Exhibitions, Features and Booths

Designer Doghouse Competition & Showcase

Who can build a better doghouse? Our entrants can. Auction proceeds benefit Houston’s Citizens for Animal Protection.

Wed-Sun,  July 19-23, 2017
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continuous
Between Halls A and B


Dr. Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit

Kids in grades K through 12 express in art their unconditional love for the family pet in this always surprising competition among Houston area schools.

Click here for a list of top award winners by name and school.

Click here to see the artwork of the winners. From this link, you can download and make photo prints of your favorites.

Wed, July 19, 2017
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thu-Sun, July 20-23, 2017
Continuous until 4 p.m. on Sunday
Hall C


Meet the Breeds

Meet the Breeds is a valuable resource to a potential pet owner who is searching for the right kind of dog for his particular lifestyle. Experts present scores of breeds from the common to the exotic.

Held in the MTB Ring between Halls B and C. Click here for the current Meet the Breeds list.

Fri, July 21, 2017
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Continuous

Sat, July 22, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Continuous

Sun, July 21-23, 2017
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Continuous


McScotty Market

Shop hundreds of vendors from around the country offering a wide variety of pet related goods and services. Approximately 100 breed rescue organizations are on hand to share their mission and educate the public about responsible dog ownership. Click here for a list and map of vendors. 

Wed, July 19, 2017
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Continuous – Free Parking and General Admission!

Thu-Sun, July 20-23, 2017
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Continuous
Between Halls B and C


Crating and Grooming

Here you can watch championship show dogs being prepared for the ring and chat with their owners and handlers.

Wed, July 19, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Continuous

Thu-Sun, July 20-23, 2017
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Continuous
Hall E


Presentation on Cancer Sniffing Dogs

Join Linda Konrad, a Nationally Certified Bio-Dog Trainer with Good Canine Academy, and share the mission on detecting cancer by using a dog’s nose. Studies are showing dogs can detect cancer earlier and more accurately than any machine in existence. Learn how these “Cancer Sniffing Dogs” are making a huge difference in the world today and what to look forward to in the future with your help. On Twitter and Instagram, watch for #TogetherWeHeel, or look for “Cancer Sniffing Dogs” on Facebook.

Friday-Sun, July 21-23, 2017
1 p.m. daily
Between Halls B and C next to the “Meet the Breed” ring

Facebook Twitter Email

Edit Me!