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The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo returns on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 19, 20 and 21, 2016 with fur flying new entertainment, dog sporting competitions and educational actsthat will amaze spectators at any age! 

The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo is held annually for the 3-day event at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.  Designed to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets, the expo will feature many pet vendors, educational and entertaining performances, special attractions, a hands-on-petting zoo, pet adoptions, and outstanding shopping for pet lovers and their pets.  Many new products and services you don’t see every day in regular pet stores!

The event is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees over the weekend and pet owners can even bring their well-behaved leashed dogs to the expo.  Over 100 vendors and many area rescue groups with adoptable pets will be on hand.  Some of this year’s highlights are:

·      NEW! Rabbit Hopping – it’s not the bunny hop you’re thinking of – but talented rabbits who love to jump! Yep, think agility for your bunny!  Allikatt’s Bunnies will present an agility demo of rabbits hopping all weekend – and there is even a seminar so you can learn how to get involved in this sport with your own hare.

·      The Flyball Tournament Returns! Flyball was a big hit among spectators at last year’s Philadelphia Pet Expo and will be back at the show this year! Hosted again by Hard Drive Flyball Club, flyball is the ultimate relay race for dogs! Get ready to see one of the fastest dog sports in the world that is comprised of dog teams. Spectators won’t believe the speed, precision and teamwork that is FLYball! 

·      Gail Mirabella and The Dynamo Dogs Variety Act! You can teach your old do new tricks – these veteran-performing dogs will knock the spectators socks off with their Trick Dog Show Routine, Frisbee Dog Acrobatics and dynamite performances! Gail and her canine friends will wow the crowd as they do all over the country.

·      Rainforest Reptile Show – an exciting, fascinating adventure through the rare and endangered reptile world! Many exotic reptiles will be at the show for kids and adults alike to learn about.

·      NEW! Explosive Detection Dogs Demos! – Dogs trained for explosive detection work are fascinating to watch and Joe’s K9 Dog Training will be performing a demonstration with his dog Graffight. Demos will include Graffight showing his obedience exercises and detection work as he is a certified explosive detection dog. K9’s finest!

·      Feline agility – Yes you read that right! Think dog agility on a cat’s term some kitties take their sweet time – and other cats go right through the agility course!

·      The Delco Bird Club will be there various species of their birds and to provide information on pet care, diet and information on the birds' natural habitat.

·      NEW! Superfit Canine! See our Disaster Working Dogs show how they find people missing in a disaster. See their amazing Ladder, plank and agility skills at they master the mock ‘disaster zone.’  Meet and learn more about our dogs and how you can get involved.

In addition attendees will enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides, learn about and meet Alpacas, angora rabbits, and other unusual and exotic animals.

A perfect opportunity for film and video coverage of exotic pets and outrageously entertaining pets!

“At this year’s Philadelphia Pet expo we are pleased to have back the Flyball competition – which was a big hit at last year’s show among spectators! And new to the show this year is the Allikatt Bunnies Rabbit Hopping – it’s something you more than likely haven’t see before and the bunnies really get into it!  Another new act to the show this year is the explosive detection dog demos with Graffight.  We have many wonderful talented pets and handlers again at our show this year and Philly is one of our biggest pet expos.  At the expo attendees can expect to learn, be entertained by many high flying and educational pet talent acts, and meet and see animals they have never seen before,” said show organizer Karen Garetano of Family Pet Shows who host the annual Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo.  “We strive to make our events family and pet friendly and we highly endorse responsible pet ownership.  The expo is also the perfect way for pet parents to shop and meet with vendors with new pet products in the market.”