October 28-30, 2016    David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Downtown Pittsburgh
FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 5 - 9 pm   |   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 10 am - 8 pm   |   NO STEELERS GAME SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 10 am - 5 pm

Highlights

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

Friday

Oct 28, 2016

  • Splashes #1, 2
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Try Its
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday

Oct 29, 2016

  • Splashes #3, 4, 5
  • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Air Retreive #101
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Try Its & Conflict Splashes
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday

Oct 30, 2016

  • Try Its & Conflict Splashes
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Splashes #6, 7, 8
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The ultimate organization in the performance sport of dock diving. North America Diving Dogs is the only organization of its kind that offers diving dog titles recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Be prepared for some "big air" excitement and plan on getting wet!

» NorthAmericaDivingDogs.com

Grooming Competition: Rescue Me Rodeo Round Up

IJA GROOMING COMPETITIONS
 

 

  • Start Time
  • End Time
  • Judging
  • Awards
  • Best in Class Awards
Friday

Oct 28, 2016

  • 5:00 pm
  • 7:15 pm
  • 7:15 pm
  • 8:00 pm
  • - - -
Saturday

Oct 29, 2016

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:15 pm
  • 1:15 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • - - -
Sunday

Oct 30, 2016

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:15 pm
  • 1:15 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
PET LOVER COMPETITIONS — “GET YOUR PAINT ON”
Pet Paint Competitions
  • 6:30 pm
  • 12:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:30 pm
  • 11:00 am
  • 12:30 pm
EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS & TRAINING COURSES

Seminar

  • Start Time
  • End Time

 

  • 5:30 pm
  • 8:30 pm

 

  • 10:00 am
  • 8:00 pm

 

  • 10:00 am
  • 3:00 pm

Competition Ring


  • TBD

  • TBD

  • TBD

Come join in on the fun with The International Judges Association Dog Grooming Competitions. Non-stop entertainment for the entire family; dog grooming competitions, educational seminars for pet industry professionals, PLUS competitions for the entire family, including Pet Paint Competitions (bring your own dog) for pet lovers of all ages, trivia and search and fetch scavenger hunts. Come and bring your dog — you could win a prize.

You can participate!
Contact Denika Cluett — IJA Event Planner

» denika@nashacademy.com
» Rescue Me Rodeo Round Up Registration and All You Need to Know
» Rescue Me more detailed schedule

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.

» FlyingHoundzFrizbee.com

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 EventsBest 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:

» carriec2155@gmail.com
» Register your Dachshund and get more info here

Luring 101

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!

» www.Luring101.com

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.

» www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org

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.

» www.thatguywiththebirds.com

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:

SMALL DOG
2 p.m.
|
MEDIUM DOG
2:15 p.m.
|
LARGE DOG
2:30 p.m.
|
X-LARGE DOG
2:45 p.m.
|
OTHER PET
3 p.m.


» Registration Form with rules and details

“MONDIO” Demonstration
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.

» Find out more about Mondio Ring

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
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» Find out more about Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group

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.

» Visit WearWoof

Big 104.7 Carson & Her Dog, Cash

Friday, 5 - 7 pm

» big1047.iheart.com

3WS 94.5 Sheri

Saturday, Noon - 2 p.m.

» 3wsradio.iheart.com

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.

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