Long Island Pet Expo Comes To Suffolk Community College on March 5-6

Written by Alyssa Nightingale  |  03. March 2011

Long Island Pet Expo returns to the Suffolk Community College Expo Center on its Brentwood Campus on March 5 and 6. The Pet Expo will transform the Expo Center into the area's largest collection of pets. There will be free parking for all attendees. The Pet Expo is designed as a family oriented event to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets and responsible pet ownership while making available an outstanding shopping venue of products and services pertaining to pets and pet lovers. Educational demonstrations and seminars will be also be held throughout the weekend. It will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children (ages 11 and under), and children 3 and under are admitted free. There is an additional nominal charge for some attractions. Visit The Long Island Pet Expo website at www.longislandpetexpo.com for discount coupons or to purchase discount tickets online. Headlining the weekend's entertainment is the non-stop action of the Classic K-9 Show, known internationally as the most memorable and enjoyable canine arena show featuring high jumping, agility racing, and much more. Plus, you will not want to miss our special World of Dogs Program, which includes agility and training demonstrations presented throughout the weekend by Doggie U. of America. The Long Island Road Rage will conduct fly ball demonstrations and there will be disc dog routines as well. And don't miss Rick Caran and his performing dog "Jilli," the world's only poker playing dog; Jim Helems and his Australian Shepherds from Dog Pals; as well as Diana Frohman and her "Dancing With Your Dog" performances. The unique and entertaining Rainforest Reptile Shows and their rare albino alligator, Long Island Pot-Bellied Pig Club, and the Illusion Ranch Alpacas are always very popular with attendees. A special Birds of Prey Show will be presented by the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons and children will not want to miss the Green Meadows Farm Petting Zoo and Pony Rides. For cat lovers, The Long Island Pet Expo has The International Cat Association (TICA) Cat Show all weekend. Stop by and check out your favorite breed and see which cat takes home the blue ribbon! New to the show this year will be a special Parade of Breeds on Saturday and Sunday afternoon in the main dog arena. If you have a purebred dog and would like to showcase them, please sign up by calling 631-423-0620 to enter your dog or download the entry form at www.longislandpetexpo.com. The Petland Discounts Traveling Pet Shows which will present an exciting, interactive and educational show where you and your children will learn to appreciate all kinds of animals is another highlight of the weekend-long expo. Another important aspect of the Long Island Pet Expo are the adoption and rescue agencies that participate to provide the public with the information on adoption and responsible pet ownership. And don't forget the wide variety of pet products and services at the show that make great gifts for pets and pet owners. For additional information or to reserve vendor space, call (631) 423-0620, e-mail petexpo@optonline.net or visit www.longislandpetexpo.com.

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