- Accompanied by his canine companion Hercules, Animal Planet star Shorty Rossi will welcome attendees to the expo, take pictures with Pit Boss fans, and take the stage to talk about his battle against BSL (Breed Specific Legislation).
- Doggedly devoted to the welfare of our canine companions for the past two decades, celebrity dog trainer Harrison Forbes will host a pet Q&A session.
- Cheer for the talented tail-waggers who will wow the crowd with an agility demonstration, to be followed by a Q&A session and the chance for one fortunate Fido from the crowd to try out the course.
- Show support for Spots with skills as they try to become the top dog in the Animals Got Talent! competition.
- Enjoy a Spot-centric version of musical chairs with your tail-wagging chum.
- Dogs in disguises will vie for a prize in the Pet Costume Contest.
- Canines who love to give kisses can try for the title of America’s Smoochiest Pooch.
- Discover ways to decorate your nest in a pet-pleasing fashion with Barbara Green, Sensibly Chic Designs for Life and the host of Ask the Design Diva radio show.
- The American Pit Bull Foundation’s presentation will shine a spotlight on the role of Pit Bulls as therapy dogs.
- Watch as clever canines enjoy the sweet smell of success as they show off their skills in a scent detection demonstration.
- Friends of felines can discover ways to help cats in crisis at the How Can You Help Stray Cats? lecture.
- More than 100 vendor booths will showcase pet-related products and services.
- Discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives.
- Free nail trims for Fidos.
- Attendees looking to welcome a tail-wagging chum or purring pal into their family can meet adorable adoptables from the following rescue organizations at the mega-adoption area:
Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society
American Pit Bull Foundation
Bullies 2 the Rescue – English Bulldog Rescue
Carolina Care Bullies
Carolina Poodle Rescue
Carolinas Great Pyrenees Rescue, Inc
Dalmatian Rescue of Southwest Virginia
Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab
Ferret Guardian Rescue Haven
Furever Angels Animal Rescue
Humane Society Charlotte
Humane Society of Iredell County
My Dog House Rescue
Project Racing Home Greyhound Adoptions
Recycled Pets, Inc
Ruff Life Animal Rescue
Safe Animal Haven
…and much more!
Admission: Free ($7 for parking)
When: May 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: The Park Expo Center at 800 Briar Creek Road, Chantilly Shopping Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
For more information:
- visit www.charlottepetexpo.com
Photo credit: Animal Planet