Catch the Canine Fun and More at Chicagoland Pet Expo




From a 250-pound Saint Bernard to a five-pound Chihuahua, many breeds can be found at the 23rd annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo, from March 20 to 22, at Arlington International Racecourse.

America’s largest family pet expo all under one roof features world-class entertainment, demonstrations, the latest pet products and hundreds of animal rescue groups. Highlights include the Baseball Pet Parade and Contest; That Guy with the Birds performing parrots; a Chicago Herpetological Society reptile fest of wonderful crawling pets; Bow-WOW! Happy Jack Trick Act; the International Cat Association cat show; and rescue pets.


Admission is $10. No pets allowed except for contest. For discounts and Expo schedules, visit PetChicago.com. Register for the contest at PetChicago.com/1listpetz.asp.

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