Entertainment 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!

12:00 TBA

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 Pet Musical Chairs 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 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 Cavy Care 101
Second Chance Cavy Rescue
includes info on housing, nutrition, socialization- will use guinea pigs to illustrate points ( very family friendly)

2:00 Wag! Tag - The smarter way back home.
Wag! is debuting their latest safety product - the Wag! Tag. Wag! Tag is a free dog ID tag that is linked to a personalized online dog profile that can be accessed by anyone who finds your dog and scans the tag. Come listen to Wag!'s VP of Technology Engineering Dave Bullock to learn more about how Wag! is helping to enable safer lost dog recoveries nationwide.

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!

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3:30 Dog Training Elite 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.

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4:00 Dog Training Elite Costume Contest!
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!

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 Emergence of Grooming Academies"   
San Antonio Grooming Academy
There used to be only one way to learn how to become a groomer: find someone to mentor you, then do your best to learn as quickly as possible. Suddenly, a couple of grooming schools appeared... and recently, a whole lot of them entered our bigger cities. What happened? What changed in the grooming world that brought such an outburst of grooming academies? Why should someone to decide to invest in a grooming academy instead of following the original recipe? I will give a short presentation to give the general story and reasons of this happening, and will answer as many questions as I can.

1:30 Pet Musical Chairs

2:00 "Get To Know Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue"   Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue
What it means to be a bully breed specific, foster based rescue and touch on the stigmas/misconceptions associated with the breed. I will bring a few of our dogs that are great breed ambassadors on stage.

2:30 The Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

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3:00 Dog Training Elite Pet Talent & Costume Contest 
Bring your pet to the Contest Stage by 2:55 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

Swiftpaws

Lure/Agility Course

ALL WEEKEND

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