Pet lovers unite at Austin Pet Expo

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Pet lovers gathered at Palmer Events Center Saturday to spend the day with their furry companions.

The Austin Pet Expo featured more than 100 exhibitors that shared tips with pet owners and provided entertainment and treats for pets. Shorty Rossi, who stars in ‘Pit Boss’ on Animal Planet, spoke at the event with his dog Hercules.

After her kids grew up, Nikki Long says she responded by becoming the owner of five Great Danes. She says the Pet Expo brings together like-minded people.

“They’re our children,” Long said. “This is a place they can come and have a great time.”

Our mascot Kaxan also made an appearance at the event.

The Austin Pet Expo is one of more than 40 nationally organized by Amazing Pet Expos, a St. Louis-based company. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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