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Pet expo begins at Arlington Park

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  • Bubba the Juliana pig greets Samantha Bliss, 18, of Woodstock and her friend Danielle Barnewolt, 19, of Huntley on Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

      Bubba the Juliana pig greets Samantha Bliss, 18, of Woodstock and her friend Danielle Barnewolt, 19, of Huntley on Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • John Lukaszewski of Elgin holds Ashlyn Camp, 2, of Crystal Lake over napping pit bull puppies Lugnut, JuJu and Rose on Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

      John Lukaszewski of Elgin holds Ashlyn Camp, 2, of Crystal Lake over napping pit bull puppies Lugnut, JuJu and Rose on Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Carissa Applebaum of Wisconsin stares down snakes Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

      Carissa Applebaum of Wisconsin stares down snakes Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Indigo the exotic parrot does a trick for owner Kenny Sprouse of That Guy With The Birds Show on Friday at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

      Indigo the exotic parrot does a trick for owner Kenny Sprouse of That Guy With The Birds Show on Friday at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dogs can get dog-tired too. These pooches take a break Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

      Dogs can get dog-tired too. These pooches take a break Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Herbert Schmitz gives some orange juice to a couple of parrots Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

      Herbert Schmitz gives some orange juice to a couple of parrots Friday at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Sailor the poodle has many skills, but his owner, Alex Rothacker of Wildwood, has him practice walking on a big rubber ball before he jumps through hoops Friday at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

      Sailor the poodle has many skills, but his owner, Alex Rothacker of Wildwood, has him practice walking on a big rubber ball before he jumps through hoops Friday at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Cecelia Witkowski, 14, of Des Plaines delights in holding a parrot Friday at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo.

      Cecelia Witkowski, 14, of Des Plaines delights in holding a parrot Friday at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • What is cuter than sleeping puppies? These mixed-breed dogs were conked out Friday at the 21st annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

      What is cuter than sleeping puppies? These mixed-breed dogs were conked out Friday at the 21st annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo opened Friday and runs through Sunday at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights.

Exposition highlights include demonstrations by rescue dogs on the Disc-Connected K9s Frisbee Dog Team, performing parrots for That Guy with the Birds, West Burb Wiener dog races, the Kitten Corral adoption center and the live snake tree and other crawling pets from the Chicago Herpetological Society.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave. in Arlington Heights.

Admission is $10, $5 for children ages 3-12, with a coupon for $1 off at www.petchicago.com. Parking is $7. Pets aren't allowed unless they are part of a performance or exhibit.

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