Local pet lovers should get their four-legged friends ready for the 2011 Phoenix Pet Expo May 7 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
The free, indoor event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature more than 225 local and nationally recognized veterinarians, groomers, trainers, retailers and organization primarily geared toward pet lovers.
The highlight of the day will be a mega-adoption event with more than 500 pets, along with information from local rescue groups and shelters.
Sign up your pet to compete in the costume contest, talent contest or fashion show. Information about obedience training, pet behavior, nutrition, activism and more will be presented all day on the entertainment stages. Dog owners can sign up thier pets to fly with Splash Dogs, a nationally recognized dog enthusiast company that organizes and promotes dock jumping events.
Other activities include flyball races with Phoenix Fuzion and Phoenix Hot Pawsuit, and performances by Arizona Canine Musical Freestylers.
Pets are welcome to attend, provided they are on a fixed lead nad have proof of age-appropriate current vaccinations. Not up to date on vaccinations? There will be discounted vaccinations and low-cost microchipping, as well as free nail trims, available at the event.