Pittsburgh Pet Expo was Back!

Savannah Freeman, Author


It’s exciting to see that live events are back in action. A very cool event that happened this past weekend in Pittsburgh is the Pet Expo, which is the largest consumer pet trade show on the east coast.

The event took place November 12-14th, Friday 5 pm-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-8 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm. Serving any imaginable requirement of pet owners, the annual Pittsburgh Pet Expo fills the David L. Lawrence Conference Center with 3 acres and over 200 exhibits of products and services for any breed and genus of an Animal Pal. From entertainment, contests, seminars, and demos come and enjoy a fun weekend with the cutest pets. All attending pets must be healthy, free from parasites & have all necessary shots including rabies & distemper for dogs, and FVRCP for cats, and be on a leash!


Friday Night Half-Price Admission $5 

Children (ages 6-16) $5 

Active Military Admission $9

Senior Admission $9 

General Admission (Adults 17+) $10 

Pets are always free 

 2021 Expo Highlights!

Pet Costume Contest, This competition is for dogs of all sizes and competitors of all species. Dress your pet up and compete with other owners for prizes! This event will take place Sunday Afternoon at 3:30 in the Animal Arena Area.

Grooming Competition, Enjoy non-stop entertainment, educational seminars for pet industry pros, dog grooming competitions plus competitions for the entire family to enjoy. This event will take place in the Grooming Competition Area.

Diving Dogs, Plan on getting wet! North America Diving Dogs is the only organization of its kind that offers diving dog titles recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). This event will be at the Dock Diving Pool.

Dare Devil Dogs, These amazing talented dogs have performed all over the United States at NFL games, festivals, military bases, fairs and national TV shows. This event will take place from Friday: 6 pm, Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, and Sunday: 11 am and 2 pm in the Animal Arena.

Luring 101, If you have a dog that loves to chase this is the perfect sport and exercise. Lure coursing takes full advantage of a dog’s natural ability to fix its sight on and chase a target. This event will take place all weekend at the luring course.

Exotic Bird Show, Bird lovers this one is for you! Watch in amazement as experts showcase beautiful exotic birds who are smart and talented. This event will take place at the Animal Experience Area all weekend.

Photos with Santa, Has your pet been naughty or nice? Santa visits Pet Expo, your pet can pose with Santa ¨paws¨ for a free photo taken by Bella Reese Photography. This event will take place all weekend up to one hour before each show ends at the Santa Booth.

Stay on the lookout for more information about events coming to Pittsburgh!