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2018 Entertainment & Activities Schedule

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

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

10:30 AM: Welcome to the 2018 Salt Lake City 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!

1:00 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: Healing with/for Animals

Dawn Hehr, Owner, Sridaiva Wellness

2:00 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!

 

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 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

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

11:30AM: Welcome to the 2018 Salt Lake City Pet Expo

12:30 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. Adopt, don’t shop!

1:00 PM: Avian Sanctuary Bird Show

Richard Nowak, Director and Founder, Avian Sanctuary and Protection

Join Avian Sanctuary and Protection on stage for a presentation all about rescue and adoptable birds.  They will present a Dove, Pigeon, Duck, parrots and their Turkey. They will also speak about having ducks as pets and the problems of abandonment in our parks or other areas. Come meet Mr. T, The Turkey, and Cookie and Puppy, the performing Central American ducks and learn all about what makes birds wonderful pets!  Q and A to follow.

1:30 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!

2:00 PM: Service Dogs in the Weber Area

Stephanie Wallis, Secretary/ Event and Fundraising Coordinator, 4 Paws for Patriots

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

SWIFT PAWS LURE COURSE

Provided by Swift Paws

www.swiftpaws.com

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

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


Sunday, July 15th, 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.


AGILITY/ACTIVITY COURSE

Provided by Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club

http://www.gsdoc.org/

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

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


Sunday, July 15, 2018

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

The Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club (GSDOC) provides members guidance for raising and training puppies and adult dogs. They also provide instruction in basic and advanced Obedience; Agility and Rally; and offer S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen certification to club members and members of the public. They train on Tuesday nights at the Golden Spike Fairgrounds.  Stop by the Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club Agility and Training Course and enjoy one of their demonstrations, ask questions about training and classes or try out the public confidence course to see if your dog might just be the next agility star!

FLYBALL

Provided by Thunder Paws

http://thunderpaws-flyball.com/


Saturday,July 14th, 2018

Demonstration Times: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM


Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Demonstration Times: 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM


Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start / finish line. They run over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball. The dogs need to catch the ball, then run back over the jumps, to their handlers while carrying the ball.  Flyball provides an entertaining and active way to interact with your dog and other dog lovers, in an environment that is fun and allows the dogs exercise and enjoyment. It is an especially great way to burn off the energy of dogs with a high drive to work, such as Border Collies and Terriers.


Thunder Paws Flyball is all about having fun with their dogs. While they are competitive in their divisions, their dogs are family members and it is their dogs love of the sport that keep them going to tournaments year after year! Thunder Paws philosophy is a tired dog is a good dog.  Stop by the Flyball course and check out all the high flying, fast action on the ThunderPaws Flyball Course.

 

BIRD AREA (Sunday ONLY)

Presented by Avian Sanctuary and Protection

https://www.asaputah.org/  

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Stage Time: 1 PM

Education Times: 11 AM -1 PM and 2 PM - 4 PM


The Avian Sanctuary and Protection Agency is a Utah State and Federal non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that will focus on the two pronged mission of rehabilitation of local birds as well as educational programs within the community.


The Sanctuary believes in raising avian awareness and helping people understand how to coexist with their natural environment.  Although birds can’t speak, if they could they would speak of their plight in the wild: of struggling to exist alongside cities with glass office building in their migratory path, of running into cars unexpectedly, of losing their hunting lands to subdivisions, of being misunderstood and shot at, and of extreme weather conditions. Since they can't, the Sanctuary has made it their ambition to do just that.

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