We have your all-access past to the Big Apple’s first pet expo

By People Staff
Updated May 19, 2010 11:45 AM

Where can you find Cesar Millan, two former Westminster winners and your pals from PEOPLEPets.com all in the same place? At the NYC Pet Show in the Big Apple this weekend! We’ll be joining some of the country’s top pet experts at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday for two days filled with giveaways, Q & A sessions and more.

Since New Yorkers in particular face interesting pet care challenges – small apartments, yard-less homes – the show plans to cater to the needs of urban pet owners. But there will still be something for everyone: pet pros like Emily Goldfisher, Dawn Wolfe, Gail Buchwald and Olga Zabelinskaya will lead sessions on travel, acting, adoption and grooming.

There will also be some famous furballs on hand – former Westminster winners Rufus and James, Greatest American Dog winner Bella Starlet and our very own celebrity, Ethel! Visitors will also get weather forecasts from Schmitty the Weather Dog, and see adoptable pets from Bide-A-Wee.

Interested in pet products? Some of our favorite vendors, like Rescue Chocolate, Flydog and Isle of Dogs will be present, too – hopefully with some stellar samples.

Tickets are $20 in advance on nycpetshow.com, $25 at the door, and children accompanied by an adult are free. Leashed pets are welcome; water will be available for dogs. PEOPLEPets.com Readers: Receive $5 off admission when you order tickets online by entering code “PEOPLEPETS” at checkout. And be sure to stop by our booth when you’re there; we promise we won’t bite!