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Saturday, November 17, 2018




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


10:30 AM: Welcome to the 8th Annual St. Louis Pet Expo!


11:00 AM: 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. Adopt, don’t shop!


11:30 AM: Happiest Pet, Biggest Smile Contest

Oh. My. Gawd. Becky, look at that mutt. Her smile is 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!


12:00 PM: K9 to 5: Helping Our Working Dogs

Meribeth Broadway, Founder, Dogs on Duty

Humans aren’t the only ones who can hold down a job! There are plenty of working canines out in the world working with search and rescue, as K9 officers, as therapy animals, and much more! Most commonly, working dogs and service dogs can be identified by their uniform, and depending on the job, may require a lot of equipment. Dogs on Duty works to provide equipment, funds, training, and resources to these amazing animals and are starting to find and train service dogs to help veterans cope with combat-related illness and injuries. Help keep these dogs employed by donating or volunteering!


1:00 PM: Pet/Guardian Musical Chair Competition

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 rectangular area. A line of chairs (with alternating chairs facing in opposite direction) runs down the center of the rectangle. 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 center of the rectangle. Last dog (and owner) sitting wins!

1:30 PM - Canine Cardio With Fitness with Fido  

1:30 PM: Dogs That Help
Service dogs for Veterans.

2:00pm Doga (Dog Yoga) With Fitness with Fido
Join Fitness with Fido for a short yoga demo that you can do with your dog! Stretch out your legs from all the walking you have been doing and take a short break to relax with your dog and bond!Join Fitness with Fido for a short yoga demo that you can do with your dog! Stretch out your legs from all the walking you have been doing and take a short break to relax with your dog and bond!

2:00 PM: Show Me Snakes

Micky Meyer, Owner, Show Me Snakes

Did you know that an estimated 4.6 million households in the US own at least one reptile or amphibian? Sadly, many prospective pet parents have no idea which type of these magnificent creatures would be the best fit for their lifestyle, leaving millions of animals misunderstood and mistreated right from the start. Learning about the natural history and proper captive care of these animals just might change your world outlook and get you thinking more about conservation and the environment as a whole. Join Micky Meyer, Owner, Show Me Snakes and the producer of St. Louis’ very own “Show Me Reptiles and Exotics show,” as he shares some fun facts and the fascinating stories behind many of the animals in his care. Come meet some of these ‘creature teachers’ in this super fun interactive experience! A Q & A to follow.


2:30 PM: Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Please see 11:00 AM for more details.


3:30 PM: Alpacas as Pets

Jeff Suchland, Founder and Proprietor, Alpacas of Troy

Alpacas may just be the cutest of all the Camelidae family, which includes llamas, guanacos and vicunas from South America, and Bactrian and Dromedary camels from Asia and Africa. With their floppy furry tufts, slender necks, ingénue eyes and coy Clara Bow grins, they are the "it" girls and boys of the ungulate world.But beyond their charming, quirky good looks, these creatures are responsible for bearing some of the silkiest, most versatile fiber found in nature, for which they are shorn annually. Jeff Suchland, the founder and proprietor of Alpacas of Troy will share his experience in having alpacas as pets along with some little-known facts about these cuddly wuddlies.

4:00 PM: 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 prize!


4:30 PM:Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Please see 11:00 AM for more details.


5:15 PM: The Biggest, Baddest, Bestest Pet Costume Contest Evah!

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 stage by 5:00 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!



Presented by St. Louis Disc Dogs


Activities and Demos All Day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

You've seen them on TV and at the park: an excited dog races out, makes a spectacular leap and catches a flying disc mid-air. Then runs right back to the disc thrower for another round of the action-packed game. That's Disc Dog. Are you ready to see some incredible dogs show us all they’ve got?! Stick around to learn how you and your pooch can also get involved in the popular sport of Disc Dog - anyone (and any dog) can play! A Q & A to follow.



Presented by by Obedient K-9


Activities and Demos All Day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

All pets, including rescued pets, are amazing in so many ways! From the way they love unconditionally to their ability to achieve incredible physical feats, they inspire us to be better people. Put your pooch to the test on the Agility course. Now you’ll have the chance to discover your own dog’s athletic potential by providing him/her with an opportunity to test out an obstacle course designed to simulate the sport of canine agility. Agility is a great activity for challenging dogs both mentally and physically. Trainers will be on-hand to offer tips and assist dogs and their owners as they go through the course.


  • Obedient K-9 Agility Course: $5.00 per run

(Successful completion of the basic CGC Test is a prerequisite before taking the advanced CGC test.)

There are five AKC Trick Titles which can be earned: 

  • Novice Trick Dog (TKN): $20 fee

Your dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a CGC certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.

  • Intermediate Trick Dog (TKN): $20 fee

Your dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.

  • Advanced Trick Dog (TKN): $20 fee

Your dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 10 tricks from the Advanced list.

  • Trick Dog Performer (TKN): $20 fee

In this title, handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks with at least 3 tricks using props.

  • AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE): $20 fee

In the highest level of Trick Dog, the Elite Performers perform a routine that has a story/script. At least 5 props are used.



Presented by Show Me Snakes

Activities and Demos All Day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM


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.



Presented by Alpacas Of Troy

Activities and Hands-On Learning All Day, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Meet and learn about alpacas while getting up close and personal with some other friendly farm animals.

Service Providers

 St Louis Kings cages  SHOWMESNAKESLLCTRADEMARK  dogpoop      
 Obedient K9 agility course sponsors yd groomlogo COLORgrn  St Louis Assests StlDiscdog    
St Louis photography  alpacas of troy   fitness with fido logo    

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