New Jersey Pet Expo This Weekend

Photo:  American Pet Professionals
Photo: American Pet Professionals
From my mailbag:

(Somerset, NJ, October 30, 2015) The New Jersey Family Pet Show returns to New Jersey this November at a new location – The Garden State Expo Center! The family fun pet expo is being held throughout the weekend on Saturday, November 7, 10am – 7pm and Sunday, November 8, 2015, 10am – 5pm! Address: 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

The new location will give pet owners and pet lovers in the Somerset and surrounding areas the chance to be educated and entertained about the wonderful world of pets. Featuring many pet vendors, educational and entertaining performances, special attractions, pet adoptions, outstanding shopping for pet lovers – purrfect to get holiday shopping done for your pets! Area rescue groups will be there with adoptable pets and much more.

The pet expo is expected to draw thousands of attendees over the 2-day event! New to the show: Nerf Dog ambassadors will be handing out FREE Nerf Dog toys to the first 1,000 families that walk through the expo doors!

Some highlights of the show are:

NEW! Gail Mirabella and The Dynamo Dogs Variety Act! You can teach your old do new tricks – these veteran-performing dogs will knock the spectators socks off with their Trick Dog Show Routine, Frisbee Dog Acrobatics and dynamite performances! Gail and her canine friends will wow the crowd as they do all over the country.

NEW! Rabbit Hopping – it’s not the bunny hop you’re thinking of – but talented rabbits who love to jump! Yep, think agility for your bunny! Allikatt’s Bunnies will present an agility demo of rabbits hopping all weekend – and there is even a seminar so you can learn how to get involved in this sport with your own hare.

NEW! Superfit Canine! See their Disaster Working Dogs show how they find people missing in a disaster. See their amazing Ladder, plank and agility skills at they master the mock ‘disaster zone.’ Meet and learn more about our dogs and how you can get involved.

Rainforest Reptile Show – an exciting, fascinating adventure through the rare and endangered reptile world! Many exotic reptiles will be at the show.

Parrot Shows with John Lege – ‘That Guy with the Birds’ – his family friendly interactive Parrot program will ruffle feathers and delight bird aficionados. Bird lovers can even flock to have their picture take with John’s birds throughout the weekend.

Princetown Dog Training Club – Want Fido to be more obedient or learn agility? The Princetown Dog Training club will be doing demonstrations of dog agility and obedience in the Dog Ring all weekend!

In addition attendees can enjoy pony rides, learn about and meet Alpacas, pot bellied pigs, and other unusual and exotic animals.

Just added to the show: Reduced cost microchipping! The Monmouth County SPCA will be on hand offering reduced cost microchipping to anyone who would like to get their pet microchipped.

“We are thrilled to hosting our show in this new location in Somerset, NJ. In addition to our new location for our New Jersey show, we have also added new attractions to the show this year,” said show organizer Karen Garetano of Family Pet Shows who hosts the New Jersey Family Pet Show. “We have something for everyone and every age at this show and Attendees can expect to see many fun and entertaining animals, pet vendors, rescue groups and attractions. We are looking forward to meeting everyone at the show!”

Dog Friendly Event! Attendees are allowed to bring their well-behaved pets to the expo. There are some regulations and restrictions-please check our website at to contact us. Participate with your purebred dog in our Parade of Breeds, check out the website for information. Also you can your dog tested for their CGC (Canine Good Citizen) both days of the show.

The New Jersey Family Pet Show will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 10 am to 7 pm and on Sunday, November 8, from 10am – 4pm. Admission is $12.00 adult and $5 children (ages 11 and under), 3 and under are admitted Free. You can go on our website at for discount coupons or to purchase discount tickets online. Parking is free.

Sounds like a lot to take in during one weekend!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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