There will be nearly 1,000 animals - big and small - at this weekend's Pet Expo at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.
The Expo offers around-the-clock dog events and dozens of dog breeds on display, an assortment of cats, colorful birds, reptiles, exotic fish and more.
Animals will strut their stuff in numerous attractions, including Avian Actors of Hollywood, FeatherDance - Dancing with Friesians, Pet Adoption, Grooming Makeovers and Adoptable Pets.
Special Attractions & Guests:
Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show, showcases action-packed canine stunts set to lively music. Most of the performing pet stars have been adopted from various animal shelters.
Reptile expert Corbin Maxey. For more than a decade, Corbin and his reptile friends have been visiting schools, libraries, zoos and aquariums sharing his knowledge and messages of responsible pet ownership.
Splash Dogs. Water-loving canine contestants display their high-flying dock jumping and diving skills each day of the show.
The Pet Adoption area, sponsored by VCA Animal Hospitals, abounds with tails thumping and whiskers twitching as loving animals wait to share their lives with new owners.
Avian Actors of Hollywood - The many colored feathers of the will impress and entertain as a menagerie of birds take flight in lively aerobatic presentations. Joe Krathwohl, the "Birdman of Las Vegas," has been training and showing birds in presentations for over 30 years.
The Aquatic Experience is a new feature offering attendees "through-the-glass" underwater views of saltwater and freshwater fish and plant displays from around the world. This attraction offers inspiration and how-to information about our underwater companions.
Children ages 5-16 are invited to participate in the Kid's Aquarium Contest, with the colorful entries on display in the ShowPlex during the two-day Expo. It's a unique learning program designed to teach children about the environment, ignite their creativity and the rich rewards of pet care. Visit www.petexpowa.org for more info.