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Entertainment & Activities Schedule

 Please note that schedules may be subject to change.

MAIN STAGE

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

11:00 AM: Feathered Friends and Birdie Buddies!

Debbie Goodrich, Owner, Parrot Ambassadors

Parrot Ambassadors educates and entertains audiences of all ages throughout the Puget Sound Region.  Since 2001, Parrot Ambassadors has now performed over 1,000 programs to students, special needs, the elderly and events.  Parrots are the ultimate ambassador to connect what happens in our backyard to the world and our need to address global environmental needs.  Be amazed at what a parrot is capable of learning and teaching!  It’s time for the show!

12:00 PM: So You Want to Help Animals? How to Get Started

Patty Kaija, Director, The Almost Home Project

Did you know that nearly 8 million animals enter US animal shelters or rescues each year? So many of us animal lovers dream of getting involved in animal rescue and then - while rescue can be VERY rewarding - some are entirely unprepared for the many challenges and the emotional toll that helping animals can take. Learn about some of the many ways to assist your local community by helping animals of all kinds; from contacting your local politicians to volunteering with animal advocacy organizations!

1:00 PM: The Healing Touch: Helping Pets With Chronic Pain, Weakness or Paralysis

Dr Nels Rasmussen DC, Healing Ministry for Animals

There are still many questions in the medical world about the reason that animals become weak or paralyzed. Dr Nels Rasmussen has been helping people and their pets for over three decades, to regain their comfort, strength and mobility without drugs or surgery. People have called him a Miracle Worker, but he prefers to think of himself as a Life Energy Scientist. Watch Dr. Nels demonstrate his his gentle healing method while he explains the principles of his work and answers your questions.

2:00 PM: Photography Hacks For Taking Awesome Pet Photos!

Jessy Clinch, Photographer, Jessy Clinch Photography

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take your own, professional-quality photographs? You’ve seen adorable photos of dogs, cats, birds, etc, all over the internet. Learn how to make the best of your camera! Let your local pet photography expert give some quick tips on how you can create the perfect pet snapshot. Maybe some day your photos will even go viral!

3:00 PM: The Vietnam Vet and the Labradoodle: How a Service Dog Helped Win a Personal Battle

Gander, Winner: AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE), National Service Dog Ambassador

Lon “Veteran Traveler” Hodge, Army Vet, Author, Advocating for Operation Fetch

Gander was on Doggy Death Row when a prison training program saved his life. After graduation, Gander received additional training and became a service dog to veteran Lon Hodge, who suffers from PTSD and mobility issues as a result of his time in the service. Lon credits Gander with saving his life, and now the duo spend their time raising awareness of veterans’ issues and the profound impact service dogs can have on trauma survivors. Hodge and Gander have co-authored a book of stories, In Dogs We Trust: Tales of Unconditional Love, Inspiration and Service (Veteran Traveler Press), to support their mission.

CONTEST STAGE

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

11:30 AM: The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

 

12:30 PM: Happiest Pet, Biggest Smile Contest

Oh. My. Gawd. Becky, look at that mutt. Her smile’s so... big. We can’t believe it’s so round. We mean, it’s so out there... Oh, sorry, you caught us singing along to one of our favorite tunes by Sir Barks-A-Lot. Anyway, does your pet have a smile that lights up a room? Is he/she just the happiest pooch who’s ever wagged their way onto a dance floor? Yes? Then this is the contest for you and your best pet friend! The Happiest Pet, Biggest Smile Contest consists of two categories: “happiest pet” and “biggest smile”. Audience applause will determine contest winner.

1:30 PM: Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest

Does your pet have an amazing talent? Of course, they do! Then it’s a good thing that bragging rights are up for grabs because this is your pet’s chance to show off and awe us all with their mad skills! Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest consists of three categories: “best trick overall”, “most creative trick”, and “silliest trick”. Audience applause will determine the winner of a fabulous prize!

2:30 PM: The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

3:30 PM: Pet Musical Chairs Competition

Musical Chairs is a doggy variation of the classic children’s game. Music plays as handlers walk with their dog’s off-leash counter-clockwise around a rectangular area. A line of chairs (with alternating chairs facing in opposite direction) runs down the center of the rectangle. When the music stops, the handlers instruct their dogs to sit by verbal request and hand signal only (i.e., without touching them) and rush to sit on a vacant chair in the center of the rectangle. Last dog (and person) sitting wins!

4:15 PM:The Biggest, Baddest, Bestest Pet Costume Contest Evah!
Sponsored by Pet Connection™ Magazine

Pet supermodels sashaying their costumed selves on the Pet Expo’s (err, very makeshift) catwalk? Um, yes please, and we’ll take a second serving too, thankyouverymuch! Show off your pet dressed in their costumed best for the super popular Pet Costume Contest! Any pet is welcome to participate, whether they’re canine, feline, porcupine, or just simply divine. There’s just one itsy bitsy teeny tiny caveat: to be eligible to win, your pet must wear a costume. Audience applause will determine first, second, and third-place winners. You can be confident that we’ve had extensive totally-scientific training in judging these types of things and can quickly identify audience enthusiasm down to a single clap too. To enter, bring your pet to the Contest Stage by 4:00 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

MAIN STAGE

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

12:00 PM: Connecting with our Animal Friends

Darcy Pariso, www.DarcyPariso.com, Medium & Animal Communicator

When it comes to our animal companions, you can expect the unexpected. Animals will often mirror our physical and emotional issues to bring them to our attention to be resolved. As we have our purposes in life, they also have theirs. We must ask ourselves: what are animals trying to teach me? How can I understand them better? Darcy will show you how to tune in, connect and send messages to the animals in your life.

1:00 PM: The Healing Touch: Helping Pets With Chronic Pain, Weakness or Paralysis

Dr Nels Rasmussen DC, Healing Ministry for Animals

There are still many questions in the medical world about the reason that animals become weak or paralyzed. Dr Nels Rasmussen has been helping people and their pets for over three decades, to regain their comfort, strength and mobility without drugs or surgery. People have called him a Miracle Worker, but he prefers to think of himself as a Life Energy Scientist. Watch Dr. Nels demonstrate his his gentle healing method while he explains the principles of his work and answers your questions.

2:00 PM: The Vietnam Vet and the Labradoodle: How a Service Dog Helped Win a Personal Battle

Gander, Winner: AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE), National Service Dog Ambassador

Lon “Veteran Traveler” Hodge, Army Vet, Author, Advocating for Operation Fetch

Gander was on Doggy Death Row when a prison training program saved his life. After graduation, Gander received additional training and became a service dog to veteran Lon Hodge, who suffers from PTSD and mobility issues as a result of his time in the service. Lon credits Gander with saving his life, and now the duo spend their time raising awareness of veterans’ issues and the profound impact service dogs can have on trauma survivors. Hodge and Gander have co-authored a book of stories, In Dogs We Trust: Tales of Unconditional Love, Inspiration and Service (Veteran Traveler Press), to support their mission.

3:00 PM: Feathered Friends and Birdie Buddies!

Debbie Goodrich, Owner, Parrot Ambassadors

Parrot Ambassadors educates and entertains audiences of all ages throughout the Puget Sound Region.  Since 2001, Parrot Ambassadors has now performed over 1,000 programs to students, special needs, the elderly and events.  Parrots are the ultimate ambassador to connect what happens in our backyard to the world and our need to address global environmental needs.  Be amazed at what a parrot is capable of learning and teaching!  It’s time for the show!

CONTEST STAGE

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

11:30 AM: The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

12:30 PM: Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest

Does your pet have an amazing talent? Of course, they do! Then it’s a good thing that bragging rights are up for grabs because this is your pet’s chance to show off and awe us all with their mad skills! Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest is for any pets that wish to be the star of the SeaTac Pet Con! Audience applause will determine the winner of a fabulous prize!

 

1:30 PM: Pet Musical Chairs Competition

Musical Chairs is a doggy variation of the classic children’s game. Music plays as handlers walk with their dog’s off-leash counter-clockwise around a rectangular area. A line of chairs (with alternating chairs facing in opposite direction) runs down the center of the rectangle. When the music stops, the handlers instruct their dogs to sit by verbal request and hand signal only (i.e., without touching them) and rush to sit on a vacant chair in the center of the rectangle. Last dog (and person) sitting wins!

 

2:30 PM: The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Please remember, adopt don’t shop!

3:30 PM:The Biggest, Baddest, Bestest Pet Costume Contest Evah!

Sponsored by Pet Connection™ Magazine

Pet supermodels sashaying their costumed selves on the Pet Expo’s (err, very makeshift) catwalk? Um, yes please, and we’ll take a second serving too, thankyouverymuch! Show off your pet dressed in their costumed best for the super popular Pet Costume Contest! Any pet is welcome to participate, whether they’re canine, feline, porcupine, or just simply divine. There’s just one itsy bitsy teeny tiny caveat: to be eligible to win, your pet must wear a costume. Audience applause will determine first, second, and third-place winners. You can be confident that we’ve had extensive totally-scientific training in judging these types of things and can quickly identify audience enthusiasm down to a single clap too. To enter, bring your pet to the Contest Stage by 3:15 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

 

AGILITY COURSE

Provided by State Farm®

www.statefarm.com

(This self-paced activity is for pets of all ages, sizes, abilities, and disABILITIES.)

 

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

 

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM

 

Put your pet to the test on the State Farm Agility & Obstacle Course! Traditional Agility is a fast-paced canine sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. However, that’s not what THIS particular course is all about! Designed to build a dog’s confidence and enhance their ability to work with their guardian in a variety of situations, this self-paced activity is one that any pooch can enjoy - whether they’re young or young-at-heart, weigh 8lb or 108lb, are in peak physical condition or have three legs - and is the perfect activity to challenge your best pet friend both mentally and physically. Staff will be on-hand to offer assistance and help make accommodations for dogs of every age and ability - including those with disabilities - as they navigate their way through this veritable canine carnival of fun.

 

TRAINING HUB

Provided by Family Dog Training Center

www.familydogonline.com

 

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

 

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM

 

Who said an old dog can’t learn new tricks? The Family Dog Training Center will be doing demos all day, both days, showing off the wonderful talents of their amazing pups! This is the perfect activity to bring your pooch to and see if you both can learn a thing or two! This self-paced activity utilizing positive reinforcement is one that any dog can enjoy - whether they’re young or young-at-heart, weigh 8lb or 108lb, are in peak physical condition or have three legs - and is the perfect activity to enjoy watching and playing with your pet, with the possibility of learning a new trick!

 

FLYBALL

Provided by Unorthodogs Flyball & Ruffin’ Tuff Flyball

www. flyballdogs.com/unorthodogs/ and www.facebook.com/RuffinTuffFlyball

Unorthodogs & Ruffin' Tuff will be providing exciting full-team or pairs competition at the following times each day.  Feel free to stop by at any other time to say hello or see some of our young dogs in training too!

 

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

10:30AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM

 

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

11:30AM, 1:00PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM

 

Flyball is a relay race between two teams of four dogs. The teams 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. It is a sport for all dogs, regardless of their breed, shape or size and an active way to interact with one’s dog and other dog enthusiasts in an environment that is fun while allowing the dogs exercise and enjoyment.  There are many ways to play flyball, from running competitively for speed or wins to playing for fun with friends, and there's a club out there to suit almost everyone!  Come watch the fun, and if you're interested then chat with our members about the next steps to give the sport a try!

 

DOCK DOGS

Provided by Puget Sound DockDogs

www.pugetsounddockdogs.org

 

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

10:00 AM: On-Site Registration/Practice

11:00 AM: Big Air WAVE #1

12:30 PM: Big Air WAVE #2

2:00 PM: Big Air WAVE #3

3:30 PM: Extreme Vertical (All in One)

 

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

11:00 AM: On-Site Registration/Practice

12:00 AM: Big Air WAVE #4

1:30 PM: Speed Retrieve (All in One Finals)

3:00 PM: Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)

 

BIRD AREA

Provided by NWEBS, Flight Club Foundation, Parrot Ambassadors, Seattle Parrot Expo, and Parrot Pockets.

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

 

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM

 

Birds are a wonderful choice as a pet, and can be a loving companion for years. Many people can be apprehensive to adopting a bird because of simple behavior issues. Proper care for your feathered friend drastically influences their attitude and temperament and can form a beautiful friendship for years to come! Join the community of bird lovers while they show their amazing animals and provide tips and advice for raising your very own pet bird. Parrot Ambassadors will be here all day to answer your questions! Take this opportunity to get up close to some amazing avian creatures and learn about their many habits, dietary needs, and much more!

 

REPTILE AREA

Provided by Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society

www.pnwhs.org

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

All day, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

 

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

All day, 11:00AM to 4:00PM

Snakes and Skinks! Lizards and Geckos! Turtles and Toads! Tons of folks think that reptiles make super cool pet companions and, as a result, these incredible creatures continue to grow in popularity. In fact, an estimated 4.6 million households in the US happen now own at least one reptile. Sadly, many prospective pet parents have no idea which of these magnificent creatures would make the best fit for their lifestyle or family, leaving millions of animals misunderstood and mistreated right from the start. Learning about the natural history, safe handling, and proper captive care of these beautiful creatures is the key to ensuring that our reptile friends thrive as they should. PacificNorthwest Herpetological Society works to educate the public on the care and needs of these amazing animals. They also work to spread the word that not only are reptiles great pets, but they also play an important role in the wild. Join them as they share some fun facts and fascinating stories about the amazing reptiles in their care.

 

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