Rabbit, rat or Rottweiler, people love their pets.
That’s why for the 23rd year all things animal will be celebrated at the Super Pet Expo, a destination for those looking to shop for their pet, adopt a new one, Want to see pet-themed entertainment and learn about how they can enrich their pets? ‘Life.
Here’s what you need to know if you plan to attend – and let the fur fly.
When and where is the Super Pet Expo?
The annual event will be held from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3 at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison at 97 Sanfield Ave. It runs from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
how much does it cost?
Tickets are $15 for everyone over 12 and $10 for children ages 4 to 11. Children under 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased at eventspass.com/event/SuperPetExpoEdisonNJ2024.
Should I bring my pet?
People are encouraged to bring their vaccinated, friendly pets on non-retractable leashes. You are also likely to see tabby cats, iguanas, horses and toucans.
The expo will include plenty of interactive activities for both pets and their humans. Usually about 2500 dogs participate.
Betsy Middleton will get each pet’s paw print for owners, free with the price of admission.
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What’s new this year?
The Chief Veterinary Officer of the Dog Aging Project will share research findings on how people can help their dogs live longer through lifestyle choices, preventative health options and medical recommendations. People will also be able to enroll their dogs in the program to help them get more results.
Jamie and Jessica Hatch from Gone to the Snow Dogs, who have over 6 million followers on social media, will share best practices about hotel and RV travel with pets. He will be bringing his Siberian Huskies Memphis, Kira and Eleanor from Michigan whom online viewers know from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
Jim Masterson will teach his Masterson Method, an interactive system of body work to improve a dog’s comfort, mobility and longevity. Masterson will show guests how to read subtle changes in a dog’s body language that alert owners to where their dog may be hiding stress or discomfort, as well as gentle bodywork techniques to help release both. will
What are the highlights?
Performing celebrity dog members of champion stunt dog trainer Chrissie Joy’s Bon-A-Fide talent troupe will showcase their Frisbee skills, tricks and agility throughout the weekend. Visitors will recognize some of the children from national commercials and feature films. Joy hosts “The Dog Moms” and “Farm Girl” on DOGTV.
The Ultimate Dog Ball Pit will have 5,000 balls for dogs to play with.
Jersey Agility will host dog agility demonstrations and free classes.
The Doggie Derby, a race for dachshunds, corgis and other small dog breeds, invites a family member, toy or treat to entice participants to reach the finish line, with prizes for all winners. A $15 per race pre-registration online is suggested.
Must Love Diggs and Comedy will host a comedy show.
Dogs, cats, ferrets, birds and mice can audition to be stars with the Pawsitively FAMOUS Animal Talent Agency & Podcast. Don Wolfe, trainer of Hollywood’s pet stars, will also share audition tips.
There will be a dog fashion show.
The 11th annual Repticon will showcase hundreds of reptiles. Experts will also offer advice and sell supplies and reptile products.
Luring 101, a capture-the-flag activity for dogs who love to chase, will once again take place in the 2,500-square-foot lure course.
Who will be there?
Exhibitors include pet adoption, pet care and health, grooming, food and day care, as well as creative pet gifts, treats, fashion at the largest pet shopping extravaganza on the East Coast. , will include grooming accessories and toys.
Where can I get more information?
come visit superpetexpo.com.
Staff reporter Jenna Intersimone: JIntersimone@MyCentralJersey.com