What's happening at The Great Indy Pet Expo


Saturday, November 10: 10AM - 6PM

Sunday, November 11: 10AM - 4PM

NEW DogLoversDays Lure Course

Let your dog try it out!

This Lure Course is new and improved! Lure is a sport for dogs where they chase an artificial lure around in a pattern. Your dog will be able to try it out on it's own! This course will also feature jumps and action photos taken as your dog runs the course. Cost is $10 per run. Sign up on-site. 

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. 


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

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!

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:

La Quinta for just $70/night

Our friends at La Quinta offer a bargain rate for Expo vendors: Just $70, pets included. They provide Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a complimentary breakfast. 

La Quinta Inn Indianapolis East-Post Drive
2349 Post Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: 317-897-2300

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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