14_CanineStuntShowExtreme Canines Stunt Dog Show
The dogs will be competing in my famous “Stunt Dog Triathlon” which is a three dog sport timed race featuring (Flying Disc, Dog Agility, and Flyball). They will also try to break high jumping records every show over a high jump bar. Not to mention incredible tricks like BIG-AIR stunts, back flips and twists, jumping rope, and more. There will also be a daring stunt whereby one of the dogs will jump over kids from the audience.  All participating dogs were adopted from pounds and shelters.

IMG_0278 Touch 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!

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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.

Pet Expo OCDog 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.

cat expoTICA™ Championship Cat Show, Presentation of Breeds & Education
Presented by 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.

pet expo OCSplash Dogs at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Company
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 dogsPolice 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®
Sponsored by Rescue Me Magazine
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 Themed Group 1 1st PlaceKid’s Aquarium Contest at Family Pet Expo®
Sponsored by Seachem Laboratories and United Pet Group
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.

6aFish 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.

IMG_0164_AWiener 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!   If interested in participating please contact wienerdogstore@gmail.com.

Aquarium America's Family Pet Expo 2The 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.

Pet Expo AdoptionsPet Adoption Makeovers at Family Pet Expo®
Come check out the Adoption Dog Makeover Crew as they tackle some pups facing the same challenge 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.

AnimalConnections  Animal Connections: Our Journey Together
Presented by the Smithsonian Institution
A free traveling exhibition that introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the project is made possible through the generous support of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and of founding sponsor Zoetis.