Friday, April 5, 2013

America's Family Pet Expo Comes to SoCal

Big B has been asking for a puppy for the last two years. Although my husband grew up with dogs, I did not. I am not opposed to having pets, I just want to make sure that the kids are old enough to take care of them. So, in lieu of getting a dog, we usually visit the pet store and go to pet-related events. Last year we went to America's Family Pet Expo and Big B had a blast.

We have been invited to the pet expo this year and we definitely plan on attending. My son and his cousins had such a great time last year. They watched a dog race, petted dogs, saw a variety of snakes and other reptiles, and were awed by the aquarium displays. The pet expo had so much going on in addition to showcasing different types of pets. There were a lot of vendors as well. We actually bought an aquarium for our turtles...a nice upgrade to their old home.

Whether your family is a pet-loving family or you just want to see some amazing pets in action, stop by America's Family Pet Expo. There will be more than a thousand animals in display, interactive exhibits, educational shows, adoption opportunities, and so much more.

Dog splash at America's Family Pet Expo
Image courtesy of America's Family Pet Expo.

Activities at America's Family Pet Expo

  • Meet and take pictures with Captain Megasis
  • Meet other pet celebrities including: Mick from Dog With A Blog, Beatrice & Frosty from  Modern Family, Lambchop from Suburgatory, and Milo from How to Live with Your Parents
  • Watch amazing canines jump into the pool at Splash Dogs
  • Watch trainer Neecha Braun work with a variety of dogs doing jumps and tricks at The Amazing Dobermans 
  • Learn about the many breeds of cats and their unique personalities at Cat Program
  • Watch magnificent birds spread their wings and fly at free flight bird show
  • Touch and hold reptiles during hands-on demonstrations

LLama at merica's Family Pet Expo
Image courtesy of America's Family Pet Expo.

Show location, dates, & times

Orange County - OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa
Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 10am-7pm
Sunday, 10am-6pm

Display of parakeets at pet expo
Image courtesy of America's Family Pet Expo.

Ticket information

  • Tickets are $13.00 (general admission), $11.00 (seniors 60+), $8.00 (Children 6-12), free (5 yrs and under & active military with ID)
  • For more information and to purchase tickets visit