Tampa Bay Pet Expo, Tampa, FL, March 10, 2012

Dog devotees can enjoy a day devoted to our four-legged friends at the Tampa Bay Pet Expo.

Celebrity Spotting

  • The latest season of Pit Boss may have come to an end, but Shorty Rossi’s mission to mend the maligned image of Pit Bulls continues as the Animal Planet personality’s Shorty and Hercules tour takes him to the Tampa Bay Pet Expo, where he will discuss the issue of BSL, his new book Four Foot Tall and Rising and greet fans.
  • Passionate about Pit Bulls? Show your support all year long for a breed battling a bad rap by purchasing a Pinups for Pitbulls 2012 calendar, featuring 12 vintage-style visions and photogenic Fidos who posed for a paws cause. Appearing on the cover of “Our FURgotten Heroes,” Shorty Rossi — along with Miss September, Sharon Athanasiou– will autograph copies of the limited edition calendar, which will raise funds for the non-profit’s continuing crusade to end BSL.


  • Romping Rovers from Pets Second Chance Welsh Corgi Rescue will enjoy the roar of the crowd as they show off their skills in an agility demonstration.
  • Let your Spot savor a moment in the spotlight at Animals Got Talent!, a Best Trick competition scored by applause from the audience.
  • Deck your dog out in duds for the Pet Costume Contest.
  • Diving into the hearts of dog devotees, sports-loving Spots will take part in a DockDogs showcase, which will feature retrieving Rovers flying in the air in the Extreme Vertical event, Big Air Waves and the Speed Retrieve. Both pro pooches and dogs who are new to the sport are invited to participate.
  • Discover pet-related merchandise and services among more than 100 exhibitor booths.
  • If you want to welcome a dog, cat, reptile or fine feathered friend to your family, there will be numerous rescue groups with adorable adoptables at the expo.

Admission:  The Tampa Bay Pet Expo is a FREE event which is also Fido-friendly for dogs on a fixed lead with proof of vaccinations.

When: March 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 US Hwy 301 North in Tampa, FLorida

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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.