Pet Lovers, this is for You!

Wisconsin’s furriest residents are waiting to meet you at Pet Expo MKE, formerly the Great Lakes Pet Expo, on Saturday, February 1, 2025, held at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, WI.  The Alliance of Wisconsin Animal Rehoming Efforts (AWARE) is proud to present its 20th expo, produced for pet lovers of all ages.  The fun begins with VIP Shopping Hour from 9AM -10AM with general hours 10AM to 5PM.  Animal lovers big and small will have a blast at the biggest charitable event in Southeast Wisconsin, benefiting Wisconsin’s homeless pet population. In the mood for kittens, bunnies or a Guinea pig? A few horses? Maybe a reptile, two or fifty? Whether you’re looking to interact with hundreds of species or find your new best friend in the Parade of Rescues, the Great Lakes Pet Expo offers the best in show for family entertainment and shopping!

With over 140,000 square feet of pet loving fun, the expo will showcase hundreds of exhibits featuring captivating animal acts on the Main and Activity Stages, specialized interactive educational areas and presentations and the newest pet products on the market. Watch local athletes compete against canine agility stars or watch the dancing horse.  Meet 100s of adoptable animals from local shelters and rescues! The Reptile Education Area is one of a kind and provides chills and thrills to those daring enough to enter and interact with snakes, spiders, lizards, and more.  Other featured areas include Caesar’s Cancer Resource Center, Cat Alley, Bark Park, Dogs with Jobs, the Wild Life Education Area, Kids Place and the Small Animal Education Station.  Visit the Product Showcase and Auction to see cool new products from vendors and support local pets by participating in the auction. 

Due to the large crowds, personal pets are not allowed. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.

Pet Expo MKE

February 3, 2024

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