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.  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.
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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®
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.
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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.
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 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®

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.