A weekend-long celebration of our friends with fur, fins and feather, the Austin Pet Expo is happening May 11 – 12! This central Texas event is pet-friendly (and indoors!), with activities for both you and your dog to enjoy. We’ll be there at the PawZaar booth featuring products from our online store which helps shelter pets! If you’re in the neighborhood, drop by and say “Hi!” — and bring your dog to enjoy a full weekend of dog-friendly fun!
Fido can try to win top dog honors in a number of canine contests!
- Pups and their pet parents can pucker up for the Slobbery Smooches Pet Kissing Competition.
- Dogs and their humans can take a stroll down Memory Lane as they go round and round during a pet-centric edition of musical chairs.
- Our buddies who bark can show off their abilities during the Animals Got Talent! pet talent contest
- Let your fashion-forward Rover show off his wardrobe in The Biggest, Baddest, Bestest Pet Costume Contest Evah!
- Find out more about your pal with paws through talks on such topics as pet care, pet grooming, volunteering and making a difference in the pet community, how to travel with your tail-wagging chum, and more.
- Cheer for displays of dog dexterity as the performance and stunt dog troupe Fur-Tastic K9 wow the crowd.
- Let Rover run after a mechanical lure on the Swift Paws lure course.
- Peruse for purchases among an array of vendor booths brimming with the latest pet products.
- Plus free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm and flea preventatives, author readings and book signings, prize giveaways and much more!
A happening with a lot of heart, potential pet parents can find a four-legged family member in the expo’s adoption area! Among the area rescue organizations scheduled to bring adorable adoptables are:
- Austin Greyhound Adoption
- Austin Siamese Rescue
- Bastrop County Animal Shelter
- Central Texas SPCA
- Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston
- Pflugerville Pfurry Pfriends
- Tails within Texas Rescue
- Texas Sled Dog Rescue
- White Kisses Great Dane Rescue
- Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter
Enter the Red Roof Pet Photo Contest 2019
Can’t attend the Austin Pet Expo? Check the Pet Event Professionals website for more pet expos in your area–and enter the Red Roof Pet Photo Contest 2019 for a chance to win a six-night stay with your dog!
How to Attend the Austin Pet Expo
- Admission: Tickets purchased online are: $5 for adults, $3 for children, and $4 for seniors and veterans. Tickets bought at the door: $6 for adults, $4 for children, $5 for seniors and veterans. (NOTE: Save $2 off of your ticket price by using the hashtag #FEEDTHEPETS and bringing a donation of pet food to the expo!)
- Parking: Free
- When: May 11 – 12, 2019 (from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday)
- Where: Williamson County Expo Center at 5350 Bill Pickett Trail in Taylor, Texas. (This is an indoor event.)
- For More information: visit www.austinpetexpo.com
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