What's happening at The Great Indy Pet Expo


Saturday, November 10: 10AM - 6PM

Sunday, November 11: 10AM - 4PM


Wiener dog races!

Join us for the 2018 Doxie Derby at the Great Indy Pet Expo. We are inviting doxie owners to participate and all doxie lovers to come and watch! 

This race is also a fundraiser for Mended Hearts Rescue. 50% of your registration will go to their rescue and the other 50% will go to prizes for the winners. All participants will receive a ribbon.

How it works: There will be six doxies in each race and there will be three heats. The final race-off will be between the 1st and 2nd place winners of each heat. This means there are ONLY 18 SPOTS available, so if you are interested you must register early!

See forms below on how to register and rules for the race. Race will take place at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 11.

Registration and Application Form

Rules for the Race

Meet Gizmo, The Pet Skunk!!

Learn how to take care of this "different" kind of pet 

Gizmo is a 9 month old "chocolate chip" or brown domesticated skunk. He comes from a breeder right here in Indiana! He was born May 12, 2017. He has a complex diet and supplements that he is required to take. He gets along well with his two canine sisters and one canine brother. He lives with his mom, Megan and dad, Thomas in Mccordsville. It may suprise you to hear that Gizmo LOVES bell peppers and strawberries! 

Learn more about caring for a pet skunk and meet Gizmo and his family at this year's Great Indy Pet Expo. 

Also, stay caught up with Gizmo vis his Facebook page. 

Returning Stars.. Canines in the Clouds    

Stunt Dog Team returns with an all new performance     

After years of competing nationally at the highest level and performing in 6 countries as part of the biggest dog shows on the planet, Jonathan Offi created the show Canines in the Clouds- The ultimate sport, stunt and trick dog show with three main goals in mind: 

#1 Unrivaled Entertainment: Provide an action-packed, high-flying one-of-a-kind canine experience. 
#2 Inspiration: Inspire people as his dogs inspire him! Demonstrate the irreplaceable and special bond that can be formed between Human and Dog which will prevent dogs from going to shelters. 
#3 Education: To raise awareness about the epidemic of pet over population, encouraging people to be a part of the solution: Donate, Rescue, Foster, Transport, Volunteer, and/or Adopt a dog and save a life! 

Last year's show was such a hit, we asked them to come back for 2017 for an all new amped up show! They will be back with Hydro, the world's highest jumping dog and the rest of the team. PLUS, you might even see some new team members! You won't want to miss this stunt dog performance! Come on out and play games, join in on the contests and have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the dogs, meeting and greeting the stars of the show! 


NEW! Good Karma K9s! 

Joining Canines in the Clouds this year is Good Karma K9s! They feature some of the top trick and frisbee dogs around! Good Karma K9s travel all around the United States showing the potential of rescue dogs and misrepresented breeds.

This show also features one of the few dogs in the world that performs the parallel ropes now extended out to 15 feet! 

We are so excited to welcome them to Indy for the first time ever!! 

Learn dog-training tips and tricks from one of the Nation’s Premiere Dog Trainers!

Come to the Great Indy Pet Expo to meet Joel Silverman

Joel Silverman has trained animals for Hollywood films, TV, amusement parks, and he now devotes his forty years of professional experience to helping thousands of pet owners train their dogs.

Joel will be on-site at the Expo answering your training questions, but also, you will have the chance to sign up for his dog trainer certification course hosted at Camp Bow Wow Lawrence. By the end of this course, you will be able to teach your dog six essential basic behaviors: sit, stay, come, lie down, heel, and “go to a place.”

Find out more and how to sign up here: Joel's Website
Watch the video made by the SPCA of Northern Nevada of Joel's recent certification course

NEW - Lure Coursing!

Let your dog try it out!

Come check out this year's new Lure Course! Lure is a sport for dogs where they chase an artificial lure around in a pattern. Let your dog try it out on it's own! Cost is $10 per run. Sign up on-site. 

Dog Grooming Competition Returns to Indy!

Groomers of every skill level can compete.

Groomer Palooza is back at The Great Indy Pet Expo for the 3rd year in a row!

NASH Academy and the International Judges Association for Dog Grooming Competition have partnered with the Great Indy Pet Expo to bring sanctioned dog grooming competitions to Indy. 

Compete in the grooming competitions to show your technical skills and profile knowledge and win cash, prizes and certifications.

IJA hopes to welcome local competitors, new and returning IJA competitors back to the ring at the first IJA Rescue Me Dog Grooming Competition at the Great Indy Pet Expo and together we help find homes for sheltered animals.

For a more information on the 3 types of classes CLICK HERE

For a complete schedule of the weekend CLICK HERE

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community

The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. (AKC.org) For more about the CGC test, rules and regulations go to: www.akc.org

Sign up on-site. Cost is $10 per dog and proceeds go to the Dalmation Club of Greater Indianapolis

On site Nail Trims and Filing

Visit Klondike's Barkery Booth at The Great Indy Pet Expo for $10 nail trims and fiing! No need to sign up before!

Hooters for Nooters

Save Money on Pet Spay and Neuter

This year's Great Indy Pet Expo will feature the first Indiana HOOTERS for NOOTERS event to raise awareness about the benefits of pet spay and neuter and to make it easier and more affordable for Indiana pet owners to get their dogs and cats fixed. HOOTERS restaurant of Castleton in Indianapolis is joining with NOOTERS Club and FACE low-cost animal clinic to offer discounts on spay and neuter along with free gifts for pet owners. Visit booths 114 & 115. For more information, go to: www.NootersClub.org

NEW! Agility Rabbits! (Sunday Only)

Rabbits love to jump, explore and figure out obstacles, which makes agility courses so much fun for them! Rabbit Agility is much like dog or cat agility but with small equipment and made stable enough for the rabbit's weight. Come check it out for yourself all day on Sunday! 

Llamas, Alpacas & Angora Goats

All are Fiber Creatures Companions

Got Goats? We do! Come see these wonderful companions at the Great Indy Pet Expo this year.

Dog Food 101

What is in your pet's dog food?

Ever wondered what the ingredients mean in your dog's food? Well bring your label with you and let the expert tell you! A food rep from Platinum Paws will be on-site talking about the ingredients in your pet's food. He will tell you ingredients to look for and ones to watch out for. Ask him what kind of diet is right for your pet. 

Presentation Times at the Contest Stage: 
1pm on Saturday, November 12
11:30am on Sunday, November 13

4H Agility and Rally Arena at The Great Indy Pet Expo

Bring your dog and let them test out their skills in the agility arena! Do they have what it takes to be an agility dog?! Hosted by the Marion County Indiana 4H Dog Project. All weekend long this arena will be hosting agility demos, trails, games and more. 

They will also be hosting rally demos for those of you who may not have "Agility" Dogs. Rally is based around the obedience concept of following signs that are places in a designed course. The individual is allowed to talk, coach, praise their dog (They are not permitted to touch their dog). You then, are judged on accuracy and time. 

Certificates are issued for those who complete the course... or those who fail... 

All 4H groups are invited to participate! 

Traveling to The Great Indy Pet Expo?

Official Expo Hotel:

Baymont for just $64.99/night

Our friends at the Baymont Inn and Suites offer a bargain rate for Expo vendors: Just $65, pets included. They provide Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a complimentary breakfast. They're located in the nearby suburb of Fishers, just 9 miles up the freeway from the Exposition Hall. 

Baymont Inn & Suites 
  9790 North by Northeast Blvd, 
  Fishers, IN 46037
  Phone 317-348-2376

To receive the discounted rate:  Call and ask for the Great Indy Pet Expo block. 

Documents and Files

Application and Registration Form.pdf         
Rules for the Race.pdf         

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