Portland has been deemed the most dog-friendly city in the nation, and on October 12th fans of Fidos can enjoy a day filled with dogged devotion for canines, cats, and other furry, finned and feathered friends at the Portland Pet Expo.
- Animal Planet star Shorty Rossi and his canine companion Hercules will make a ‘Pit’ stop in The City of Roses to help nip BSL in the bud. The Pit Boss star will welcome fans to the expo, sign autographs, pose for pictures and discuss rescuing dogs who often find themselves hounded by prejudice.
- Celebrity dog trainer Harrison Forbes will offer tips from his 20 years of experience during a Q&A session.
- Adoptable Rovers will rule the catwalk as they step out in style at the Wild Child Pet Fashion Show.
- Relive childhood memories with your tail-wagging chum during a pet/pet parent rendition of musical chairs.
- Meet Annie Banoonoo, the Talking Wonderdog.
- Croon a canine-themed tune during Dog Karaoke for the chance to win a year’s supply of dog food.
- Cheer for the skilled Spots who take the stage during the Animals Got Talent! Pet Talent Show.
- Help your dog step into a disguise for the Pet Costume Contest.
- Watch amazing feats of doggie dexterity during a Nose Work demonstration by Joyce’s Dogs LLC, a therapy dog demonstration by Therapy Dogs Inc., and much more.
- Chris Hamer, a certified behavior consultant, will offer a tutorial which explains how to raise children with animals.
- Learn how to help your Spot in an emergency situation at a CPR and First Aid demonstration.
- Members of The Portland Pit Bull Project will talk about the battle to end breed specfic legislation (BSL).
- Shop for pet-related products and services at vendor booths.
- Free nail trims.
- Discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives.
- Potential pet parents can meet adorable adoptables from the following rescue organizations:
Born Again Pit Bull Rescue
CAT Adoption Team
Cat’s Cradle Rescue
Clackamas County Dog Adoption and Education Center
Deaf Dogs of Oregon
Family Dogs New Life Shelter
International Reptile Rescue
Northwest Boxer Rescue
Oregon Dachshund Rescue
Oregon Dog Rescue
The Portland Pit Bull Project
Pound to Posh Dog Rescue
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society
…and much more!
When: October 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Portland Metropolitan Expo Center at 2060 North Marine Drive in Portland, Oregon
For more information:
- visit www.portlandpetexpo.com
Photo Credit: Amazing Pet Expo