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Entertainment & Activities Schedule

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


MAIN STAGE

Saturday, February 18th, 2017


10:30 AM: Welcome to the 2017 San Diego Pet Expo!


11:00 AM: A Blessing of the Animals and Pet Remembrance Celebration

Frances Anne Brown, Counselor & Consultant, PetSoulHealing.com

Our pets - and so many other animals in this world we share - play significant, meaningful and cherished roles in our lives. Please join us for a very special moment which celebrates the emotional bond we share with our animal friends and honors the precious memories we have with those who’ve passed on. Please respect all participants as we celebrate the animals who’ve touched us and the pets we’ve loved and lost.  All creatures are welcome, and those attending without pets are encouraged to bring photos or keepsakes.


11:30 AM: Therapy Through Furry Faces

American Therapy Pets

It is pretty well known that our pets offer a great source of unconditional love and understanding in times of loneliness and sadness. Those who have experienced a certain amount of trauma and those with in need of mental comfort can benefit greatly from having this unlimited source of compassion from a therapy animal. Numerous services and therapy animals are joined with humans in need thanks to advocacy, education, and the efforts of organizations across the nation. Learn how you can help American Therapy Pets bring peace into as many people’s lives and homes as possible!


12:30 PM: The Amazing World of Reptiles!

SDRK

Snakes and Skinks! Lizards and Geckos! Turtles and Toads! Tons of folks think that reptiles make super cool pet companions and, as a result, these incredible creatures continue to grow in popularity. In fact, an estimated 4.6 million households in the US happen now own at least one reptile. Sadly, many prospective pet parents have no idea which of these magnificent creatures would make the best fit for their lifestyle or family, leaving millions of animals misunderstood and mistreated right from the start. Learning about the natural history, safe handling, and proper captive care of these beautiful creatures is the key to ensuring that our reptile friends thrive as they should. SDRK works to educate the public on the care and needs of these amazing animals. They also work to spread the word that not only are reptiles great pets, but they also play an important role in the wild. Join them as they share some fun facts and fascinating stories about the amazing reptiles in their care. #herpinainteasy


2:00 PM: Reptiles, Amphibians, and Creepy Crawly Critters 101: An Interactive Experience

Ramy Guirguis, Founder, Reptile Super Show

Jason Haywood, President, Southern California Herpetology Association & Rescue (SCHAR)

Han Nguyen, President, Reptile Association of San Diego

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 these experts as they share some fun facts and the fascinating stories behind many of the animals in their care.


2:30 PM: Photography Hacks For Taking Awesome Pet Photos!

Duane Murphy, Portrait Artist, Shashin Photography

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take your own, professional-quality photographs? You’ve seen adorable photos of dogs, cats, birds, etc, all over the internet. Learn how to make the best of your camera! Duane Murphy, with Shashin Photography, will give us some quick tips on how you can create the perfect pet snapshot. Maybe some day your photos will even go viral!

3:30 PM: One Dog at a Time: Saving the Strays of Afghanistan

Royal Marine Sergeant ‘Pen’ Farthing, Founder, Nowzad Dogs

Ten years ago, 42 Royal Marines arrived in the war torn town of Now Zad, in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Their mission? To provide stability for the local people during a period of ever-decreasing security. However, it didn’t take long for these Marines to realize that it wasn’t only the local people who needed their help; Now Zad was full of unwanted, abused and uncared-for strays who often found themselves on the wrong end of local dog fighting rings. Breaking up an organized dog fight right outside their remote compound inspired the international charity to form and make a difference for animals in Afghanistan. Given the name “Nowzad,” Farthing’s new four-legged friend served as a source of companionship and support when he needed it most; the thought of leaving Nowzad behind was unconscionable. As you learn more about war’s most voiceless and unintentional victims, you’ll be transfixed by the remarkable stories which led to the creation of Nowzad Dogs and understand why CNN designated Pen Farthing as their 2014 “Hero of the Year.” Farthing’s best-selling book, One Dog at a Time: Saving the Strays of Afghanistan (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) is the gripping account of one man’s courage and humanity and his fight to make a difference in the most hostile and dangerous environments, one dog at a time.


4:15 PM: The Biggest, Baddest, Bestest Pet Costume Contest Evah!

(This event takes place on the Contest Course!)

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 Course by 4:00 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

CONTEST COURSE

Provided by State Farm®

Saturday, February 18th, 2017


10:30 AM: Welcome to the 2017 San Diego Pet Expo!


12:00 PM: The Petfinder.com™ 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!  


1:30 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!


2:15 PM:  The Petfinder.com™ 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!


3:15 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!


4:15 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 4:00 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!


MAIN STAGE

Sunday, February 19th, 2017


11:30AM: Welcome to the 2017 San Diego Pet Expo!


12:00 PM:  A Blessing of the Animals and Pet Remembrance Celebration

Frances Anne Brown, Counselor & Consultant, PetSoulHealing.com

Our pets - and so many other animals in this world we share - play significant, meaningful and cherished roles in our lives. Please join us for a very special moment which celebrates the emotional bond we share with our animal friends and honors the precious memories we have with those who’ve passed on. Please respect all participants as we celebrate the animals who’ve touched us and the pets we’ve loved and lost.  All creatures are welcome, and those attending without pets are encouraged to bring photos or keepsakes.


12:30 PM: The Amazing World of Reptiles!

SDRK

Snakes and Skinks! Lizards and Geckos! Turtles and Toads! Tons of folks think that reptiles make super cool pet companions and, as a result, these incredible creatures continue to grow in popularity. In fact, an estimated 4.6 million households in the US happen now own at least one reptile. Sadly, many prospective pet parents have no idea which of these magnificent creatures would make the best fit for their lifestyle or family, leaving millions of animals misunderstood and mistreated right from the start. Learning about the natural history, safe handling, and proper captive care of these beautiful creatures is the key to ensuring that our reptile friends thrive as they should. SDRK works to educate the public on the care and needs of these amazing animals. They also work to spread the word that not only are reptiles great pets, but they also play an important role in the wild. Join them as they share some fun facts and fascinating stories about the amazing reptiles in their care. #herpinainteasy


1:00 PM:  Pet Soul Healing and Effective Soul Communication

Frances Anne Brown, Counselor & Consultant, PetSoulHealing.com

Donna Fenyes, Counselor & Consultant, Blessings from Donna

Effective Soul Communication allows us to receive messages from our pets about their emotional and physical needs. Frances Anne Brown and Donna Fenyes have devoted their lives to spread Love, Peace, and Harmony through Soul Communication, and want to demonstrate how their practices work. Audience members are welcome to join this interactive experience and find guidance. Following the demonstration, all are welcome to participate in a Q&A to find clarity and asks questions!


1:30 PM: Reptiles, Amphibians, and Creepy Crawly Critters 101: An Interactive Experience

Ramy Guirguis, Founder, Reptile Super Show

Jason Haywood, President, Southern California Herpetology Association & Rescue (SCHAR)

Han Nguyen, President, Reptile Association of San Diego

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 these experts as they share some fun facts and the fascinating stories behind many of the animals in their care.

2:00 PM: Balancing Animals, Mentally and Physically

Nedra Abramson, Nationally Certified Small Animal and Equine Acupressure Practitioner and Owner, Reiki For All Creatures

Did you know that both Reiki and acupressure are not only fabulous alternative therapies for people, but they can also be key components to finding the root cause of certain behavior issues and help resolve chronic illnesses in our pets? Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Unlike acupuncture which involves needles, acupressure is a form of touch therapy that works with acupressure points along the meridians (the body’s energetic system) and uses thumb/finger pressure instead. Reiki and acupressure are ideal for use with animals because these techniques are gentle and noninvasive, a plus when working with pets who may already be stressed or in pain. Nedra Abramson, Owner of Reiki For All Creatures, incorporates these techniques every day as a safe complement to Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, flower essences, and other healing methods. As a Nationally Certified Small Animal and Equine Acupressure Practitioner, credentials granted by both the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage and the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, Abramson completed rigorous tests on alternative touch therapies using the latest scientific knowledge related to animal balance and wellbeing. If you’re fascinated by alternative methods that will help keep your best pet friends happy and balanced you definitely won’t want to miss this!


2:30 PM: One Dog at a Time: Saving the Strays of Afghanistan

Royal Marine Sergeant ‘Pen’ Farthing, Founder, Nowzad Dogs

Ten years ago, 42 Royal Marines arrived in the war torn town of Now Zad, in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Their mission? To provide stability for the local people during a period of ever-decreasing security. However, it didn’t take long for these Marines to realize that it wasn’t only the local people who needed their help; Now Zad was full of unwanted, abused and uncared-for strays who often found themselves on the wrong end of local dog fighting rings. Breaking up an organized dog fight right outside their remote compound inspired the international charity to form and make a difference for animals in Afghanistan. Given the name “Nowzad,” Farthing’s new four-legged friend served as a source of companionship and support when he needed it most; the thought of leaving Nowzad behind was unconscionable. As you learn more about war’s most voiceless and unintentional victims, you’ll be transfixed by the remarkable stories which led to the creation of Nowzad Dogs and understand why CNN designated Pen Farthing as their 2014 “Hero of the Year.” Farthing’s best-selling book, One Dog at a Time: Saving the Strays of Afghanistan (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) is the gripping account of one man’s courage and humanity and his fight to make a difference in the most hostile and dangerous environments, one dog at a time.


3:15 PM: The Biggest, Baddest, Bestest Pet Costume Contest Evah!

(This event takes place on the Contest Course!)

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 3:00 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!


CONTEST COURSE

Provided by State Farm®

Sunday, February 19th, 2017


12:15 PM:  The Petfinder.com™ 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!


1:15 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!


2:15 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!


3:15 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 4:00 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

REPTILE AREA

Provided by SDRK

www.facebook.com/sandiegoreptilekeepers


Saturday, February 18th, 2017

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM


Sunday,  February 19th, 2017

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM


Snakes and Skinks! Lizards and Geckos! Turtles and Toads! Tons of folks think that reptiles make super cool pet companions and, as a result, these incredible creatures continue to grow in popularity. In fact, an estimated 4.6 million households in the US happen now own at least one reptile. Sadly, many prospective pet parents have no idea which of these magnificent creatures would make the best fit for their lifestyle or family, leaving millions of animals misunderstood and mistreated right from the start. Learning about the natural history, safe handling, and proper captive care of these beautiful creatures is the key to ensuring that our reptile friends thrive as they should. SDRK works to educate the public on the care and needs of these amazing animals. They also work to spread the word that not only are reptiles great pets, but they also play an important role in the wild. Join them as they share some fun facts and fascinating stories about the amazing reptiles in their care. #herpinainteasy

CREATURE FEATURE

Provided by Wonders of Wildlife


Saturday, February 18th, 2017

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM


Sunday,  February 19th, 2017

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM


Wildlife is everywhere around us, and that wildlife varies from region to region. Spreading knowledge about the natural history, safe encounter techniques, and even proper captive care of these beautiful creatures is the key to ensuring that our wildlife and other native animals thrive as they should. Cheryl Rendes works to educate the public about the conservation of the varied misunderstood animals that they work with everyday. Being informed of the importance of these animals roles in the wild is key to understanding how we can help protect them and even help them grow! Contributing to the health of wildlife around us is contributing to a healthy ecosystem all together. Humans and animals can strive together to coexist on a happy, healthy planet. Join Wonders of Wildlife as they share some fun facts and fascinating stories about the amazing animals in their care!

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REPTILE SUPER SHOW PREVIEW

Provided by Reptile Super Show

www.reptilesupershow.com


Saturday, February 18th, 2017

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM


Sunday,  February 19th, 2017

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM


Reptile Super Show is a fun and educational environment for the reptile enthusiast in your family, and we’re bringing you a preview of their San Diego show! Multiple reptile groups will be joining us as they show off the amazing creatures in their care! A reticulated Python, ball python, water dragons, bearded dragons, leaf-tailed gecko, chameleon, and the list goes on! This is your chance to get up close to some fantastic animals that you may not normally see. Stop by to enter a world of scales, claws, and the cold-blooded and see the softer side (usually their bellies) of these amazing animals!

LURE COURSE

K-9 Allure

www.k9allure.com

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM


Sunday, February 19th, 2017

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM


Racing across a grassy course with the wind in their face, free as a bird, and a “lure” just within reach? It doesn’t get much better than that, folks! Lure coursing is a sport for dogs (and even the occasional kitty!) which involves chasing an exciting mechanical “lure” that jerks, jumps, wiggles, and turns on a dime, much like those elusive squirrels and rabbits that somehow (luckily) always manage to get away. So any pet who enjoys an exciting game of “Chase,” regardless of age, ability, handicap, size, or skill, is welcome to give the Lure Course a try! The sport of lure coursing is rapidly increasing in popularity, and once you’ve taken a gander at this game in action, you’ll see exactly why. This is a very popular feature, so those whose pooch (or courageous cat) would love a chance to give it a go, should make their way right over to the course and sign up - All runs only $5!

KIDS AREA

Provided by WOW Factor Attractions

www.WOWFactorAttractions.com

Sunday ONLY, February 19th, 2017

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM


Parachute Rocket

The riders are lifted high up into the air when the top half of the rocket is inflated. They are free to swing around and bounce off the walls on the way up. After a brief moment of being suspended at the top the riders parachute down and stop just before reaching the bouncy floor. Riders can choose the speed ranging from a slow float down to a crazy fast free fall. Family and friends can watch from the large windows below.


Xorbing

It's the fastest growing outdoor adventure sport! While Xorbing you can run, jump, roll and bounce around on grass, cement, sand or water and event battle your friends. Xorbing is an incredibly fun and crazy experience! It's a great attraction for any festival, event, amusement park, family fun center, beach or ski resort. They have given tens of thousands of rides with a perfect safety record.

 

Service Providers

dogpoop DogPoopBags.com is generously donating all of the dog poop bags for our event! Paws-4-Shots-and-More Paws 4 Shots and More is the official Low-cost Vaccination sponsor. Saturday 12-4PM & Sunday 12-4PM
Ruff Vector copy Ruff Doodie Dog Waste Removal is the official Clean Up Crew. Screenshot 20160719-161347  S.D.R.K is the official Creature Feature provider!
State-Farm-New-Logo-2012 StateFarm™ is the official Agility course provider. K-9 Allure   K-9 Allure is the official lure course provider $5.00 per run!
 RSSHeaderLogo3 Reptile Super Show is the official Reptile Area provider.  Shashin Logo Header-e13676258892442 Shashin Photography is the official Photographer.
1502v01-dunk-n-dogs-logo Dunk'N Dogs is the offical Free Nail Trim Provider.    

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