#AmazingPetExpo, Houston, TX, April 13, 2013

The largest city in the Lone Star state welcomes dog devotees and fans of felines to a Texas-size celebration of our furry, finned and feathered friends.

Celebrity Spotting

  • Doggedly devoted reality personality Shorty Rossi (and Hercules!) from the hit Animal Planet series Pit Boss will welcome attendees to the expo, meet with fans and discuss animal activism and talk his passion for rescuing dogs who are often hounded by prejudice.
  • Celebrity pet expert Harrison Forbes will share tips about canine and cat  comportment derived from 20 years of experience in animal behavior.
  • Stop by and say “Hi!” to DogTipper.com/CatTipper.com and PrestonSpeaks.com, who will have a booth and take the stage to talk about ways to save money on pet care.


  • Test your knowledge of pet-themed music during Dog Karaoke for a chance to win a year’s supply of Natural Balance pet food.
  • Cheer for the clever canines who will make a big splash during the Ultimate Air Dogs dock diving presentation.
  • Both the young and the young at heart will enjoy a ventriloquist and comedy show from Rob Hartley, the author of For the Love of My Pet. The entertainer will also demonstrate how to make a pet puppet and share tips for tapping into your own talent if you are interested in writing books for children.
  •  Fashionable Fidos and felines will dress up in duds for a chance to win the Pet Costume Contest.
  • Spots can show off their skills in the Animals Got Talent! competition.
  • Pups can pucker up as national pet lifestyle expert Eileen Proctor goes in search of America’s Smoochiest Pooch.
  • Pet parents can mull over merchandise and find out about pet-related services at more than 150 exhibitor booths.
  • Discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives.
  • Free nail trims for Fidos.

A happening with heart, the Houston Pet Expo is a mega-adoption event featuring Fidos, felines and other companion animals from the following rescue groups and shelters:

A.D.O.R.E. Houston
Adopt a Rescued Friend, Inc.
All Texas Dachshund Rescue
BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions
Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas
Bunny Buddies, Inc.
Buster’s Friends
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas
Corridor Rescue, Inc.
Doris Darling’s No-Kill Cat Rescue
English Bulldog Rescue Network
Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project
Forgotten Pet Advocates
Friends for Life Animal
Gulf Coast Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Homeless Pet Placement League
Houston Area Doberman Rescue
Houston Beagle Rescue
Houston Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Houston Humane
Husky Haven
Hutts for Mutts Dog Rescue
Lucky Dog Rescue
Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston
PugHearts of Hounston Pug Rescue
Pup Squad Animal Rescue
Red River SPCA
Rez Q Pets
Treat ‘Em Right

Admission: Free

When: April 13, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Reliant Center in Houston, Texas

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Photo courtesy Amazing Pet Expo

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About Grace Sydney

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.