2015 Pet Olympics

The 2015 Pittsburgh Pet Expo features pet olympics-style competitions. Spectators can watch their favorite breeds of pets participate in numerous events sure to entertain the whole family.

3 Rivers Dock Dogs

Compete or be a spectator as dogs from across the area participate in the water sports of Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve.

For more information, visit the 3 Rivers Dock Dogs website here:

Contact Paul Leabhart at:

The National Dachshund Races

They’re back! After a 3 Year Hiatus, The National Dashchund Races make their long awaited return in 2015.

The National Dachshund Races are PROUDLY sanctioned by The IWDRF (International Wiener Dog Racing Federation).

These races provide a fun family atmosphere that all ages enjoy. You’ll laugh, cheer and feel good because the races also support several very worthy Dachshund charities. The health and safety of the dogs is the first priority!

For more information, visit the National Dashchund website here:

Classic K9

Classic K-9 Dog Show

Friday, 6:00 – 6:30pm, 8:00 – 8:30pm

Saturday, 11:00 – 11:30am, 1:00 – 1:30pm, 3:00 – 3:30pm, 5:00 – 5:30pm, 7:00 – 7:30pm

Sunday, 11:00 – 11:30am, 1:00 – 1:30pm, 3:00 – 3:30pm

The Classic K-9 Dog Show ranks as the most memorable and enjoyable canine entertainment show for audiences of all ages. They have been producing the show for more than 20 events each year, entertaining well over 2 million spectators annually!

They are making their return to Pittsburgh, hosting events selected from more than 17 different dog sports segments. The Classic K-9 Show derives its canine all-stars from cities across the United States and Canada. All participants belong to the world’s largest international organization of dog trainers, which has more than 18,000 members.

Classic K-9 Show Videos »


Take a photo with your Pet and Santa!

Each year Santa makes his way to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo to find out which of your furry friends have been naughty or nice. Pose with your pet and Santa at the Pittsburgh Pet Expo this year then follow this link to view the image after the event. FREE photo courtesy of Healthy Pet Products!

Santa Photos by A Different Breed Studio

Santa Photos with your Pet will be available each day up until one hour before show ends.


Participate in the Pet Costume Contest—October 16th

Does your pet have an adorable Halloween costume? If so, this is your chance to win a fun prizes and prove that your pet is the spookiest on the block! Dress up your beloved pet and parade around in the Annual Costume Contest on October 16!


Rescue & Recovery

Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG) sponsored by Edgar Snyder & Associates will be hosting Rescue & Recovery educational demos at the this year’s event!

Handicapped Dog

Speaker on Handicapped Pets: Patricia Holcomb

Pat is passionate about helping people learn how to care for their handicapped dogs. What seems to be overwhelming can be made much easier when you know where to look for help. She is the proud mom of Butch, Chance and Roo. Between the three of them they have 9 legs! All three well be at the expo ready to make new friends.

David Crawley

David Crawley

KDKA’s Dave Crawley will be on hand Saturday from 12:00pm-3:00pm at the the 2015 Pittsburgh Pet Expo signing copies of his two books: Dog Poems & Cat Poems.


That Guy With the Birds

Time flies for “That Guy with the Birds.” John Lege and his feathered friends will amaze and delight audiences throughout the three-day event. With music, magic and hands on interaction, be a part of this educational experience: an up-close adventure with these awesomely intelligent creatures!

Ask the Vet

Ask the Vet

Dr. Ann Herschl Cirillo and Dr. Stacie Katherman from the Seven Fields Veterinary Hospital will be at the Ask the Vet Clinic to answer any questions you may have about your furry friend. They’ll be delighted to chat to you about all things pets!

seven fields vet
Seven Fields Veterinary Clinic

The clinic will host a low-cost microchipping clinic on Friday & Sunday for $25 per pet.

Wildlife Defenders

Wildlife Defenders

Friday, 7:00 – 8:00pm

Saturday, 10:15 – 11:00am, 2:15 – 3:00pm, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Sunday, 10:15 – 11:00am, 1:30 – 2:30pm

The Wildlife Defenders Program is a wildlife education outreach group run by the day program members of Bridges for Brain Injury Inc, all who are adult survivors of brain injuries. Sharing live native and exotic species, the Wildlife Defenders visit schools, youth groups, nursing homes, community events, and the Canandaigua Veterans Administration, and present formal and informal programs and displays.

At the Pet Expo, the Wildlife Defenders will make their Pittsburgh debut sharing these live native and exotic species while performing several formal Wildlife Education presentations throughout the weekend. They will provide interesting and stimulating information about their animal ambassadors and encourage environmental and wildlife conservation awareness. Their expert staff will be available for questions following each show while conducting a “Meet and Greet” with selected wildlife.

Mr. O's Protection Training Demo

Mr. O’s Protection Training Demo
Pittsburgh’s Pet Whisperer

Friday, 6:30 – 7:00pm

Saturday, 11:30 – Noon, 5:30 – 6:00pm

Sunday, 11:30 – Noon, 2:30 – 3:00pm

Mr. O, Joseph Orsino Jr. is a dog trainer and behaviorist with over 30 years of experience. Mr. O’s Protection Training Philosophy is… control the aggression so that the aggression does not control the dog.

***Events and times subject to change.


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