#AmazingPetExpo, Dallas, TX, June 8, 2013

“Big things happen here.” The official slogan for the city known as The Big D is also an apt description for the Dallas Pet Expo, where pet parents and their pups can enjoy a day devoted to all our furry, finned and feathered friends.

Celebrity Spotting

  • Making a ‘Pit’ stop in Dallas, Animal Planet personality Shorty Rossi (and his canine companion, Hercules!) will welcome attendees to the expo, pose for pictures with Pit Boss fans, and take the stage to talk about the ongoing 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.
  • Stop by and say “Hi!” to DogTipper.com’s Paris Permenter and Rachel Phelps from PrestonSpeaks.com, who will touch on the topic of saving money on your pet care during their 12:45 p.m. on stage discussion.


  • Cheer for the skilled Spots who will show off their doggie dexterity in an agility demonstration, which will be followed by a Q&A session and the chance for one fortunate Fido from the crowd to try out the course.
  • Root for your favorite Rover during the finals of the Ultimate Air Dog Trials.
  • Clever canines can step on stage for a chance to be dubbed the top dog in the Animals Got Talent! competition.
  • Pet parents can help their four-pawed pal into doggie duds for the Pet Costume Contest.
  • Pups will pucker up as they try for the title of America’s Smoochiest Pooch.
  • Learn how to calm your canines during Eileen Proctor’s tutorial on overcoming separation anxiety.
  • 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 fur family can meet adorable adoptables from the following rescue organizations at the mega-adoption area:

Cat Matchers
Dachshund Lovers of Texas
Dallas Animal Services
DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue
DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue
DFW Rescue Me
Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance
Hound Haven
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
Huts for Mutts Dog Rescue
LARAS House (Limestone Animal Rescue Adoption
Legacy Boxer Rescue
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes
Red River SPCA
Richardson Humane Society
Southern States Rescued Rottweilers
Texas Ferret Lovers Rescue
Texas Husky Rescue, Inc
Tzu Zoo Rescue

…and much more!

Admission: Free (standard fair parking fees apply)

When: June 8, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: The Automobile Building in Fair Park at 1010 1st Avenue in Dallas, Texas

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.