Hooray for Hollywood Pets! America’s Family Pet Expo Returns to SoCal Showcasing thousands of pets, products and the people who love them Animal demonstrations, celebrity pet shows and competitions
The 23rd annual America’s Family Pet Expo returns April 20-22, 2012 to the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.
The 2012 Expo returns with “Salute to Hollywood Pets” where Expo guests can meet the four-legged and feathered stars and learn about the roles pets play in television and movies. Featured pets include Angel and Rusco who star as Chloe and Papi from Disney’s “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” franchise, Stella from “Modern Family”, Uggie from the Academy-Award winning film, “The Artist,” Yakult from ABC’s “Surburgatory,” Charlie the cat from Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm”, Owen the cockatiel from Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally”, and Suzie Q who portrays Jim on CBS’ “Mike & Molly,” plus more to be announced!
On Saturday, April 21 from 1:30pm-3:00pm, Olympic Gold Medalist, New York Times bestselling author and Dancing with the Stars Champion, Kristi Yamaguchi, will be making a stage appearance and meet and greet at the OC Pet Expo, to sign her new children’s book, “It’s a Big World, Little Pig” the sequel to her inspirational children’s tale, “Dream Big, Little Pig” which spent 7-weeks on the New York Times best sellers list in 2011. Kristi will be speaking about her illustrious career, followed by an autograph signing and photo opportunity with Expo guests.
See more than 1,000 animals of all shapes and sizes on display in fun and interactive stage shows, competitions and demonstrations such as JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show, Splash Dogs, and Police and Search Dog Demonstrations. Featuring over 400 exhibitors and rescue groups!
And, for the first time ever, the Pet Expo will open its’ doors to man’s best friend. On “Fido Friday” April 20th from 10am to 6pm, dogs will be allowed inside designated locations of the Expo area.
General Admission: $12.00; seniors 60 and over, $10.00. Children 6-12, $6.00. 5 yrs and under, free. Special show pricing - save $2 off general admission tickets by purchasing online.
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. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.petexpooc.org/.