What’s happening at The Great Indy Pet Expo

November 9 & 10, 2019

Meet Gizmo, The Pet Skunk!!

Learn how to take care of this “different” kind of pet


Gizmo is a 9 month old “chocolate chip” or brown domesticated skunk. He comes from a breeder right here in Indiana! He was born May 12, 2017. He has a complex diet and supplements that he is required to take. He gets along well with his two canine sisters and one canine brother. He lives with his mom, Megan and dad, Thomas in Mccordsville. It may surprise you to hear that Gizmo LOVES bell peppers and strawberries! 

Learn more about caring for a pet skunk and meet Gizmo and his family at this year’s Great Indy Pet Expo. 

Also, stay caught up with Gizmo via his Facebook page.

Indy Needs More Groomers! Online Courses Available Now!

Get the Training you need to start a rewarding career in dog grooming. This year, the Great Indy Pet Expo has partnered with QC Pet Studies so you can turn your passion into a successful career!

QC Pet Studies offers the most comprehensive online dog grooming course available. Through lesson texts, video tutorials, hands-on assignments and personalized feedback from Certified Master Groomers, you’ll receive all the skills and resources you need to build a successful dog grooming career. Your course also includes a free dog first aid course, and a professional dog grooming kit!

Click here to learn more and download a course catalog.

For a limited time only, receive $150 off your grooming tuition. Learn more here.


Pet Valu Rescue Meet & Greet Arena

Mingle with the adoptable pets on site!

Thanks to Pet Valu, there will be a new Rescue Meet & Greet Arena at this year’s Great Indy Pet Expo! This will be a 40-foot draped area on the main show floor of The Great Indy Pet Expo.

This space is created for rescues and shelters to be able to showcase your adoptable pets in a more relaxed meet & greet area where potential adopters can interact with new potential family members. 

We asked Pet Valu to partner with us on this because they have such a huge commitment to the rescue and shelter community. In addition, they will provide all new adoptive pet parents a Pet Parent Guide which also includes coupons to their store.

Be sure to stop by and check it out while your there!


Pet Valu Thanks For Giving Campaign 

A Food and Product Drive for Local Rescues

Pet Valu is extending their “Thanks for Giving” November campaign to the Great Indy Pet Expo. This is a is a food and product drive for local rescues. They are asking for pet food, pet supplies, cleaning supplies, grooming tools and treats. The local Pet Valu stores will distribute all the donations to their rescue and shelter partners. A donation of only $5 feeds a cat or a dog for a week! Every customer that makes a donation to Thanks for Giving will receive (1) bounce back coupon for $5 off a purchase of $40 or more regardless of how much they donate.

Try The Official Treat of The Great Indy Pet Expo!

Cosmo’s Superior Foods


We are thrilled to introduce the Official Treat of the 2019 Great Indy Pet Expo, Cosmo’s Signature Chicken Jerky by Cosmo’s Superior Foods. Cosmo’s has created many original, innovative products and focuses on a ‘whole-body’ approach – – their main goal is to provide maximum nutritional benefit to your pet without the use of any synthetic vitamins or any additives.  They offer chicken jerky, chicken hearts, chicken feet, and freeze-dried wild salmon, bison/beef heart jerky and a variety of sweet potato products.

You’re in luck because Cosmo’s will provide all attendees with a buy one, get one free coupon at the Pet Expo Welcome Center.

You can also stop by the Cosmo’s Superior booth and pick up your free sample and let your dog try a treat for themselves! Disclaimer; they are highly addictive.



Official Antler of The Great Indy Pet Expo

Mohlman Elk Farm

At a time when understanding the source of your pet’s food and treats is of the most importance, we are offering our attendees antlers that are raised and harvested in Nebraska with no middleman. Eric and Kim Mohlman breed their own stock and have for 26 years. Their farm is known as Mohlman Elk Farm (MEF). They offer the highest quality product we’ve seen and our expo attendees rave about them. And there is truly no question they can’t answer about the production process, the benefits, or what type of antler might match your dog’s chewing habits.
The elk antler MEF uses for their dog chews is grown on their bulls every summer and takes about 110 days from the time it starts growing to when it turns hard and is ready to be used for chews. None of their elk are harmed in any way as the elk antlers fall off naturally and they grow another new set the following summer. The ultimate renewable resource! No drugs or chemicals are used in the production or cleaning on the elk antler. It is 100% natural elk antler.
Check our Mohlman Elk Farm for yourself on Facebook to see some of the elk that are producing thes great antlers!

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community

The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. (AKC.org) For more about the CGC test, rules and regulations go to: www.akc.org

Sign up on-site. Cost is $10 per dog and proceeds go to the Dalmation Club of Greater Indianapolis



Agility Rabbits! ALL WEEKEND!

Rabbits love to jump, explore and figure out obstacles, which makes agility courses so much fun for them! Rabbit Agility is much like dog or cat agility but with small equipment and made stable enough for the rabbit’s weight. Come check it out for yourself all weekend! 


Meet the Scaly Tailz Critters

Scaly Tailz is a reptile and amphibian education and rescue 501(c)3 non profit organization. Come meet their critters at this year’s Great Indy Pet Expo! 

Dog Food 101

What is in your pet’s dog food?

Ever wondered what the ingredients mean in your dog’s food? Well bring your label with you and let the expert tell you! A food rep from Platinum Paws will be on-site talking about the ingredients in your pet’s food. He will tell you ingredients to look for and ones to watch out for. Ask him what kind of diet is right for your pet. 


Traveling to The Great Indy Pet Expo?

Official Expo Hotel:

La Quinta for just $70/night

Our friends at La Quinta offer a bargain rate for Expo vendors: Just $70, pets included. They provide Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a complimentary breakfast. 

La Quinta Inn Indianapolis East-Post Drive
2349 Post Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: 317-897-2300

To receive the discounted rate:  Call and ask for the Great Indy Pet Expo block.