World of Pets Expo

HAMPTON, VA — Look out Hampton! Prepare for uncontrollable laughter! Johnny Peers, Muttville Comix – Sit! Stay! Get ready to howl! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his first puppy, Freckles, a Beagle mix, from the Humane Society in 1972. Since their 1980 debut, the Muttville Comix have appeared on David Letterman, Primetime Live and Circus of the Stars, and at Disneyland, Busch Gardens, the Big Apple Circus, the Royal Hanneford Circus, even The White House!

A show for the whole family and the dog lover in all of us, the show stars mostly dogs rescued from shelters or pounds, like Daphne, the world’s only skateboarding Basset Hound; Squeaky, the ladder climbing Fox Terrier; Mr. Pepe, who only responds to commands in Spanish; and Sir Winston, the Pointer mix who only answers to “Sir.” The 2003 Animal Planet Pet Star Winners, the Providence Journal-Bulletin calls the show, “...a truly funny, slapstick dog act.” More info on the expo weekend below.

World of Pets Expo, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 17 - 19, 2017 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton VA: “We’ve got something for everyone from the serious pet enthusiast to the casual pet admirer, including a chance to show off your pet in the “Parade of Breeds” explains Jeanne Emge, President of Premier Events, the producer of the Expo. “Exhibitors will fill the Hampton Roads Convention Center with thousands of products and services for pets. Some of the country’s foremost authorities in the pet industry will present seminars and demonstrations covering practically every aspect of pet care and training. It’s fun and educational – just a great day out for all ages! This is probably the best $$ value for family entertainment & education. Pets are welcome too! See all the details at www.worldofpets.org."

Expo shopping offers exhibitors booths with a wide variety of products featuring thousands of items - everything imaginable for your pet and for pet lovers. From pet essentials, to pet training products, to pet- themed home décor, the World of Pets Expo is the place to be if you are a pet lover. Pets covered in the seminars include dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, ferrets and other animals. In addition to the shopping extravaganza and the seminar series, there will be continuous entertainment and demonstrations by nationally known pet organizations, contests, interactive/educational presentations with live animals, a Parade of Breeds and more!

Highlights include:

• World of Cats – Breed Demos, Education & Cat Agility
• Parade of Breeds – enter your dog!
• East Coast Fancy Mouse Breeders
• The Birdwhisperer – Free Demo or Intensive Workshops for the Serious Enthusiast
• Free Seminars
• Johnny Peers Muttville Comix
• Indoor DockDogs Competition- Battle of the Bay!
• Pet Costume & Talent Contest
• Door Prizes
• Reptiles and Reptile Edu
• Live Training Demos
• Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
• And much more – see www.worldofpets.org for the full show schedule!

Expo hours are Friday, February 17th, 2pm to 8pm, Saturday, February 18th, from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday, February 19th, from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 ages 5-12 and FREE for children under age 5. Ticket sales online or at the door. Indoors and  and Great Food! Military discount at the door with ID.