2018 Entertainment & Activities Schedule

Please note: While accurate at the time of publishing, entertainment schedules, speakers, and demos may be subject to change without notice.

 

WIKI WAGS ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

Saturday May 19th, 2018

11:00 AM: Welcome to the 2018 Dallas Pet Expo!

12:00 PM: The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Adopt, don’t shop!

12:30 PM: A Proactive Approach to Wildlife

Craig Cantrell, Founder & Owner of Proactive Pest Services

Understanding the needs and habits of your local wildlife is essential to avoid unnecessary conflicts with them. For instance, our local rehabilitation centers are often burdened by lone babies that have lost their mothers to traps. So learn how to responsibly and proactively approach the wildlife in your backyard.

1:00 PM: Pet/Guardian Musical Chair Competition

Musical Chairs is a doggy variation of the classic children’s game. Music plays as handlers walk with their dog’s off-leash counter-clockwise around a rectangular area. A line of chairs (with alternating chairs facing in opposite direction) runs down the center of the rectangle. When the music stops, the handlers instruct their dogs to sit by verbal request and hand signal only (i.e., without touching them) and rush to sit on a vacant chair in the center of the rectangle. Last dog (and owner) sitting wins!

2:00 PM:  The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Adopt, don’t shop!

2:30 PM: Children’s Book Reading: Honey’s Second Chance

Brandy Herr, Author

Honey, a beautiful golden retriever who deserved the very best life had to offer, had fallen on hard times. She spent all her days and all her nights tied to a tree in the backyard; she was lucky if she received food, water, and a kind word each day. But everything changed the day her guardian discovered her collar had cut into her neck, forcing him to make a decision about how much she actually meant to him. She was dumped at the shelter, where a kind woman took her to Second Chance Farm; there she got the care and tenderness she so greatly deserved. Based on a true story, this tale is sure to touch the hearts of all who read it.  Join author Brandi Herr as she shares excerpts and readings from her moving children’s book.

 

3:00 PM: Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest

Does your pet have an amazing talent? Of course, they do! Then it’s a good thing that bragging rights are up for grabs because this is your pet’s chance to show off and awe us all with their mad skills! Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest consists of three categories: “best trick overall”, “most creative trick”, and “silliest trick”. Audience applause will determine the winner of a fabulous prize!

 

4:15 PM: The Biggest, Baddest, Bestest Pet Costume Contest Evah!

Pet supermodels sashaying their costumed selves on the Pet Expo’s (err, very makeshift) catwalk? Um, yes please, and we’ll take a second serving too, thankyouverymuch! Show off your pet dressed in their costumed best for the super popular Pet Costume Contest! Any pet is welcome to participate, whether they’re canine, feline, porcupine, or just simply divine. There’s just one itsy bitsy teeny tiny caveat: to be eligible to win, your pet must wear a costume. Audience applause will determine first, second, and third-place winners. You can be confident that we’ve had extensive totally-scientific training in judging these types of things and can quickly identify audience enthusiasm down to a single clap too. To enter, bring your pet to the stage by 4:00 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

 

WIKI WAGS ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

Sunday May 20th, 2018

11:00AM: Welcome to the 2018 Dallas Pet Expo

11:15AM: Dallas Pup Run 5K Awards Presentation

12:15 PM The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Adopt, don’t shop!

1:00 PM:  Photography Hacks For Taking Awesome Pet Photos!

Jenna Regan, Owner/Photographer

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take your own, professional-quality photographs? You’ve seen adorable photos of dogs, cats, birds, etc, all over the internet. Learn how to make the best of your camera! Let your local pet photography expert give some quick tips on how you can create the perfect pet snapshot. Maybe someday your photos will even go viral!

1:30 PM: Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest

Does your pet have an amazing talent? Of course, they do! Then it’s a good thing that bragging rights are up for grabs because this is your pet’s chance to show off and awe us all with their mad skills! Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest consists of three categories: “best trick overall”, “most creative trick”, and “silliest trick”. Audience applause will determine the winner of a fabulous prize!

2:00 PM: Finding a Friend in a Ferret

Toyi Ramos, Texas Ferret Lovers Rescue

There are so many reasons why ferrets make great pets, and you only need to meet one to find out why! If you’re interested in getting a new pet for your family, you should look into the prospect of adopting a ferret. They’re curious, smart, and active, and are the perfect alternative for families that cannot have, or don’t want, a cat or dog. Just like any other animal, they require specific care instructions that you can learn about today!

2:30 PM: The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Adopt, don’t shop!

3:15 PM: The Biggest, Baddest, Bestest Pet Costume Contest Evah!

Pet supermodels sashaying their costumed selves on the Pet Expo’s (err, very makeshift) catwalk? Um, yes please, and we’ll take a second serving too, thankyouverymuch! Show off your pet dressed in their costumed best for the super popular Pet Costume Contest! Any pet is welcome to participate, whether they’re canine, feline, porcupine, or just simply divine. There’s just one itsy bitsy teeny tiny caveat: to be eligible to win, your pet must wear a costume. Audience applause will determine first, second, and third-place winners. You can be confident that we’ve had extensive totally-scientific training in judging these types of things and can quickly identify audience enthusiasm down to a single clap too. To enter, bring your pet to the stage by 3:00 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

 

LURE COURSE

Provided by Swift Paws

www.swiftpaws.com

Saturday May 19th, 2018

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Sunday May 20th, 2018

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM

 

Racing across a grassy course with the wind in their face, free as a bird, and a “lure” just within reach? It doesn’t get much better than that, folks! Lure coursing is a sport for dogs (and even the occasional kitty!) which involves chasing an exciting mechanical “lure” that jerks, jumps, wiggles, and turns on a dime, much like those elusive squirrels and rabbits that somehow (luckily) always manage to get away. So any pet who enjoys an exciting game of “Chase,” regardless of age, ability, handicap, size, or skill, is welcome to give the Lure Course a try! The sport of lure coursing is rapidly increasing in popularity, and once you’ve taken a gander at this game in action, you’ll see exactly why. This is a very popular feature, so those whose pooch (or courageous cat) would love a chance to give it a go, should make their way right over to the course and sign up - All runs only $10

 

Training Hub

Provided by Off Leash K9 Training DFW

www.dallastxdogtrainers.com

Saturday May 19th, 2018

All day, 10am to 5pm

Sunday May 20th, 2018

All day, 11am to 4pm

 

CREATURE FEATURE

Provided by Backyard Wildlife Resource Center

www.facebook.com/backyardwildliferesourcecenter

 

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Sunday,  May 20th, 2018

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM

 

Wildlife is everywhere around us, and that wildlife varies from region to region. Spreading knowledge about the natural history, safe encounter techniques, and even proper captive care of these beautiful creatures is the key to ensuring that our wildlife and other native animals thrive as they should. Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter works to educate the public about the conservation of the varied misunderstood animals that they work with everyday. Being informed of the importance of these animals roles in the wild is key to understanding how we can help protect them and even help them grow! Join Backyard Wildlife Resource Center as they share some fun facts and fascinating stories about the amazing hawks, crows, and owls that they have had in their care!

 

KIDS AREA

Provided by Fancy Cheeks Face Painting

www.facebook.com/fancycheeksfacepainting

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Sunday,  May 20th, 2018

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM

 

Having fun at the Dallas Pet Expo? Have some more and get creative in the Kids Area! Take a break and sit down for some amazing face painting or a temporary tattoo. You can even get a balloon-version of your favorite animal to take home!

 

Dallas Pup Run 5K

Presented by Pup Run USA

www.puprunusa.com

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

8:00 AM Registration and Packet Pickup

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Pup Run 5K

11:00 AM - Award Presentation on the Entertainment Stage

Amazing Pet Expos is proud to present their newest event for pets and people.  In addition to their pet expos,, they now produce Pup Run 5k events in select cities. The Pup Run is a 5K run/walk for people and pets!  The concept is centered around building a stronger bond between you and your pet and engaging in healthy fitness activities that benefit both you and your pet. Anyone can participate with or without a pet - kids and adults alike.. All pets must be on a NON-RETRACTING leash and have proof of age-appropriate vaccinations. There is also a limit of one pet per runner. If you are interested in participating in the 1st ever Dallas Pup Run on Sunday, May 20th, please inquire at the expo Information Booth.  Registration is $35 per runner or walker and includes a t-shirt, a certificate of completion, a bandana for your pet and medals for the top 3 finishers. Packet pick up begins at 8 AM and the run will begin promptly at 9 AM. Even if you are not running or walking, please join us and cheer on your friends and all the cute pets who will participate! The expo opens immediately following the run/walk!

 

Service Providers

dogpoop DogPoopBags.com is generously donating all of the dog poop bags for our event! cpo Community Pet Outreach is providing the low-cost vaccinations and microchipping at the expo!
Fancy Cheeks Face Painting Fancy Cheeks Face Painting is the official Kids Area Sponsor.  jenna regan photography Event photography is generously provided by Jenna Regan Photography!
 Name Logo Attendee swag bags provided by Kings Cages!  SwiftPaws Logo The Lure Course is provided by SwiftPaws!
Backyard Wildlife Resource Center The Creature Feature is provided by Backyard Wildlife Resource Center!  olk9-general-logo Off Leash K9 Training DFW is providing the Training Hub!
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