Bay Area Pet Expo, San Jose, CA, January 12, 2013

Known as The Valley of Heart’s Delight, San Jose invites pet parents to celebrate the companion animals who delight their hearts during a day devoted to all our furry, finned and fine-feathered friends.

Celebrity Spotting

Reality personality Shorty Rossi from Animal Planet’s hit show Pit Boss and his canine companion Hercules are ringing in the new year with a resolution to continue the crusade to change misconceptions about Pit Bulls. Shorty will take the stage to discuss rescuing Rovers who are badgered by a bad rap, and will autograph photos for fans to help paws causes.


  • Dogs will show off their dexterity during an agility demonstration, and one lucky attendee and their tail-wagging chum will be chosen from the audience to try out the course. A Q&A session follows the demonstration.
  • Sure to make a big splash at the expo, canines from across the country will vie for victory in the DockDogs competition. Open to all dogs with a desire to compete, the feature showcase will include Big Air waves, 2 Extreme Verticalâ„¢ and Speed Retrieveâ„¢ disciplines.

    • Dogs can don disguises for the Pet Costume Contest.
    • Spots can show off their skills in the Animals Got Talent! competition.
    • A happening with heart, potential pet parents can find a furry friend during the Mega-Adoption Event, which will include adorable adoptables from the following rescues:

San Jose Animal Care and Services
California Chins Chinchilla Rescue
Camp Cocker Rescue
CARE Companion Animal Rescue Organization
Cat Support Network
Cavy House
Central Valley Herpetological Society
Doggie Protective Services
East of Eden Rescue
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue
San Francisco SPCA
South Bay Purebred Rescue
The Dog Spot Rescue
Hopalong Animal Rescue
Toy Breed Rescue
Norcal Animal Rescue
Rattie Ratz Rescue
Norcal Irish Setter Rescue
The Rabbit Haven
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
East Bay Animal Rescue & Refuge
Pug Rescue of Sacramento
Pet Friends & Rescue
The Perfect Dog
Amazing Greys Retired Rescue
Mickacoo Pigeon-Dove Rescue
Bad Rap
NorCal Action for Animals
Our Pack

  • Families with Fidos can have their pup pampered with a free nail trim.
  • Discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives will be available.
  • Prize giveaways
  • More than 150 vendors booths brimming with pet-related products and services.

…and much more!

Admission: The Fido-friendly expo is free

When: January 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds at 344 Tully Road in San Jose, California

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.