The Dog Stop Stage

Stage schedule subject to change.



6 pm Training Should be Fun
7 pm Healthy Pet Q&A
8 pm Handicapped Pet Seminar


11 am Healthy Pet Q&A
12 pm Pet-Safe Products
at Home
1 pm Learn to be a “Pupstar”
2 pm Pet-Safe Products at Home
3 pm Healthy Pet Q&A
4 pm Carnegie Museum
Live Animal Encounter
5 pm City Vets Q&A
6 pm Carnegie Museum
Live Animal Encounter
7 pm Pets for Vets:
Benefits of
Companion Animals


11 am Carnegie Museum
Live Animal Encounter
12 pm Healthy Pet Q&A
1 pm Canine Search & Rescue
2 pm Carnegie Museum
Live Animal Encounter
3:30 pm Pet Costume Contest

Canine Search & Rescue Demonstration

Sit Means Sit / Pittsburgh with Air Search Rescue offers search and rescue demonstrations as dogs find “missing” people in the audience.

Carnegie Museum Live Animal Encounter

Meet amazing live animals from around the world, learn fascinating facts and gain a new appreciation for the natural world. This 30-minute show features reptiles, birds, mammals and more!

City Vets Pet Q&A

Now’s your chance to ask the experts from City Vets questions regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and small mammals.

Handicapped Pet Seminar

Expert Pat Holcomb explains how to care for handicapped dogs — and introduces you to her own handicapped canines.

Healthy Pet Q&A

Sponsored by Healthy Pet Products

Toni Shelaske — owner of Healthy Pet Products, an all-natural and organic pet store — explains how a proper diet impacts a pet’s health. All attendees are entered into a drawing for a Healthy Pet Products gift certificate.

Keeping Pet Owners Healthy

UPMC Health Plan works to keep pet owners healthy by providing free blood pressure and bone density screenings.

Learn to be a “Pupstar” Q&A

Interested in making your pet a social media sensation? Learn how from the experts at #DogsofPittsburgh when a dozen canines take the stage to share their stories.

Pet Costume Contest

Dress up your pet and compete for prizes at the ever-popular Pet Costume Contest. Val Porter of 102.5 DVE serves as emcee of the competition for dogs of all sizes and competitors of all species.

Pet Safe Products
at Home Q&A

Andy Amrhein — owner of Evey True Value Hardware — discusses pet-safe products to use around the home, yard and garden. Keep your house smelling fresh and yard plush and green using safe organic products that outperform chemical-based products.

Pets for Vets:
Benefits of Companion Animals

Learn about the healing power of human-animal bonds and how an adoption program supports those who have served our country. Animal Friends, the local chapter of Pets for Vets, matches returning military veterans with trained, emotional support companion animals.

Training Should Be Fun

Modern training is all fun and games! Learn from the Alliance of Trainers about powerful methods that can transform your dog’s behavior while creating a strong relationship between you and your pet.