In a city known as The Live Music Capital of the World, the sound of playful barking will be music to the ears of dog lovers during the Austin Pet Expo, a two-day celebration of all our pals with paws and claws.
- Watch as talented tail-waggers work their way through weave poles, tackle a teeter, and jump through tires during the State Farm Agility Demonstrations.
- Can your canine companion croon a tune? Maybe Spot loves to step into the spotlight with dog-inspired renditions of dance moves like The Dab or Dougie? Encourage your barking buddy to show off his skills in the Pet Talent Contest.
- Applaud for pups parading in apparel during the Pet Costume Contest.
- Make a new memory with your fur baby as you play a Rover-centric rendition of a favorite game from childhood, Musical Chairs.
- Potential pet parents can find a new furry family member at the expo, which is also a mega-adoption event that will feature an array of animal welfare groups and shelters, among them Pet’s Wish Rescue, A.D.O.P.T., Austin Animal Center, Austin German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Austin Greyhound Adoption, Austin Siamese Rescue, Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, Brave Bully Rescue, Central Texas Dachshund Rescue, Central Texas Rat Rescue, Central Texas SPCA, Gingercare, Great Pyrenees Rescue Society, Holly’s Hope Rescue, Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption, Paws Humane Society, Paws Shelter of Central Texas, Rez Q Pets, Texas Husky Rescue, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue and Wings of Love Bird Haven.
- Plus prize giveaways, free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, microchipping and flea and heartworm preventatives, book signings, a look at the latest pet products, and much more!
When: August 20 – 21, 2016 (From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday)
Where: Palmer Events Center at 900 Barton Springs Road in Austin, Texas
For more information:
- visit www.austinpetexpo.com
Photo Credit: Austin Pet Expo