People who volunteer with rescue and shelter dogs do it for the love, not for the attention or the accolades. However, we will be taking this opportunity to honor many who have given so much and expected so little in return. Watch for details.
Come meet some of their wolfdogs, get your picture taken with them and learn all about this beautiful animal! Howling Woods Farm is a 501(c)(3) public charity that rescues and places domestic bred wolves, wolfdog hybrids and northern breeds. They also provide education and information to the general public about wolves and wolfdogs. (www.howlingwoods.org)
You can let your dog have a blast running a lure course! Your family dog can let loose and be a star as they have fun running agility and speed tracks and much more! (www.dogloversdays.com)
The American Pulling Dogs Association (APDA) will be providing demos and allowing anyone who wants to let their dog try weight pulling, the opportunity to try something new! Any dog, ANY size can do this! They’ve had dogs as little as Yorkies and Chihuahuas to as big as Great Danes and Rottweilers doing weight pulling! APDA encourages positive participation and education in this sport. They will provide resources for safe conditioning and positive training techniques. Weight pulling has been known to help in rehabilitation for physical and behavioral problems and building confidence in your dog. Come let your dog try it out! (www.apdasports.com)
Do you have questions about something your dog is doing and what to know what to do or how to fix it? How about questions for a Veterinarian about your dog’s diet or a concern you have about your beloved family pet? Do you want to know how what tools to use to properly groom your pooch in between grooming visits or how to cut your dog’s nails safely? This will be your opportunity to receive FREE advice from professional Dog Trainers, Veterinarians and Dog Groomers! They will each have a booth that you can visit to ask questions and receive great, professional advice.
The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 and headlining The Palazzo.
Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor. Richard grew up in South America in a poor family. A third generation circus performer, Richard has been in the spotlight since he was 12. He started rescuing street dogs and through hard work and constant struggle, he made it to the United States at the age of 33 with his dog troupe.
His dream to have his own dog variety show has come true as he currently has four completely different dog acts. One is a full length Variety Show currently touring the US. Many of Richard's dogs are rescues and all are true members of the family.
The Olate Dogs can also be seen nationwide on TV and at sport events, such as NBA Halftimes, amazing people of all ages and sharing their story of the American Dream and dog rescue. (www.olatedogs.com and OlateDogs Facebook)
Have you ever thought “How cool would it be if my dog could surf?!” Well now your best friend can try it! Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker will be at our expo all weekend long! This 90-foot long wave tank contains 8,000 gallons of water and a wave-making machine capable of producing a perfect wave every five seconds!
Hate buying toys just to find out your dog doesn’t like it? Here is your chance to let your dog pick out his own toy! He can try different toys and you can be happy buying one that you know he will like!
Can your dog be a picky eater? Let them choose their favorite kind of treats! They’ll be able to sample different treats so that you can pick out what’s best for them!
Throughout the three-day event, you can check out and even participate in different dog sports! If you have always wanted to try one out, but unsure if your dog would enjoy it, this is your chance! We have some of the top teams doing demos and providing you with tips and advice on how to get started in each of the dog sports. The sporting demos will include Fly Ball, Disc Dog, Agility and Dancing with Dogs!
There will be many breed specific demos all weekend long. Watch demonstrations of your favorite breed showing off their skills. Or, learn which breed bests suits your lifestyle.
Keller's Cause is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on special needs dogs, and providing resources to those that have brought them into their homes. Founders Amanda Fuller and Rose Adler attend events with their dogs Keller (deaf and vision impaired), and Braille (deaf and blind) to show the world how these dogs can flourish under the right circumstances. They have made it their goal to bring light to irresponsible and immoral breeding practices that produce puppies with disabilities, while simultaneously advocating for those in need.
Tattoos for dogs? It's not what you think! These temporary tattoos will safely add a bit of flare to your furry friend!