So much more to come for 2016 — keep checking back for schedules, details and more attractions.
Events and times subject to change.
North America Diving Dogs
Oct 28, 2016
Oct 29, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
Grooming Competition: Rescue Me Rodeo Round Up
Oct 28, 2016
Oct 29, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show
A unique, one-of-a-kind, family-fun experience! These thrilling performances are led by husband & wife entertainers and their family of amazing canine superstars! Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show has thrilled family audiences all across America including performances live on Good Morning America and The Today Show! “Come Catch the Fun!” and lots of memories with this high-energy, action-packed, interactive Frisbee trick dog show! A choreographed production with upbeat musical themes featuring 11 Flying Houndz superstars performing acrobatic Frisbee catching stunts, novel dog tricks and one-of-a-kind dog dancing fun! We bring the value of family fun creating special memories for everyone!
Friday, 6 - 6:30 p.m. | 8 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11 - 11:30 a.m. | 1 - 1:30 p.m. | 3 - 3:30 p.m. | 5 - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11 - 11:30 a.m. | 1 - 1:30 p.m.
National Dachshund Races
The National Dashchund Races return in 2016. Proudly sanctioned by the International Wiener Dog Racing Federation (WDRF), these races provide a fun family atmosphere with events for everyone. Watch, laugh, cheer and support several very worthy Dachshund charities. The health and safety of the dogs is first priority!
Racing and Events — Best Nose and Mayors Cup (agility) — are timed and take place all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Racing is on the hour and events on the half hour. Events are informal and available with a $1 donation to DRNA.
Large Group Racing Event: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Largest Race at the Expo: Saturday at 1 p.m.
You can participate! Register for a "Single Race/Event" at $5 each or for $25 get the "All Weekend Fun-Day" Race/Event Package and enjoy as many events as you like.
Contact Carrie Cavins Igielski:
» Register your Dachshund and get more info here
A great new way to have fun and get exercise with your dog. Lure coursing is an activity that takes full advantage of a dog's natural abilitiy to fix its sight on and chase a target. Its the perfect sport for any dog that’s in good physical condition and loves to chase. Luring 101 sets up lure courses at numerous events and will be at the Pittsburgh Pet Expo in 2016. Bring your dog and let the fun begin!
Animal Friends Therapets
Does your dog or cat just love people — you know, more than usual? Do you have a rabbit that absolutely loves to snuggle? Then come learn about how to become a certified Pet Therapy Team! Pet therapy teams make visits to medical, educational and support care facilities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania to promote the human-animal bond and bring smiles to faces of all ages!
Saturday, Noon - 12:30 p.m. | 2 - 2:30 p.m.
StoryTime with WTAE’s Sally Wiggin
Back by popular demand — reknowned animal lover and news anchor Sally Wiggin will read a selection of children's pet stories. Kids and adults alike enjoy StoryTime so arrive in time to get a good spot. Sally will be accompanied by one or both of her dogs (Noris & Quinn).
Saturday, 1 - 3 p.m
That Guy With The Birds
Kenny Sprouse is continuing on the Parrot educational programs of John Lege, the original "Guy with the Birds”. Kenny provides a fun way to learn about Parrots and birds from all around the world!” These birds are friendly, smart, and love to dance. Some birds you may get to meet are Becca, a Hyacinth Macaw, Stoney, an African Grey, Saraphina a Corella Cocatoo Beethoven, a Blue & Gold Macaw, Louie, a Scarlet Macaw, Woody a mini Macaw or Poppy and Ponch.
Pet Costume Contest with WDVE’s Val Porter
Bigger and better in 2016! Dress up your pet and compete for prize baskets, gift cards and $100 in cash in the annual Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Fromm with animal lover Val Porter as emcee. New this year: weight classes and updated rules. Download the registration form below (or get one on-site), and choose the weight class for your pet. Judging for each class is different (see times below), but show up 15 minutes prior to your judging time.
Sunday, begins at 2 p.m.
Timeline for Judging:
by U.S. Champs Nick Rempp & His Dog Ike
Army veteran Nick Rempp of Beaver County, who lost his leg to a roadside bomb while serving in Baghdad, paired with his dog, Ike, to win the 2016 U.S. Mondio-Ring Association Nationals. Like most protection sports, Mondioring features a series of dog/handler exercises in three categories: obedience, agility (jumps) and protection. The obedience in Mondioring emphasizes control despite distractions, the jumps test the dog’s structure and willingness, and the protection phase requires the dog to demonstrate tremendous control.
Friday, 7 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - Noon | 1:30 - 2 p.m. | 3:30 - 4 p.m. | 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - Noon | 1:30 - 2 p.m.
Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group
Search & Recovery Demonstrations
Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG) provides the premier canine search and rescue program in Western Pennsylvania. AMRG dogs are specially trained in air-scent, trailing/tracking, and cadaver/human remains detection. Search dogs and handlers are integral to the overall mountain rescue team, and AMRG trains these team members to search the most difficult areas with techniques to assist in evacuation. Being a member of the AMRG canine team means being a well rounded search and rescue technician capable of not only working a search dog, but contributing in all aspects of a search and rescue effort.
Saturday, 10:30 - 11 a.m. | 4 - 4:30 p.m. | 7 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Dolly, Feline Candidate to “Fix America”
Join Dolly to “Fix America!” Dolly is an important Pittsburgh business cat at WearWoof and a local animal welfare icon. Her platform is about ending pet homelessness through affordable, effective spay-neuter programs. Endorsed by Mayor Bill Peduto – and partnering with the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Animal Rescue League and Homeless Cat Management Team – Dolly wants YOU to support her by donating to her campaign today! Visit the WearWoof booth to learn more about this important, life-saving effort.
Sunday, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Big 104.7 Carson & Her Dog, CashFriday, 5 - 7 pm
3WS 94.5 SheriSaturday, Noon - 2 p.m.
Santa Paws - Photos with Santa
Each year Santa makes his way to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo to find out which furry friends have been naughty and which have been nice. Pose with your pet and Santa at the Pittsburgh Pet Expo then follow the link below to view the image after the event. Receive a FREE photo courtesy of Healthy Pet Products! Santa Photos with your Pet will be available each day up until one hour before show ends.
Steel City Reptile Expo Demos
Steel City Reptile Expo organizer, Tom Kelly, brings hands-on reptile education and entertainment to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo! His expert reptile educators will entertain attendees as they learn about the natural world. Families can experience the excitement of getting up-close and personal with these fascinating animals in a safe and educational way. Following the program guests will have the opportunity for hands-on interaction and photos with 15-20 animals including snakes, tortoises, frogs, and lizards.
Friday, 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, 2:30 - 3 p.m. | 4:30 - 5 p.m. | 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center
& Western PA Humane Society
Join the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center and Western PA Humane Society to learn all about a special animal guest. Meet a live wild education ambassador from the Wildlife Center and learn all about how its wild counterparts survive in the Pennsylvania wilderness. Don't miss this special opportunity!
Friday, 7:30 - 8 p.m.
Saturday 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Sunday, 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Ask The Vet
Dr. Shanie Verret, Dr. Jaime Griffin and Dr. Stephanie Clauss from Seven Fields Veterinary Hospital and Avalon Veterinary Hospital return to answer questions about furry friends at Ask the Vet Clinic. These experts are delighted to chat with you about all things pets! SEVEN FIELDS VETERINARY CLINIC hosts a low-cost microchipping clinic on Friday & Sunday for $25 per pet.