2018 Features

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Presentation Stage

 

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!

 

  • Costume Contest

  • 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

Check back to view the full stage schedule!

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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! 

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.

http://www.thecaninestars.com/

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The Butterfly Experience

​The Butterfly Experience is a family owned and operated business, located on Long Island NY. We take great pride in our services and go above and beyond to treat every guest like they are part of our family.

 

The Butterfly Experience brings an educational and personalized touch that makes learning about butterfly's fun. Kids can go into the exhibit and feed live butterflies!! 

http://thebutterflyexperience.net

​K9s in Flight 

 

​K9s in Flight "homeless to highflying" Frisbee Dog Entertainment, breaks the mold from the average dog act with their one of a kind K9 Sports Show! Whether its their High-Flying NBA, NFL or NCAA Professional Frisbee Dog Halftime Show, or their professional Ground act, for Fairs, Festivals and Theme Parks, K9s in Flight cannot be matched.

 

Your audience will recognize these amazing K9s from appearances on ESPN, The Disney Channel, and more, they have toured with The Animal Planet Expo, The NFL Experience, and been featured in Dog Fancy and Dog and Kennel magazines. Amazingly, all of the K9s in Flight stars have been rescued or adopted from streets and shelters around the country. Aside from the dynamic entertainment value, the show emphasizes the great need and importance of pet adoption and the special bond between humans and our four-legged friends! These "homeless to high-flying" dogs will give your event the Ultimate entertainment your audience is looking for, and will always leave a smile on their face.

http://www.airmutts.com/

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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.

www.dogloversdayslurecouse.com

Rock-N-Roll-K9's 

​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.

https://www.facebook.com/rocknrollk9s 

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That Guy With The Birds

"That Guy With The Birds" is also known as Kenny Sprouse. Ken worked with John Lege for many years and before John's passing March 13th 2016, he asked Ken to take over his programs and continue his legacy of educating people about birds from all around the world.


Kenny has always had a fascination with birds and the ability of flight! For the last fifteen years, he has been involved with Parrots and really enjoys sharing his experiences with them! 

http://www.thatguywiththebirds.com/

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!

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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! 

https://www.facebook.com/michherp/

​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!

 

https://www.rfbirdclub.com/ 

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Jesse James Bird Whisperer

​Jesse James, CAS, known internationally as the “BIRDWHISPERER” is an Avian Behavioral Consultant, who specializes in educating Parrot Owners and their Parrots to an enhanced life style and more loving relationship.

Together with effective, non-aggressive behavior modification techniques, TLC and ongoing training, Jesse believes even the most socially challenged parrot can become a wonderful tame loving family member.

http://birdwhisperer.com/

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!

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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.

https://premierpetsupply.com/

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! 

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CGC & AKC Testing & Trick Testing

 

​Canine Adventures will be providing for $20 the ability to do the testing onsite, no registration required. A portion of the $20 will be a donation. 

 

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events.

 

As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC's CGC Program.

 

We will be offering the basic CGC and the Community Canine (CGCA) tests.You can view the testing requirements by clicking here

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Barn Hunt

​Barn Hunt is the new and quickly growing dog sport catching fire across the country! Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. Some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, and for many of those breeds, Barn Hunt provides their first true opportunity for responsible breeders to test proper working traits in their dogs. Barn Hunt is also open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18" wide by bale-height tall tunnel. Barn Hunt has titles, levels of increasing difficulty. 

Barn Hunt is an independent sport, but titles are recognized by both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and United Kennel Club (UKC).

 

Barn Hunt is committed to creating a safe and fun sport for dogs, that also holds rat care at the highest level of consideration. The rats used in Barn Hunt are often beloved family pets. They jump eagerly into their safe, comfortable aerated tubes and truly enjoy interacting with the dogs.

http://canine-adventures.com/hunt

Cheybogan Mtd. Police Officers

 

Commander Kimba MacRitchie

  •       Criminal Justice Degree

  •       Police Academy – OCC

  •       Oakland County Sheriff 14 Years

    •    Sgt. In Charge of Equine Training

  •       Cheboygan County Sheriff since 2012

 

 

Commander Kevin MacRitchie

  •       Intelligence Agency Background

  •       Police Academy- OCC

  •       Oakland County Sheriff 5 Years

    •    Tactical Focused Specialization

  •       Cheboygan County Sheriff since 2012

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Suzy Wyckoff Horsemanship

Mystic Meadows Training is a family owned and operated horse training and riding facility located in beautiful Pinckney Michigan. We specialize in gaited horse training and teaching the rider to be able to ride the gaited horses properly. Instructors Ms. Suzy and Ms. Heather make sure their students have a fabulous time learning all aspects of riding starting with the basic horse care every rider needs to know. We have many years of experience teaching riders of all ages and abilities. From showing in the competition ring to taking a nice fall ride through the woods we cover all your riding needs.

Our horse teaching staff includes Tennessee Walking Horses and Rocky Mountain Horses who all preform their own individual unique gaits. This sets our program into its own category in the fact that these breeds do a smooth gait verses a trot as most lesson programs provide. We feel that these gaited horses have all the opportunity to teach you everything any horse can teach, but with out all the bounce.

Come by our booth to meet two of our Tennessee Walking Horses, Neka and Trace. And introduce yourselves to Ms. Suzy, Ms. Heather and the other Mystic Meadows Family. We would love the chance to introduce you to the world of the gaited horse!

Tori Bancroft Horsemanship

Tori’s fascination with horses began almost as soon as she could walk. Her dream came true at the age of 10 with her first pony, Ladybug. During her years with horses, Tori has taken advantage of a variety of riding disciplines from Saddleseat to Reining, and training opportunities. She was active in 4H, earning her way to State Finals. In MIHA, earning the title of State Champion, and numerous high point awards.

In 2014, she thought her dreams were finished due to a riding accident. For 2 years she didn’t ride. Working through panic attacks and PTSD, she rediscovered her passion for a true connection with her horse. This quest for connection brought back her love of the almighty pony. The Tori and Bravo team was formed.

Tori believes everyone should have a safe horse to share their life with. She is unwavering in her commitment to excellence in ground manners that provide a safe environment for both horse and rider. Liberty Horsemanship is the perfect picture of this.

 

Tori and Bravo had an incredible 2019. They connected with dozens of 4H members, taught many one on one sessions, competed in POA Worlds and brought home a 3rd in her division as well as winning the Ranch Riding division at the Michigan Open Horse Championships.

Tori’s goal is to be the person she needed growing up so she continues her education, learning from leaders in the horse industry.

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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

  • Phone Number

  • Web site and or Facebook page address if available

  • Compensation requirements

  • 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, info@novipetexpo.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.

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Maps & Directions

 

Suburban Collection Showplace is conveniently located at 46100 Grand River Avenue, between Novi and Beck Roads in Novi, MI. The Suburban Collection Showplace can be accessed from I-96 at the Novi and Beck Road exits. 

 

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