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#AmazingPetExpo, Austin, TX, August 3, 2013

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Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, and the news that a day filled with dogged devotion for all our furry, finned and feathered friends is coming to the city is music to the ears of Central Texas animal lovers.

Celebrity Spotting

  • Making a ‘Pit’ stop to meet fans and promote a positive image of dogs who are often dogged by prejudice, Animal Planet star Shorty Rossi and his barking buddy Hercules of Pit Boss fame will welcome attendees to the expo, pose for photos and discuss the need to end BSL.
  • Celebrity dog trainer Harrison Forbes will offers tips from his two decades of dedication to our four-pawed pals during a Q&A session.
  • Drop by and say “Hi!” to Paris and John from DogTipper and Rachel Phelps from PrestonSpeaks.com, who will share a booth and talk about saving money when you travel with your tail-wagging chum.

Activities

  • Learn about the abilities of service dogs during a demonstration by Service Dogs, Inc.
  • Spots will show off their skills during an agility demonstration.
  • Learn about bite prevention at a lecture by Troy Pfeifer from Sit Means Sit Austin.
  • Clever canines can step on stage for a chance to be dubbed the top dog in the Animals Got Talent! competition.
  • Dogs on Deployment, a nationwide network of foster homes for our four-legged friends, will explain how you can help the troops who defend our freedom by caring for their canine companions.
  • Decked out dogs will vie for a prize in the Pet Costume Contest.
  • Relive childhood memories with your Rover during a pet/pet parent rendition of Musical Chairs.
  • Find out how to talk with your tail-wagging chum in the How to Communicate with Your Animal Loved Ones lecture by author/animal communicator/radio host Kim Baker.
  • Croon a canine-themed tune for the chance to win your Spot’s supper during Dog Karaoke, with the winner receiving a year’s supply of Natural Balance Dog Food.
  • Discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives.
  • Free nail trims for Fidos.

If you want to add to your fur family, the Austin Pet Expo is also a mega-adoption event featuring adorable adoptables from the following shelters and rescue organizations:

Austin Animal Center
Austin Bully Butt Rescue
Austin Humane Society
Austin Siamese Rescue
Ay Chihuahua Rescue
Central Texas Dachsund Rescue
Central Texas SPCA
Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas
Don’t BULLY Me Rescue
Gold Ribbon Rescue
Greyhound Pets of America Central Texas
Heart of Texas Lab Rescue
Huts for Mutts Dog Rescue
Love-A-Bull
Red River SPCA
Short Mugs Rescue Squad
South Texas Angel Paws Rescue
Texas Humane Heroes
Texas Sweeties Dog Rescue
Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary
Wee Rescue, Inc.
Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue

…and much more!

Admission: Free ($7 for parking)

When: August 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Palmer Events Center at 900 Barton Springs Road in Austin, Texas

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Photo courtesy Amazing Pet Expo

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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.