World of Pets Expo
The huge show where you will find anything you need for any pets.
This year was the 10th Anniversary of the World of Pets Expo at the Timonium Fairgrounds. The expo took place on Jan. 28-30. Attendees are welcome to bring pets along for the expo. When you walk in, you see many breeds of dogs and sometimes spot a few cats, some pet birds, and even small rodents.
One of the most exciting areas to visit was the World of Birds. All of the birds that are in the bird area are rescued birds. There were many macaws, conures, cockatoos, cockatiels, lovebirds, amazon parrots and many other rescued birds.
One of the volunteers asked me if I was interested in holding a Moluccan Cockatoo. Of course I jumped at the chance. The bird was so calm and even started whispering in my ear.
In the main stage you could observe the K-9 obedience show. The audience could see a mixed German shepherd that was trained to take down criminals. The speed and bite of this dog was very fierce. Then a mix of other breeds came out to show their obedience skills.
Lining the area’s inside the building were different vendors selling clothing, scarves, dog food, gourmet dog treats, pet cleaning accessories, and many other pet type accessories. There was the “pets on wheels” booth which is a group of volunteer dogs that visit senior centers, hospitals, and children centers. There was an abundance of different breed rescues, and most had brought adoptable animals with them.
The reptile exhibit was exquisite, with a wide range of amphibians and reptiles. One of the most interesting attractions was called “Wild World of Animals” which was presented by Grant L. Kemmerer III.
There was a huge separated cage that on one side held a baby baboon and a pug dog. The baby baboon was so full of energy. Watching the baboon and pug play and entertain each other was one of the most amusing sites at the expo.
If you’ve never attended the “World of Pets Expo” I highly suggest it. You will see so many different varieties of pets from guinea pigs to ferrets, to a cat show, birds, reptiles and even monkeys.
It’s very exciting to meet new breeds of dogs, including the huge bernese mountain dogs. Visit the Pet Expo next year, and bring your furry pet friend.