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Maryland’s own World of Pets Expo!

Next weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all day. January 24, 25 and 26.

EverythingDogBlog #117: A Dog Gone Good Weekend - for birds, reptiles, cats, ferrets, too.

Bored this weekend? Don’t want to spend another boring weekend next weekend? Then take the whole family to the World of Pets at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium, just north of the Baltimore beltway. Fido, included (optional for him). Kids have a ball.

The World of Pets – Where Education is Fun, and Tasty, too!

It is like hanging out at the state fair in winter, with food galore, dog agility, shopping for dog treats, cats, ferrets, birds, reptiles, gerbils, guinea pigs.

Dock Diving Dogs? Yes!

The 13th annual pet expo this year, as last year, features Dock Diving for Dogs, the newest dog sport and fun for everyone. Cheer on your favorite competitor.

Agility trials will also take place all three days here and, for the first time ever, at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York City in February (where All-American dogs will compete for the first time), so, get a leg up and learn all about agility. This is the sport where dogs run through tunnels, jump on tables and lie down, go over an A-frame, weave through poles and even high jump – all for the best time.

Shopping Extravaganza and Continuous Entertainment

Need a new dog leash, collar or toy?

Experience a rainforest. Dog rescues and shelter will be there, too.

Dog Tricks, Search-and-Rescue demos. Parrot training demos. Pet and Owner Talent and Beauty Contest. Chicken Karaoke contest for kids. Parade of Breeds. Pupcake Wars. Gerbil Show. Guinea pigs and a petting zoo.

Featuring. . . .

The 5-Minute Cat Clinic, Saturday at 3 and also Sunday at 4. Learn to clip cat claws, groom your cat, give medication, coax your cat into a carrier.

Advocating for a Fair Dog Bite Law in Maryland, Saturday at 4.

Many more educational sessions for all kinds of pets.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12

Where: Timonium. State Fairgrounds. Free parking. Accessible by Light Rail, too.

When: Friday 2-8, Saturday 10-7, and Sunday 10-6. There is so much to see and do, you may want to go each day. I always do.

Read more about it here: www.worldofpets.org

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