2017 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. And she is been the featured act at the National Dog Show and the Westminster Kennel Club event.  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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Superfit Canine

Come meet and see Disaster Working Dogs show how they find people missing in a disaster. Plus see their amazing Ladder Skills. We will have someone hidden in a barrel out of site of the canine and send them out to find that person. Plus we will have ladders and planks for the canines to climb up and over to show their agility skills. You will also get the chance to meet each one of the working canines.




Flyball Tournament

The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo will be having the exciting sport of Flyball again at the show this year.The Hard Drive Flyball Club will be hosting a Flyball Tournament at the Pet Expo – they will do demonstrations on Friday night and the Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday.

Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. Flyball is run in teams of four dogs, as a relay.

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Parade of Breeds

Calling all purebred breed dogs! Participate with your dog in the Parade of Breeds to be held on Saturday January 14th in the Dog Arena. Open to 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 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 the 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!!!!





Buddy’s Pet Resort

Buddy’s Pet Resort will have their Mobile Grooming Van at the show and will offer free nail clipping.


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.

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 “Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo 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!



The Delco Bird Club  

The Delco Bird Club will be at the Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo with various species of their birds and to provide information on pet care, diet and information on the birds’ natural habitat. They will also educate the future buyer to the many responsibilities in the purchase of a pet bird

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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.



Y2K9 Freestlyers Dancing with your Dog


Dancing with their Dogs, Y2K9 Freestylers will present a varied group of routines to music including “Be a Clown” “Veils and Wings”  “Friend like Me”’ “Who let the Dog Out” and more. Costumes, dogs dancing and music-see what freestylers can do! Freestyle is the sport of dancing with your dog. It is a wonderful display of communication and relationship between dog and handler, set to music.

Freestyle is highly entertaining and it is obvious both dogs and handler are having a great time. Freestyle is open to all breeds of dogs including mixed breeds

Do not miss these entertaining demonstrations.



Valerie Bruder Photograpy


Valerie Bruder will be offering on-site pet portraits for $25 per session.  Prices include the on-site session, professional editing(removal of leash, etc) on line gallery for client to choose 1 high resolution digital file.  Client has the option to purchase prints and additional digitals from the online gallery.

Also being offered, free adoption photos for any adoptions done at the Pet Expo.







Creature’s Comfort Veterinary Care, PLLC

Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo Special

Marsia Bates, DVM of Creature’s Comfort Veterinary Care, PLLC will be offering the following services at the show – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Vaccine Services  will be offered to pets that are currently vaccinated and coming due for their annual exam and boosters

Adult vaccine package (includes rabies, 5 in 1 + lepto, Bordetella, fecal) $85

Microchipping $18

Heartworm testing when added to package or with purchase of 12-month supply of heartworm prevention through our on-line pharmacy $10

Heartworm test alone $20

Lyme vaccine $36

Pricing is relative to the Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo – January, 2017 and does not include fees for vaccine boosters.


Pets Plus/Hemlock Edge Rescue-Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership-  Pets Plus and Hemlock Edge Rescue will be offering a seminar on Responsible Pet Ownership.  Topics include the importance of spay/neuter dog registrations/licenses and what you need to know about how to be proactive in the animal community.  This is an important program for pet owners and those thinking about getting a pet