#AmazingPetExpo, Cleveland, OH, September 7, 2013

ShortyCleveland has been called “The Best Location in the Nation,” and on September 7th that nickname will ring true as pet parents and the members of their fur family enjoy a day filled with dogged devotion for all creatures great and small at the Cleveland Pet Expo.

Celebrity Spotting

  • His four-pawed pal Hercules by his side, Shorty Rossi from the popular Animal Planet series Pit Boss will welcome animal lovers to the expo, sign autographs, pose for pictures and talk about rescuing dogs who are often hounded by prejudice.
  • Celebrity dog trainer and best-selling author Harrison Forbes will offers tips from his 20-year career during a Q&A session.


  • Clap for the clever canines from North Coast Dogs– and dogs from local animal rescues!– as they show off their skills during an agility demonstration.
  • Spots can step on stage for the chance to be dubbed top dog in the Animals Got Talent! Pet Talent Show.
  • Relive childhood memories with your Rover during a musical rendition of musical chairs.
  • Croon a canine-themed tune for the chance to win your Spot’s supper for a year during Dog Karaoke.
  • Help your dog get dressed up for the Pet Costume Contest.
  • Learn about the struggle to stop Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) during a lecture by For the Love of Pits.
  • Rachel Phelps from PrestonSpeaks.com will discuss ways to stretch your dollars and cents when you’re on the road with Rover.
  • A lecture by Patricia Holcomb of The Comfy Canine will offer insight into caring for a pet with disabilities.
  • A certified Animal Theta Healer, animal communicator Reverend Tiffany Bil will teach pet parents how to read Rover’s inner thoughts.
  • Discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives.
  • Free nail trims for Fidos by Classy K-9z Dog Grooming and Pet Styling.
  • Mull over pet-related products at vendor booths.

A happening with heart, the expo is holding a mega-adoption event featuring adorable adoptables from the following rescue organizations:

Angels for Animals
Brown Dog Rescue Inc.
Buckeye Bulldog Rescue
CATS Rescue- Caring About the Street Cats
Cleveland Animal Protection League
Cleveland Underdog Rescue
Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue
For the Love of Pits
Foster Parents for Pooches
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio
Hand Me Down Dobes, Inc.
Lake Humane Society
Live Love Rescue
Love Your PitBulls
Marilyn’s Voice, Inc.
Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
My Young and Old Fur Babies Rescue
New Lease on Life
Ohio Pet Placement
The Pet Society
Purr-Fect Companions Sanctuary
The Rescue Inn
Rescue Village
Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
Save a Mom Pregnant Dog Rescue
Scarlett’s House

…and much more!

Admission: Free

When: September 7, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: The Cleveland Convention Center at 300 Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio

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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.