Entertainment & Activities Schedule

Please note: While accurate at the time of publishing, entertainment schedules, speakers, and demos may be subject to change without notice.

SATURDAY 

10:00 Doors Open

10:30 Welcome

11:00 Slobbery Smooches Pet Kissing Competition™
According to a recent study at the University of Arizona’s Human-Animal Research Initiative, kissing your best canine friend could be good for your health. That’s great news for those of you who happen to know that YOUR best canine friend gives the very best slobbery smooches! Why, you ask? Because you and your pooch not only have a shot at some amazing photo opps, but the pooch deemed the “Numero Uno with the Very Best Slobbery Smooches” at this year’s Twin Cities Pet Con will not only be the envy of bazillions of other canines and their companions - you’ll both win some super awesome prizes! Be there or be square!

12:30 The Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets
Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

1:00 Banning the Blade: A shelter perspective in support of banning the elective surgery of cat declawing

1:15 Pet Musical Chairs Competition sponsored by Balance Bites by Holistic Pets
Musical Chairs is a doggy variation of the classic children’s game. Music plays as handlers walk with their dog’s off-leash counter-clockwise around a circle of chairs. When the music stops, the handlers instruct their dogs to sit by verbal request and hand signal only (i.e., without touching them) and rush to sit on a vacant chair in the circle. Last dog (and person) sitting wins!

 1:30 Puppy Yoga
Grab your pet and and mats and join us near the main stage for a 15 minute how do and getting some yoga training done thats good for you and your dog. Puppies available on loan. Hula hoop recommended.

 2:30 The Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets
Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

3:00 Punny Puppies Comedians making jokes about adoptable dogs. 

3:30 Animals Got Talent!™Pet Talent Contest
Does your pet have an amazing talent? Of course, they do! Then it’s a good thing that bragging rights are up for grabs because this is your pet’s chance to show off and awe us all with their mad skills! Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest consists of three categories “best trick overall”, “most creative trick”, and “silliest trick”. Audience applause will determine the winner of a fabulous prizes.

4:15 Costume Contest sponsored by Balance Bites by Holistic Pets
Pet supermodels sashaying their costumed selves on the Pet Expo’s (err, very makeshift) catwalk? Um, yes please, and we’ll take a second serving too, thankyouverymuch! Show off your pet dressed in their costumed best for the super popular Pet Costume Contest! Any pet is welcome to participate, whether they’re canine, feline, porcupine, or just simply divine. There’s just one itsy bitsy teeny tiny caveat to be eligible to win, your pet must wear a costume. Audience applause will determine first, second, and third-place winners. You can be confident that we’ve had extensive totally-scientific training in judging these types of things and can quickly identify audience enthusiasm down to a single clap too. To enter, bring your pet to the Contest Stage by 
4:05 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

4:30 Doggie Dance Party 
Immediately following the costume contest. 

SUNDAY

11:00 Welcome

11:30 Happiest Pet, Biggest Smile Contest
Oh. My. Gawd. Becky, look at that mutt. Her smile’s so... big. We can’t believe it’s so round. We mean, it’s so out there... Oh, sorry, you caught us singing along to one of our favorite tunes by Sir Barks-A-Lot. Anyway, does your pet have a smile that lights up a room? Is he/she just the happiest pooch who’s ever wagged their way onto a dance floor? Yes? Then this is the contest for you and your best pet friend! The Happiest Pet, Biggest Smile Contest consists of two categories “happiest pet” and “biggest smile”. Audience applause will determines who wins a fabulous prize!

12:30 The Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

pupp yoga

1:30 Puppy Yoga
Grab your pet and and mats and join us near the main stage for a 15 minute how do and getting some yoga training done thats good for you and your dog. Puppies available on loan. Hula hoop recommended.

2:00 Animals Got Talent!™Pet Talent Contest

2:30 The Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Holistic Pets Costume

3:30 Costume Contest sponsored by Balance Bites by Holistic Pets
Bring your pet to the Contest Stage by 3:05 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

ON THE TURF: 

Disc Dogs Demonstrations by Furtastic K9'surtastic K9's
Don’t miss the high-flying, amazing performances from The Fur-tastic K9’s. Check out the team of 6 skilled, trained, professional dogs as they perform stunts and tricks and show off their obedience and ability. Born and raised in New York, Felicia Foy has been training dogs for several years. With a love for dogs and trick training, k9 performance was a natural fit for Felicia. The Fur-tastic K9’s have performed with Canine Stars & Houston Disc Dogs, at various national pet events and their videos have been featured on Good Morning America! See their performances on Saturday and Sunday and join them for a training workshop each day. 
Saturday - Shows at 12 and 2 and workshop at 3
Sunday - Shows at 12 and 1:30 and workshop at 2:30

Training Course 

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Saturday:
11 - Demo / Free Evaluations
1 - AKC CGC Test
2:30 - Demo / Training Q&A
4 - Demo
Sunday:
11 - Demo / Free Evaluations
1 - AKC CGC Test
2:30 - Demo / Training Q&A
4 - Demo

ALL WEEKEND

Reptile Area 
with Show Me Snakes
You won’t want to miss this remarkable experience! Take part in this hands-on experience and take a walk on the wild side! Specializing in reptile education, conservation, and entertainment, anyone and everyone can join in on the adventure brought to you Show Me Snakes.

HORSE DEMOS

by Redeeming Freedom Ranch

ROCK & BREWS CANINE CAFE

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 November 1 is National Cook for Your Pet Day and the Pet Expo in St. Louis is partnering with Rock & Brews who will be providing a canine cafe and serving dog food during the Pet Expo! They’re even going to bring the food to the tables to serve dogs! @Rock in Brews St louis

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