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SoCal Pet Con friends and attendees -

We are going to ask you to listen to a recording. It is long, but we ask you humor us. This is the least professional post we have ever had to write, but under the circumstances, we do not have much choice.

This is a conversation held with National Orange Show venue yesterday:

Here is the link to the audio – https://clyp.it/5rmrglnd


Now that you have heard that, we have one more. It is only a minute long.

Here is that link – https://clyp.it/4tamguej

So as it stands, the SoCal event has been cancelled, and every attempt we have made to contact the “CEO” mentioned in the phone call has been futile. They do not appear, as a state owned venue, to have a CEO, but whoever is in charge, we cannot reach them.

This has been a trying time for us, for our vendors and our sponsors.

As you can hear, the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, who unlawfully cancelled our event last week, contacted and somehow influenced the National Orange Show to cancel our event, and make it impossible to meet their, as you heard, rapidly changing deadlines. Their "small" bank is Pacific West, and as you heard in the second audio file, none of what they stated is true.

We apologize for the inconvenience and if you are a ticket holder, your tickets will be refunded via TicketLeap.

Please call our office with any questions at 1-800-977-3609.

If you are vendor that we have not spoken to or emailed with today, please visit www.SanDiegoPetCon.com/facts

We are not going to let this go, and we will find a new venue and a rescheduled date will be announced as soon as we have it.

We apologize again for this trip to the Twilight Zone. We truly wish it were indeed just a bad dream.

 

SoCal program cover comingsoon

Entertainment & Activities Schedule

 

Please note: While accurate at the time of publishing, entertainment schedules,
speakers, and demos may be subject to change without notice.

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

10:30 AM: Welcome to the 2018 SoCal Pet Con !

 

11:00 AM: The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Adopt, don’t shop!

 

11:30 AM: Happiest Pet, Biggest Smile Contest

Oh. My. Gawd. Becky, look at that mutt. Her smile is so... big. We can’t believe it’s so round. We mean, it’s so out there... Oh, sorry, you caught us singing along to one of our favorite tunes by Sir Barks-A-Lot. Anyway, does your pet have a smile that lights up a room? Is he/she just the happiest pooch who’s ever wagged their way onto a dance floor? Yes? Then this is the contest for you and your best pet friend! The Happiest Pet, Biggest Smile Contest consists of two categories: “happiest pet” and “biggest smile”. Audience applause will determines who wins a fabulous prize!

 

12:00 PM: Angels for Animals

 

12:30 PM: A​merican Grooming Academy

 

1:00 PM: Pet/Guardian Musical Chair Competition

Musical Chairs is a doggy variation of the classic children’s game. Music plays as handlers walk with their dog’s off-leash counter-clockwise around a rectangular area. A line of chairs (with alternating chairs facing in opposite direction) runs down the center of the rectangle. When the music stops, the handlers instruct their dogs to sit by verbal request and hand signal only (i.e., without touching them) and rush to sit on a vacant chair in the center of the rectangle. Last dog (and owner) sitting wins!

 

1:30 PM: Enlightendogs

 

2:00 PM: Animal Medical Center

 

2:30 PM:  The Petfinder.com™ Adoptable Parade of Rescue Pets

Try not to squeal with delight as our various rescue groups parade around the stage with some of their select pets in need of forever homes! Rescue group representatives will also be available to provide information on adopting a new pet companion. Adopt, don’t shop!

3:00 PM:  Birds-N-Paradise 

3:30 PM: California Bully Crew Rescue

4:00 PM: Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest

Does your pet have an amazing talent? Of course, they do! Then it’s a good thing that bragging rights are up for grabs because this is your pet’s chance to show off and awe us all with their mad skills! Animals Got Talent!™ Pet Talent Contest consists of three categories: “best trick overall”, “most creative trick”, and “silliest trick”. Audience applause will determine the winner of a fabulous prize!

4:30 PM: Nowzad NFP - making a difference for animals in Afghanistan

5:15 PM: The Biggest, Baddest, Bestest Pet Costume Contest Evah!

Pet supermodels sashaying their costumed selves on the Pet Expo’s (err, very makeshift) catwalk? Um, yes please, and we’ll take a second serving too, thankyouverymuch! Show off your pet dressed in their costumed best for the super popular Pet Costume Contest! Any pet is welcome to participate, whether they’re canine, feline, porcupine, or just simply divine. There’s just one itsy bitsy teeny tiny caveat: to be eligible to win, your pet must wear a costume. Audience applause will determine first, second, and third-place winners. You can be confident that we’ve had extensive totally-scientific training in judging these types of things and can quickly identify audience enthusiasm down to a single clap too. To enter, bring your pet to the stage by 5:00 PM and be ready to work, sashay, shante!

 

LURE COURSE

K-9 Allure

Provided by K9 Allure

www.k9allure.com

Saturday, November 3, 2018

All day, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Racing across a grassy course with the wind in their face, free as a bird, and a “lure” just within reach? It doesn’t get much better than that, folks! Lure coursing is a sport for dogs (and even the occasional kitty!) which involves chasing an exciting mechanical “lure” that jerks, jumps, wiggles, and turns on a dime, much like those elusive squirrels and rabbits that somehow (luckily) always manage to get away. So any pet who enjoys an exciting game of “Chase,” regardless of age, ability, handicap, size, or skill, is welcome to give the Lure Course a try! The sport of lure coursing is rapidly increasing in popularity, and once you’ve taken a gander at this game in action, you’ll see exactly why. This is a very popular feature, so those whose pooch (or courageous cat) would love a chance to give it a go, should make their way right over to the course and sign up - All runs only $10!

 

 

CREATURE FEATURE

Earlys Non Profit Reptiles and Small Critters Rescue

Provided by Early’s Non Profit Reptiles & Small Critters Rescue

Saturday, November 3, 2018

All day, 10:00AM to 6:00PM