We invite you to come check out our VCA Animal Hospitals Presentation Stage! Over the weekend, we’ll have numerous professionals join us on stage to speak on pet-related topics that will benefit you and your furry loved one.
There will also be contests for you and your furry friends to participate in!
Ugliest Dog Contest
Pet/owner look-a-like Contest
Animals Got Talent Best trick Contest
Michigan vs. Michigan State Costume Contest
Detroit Lions Spirit Gear Costume Contest
Sara Carson & the Super Collies
Sara Carson of Ontario Canada began her career at fifteen years old successfully running her own dog training facility for five years in her hometown of North Bay. During that time Sara expanded her knowledge teaching obedience, puppy foundations, tricks, and agility to the students who attended classes at her facility.
Sara is well known as one of the top international trick dog trainers in North America today. She has been nationally recognized for showcasing her achievements such as the CW Dog Honors 'top trick' award in 2020, The Great Mats 'Dog Trainer of the Year' in 2017. Her dogs have earned a multitude of working and sport titles such as agility, dock diving, barn hunt and tricks. She has also placed across the board in disc dog competitions and taught the art form of canine freestyle dance.
Sara and her Super Collie Hero had their first televised appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman blowing bubbles and continue to captivate audiences all over the world on the silver screen. She acquired her celebrity dog trainer status after placing fifth on the season twelve finale of America's Got Talent in 2017. Since then Sara and Hero have filmed 'A Genie's Tale' where Hero played Joe the main protagonist. Sara has also made an appearance as a judge on 'Puppy Bowl- The Summer Games' as well as additional titles into the 2021 Discovery+ series.
Currently, she is living in Kentucky, USA. Her plans are to continue her adventures around the globe with her dogs, performing and teaching tricks to dog owners and their pups. Sara wrote an instructional book in 2022 called Super Dog Tricks on a shelf near you! She also runs the most functional and user friendly dog app on the market PUPPR (available on Android or IOS).
The Canine Stars
The Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show is an exciting extreme sports production for family entertainment – highlighting popular dog sports such as dock diving, freestyle frisbee disc, flyball racing, high jumping, and dog agility with multiple breeds of dogs and mixes who have been rescued or adopted from shelters.
Keri Caraher and Ethan Wilhelm began competing in dog sports with their personal pet dogs in 2001 in Colorado. They competed across North America at the highest levels in Agility, Flyball racing, Disc Dog, and Dock Diving, including earning top placements at National and World Champion events. In 2005 they began performing professionally with their dogs at Theme Parks, Fairs, Pet Expos and Zoos, including tours across Canada and the Virgin Islands.
In January 2012, The Canine Stars team was created to bring our amazing rescued dogs to even larger audiences, while emphasizing and encouraging pet adoption and promoting a strong interactive bond with man’s best friend.
Wiener Dog Races
We invite you to come check out our new WIENER DOG RACES! Over the weekend, we’ll have numerous contests for you and your furry friends to participate in including the Wiener Dog Races. Step right up and call your dog from one end of the course to the finish line!
Bring your furry friend and sign them up to win the race!
Dog Lovers Days Lure Course
Dog Lovers Days Lure Course is our agility lure course appearing at other events across North America. No experience or training required on our lure course, only FUN for your dog and for you to watch too! When you bring your dog, YOUR dog will play on the coolest doggy ride ever. Watch your pet run and have a ball chasing a lure in a fun safe environment while you smile and enjoy watching your pet receive some awesome exercise. Your dog will smile.
You will witness a variety of breeds in every color, shape, size and age, as well as everyone’s favorite, the All American Mix. Our experienced handlers work side by side with their own personal loving companions, each one providing talent and skills that make every Rock-N-Roll K-9 show unforgettable.
We custom design each performance, selecting from a wide variety of segmented events. At any given production you will enjoy the fun and antics of our amazing canine stars doing what they love to do most…..Grand Prix racing, high jumping, flyball, musical mats, tricks, team relay racing, limbo competition, choreographed obedience routines, Scooby Says, barrel racing and much more. Each show segment is mixed with audience participation, comedy, special effects with unexpected surprises and the beat of some famous Rock & Roll music.
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.
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!
Meet & Greet Gone to the Snow Dogs Memphis & Kira!
Gone to the Snow Dogs from Youtube.com!
If you don't know who they are check them out atwww.YouTube.com/GonetotheSnowDogs
They do at least 3 videos a week of their dogs, just being dogs! From camping, to hiking, to the ever popular Fan Friday show where they answer questions from you, their fans! Memphis, Kira and FurAngels Shelby, Oakley & Shiloh are so happy that you are supporting them in their adventures! And they are so glad that they are able to share them with all of you and make everyone smile!
Come to the Expo and meet the Dogs all weekend long!
Michigan Society of Herpetologists
The Michigan Society of Herpetologists (MSH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to member and non-member education about and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.
This group brings to the Novi Pet Expo over 50 species for families to see up close and personal and learn even more about reptiles!
Rainbow Feather Bird Club & Rescue
They are a bird club and a registered 501(c)3 rescue dedicated to education about companion bird care, health and welfare. Their rescue is run to find new, permanent homes for unwanted companion birds. They bring to the Novi Pet Expo a huge array of birds that families can interact with up close and personal!
Bounce House Mania
Let your children "shake out the sillies" in an inflatable playground !
Bounce House Mania requires an additional wristband purchase of $5 per child (ages 2-11) for unlimited jump time!
Children 5&under are Free to get into the Novi Pet Expo, so you can allow them to enjoy the Bounce Houses for $5 as well as the entire Expo too!
Pet Expo Superstore
Metro Detroit’s most popular family pet store, Premier Pet Supply will again offer their Pet Expo Superstore, with an excellent and inexpensive selection of pet items and treats, too.
The Premier Pet Supply Superstore offers pet items with a special emphasis on products made in Michigan and the U.S.A. Premier Pet Supply Owner Mike Palmer will also offer a 20% discount certificate to any family or individual who adopts a new pet at the Expo, both on items at the show, and also through December 15th at any of their store locations.
Pet Supplies Plus Rescue Pet Adoptions
Looking to add a furry or feathered friend to the family? Then you have come to the right place! The largest indoor adoption event in Michigan here at the Novi Pet Expo we have in our Pet Supplies Plus Rescue Pet Adoption area over 30 Rescue Organizations setup with many animals looking for new homes!
Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association
The Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association is pleased to present police K9 demonstrations at the Novi Pet Expo this year! Watch as narcotics and arson detection K9's show off their extensive training. The demonstrations will consist of narcotics and accelerants odor detection, article searches, handler protection, and criminal apprehension. Attendees will hear about the time and resources it takes for K9 units to keep up with their training. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions and even meet a police K9.
Founded in 2012, the Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association is a 501c3 organization that provides funding and resources for active and retired police K9 units. The SVPCA has assisted K9 programs from the Saginaw Police Department, Arenac County Sheriff's Department, Ogemaw County Sheriff's Department, Bay City Department of Public Safety, and more.
Photos with Santa
Come to the Pet Expo and get you and your dog(s) or cat(s) photo taken with Santa! We will have a fun Holiday backdrop perfect for your portraits!
All proceeds will benefit Pawsitive Impacts for Pets!
Pawsitive Impact for Pets (PIP) was started in September 2010 by a small group of friends, each having worked with many animals in either a rescue or veterinary setting, including a practicing veterinarian. Together these founding members represent over 100 years of experience in animal welfare. PIP was founded to fill a gap that they all deal with on an almost daily basis.
That gap is support for loving owners; helping them to overcome the challenges they face with their beloved pet so they don’t have to surrender or euthanize it. PIP believes that by giving owners the resources and assistance they need, shelter and rescue overcrowding can be greatly reduced.
Pawsitive Impact for Pets, Inc. is officially recognized as a non-profit by the State of Michigan.
Tina's Pony Rides
hey offer pony rides as well as a petting farm for the kiddos to interact with farm animals!
This business was started in 2000 with just five ponies and Tina had a dream to grow! They currently have twenty-five ponies as well as a great variety of petting zoo animals. The business and farm is run by my Tina Dutton and her husband as well as her two teenage kids. They spend a lot of time with their animals. We know their temperaments very well, and understand which animals work best under most conditions.
The quality service that they offer with Tina's Party Ponies shines through at the expo!
Seeking Pet-related Presenters, Trainers, and Clinicians for future shows!
We always have interest in viewing proposals from pet-centric entertainers, clinicians and speakers with wisdom or family friendly fun to share! We are also open to suggestion regarding topics and content, too. Please see desired information below before submitting your proposal or ideas.
We ask that you E-Mail the following information for consideration:
Name of clinician or entertainer
Contact name for additional information and booking information
Web site and or Facebook page address if available
Title of topic(s) to be presented (we prefer a list from which to select topics, if more than one is offered)
Description of topic(s) to be presented
What size and type of venue is desired, i.e. Seminar hall, demonstration arena, main arena, round pen.
What type of audio/visual equipment will be needed, beyond basic sound system and microphone
A brief biography
A few hi-resolution publicity photos for print, website and social media promotion
Please keep in mind that the mission of the Novi Pet Expo is to provide expert pet-centric advice and practical education for benefit of the public. All presentations should be general in nature and not promotion or endorsement for a product or service, please.
All information should be sent to Jackie McMahon via email, email@example.com
Once confirmed as a Novi Pet Expo clinician or entertainer, additional forms will need to be completed and will be sent to you via email or direct mail.