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Chicagoland Pet Expo at Arlington racetrack March 15-17

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  • The Pet Expo always has a couple amazing animal acts -- last year it was the Johnny Peers and his Muttville Comix Comedy Dog Show, here forming a conga line.

       The Pet Expo always has a couple amazing animal acts -- last year it was the Johnny Peers and his Muttville Comix Comedy Dog Show, here forming a conga line.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Lollipop, right, and Dot are a pair of Mi-Ki's owned by Annette Baker of Elgin at the International Mi-Ki Registry booth at last year's show.

       Lollipop, right, and Dot are a pair of Mi-Ki's owned by Annette Baker of Elgin at the International Mi-Ki Registry booth at last year's show.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Annie, a Golden Labrador retriever with the Rock-N-Roll K-9s, jumps a 4-foot barricade at ta recently Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

       Annie, a Golden Labrador retriever with the Rock-N-Roll K-9s, jumps a 4-foot barricade at ta recently Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Dogs aren't the only pet to show off their stuff at the Pet Expo.

      Dogs aren't the only pet to show off their stuff at the Pet Expo.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

 
Daily Herald report

Pets of all stripes are on display this weekend for the 21st annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave. in Arlington Heights.

It's a one-stop venue for pet products and services, presented by Tower Show Productions on March 15-17, with entertainment, demonstrations, presentations and the latest products and services for pet owners and pet enthusiasts.

There will be pet-themed artwork, jewelry, clothing, cleaning supplies, grooming supplies, leashes, collars, leads, pet clothing, pet beds and furniture, containment systems, security products, food, treats, toys, veterinary services, pet boarding, sitting, training, breed clubs, animal rescue organizations and more. There will be more than 300 exhibits of pet-related products and services.

Families will enjoy the petting zoo, the Herpetologist Society show, the Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show, a special presentation on ferrets and John Lege -- "That Guy with the Birds."

Come watch the "St. PETrick's Costume Contest," at 6 p.m. Friday, March 15. Pets will compete for awards in Most Irish Costume, Originality, Cutest Pet, and the grand-prize winning Crowd Favorite.

And then there's the Household Companion Cat Contest, where judging is based on grooming, personality, expression and overall appearance. The cats participate on both days, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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