Nicknamed The City of Lights and Flowers, for one day in June Anchorage will become the city of Fidos, felines and other four-legged friends as animal lovers celebrate all with fur, fins and feathers at the Anchorage Pet Expo.
Making a ‘Pit’ stop in Anchorage, Animal Planet personality Shorty Rossi (and his famous four-pawed pal, Hercules!) will welcome attendees to the expo, pose for pictures with Pit Boss fans, and take the stage to talk about ongoing efforts to end BSL (Breed Specific Legislation).
- Cheer for the dogs who show their dexterity during an agility course demonstration, which will be followed with a Q&A with Alyeska Canine Trainers.
- Couture-conscious canines will rule the catwalk …er, dogwalk, during a fashion show featuring styles for Spots.
- Watch as clever canines race for first place in a demonstration of Flyball.
- Pups and their human parents can play a Rover-centric rendition of musical chairs.
- Learn pet emergency treatment during a CPR and first aid demonstration.
- Spots can show off their skills in the Animals Got Talent! Show.
- Pet parents can help their four-pawed pal into doggie duds for the Pet Costume Contest.
- At a series of lectures pet parents can learn about common household toxins and emergencies, understanding our feline friends, interpreting canine body language, responsible pet guardianship and much more.
- Discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives.
- Free nail trims for Fidos.
- More than 100 exhibitors.
Attendees who would like to welcome a tail-wagging chum or purring pal into their fur family can meet adorable adoptables from the following rescue organizations at the mega-adoption area:
Alaska Bird Club
Alaska Cat Adoption Team
Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue
Alaska Humane Society
Alaskan Animal Rescue Friends
Alaska’s Extended Life Animal Sanctuary
Anchorage Animal Control
Forget-Me-Not Ferret Rescue
French Bulldog Rescue Network
Friends of Pets
Kitty and K-9 Connection
Kool Kat Rescue
Penninsula Unwanted Pets P.U.P.S.
Seward Animal Shelter
…and much more!
When: June 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Sullivan Arena at 1600 Gambell Street in Anchorage, Alaska
For more information:
- visit www.anchoragepetexpo.com
Photo Credit: Animal Planet