Dubbed one of the top 10 happiest cities in the country, there will be plenty of smiles in Santa Rosa on October 19th as pet parents and their four-pawed pals enjoy a day devoted to our furry, finned and feathered friends at the Northern California Pet Expo.
- Making a ‘Pit’ stop in Santa Rosa, Shorty Rossi and his canine companion Hercules from the Animal Planet series Pit Boss will welcome attendees to the expo, sign autographs, pose for photos and discuss rescuing Rovers who often find themselves dogged by prejudice.
- Celebrity dog trainer Harrison Forbes will offer advice from his two decades of dogged devotion to our barking buddies during a Q&A session.
- Croon a canine-themed tune during the Dog Karaoke Competition for the chance to win a year’s worth of dog food.
- Dogs decked out in disguises will try for a prize in the Pet Costume Contest.
- Spots can show off their skills in the Animals Got Talent! Pet Talent Show.
- Play a pup-themed version of a beloved childhood game with your tail-wagging chum during the Pet/Owner Musical Chair Competition.
- Applaud the dogs who will show off their dexterity in demonstrations of Nose Work and advanced obedience.
- Find out how to communicate with your canine companion during a lecture by pet psychic Marla Steele.
- Discover how to transition your new tail-wagging chum into their new forever digs during the Bringing Home Your New Rescue Pet presentation.
- Learn about there struggle to end Breed Specific Legislation during a discussion by Amara Ernst of the Sonoma County Residents Responsible about Pit Bulls (SCRRAP).
- Learn about pet nutrition during a raw diet Q&A session.
- Meet Annie Banoonoo, the Talking Wonderdog.
- Mull over pet-related merchandise and services at vendor booths.
- Free nail trims.
- Discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives.
A happening with heart, the pet expo is also a mega-adoption event featuring adorable adoptables and representatives from the following shelters and rescue groups:
1 Love Dog Rescue
All Aboard Animal Search and Rescue
Animal Shelter League of Rohnert Park
The Dog Spot Rescue
Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County
Furever Animal Rescue
Green Dog Rescue Project
Greyhound Friends for Life
Herd It Through the Grapevine, Herding Dog Rescue
Lake County Animal Services
Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary
Love Your Pet Expo Sanctuary
Marin Friends of Ferals
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
North Bay Tegu & Monitor Rescue
Rohnert Park Animal Shelter
Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue
Sonoma County Animal Care and Control
Sonoma Equine Rescue, Rehab and Adoption
Sonoma Humane Society
Wine Country Animal Lovers
…and much more!
When: October 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa, California
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Photo Credit: Amazing Pet Expo