America’s Family Pet Expo to Kick Off Lucy Pet Wave Tour II
America’s Family Pet Expo, which will take place April 28-30 at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., will feature Lucy Pet Products’ Gnarly Crankin’ K9 Wave Maker. America’s Family Pet Expo will be the first stop for the wave maker’s 20-city national Wave Tour II, featuring first-time-ever surfing dogs doing tricks on moving boards and surfing cats. The tour will feature stops in Canada, Seattle, Denver, Phoenix and San Antonio.
“We thought we’d never be able to top last year’s Gnarly Crankin’ Wave Maker Tour,” said Joey Herrick, president of Lucy Pet Products in Thousand Oaks, Calif. “But I think we’ve done it! Never before have there been dogs doing tricks on moving surfboards—not to mention cats that can hang 20 with the best of them.”
Wave Tour II will feature celebrity pets and company mascots Ricky the Rescue Cat and his “girlfriend,” Ethel, surfing for the first time. Rescued golden retriever Surfin’ Jack will be showing off his board riding skills as well.
Surfing demonstrations will take place aboard the Lucy Pet Gnarly Crankin’ Wave Maker, the world’s only mobile wave maker using proprietary technology from American Wave Machines Inc., reported Lucy Pet. It consists of a 75-foot trailer filled with 5,000 gallons of water and an automatic wave generator. Surfing dogs doing tricks and feline demonstrations will take place at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
America’s Family Pet Expo is the world’s largest pet and pet product expo, reported World Pet Association, the show’s organizer. More than 1,000 animals will be on display along with stage shows, competitions, demonstrations and thousands of pet products. Show hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.