Touted as the world's largest of it's kind, this massive dog-and-pony show takes over the OC Fairgrounds with every adorable fluffy, scaled, or hairy quadruped fit for domestication. Bring the whole family (but leave your own pets at home) for an afternoon of Police K-9 demonstrations, wiener dog races, a reptile show, stunt-dog shows, "Splash Dogs" dock-jumping, a free-flight bird show and, finally, a cat program. Because cats don't do "shows." There's also a petting zoo and pony rides, fish exhibitions, a kid's aquarium contest and much more. But parents should heed this warning: America's Family Pet Expo is hosting a pet adoption, with many doe-eyed animals in need of forever-homes. Just try and only take home as many as your house can handle.
Fri., April 19, 10 a.m.; Sat., April 20, 10 a.m.; Sun., April 21, 10 a.m., 2013