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The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo

Public Event

  • January 13 4:00 pm 9:00 pm
  • January 14 10:00 am 7:00 pm
  • January 15 10:00 am 5:00 pm

2012 Special Attractions

All New Classic K9 Dog Show

Awesome Dogs -- Watch with amazement as they run, jump, retrieve in a flash, and change directions at lightning speeds while competing in a wide variety of 'Olympic' style events. World Record High Jumping, High Speed Agility and In-line Racing are only a few of the events that these dogs compete in.

Photo by Bob Watson Photography

But wait...What is a horse doing in the dog show?

Please welcome "Clifford" of Drummond Island! An amazing Morgan horse that was trained by Nancy Bailey using dog training techniques. He heels, dances, retrieves and competes in the

Classic K9 events. Clifford even learned to paint and signs his own biography! Don't miss the antics of the World's smartest horse as he joins the fun and excitement of the Classic K9 Show.

Q and A with Dog Behavior Expert and Obedience Instructor Joy Freedman!

Joy Freedman studied with The National Institute of Dog Training and has been changing the behavior of dogs and their owners ever since! Named one of Baltimore’s Best Dog trainers by Baltimore Magazine! Joy has appeared on various CBS radio shows and has been featured in, as well as writing for, several publications. She has also had the privilege of being invited to work with Cesar Milan, National Geographic’s The Dog Whisperer. Joy will be doing her very popular seminars during the weekend.

This is an active Audience participation seminar, and your chance to ask the expert any and all Dog training or Behavior related questions. She will be happy to do an “on the spot” evaluation if your dog is present!

Dog Safety Begins with you! Teach your children how to be safe around dogs!

What to look for when they see a stray, how to safely approach a dog they may meet, and general people /dog Manners! Seminar by Joy Freedman.

World of Dogs Program

This program is designed to educate and entertain attendees about the wonderful world of dogs and to introduce the many things that you can do with your dog. There will be demonstrations on obedience, rally obedience, agility, drill team, training demonstrations and more!

Demonstrations by KanDo K9's & Philadelphia Training Club

Parade of Breeds - calling all purebred breed dogs! Participate with your dog in the Parade of Breeds to be held on Saturday January 14th at 4pm in the Dog Arena. Open to purebred dogs 6 months of age and up.

There is no fee to enter but everyone must pay the admission fee to the show.

Pets must be healthy, free from parasites and have all necessary shots.

T&D'S Cats of the World

TD'S Cats of the World is a one of a kind animal refuge specializing in exotic felines including lions, tigers, cougars and bobcats. Family owned and operated TD’S Cats of the World rescues wildlife from situations of abuse, mistreatment, and abandonment or when they are no longer wanted as "pets". See some of the cats from TD's Cats of the World and talk to them about their unique rescue.


Rainforest Reptiles Shows

Michael and Joanney Ralbovsky, founders and owners of Rainforest Reptiles are committed to educating the public about the natural world to improve the quality of our lives. Since 1993 Rainforest Reptiles has conducted educational interactive programs to teach respect for and educate people of all ages about animals and the importance of preserving the rainforests. Identified by Educate America as a valued educational and entertainment program for children, their shows are fun, informative and educational and you will have a chance to get up close to snakes, turtles, lizards, alligator and more! Rainforeset Reptile shows newest addition is their innovative and fun mobile unit. The mobile unit gives the capability to teach an understanding of the natural world through various habitat and animal displays.

A nominal fee will be charged to enter the mobile unit and see the reptiles up close including a very rare white (Albino) Alligator! Fees collected to help reptile preservation


See a rare albino alligator—one of only 30 in the world.

Rainforest Reptiles Rare and Endangered

Special Presentation

Rainforest Reptiles has combined some of their most popular programs to come up with an exciting, fascinating adventure thru the rare and endangered reptile world!

In this program of discovery you will see many large reptiles and amphibians of the rainforests and other important habitats from around the world along with a few of our rarest and most critically endangered species.

The other aspect of this program will consist of one large table set up with a variety of artifacts that we have collected through the years, along with many that the US Fish and Wildlife Service has confiscated through illegal importation. This can be viewed before and or after the performance at the Rainforest Reptile Zoo Trailer. We will have trained Herpetologist at the tables to explain artifacts and pass out U.S. Fish and Wildlife brochures.

As with all our presentations there are opportunities for volunteers to assist us and to have up close and personal interaction during and after the show.

All of this is put together in a professional interactive fun way to thrill all ages!!

Elmwood Park Zoo

Come meet some of the animal ambassadors for the Elmwood Park Zoo! You can visit our booth and see them up close and personal! Touch a bison horn, feel a coyote pelt, or hold a jaguar skull in your hands. Free fun packs will be available for the children. Get in touch with your wild side with the Elmwood Park Zoo!

The Delco Bird Club will be at the Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo with various species of their birds and to provide information on pet care, diet and information on the birds' natural habitat. They will also educate the future buyer to the many responsibilities in the purchase of a pet bird.

Puppy Playground

Canine Creatures Comforts will be setting up a puppy playground for attendees to visit. This guarantees to be a fun and educational environment for your dog. Stop by to see a demonstration of their equipment and how it is used to help socialize your dog.

Kids & Dogs

For kids ages 7-12, this fun class turns kids into dog trainers! We will learn some basic obedience, a few tricks and play some games. While our kids and dogs become best friends, we’ll also teach the kids how to safely interact with dogs.

Tricks & Games

In this fun, friendly class we play lots of games to help reinforce obedience skills. We also teach new tricks that are fun and easy to learn. Both you and your dog will have a great time!

AKC Canine Good Citizen testing will be offered at the Pet Expo between the hours of 1PM to 4 PM on Saturday, Jan. 15th. All breeds and mixed breeds are welcome. Basic manners and obedience skills will be tested on dogs who are friendly and not aggressive. Dogs must be clean and in good health and at least 6 months of age. Owners will be asked to sign a form attesting to "responsible dog ownership." Please bring small brush to be used on your dog during the testing. If your dog passes, you will be given a form to mail to the AKC who will then send you a beautiful gold-sealed Certificate which you may want to frame. Cost for testing will be $10 per dog. For more information, please visit: AKC's Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program

Jeri Wagner - Advanced Dog Behavioral Therapist and Trainer from Bark Busters will be giving a seminar on Essential Tips to Better Understanding Canine Communication

Topics covered will include:

  • How do Dogs Communicate?
  • How to Interpret Dog Body Language
  • Determining Where Dogs Fit into the Family
  • How can you Establish Leadership through Body Language
  • Building Love, Trust and Respect with Your Dog

Calling all RAT owners!

Enter your pet rat in the Greater Philadelphia Rat Show being held at the Pet Expo January 14-16.

There are many classes to enter your rat, so there is something for everyone! On Friday Jan. 14 at 7pm we will hold a free 1 hour seminar on how to prepare and show your rat. Our Standards show will be held at 2pm on Jan. 15, registration starts at 10am and ends at 130pm. Come join us for our Fun Show on Sunday Jan. 16 at 2pm. Our Fun Show is for any and all pet rats. There will also be a kids AGILITY course for their rats. Trophies and ribbons will be given to the winners! For more information please contact Brittany at EPRattery@staging.multitoolagency.comgmail.com or 610-505-1220.

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