Charlotte Pet Expo, Charlotte, NC, May 12, 2012

Dog devotees can enjoy a day dedicated to all of our furry, finned and feathered friends at the Charlotte Pet Expo. Free fun for the entire family, dogs on a fixed leash with proof of vaccinations are also invited to attend.

Celebrity Spotting

  • Continuing his quest to rectify the unjustly damaged reputation of Pit Bulls, Shorty Rossi and his four-pawed pal Hercules from the hit Animal Planet series Pit Boss will welcome animal lovers to the expo, meet with fans and discuss the ongoing battle against BSL during a lecture and Q&A session.
  • Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes has helped national audiences on Live with Regis and Kelly, The Early Show and The Today Show, and at the expo the dog trainer, animal behaviorist and best-selling author will be on hand to answer attendees’ canine-related questions.


  • There will be a plethora of presentations for people who are passionate about Pitties, including Positive Roles for Pit Bulls, a discussion by the American Pit Bull Foundation; a dialogue regarding The Myths Surrounding Breed-Specific Legislation by Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club; Out of the Pits and into the Ritz, a Pit Bull musical that will put a song in the heart of all animal lovers; Pit Bulls and other dogs will rule the catwalk during a Roaring 20s fashion show, and a lecture and Q&A with Animal Planet star Shorty Rossi, who is currently on a cross-country tour with his canine companion Hercules to promote the positive aspects of Pit Bulls.
  • Fashionable Fidos will don doggie duds for the Pet Costume Contest.
  • Skilled Spots from AKC Canine Partners will display their dexterity during the agility course demonstration.
  • Let your inner child come out to play with your pup during a Pet/ Pet Parent Musical Chairs Competition.
  • A canine-loving audience will cheer as tail-waggers show off their best tricks in the Animals Got Talent! competition.
  • Listen to lectures on topics ranging from dog bite prevention and pet CPR/First Aid to Cat Grooming 101.
  • A happening with heart, more than 250 orphan Fidos and felines from area rescues will attend in the hope of finding forever homes during the expo’s mega-adoption event.

…and much more, including more than 125 exhibitors, free nail trims, discount vaccinations, pet products and prize giveaways for both people and pets.

When: May 12, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: 800 Briar Creek Road at Chantilly Shopping Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Photo Credit: Charlotte Pet Expo

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