It’s a Petstravangaza! America’s Family Pet Expo Returns to OC Fairgrounds

The 24th annual America’s Family Pet Expo returns April 19-21, 2013 to the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, Showcasing thousands of pets, products, animal demonstrations, interactive pet shows and competitions.

Last year, we met some interesting animals.

My boys met the stars of Beverly Hills Chihuahua
My boys met the stars of Beverly Hills Chihuahua
And I met a llama
And I met a llama

With more than 1,000 animals on display – from fish, rabbits, cats, dogs, miniature horses to exotic lizards –  show guests can get up close to all creatures great and small in a variety of interactive exhibits, educational shows and displays, as well as shop the latest in pet trends and products. Entertainment, adoptions and fun for the whole family, the 2013 America’s Family Pet Expo will offer:

  • Disney’s “Super Buddies” to celebrate the all-new film coming to Blu-ray combo pack on August 27th attendees will get the chance to take their photo with Captain Megasis, an adorable four-legged super hero who stars alongside everyone’s favorite talking puppies

  • Additional pet celebrities attending the Expo include: Mick who plays “Stan” on Dog With A Blog;
    Beatrice who plays “Stella” on Modern Family; Lambchop who plays “Yakult” on Suburgatory; Milo who plays “Baby” on How to Live with Your Parents; and Frosty who plays “Larry” on Modern Family.

  • Splash Dogs – Dock jumping dogs. Watch these canines jump into the pool!

  • The Amazing Dobermans. Trained by Neecha Braun – jumps, tricks and flips with a variety of dogs

  • Cat Program – Learn about the many breeds of cats and their unique personalities

  • Free flight bird show – Watch as these magnificent birds spread their wings and fly!

  • Reptile Show and Sale – Touch and hold snakes, lizards and tarantulas in hands-on demonstrations

General Admission, $13.00; seniors 60 and over, $11.00. Children 6-12, $8.00. 5 yrs and under, free. Active and retired military free with ID. Show hours:  Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626. Parking is $5. Kindly leave all pets at home. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

The America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 60-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.

Want to win 4 tickets to America’s Family Pet Expo? Leave a comment below and you will be entered to win. Deadline for entries is April 13th. Winner will be notified via email on April 14th.

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  1. I am so excited to be able to visit the expo this year. As I always worked weekends, I could not attend for several years. But this year I have the weekends off. Can’t wait to go! I want to purchase a couple of soft crates.

  2. I look forward to the pet expo every year. I always learn something new about the animal world. Who wouldn’t want to win free tix?

  3. I’ve attended the pet expo for the past 14 years and I usually attend 2 of the 3 days. I would love free tickets!!!

  4. I have gone 2 diff years at the Pet EXPO at oc fair grounds and have adopted 2 great dogs ! 1 each year! great place to find a new friend!!

  5. My kids an i love. Pet expo we can’t wait to go this tear. My daughter loves to volunteer. We also have rescued our newest doggie 2 years from pet expo.

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