Atlanta Pet Expo, October 27, 2012

The Gate City is getting ready to welcome animal lovers to a day dedicated to the dogged devotion of all our furry, finned and feathered friends.

Celebrity Spotting

Continuing his battle against BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), Animal Planet personality Shorty Rossi and his canine companion Hercules will make a ‘Pit’ stop to promote a positive image of Pit Bulls, pose for pictures and sign autographs for fans.

Other Activities

  • Clap for the clever canines who show off their agility skills at the American Kennel Club’s My Dog Can Do That! attraction, which is free to try simply by signing up at the AKC Canine Partners booth.
  • Tail-waggers can wow the crowd with their Best Trick presentation at the Animals Got Talent! contest.
  • Just in time for Halloween, the Pet Costume Contest promises to be a scream.
  • A happening with heart, the Atlanta Pet Expo will host a mega-adoption event featuring more than 100 adorable adoptables form the following rescue organizations:

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Atlanta Beagle Rescue
Atlanta Humane Society
Bama Bully Rescue
Boston Terrier Rescue of East TN
BullsEye Rescue, Inc
Bully Wag
Companion Animal Rescue & Education Inc.
Furkids and SmallDog Rescue
Georgia Canine Rescue & Rehab
Georgia Homeless Pets
Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Gwinnett Humane Society
Hickory Level Hound Rescue
Hightower Farm & Animal Sanctuary
Homeless Pets Foundation
Second Life Upscale Resale
Southeast Llama Rescue
Southeastern Reptile Rescue
Whiskers Project

A free, Fido-friendly event, the Atlanta Pet Expo will also include pet and pet-related prize giveaways; discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives; free pet nail trims and much more!

When: October 27, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Gwinnett Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, Georgia

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Photo courtesy Atlanta Pet Expo

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