CONTESTS
& EVENTS

So much fun, so little time. 
Plan your visit so you don’t miss anything.

ADOPTIONS

ADOPTIONS

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.

AQUATICS

AQUATICS

Win A Betta Fish Toss at Family Pet Expo®

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.*

Sponsored by Hikari

Aquatic Experience at Family Pet Expo®

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.

Sponsored by
AquatropicAqueonCaribSeaEstes’,
FluvalHikariMarinelandQuality Marine, & Tetra

Aquatic Touch Tank

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.

Provided by Orange Coast College – Public Aquarium

Kid’s Aquarium Contest

Would you like to participate in the Kid’s Aquarium Contest at America’s Family Pet Expo?

Aquascaping Contest

Would you like to participate in the Aquascaping Contest at America’s Family Pet Expo?

CATS

CATS

Moshow the Cat Rapper

The International Cat Association® (TICA) brings IamMoshow, the Cat Rapper to Pet Expo. Moshow the Instagram sensation will perform twice daily at 1:30 and 3:30 with a Meet & Greet at 2:30 daily. Click here for more info.  

Catit Playground

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.

DOGS

DOGS

Splash Dogs at Family Pet Expo®

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.

Sponsored by CANIDAE Pet Food Made By Pet People 

Dog Lure Course

Have you ever watched dogs zipping through a luring course and thought “My dog would love that!”? Well now is your pup’s chance! Any dog that’s in good physical condition and loves to chase is perfect for giving the luring course a try. It’s free and no prior training is necessary.

Sponsored by The Hounds Grounds

Stunt Dog Show

Check out the world’s first and #1 “Stunt Dog Show” since 1999, starring dogs that have been rescued from pounds and shelters! This action-packed show will thrill the audience as they complete challenges showcasing their spectacular agility.

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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.

Police & Protection Dog Demonstrations

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!

Reptiles

Reptiles

Reptile Show & Sale at America's Family Pet Expo®

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.

Presented by Repticon

Other Attractions

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

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.​

Free Flight Bird Show

Joe Krathwohl’s menagerie of birds and animals know how to put on a show. This year at America’s Family Pet Expo, the Birdman’s free flight bird show will awe and delight the crowd. Krathwohl’s entertaining performance is the only show that features trained condors and a tame cassowary.

Centennial Farm

Friday–Sunday   10am–4pm.  A working farm at the OC Fair & Event Center educating about agriculture and its importance to daily life.Centennial Farm is home to fruit & vegetable gardens and an array of livestock.NO outside animals allowed.

OC Market Place

Saturday/Sunday 10am–4pmIn/out access through Turnstile Gate behind The Bird Show.NO outside animals allowed, only service dogs.

Heroes Hall

Friday–Sunday   11am–5pmA museum and education center celebrating the legacy veterans and others who have served our nation.NO animals allowed.

Tortoise Petting Exhibit

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.

Presented by California Turtle and Tortoise Club OC Chapter

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