Entertainment

What's happening at The Great Indy Pet Expo


DATES AND HOURS



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. 




Pet Valu Rescue Meet & Greet Arena

Mingle with the adoptable pets on site! 


Thanks to Pet Valu, there will be a new Rescue Meet & Greet Arena at this year's Great Indy Pet Expo! This will be a 40-foot draped area on the main show floor of The Great Indy Pet Expo.

This space is created for rescues and shelters to be able to showcase your adoptable pets in a more relaxed meet & greet area where potential adopters can interact with new potential family members.

We asked Pet Valu to partner with us on this because they have such a huge commitment to the rescue and shelter community. In addition, they will provide all new adoptive pet parents a Pet Parent Guide which also includes coupons to their store.

Be sure to stop by and check it out while your there! 



Pet Valu Thanks For Giving Campaign 

A Food and Product Drive for Local Rescues


Pet Valu is extending their "Thanks for Giving" November campaign to the Great Indy Pet Expo. This is a is a food and product drive for local rescues. They are asking for pet food, pet supplies, cleaning supplies, grooming tools and treats. The local Pet Valu stores will distribute all the donations to their rescue and shelter partners. A donation of only $5 feeds a cat or a dog for a week! Every customer that makes a donation to Thanks for Giving will receive (1) bounce back coupon for $5 off a purchase of $40 or more regardless of how much they donate. 

DOXIE DERBY

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


Agility Rabbits! ALL WEEKEND!


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 weekend! 


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. 




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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