2018 Stage Schedule

 

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2018 Houston Pet Expo

Saturday, October 13, 2018

 

10:30 AM: Welcome to the 2018 Houston Pet Expo!

 

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

Leslie Parish, Owner, Canines For Christ

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: 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. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

 

12:00 PM : “Basic but Powerful” 

The Buchanan Family, Owners, K9 PW Training Boarding and Daycare

Come to the main stage to hear a presentation on how basic commands are basic, but very powerful.  Is the start of a correct communication with the doggy. All of the family members will be able to control the doggie and will live happy and balance for 10 or 15 years. 

 

12:30 PM: Importance of Proper Medical Care for Pets

Brittaney Everett, President, Chip N Snip

It is our goal to bring awareness to the wellness of dogs through education, spay/neuter, and microchip programs to help families have healthier happier pets. Community outreach and education is key to helping our community with the pet overpopulation problems. Join us as we speak on the importance of vaccinating, microchipping and crate training your furry friend! 

 

1:00 PM: 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 PM: “How to Bring Passion to Homeless Animals”

Steven Tallas, Executive Director and Dog Trainer, Rescue Education Coalition, REC

Animal trainer, Steven Tallas will talk about his work on building an organization of canine specialists to help save the lives of homeless pets. We will discover how to elevate what we have already been doing to impact cities around the world and answer questions like what type of funding and education is really needed to make a difference. And how can people contribute now to cause a movement.

 

2:00 PM PRIVATE Swimming for you and your dog
Lisa Goebel, Owner, Rummy’s Beach Club, LLC
Swimming with your dog can be so much fun, a de-stressor without interruption so you get one on one time with your dog and a chance to improve the bond between you and your dog.  In addition, the health benefits are the same as they are for humans – increase muscular strength, decrease inflammation and swelling, improve cardiovascular circulation and stamina and even help decrease stress.  Rummy’s is a PRIVATE dog facility in Spring, Texas that offers a PRIVATE one-acre dog park which includes a PRIVATE custom built heated dog pool with a beach entry and a 10’ x 6’ dock for dock jumping.  When you pay for one hour at Rummy’s you have the entire facility to yourself along with a member of our staff who will help teach your dog to swim, dive underwater, jump off the dock and more.  So much FUN for you and your dog!

 

2:30 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. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

 

3:00 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 prizes.

 

3:30 PM:  “A deadly nuisance: how a mosquito bite can make your dog ill and what you can do to prevent it”

T.D. Steward, MS, RVT, Ceva Animal Health

We’re all familiar with the mosquito’s annoying buzz, the painful itchy bite and the threat of disease. We are also familiar with what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones. We love our dogs, too. What about them? Mosquitoes carry a disease that presents the worst threat to a dog’s health and well-being and that disease is heartworm. Learn about Double Defense with Vectra 3D, how protection starts with the mosquito and ends with a happier, healthier dog.

 

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

 

 

LURE COURSE

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Provided by Swift Paws

www.swiftpaws.com

 

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

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

 

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

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 $10.

 

Houston sponsors theclawset

MAIN STAGE

2018 Houston Pet Expo

Sunday, October 14, 2018

 

 

11:30 AM: Welcome to the 2018 Houston 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. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!  

 

12:30 PM: Oh My OINK!

Megan Esparza, Houston Mini Pig Rescue and Network 

Houston Mini Pig Rescue Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organization located in Houston, Texas that strives to educate the public about pigs and their needs, we work towards changing laws and city ordinances so that no person has to rid of their beloved pet pig. We advocate for pigs of all sizes welfare and enhance the human-pig bond. We focus on rescuing and rehabilitating pigs, we show abandoned neglected and abused pigs what love really is. We believe that every rescue animal deserves a chance at fin ding their forever home and will endlessly search for the perfect homes for the pigs in our care. We urge everyone to stand with us to make a difference in the lives of so many innocent pigs. 

 

1:00 PM:  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!

 

1:30 PM:  Communicating with your pets- No, you don’t have to be psychic!

T.D. Steward, MS, RVT, Ceva Animal Health

A comfortable home, tasty and nutritious food and treats, lots of toys, adoring family members… our pets have it made! Or do they? Our dogs and cats can experience fear, anxiety and stress over many things: each other, loud noises, weather, the humans they live with and yes, even that trip to the veterinarian! Learn how to recognize and anticipate situations that may cause emotional distress and learn about pheromones and the innovative products that can make a difference in how your pet responds.

 

2:00 PM: 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 Houston Pet Expo 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!

 

2:30 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. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

 

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

 

 

 

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