2016 Special Attractions


Gail Mirabella and The Dynamo Dogs

Gail Mirabella and The Dynamo Dogs perform all over the country with their entertaining dog variety act. The Dynamo Dogs are veteran performing dogs and they demonstrate everything from trick dog show routines to Frisbee dog acrobatics. Gail and her talented dogs have appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, The Today Show and many other national and regional television shows. Through a unique combination of Gail’s circus and competitive disc dog experience she has built a truly one-of-a-kind canine variety show featuring her outstanding Dynamo Dogs!
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Parade of Breeds

Calling all purebred dogs! Participate with your dog in the Parade of Breeds to be held on Saturday November 7th in the Dog Arena. Open to purebred dogs 6 months of age and up.

There is no fee to enter but everyone must pay the admission fee to the show. Pets must be healthy, free from parasites and have all the necessary shots.

You can print the form to participate under Waivers/Forms on this site or email us at karen@familypetshows.com and we will email or fax you the forms.


Rainforest Reptile Shows

Rainforest Reptile Shows-A multifaceted interactive educational program founded by Curator Michael Ralbovsky and Director Joaney Gallagher who are not only committed to each other but their love for all animals. Since 1993 they and their team have been educating about the natural world to improve the quality of our lives, teaching respect and educating all ages of the importance not only the rainforests and its animals ….but, all inhabitats!

The Rainforest Team herpetologists will be performing through out the day and Michael will be joined by Fred our STAR American alligator during their presentation. You have probably seen Fred with some of his friends….Jeff Corwin, Conan and many others. Be come a FAN!

The RRS mobile zoo will be open all day. This fascinating adventure through the unique and endangered reptile world allows you to get eye to eye with a rattlesnake, crocodile and many more amazing animals. Discover how these unusual misunderstood animals are intricate part of the world we live in!!(a nominal fee is charged to enter..All fees collected go directly to tmichael&joaniehe animals you are viewing and reptile preservation)

Don’t forget to stop by the US Fish and Wildlife display by the Mobile Zoo(plus the ones inside) This variety of artifacts from all over the world have been confiscated by US F & W Service through illegal importation. Learn what you can import and what you cannot. One of the RRS Team members is always available to answer your many questions.


As with all our presentations there are opportunities for volunteers help us out and to get up close and personal during and after our presentations!

Enjoy our professional Team while they thrill all ages and share their excitement FOR THE NATURAL WORLD!!!!

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Rabbit Hopping

Presented by Alikatt’s Bunnies

Rabbit Hopping? Yep, think agility for your bunny. Allikatt’s Bunnies will present an agility demonstration of rabbit hopping at the show all weekend.RabbitHopping2

After watching the fun-filled demonstration, there will be a seminar so you can learn how you can get involved in this sport.

Pre-registration for the classes preferred. Bring your rabbit in a closed bottom leak-proof carrier. Approved H-style harnesses required (available at show). Handler must wear sneakers to use the course. To compete in the competition, your rabbit must be able to jump at least 6-10” Easy Class; 10-14” Intermediate Class. Check us out on www.rabbithopping.com

For questions or to pre-register, email us at info@rabbithopping.com. Please put in the subject line “NJ Family Pet Show Registration” Include your name, age (adult/child), rabbit name, age, breed, skill level.

Guinea Pig Agility

Guinea pig agility?  Come check out our agility course for guinea pigs. We will have the course available to try out. Come see Super Agent Ruby as she learns the course. Bring your piggie!



AKC Good Citizen

Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs. The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names.

Testing will be offered at the Pet Expo between the hours of 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday an Sunday. All breeds and mixed breeds are welcome. Basic manners and obedience skills will be tested on dogs who are friendly and not aggressive. Dogs must be clean and in good health and at least six (6) months of age. Please bring small brush to be used on your dog during the testing as well as a choke or buckle collar only. No flexileads allowed. If your dog passes, you will be given a form to mail to the AKC who will then send you a beautiful gold-sealed Certificate which you may want to frame. Cost for testing will be $20 per dog. Preregister at superiordogacademy@verizon.net For more information, please see AKC link: AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program




Illusion Ranch Alpacas

The softest, cutest, most cuddly critter that you will ever meet. You can see colorful, gentle alpacas at the Illusion Ranch Alpaca area where you can meet them up close an personal, and have the opportunity to feel what’s been called the “softest fiber” in the world-baby alpaca fleece!

There will be an educational display where you can learn about these beautiful animals.



Lonely Grey Rescue 

Walk the Rainforest right in your backyard! Lonely Grey Rescue is presenting an interactive tour that will allow you to meet and learn about different species of exotic parrots, their origins and how they came to be a part of our rescue. During the tour you will be able to meet, pet and even hold different birds! Each of these birds bring a unique story with them and we are so excited to be able to share them with you.

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Sharon Miner – Sharon’s Grooming LLC

Sharon Miner is equine/canine writer, author and speaker and for the last eight years is a mobile pet groomer of dogs and cats. We are happy to have Sharon join us at the NJ Family Pet Show where she will be doing educational presentations

Pet Grooming 101- Home remedies for animal health and grooming: cleaning ears, healing allergy scabs and superficial wounds, trimming nails on dogs and cats, treating flea and other pest problems, and keeping eyes clean and healthy.

Choosing a Breed from the Groomer’s Perspective: Before you chose a dog, learn which breeds are high or low maintenance, discover different clips for popular breeds and crosses, and how often a professional groom will be needed

Simplify Grooming: Making grooming easier-proper tools, helpful products and understanding animal behavior.

She will also be doing grooming demonstrations at her booth.

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The International Cat Association Cat Show hosted by the Central Jersey Cat Fanciers Club. A TICA sanctioned cat show will be held this year at the New Jersey Pet Expo.  See the usual and not so usual breeds of cats competing for the blue ribbon!  They will also do a Parade of Breeds each day. For additional information go to www.ticama.org/cj/



Cranbury Animal Hospital – Ask the Vet.

Dr. Beshoy Rafla from Cranbury Animal Hospital will be there all weekend long to answer all questions you may have concerning your pet.



Holistic Veterinarian and author Judy Morgan will be at New Jersey Family Pet Show doing seminars and cooking for your dog demonstrations at her booth

Home Cooking for Your Dog or Cat
Are you looking for an alternative way of feeding your dog or cat?  Home cooking for your pet can be fun, easy and a healthful alternative. When cooking for your pets, you can control the quality of the diet, as well as adjusting the diet to your individual pet’s needs.  Discover whether “grain-free” is the way to go; learn which grains can be healthy additions to your pet’s diet. By cooking meals using Chinese Medicine Theory, you can keep your pet healthy using fresh, wholesome food ingredients. Learn how easy it is to cook healthy meals for your pets.

Live cooking demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. Learn how to make meals so tasty you might be tempted to share with your pet!  In addition to meals for your healthy dog and cat, recipe demonstrations will include diets for dogs and cats with allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, diets for older dogs and cats who are weak, arthritic and may have decreased kidney function, and diets for dogs and cats with heart disease.

Cooking demonstrations will be presented by Dr. Judy Morgan at her booth

Seminar topics: Help for senior pets- how to make life easier for them

Natural flea and Tick prevention instead of using chemicals

Vaccine controversy – What is really needed and how often?

Dental disease- how to prevent it and why it matters


The Puppy-Wuppy Drill Team

The PW Drill Team was created to educate the public on how to have fun with your dog, create a better relationship, and demonstrate how basic obedience exercises, when taught and performed correctly, are extremely useful tools in our every day life.  All dogs love to learn and work in some capacity.  It could be criminal apprehensive, drug detection, service work, SAR, mobility, gluten detection, or just having a clear understanding of what is expected of them in our human world.  The Drill Team shows you how training enriches the lives of the canine and the owner.

The Puppy-Wuppy Drill Team will be doing demonstrations all weekend.

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Come to the Pet Show and buy Blarney Stuff Puppy Dog to benefit the families who stay in our House.


Sally Morgan, PT CST

Sally Morgan, PT CST is a holistic physical therapist with a private practice for animals and the people who love them in Western Massachusetts. She has been a featured speaker at many national and international events. Sally is a pioneer in the field of Craniosacral Therapy for animals, as well as Vibrational Healing. She will be speaking on two topics at Family Pet Expo.

Saturday–TTouch for You and Your Pet

Working with Linda Tellington-Jones for over 30 years, Sally is one of the top TTouch Practitioners in the world and will be bringing the gift of TTouch to our show. Tellington TTouch was developed by internationally-recognized animal expert Linda Tellington-Jones. Tellington TTouch is a specialized approach to the care and training of our companion animals and horses. It can help you understand and influence your animal with your heart and hands in a way that develops trust, creates a harmonious relationship and changes unwanted behavior.  This is a lecture that you do not want to miss! Please bring your pets to the lecture.

Sunday–Connecting With Animals

Sally is an expert in the field of the animal-human bond and her book Dances of the Heart–Connecting With Animals will soon be available. She will be doing a lecture related to the book that will include many ways for you to make meaningful connections with all kinds of animals. This lecture will include TTouch, as well as recent research about the animal-human bond.

Throughout the weekend, Sally will be doing TTouch and Craniosacral mini-sessions at her booth, next to her sister, veterinarian Dr. Judy Morgan.