2018 General Entertainment & Attractions


Sea Lion Splash
New to America’s Family Pet Expo for 2018 is the Sea Lion Splash Show; a unique mobile aquatic experience combining both marine fun and environmental education.  Sea Lion Splash Show features rescued sea lions from both California and South America.  Ready to thrill and excite an audience of all ages, the sea lions balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, shake their flippers, and even do a handstand or two.

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.

Find Out What’s Cooking

Sponsored by JustFoodForDogs 
Want to whip up delicious and nutritious meals for your pooch at home? Stop by our cooking demonstration and we’ll teach you how to prepare whole-food meals that have been proven in university studies to make dogs healthier. We’ll even give you the recipes and complete cooking instructions. Whether it’s cooked at home or in our kitchens, it’s the healthiest food you can feed your dog.

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.
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.  The Contest is now closed, to sign up for next years notifications, click 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.
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The Aquatic Experience at Family Pet Expo®

Sponsored by Aquatropic, Aqueon, CaribSea, Estes’, Fluval, Hikari, Marineland, Quality Marine, & 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.
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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.  Choosing to adopt a pet is an important decision. Please check our FAQ for information to help you prepare and understand how the process works.
 Dog Expo
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.
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Kid’s Aquarium Contest at Family Pet Expo®

Sponsored by Aqueon
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.
Aquatic Touch Tank

Provided by Orange Coast College – Public Aquarium
Get hands-on with Horn Sharks, Starfish and miscellaneous invertebrates like urchin, snails and limpets.  Families are invited to see and touch these marine organisms 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.

Win A Betta Fish Toss at Family Pet Expo®

Sponsored by Hikari
Proceeds benefit Pets in the Classroom which is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. The program was established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets.*
 President's Day pets
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.


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.

Bird Show at Family Pet Expo®
Presented by MyBird
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.

Guide Dogs of America: Making Teams Come True!
Guide Dogs of America empowers people who are blind and visually impaired to live with increased independence, confidence and mobility, by providing expertly matched guide dog partners.  Watch as highly skilled guide dogs lead their trainers safely around a variety of obstacles during this fun, audience-participation demonstration.  Learn about the profound difference guide dogs make in the lives of their partners, meet-and-greet current GDA puppies-in-training, and learn how you can become a volunteer puppy raiser with Guide Dogs of America!

Chicken Run
Chickens make great pets! They are cuddly, they are great for kids and they lay the best eggs you’ve ever tasted!  Don’t believe us?  Head over to the I Feel Clucky area, new for this year at the show, where you can find out all about these fantastic pets from the eggsperts at Omlet designer of the World Famous Eglu Chicken Coops.  You’ll be able to ask questions, learn how to catch, hold and cuddle a chicken and maybe even find an egg in the nesting box. 
Butterfly Walk-Through  
Join us for an interactive experience with the beautiful California butterfly, the Painted Lady.  Perfect for kids of all ages where you will be up close to hundreds of Painted Ladies, and better yet, get to feed them.  While at the exhibit you will also learn about the lifecycle of the butterfly and their importance to our world.  

Shark Tank Home Aquarium
Provided by LAX Aquarium
Dive into the deep with this exhibition of a 500 gallon aquarium filled with teeth. This Home Shark Tank features several species of sharks, and will provoke the imagination of young and old alike.

 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.

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 71 breeds. To learn more about TICA or the Girl Scout Patch Program, visit www.tica.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation 

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 www.drelseys.com

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