The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo returns March 11-13, 2022, with fur-flying entertainment, dog sporting competitions, and educational programs designed for the whole family. The event will be at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and feature many special attractions, pet adoptions, and outstanding shopping for pet lovers and their pets.
“This event is the largest and most popular show we do,” said show co-producer Karen Garetano of Family Pet Shows, which runs seven similar events in the Northeast. “The number of pet licenses in the region has almost doubled since the start of COVID, and the interest in the event seems to have doubled too based on our phones and social media activity.”
The 80+ special exhibits always feature some of the hottest new products coming out often before they hit the retail shelves. Dogs on leashes are always welcome, and several area rescue groups with adoptable pets will be on hand. Popular performers and presenters include Gail Mirabella and the Dynomite Dogs, Johnny Peers Muttville Comix, the Dog Lovers Lure Course, A Flyball Tournament, Rainforest Reptiles, Rabbit Hopping, a TICA Cat Show, and a special Alpacas exhibit.
“We always have fun at these events, but we also are strong supporters of responsible pet ownership and humane values when it comes to all issues involving animals and pets,” said Garetano. “We partner with several community organizations, shelters, veterinarians, and other animal lovers to educate and inform when it comes to best practices for training, feeding, and all aspects of pet care.”
Community and rescue organizations participating in the show include the Greater Philadelphia Search & Rescue, Noah’s Ark Rescue & Sanctuary, Brandywine SPCA, The Philly Bully Team, PinUps for Pitbulls, Forgotten Felines of Maine Animal Rescue, Forever Your Rescue, and 3 Husketeers Rescue.
The event is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees over the weekend. Friday, March 11, is Family Night and kids under 12 are free, and the rest of the weekend adult admission is $15. Kids 3-11 are $6, and those under three years old are always free. Friday hours are 4pm to 9pm, Saturday, March 12, from 10 am to 7 pm and on Sunday, March 13, from 10 am to 5pm. For additional information, call (631) 423-0620 or visit www.familypetshows.com.
Note: Attendees are welcome to bring their well-behaved pets to the expo. There are some regulations and restrictions per COVID-please check here or contact them directly.