What’s happening at The Great Iowa Pet Expo


Build A Better Bowl with Certified Pet Nutritionists from Wholesome Pet Essentials

Want to learn how to level up your pets nutrition?
Come visit Wholesome Pet Essential’s booth at the Expo and learn how adding nutritious toppers can help your pet thrive!
Visit their booth on Saturday for a Nulo mix-a-meal raw demonstration!
Visit their booth on Sunday for a Primal build-a-bowl demonstration!

Paint Your Pet!




Cost is $30 per painter – Groupon deal not available for this event. $15 from every ticket goes directly to benefit local animal shelters Hope Animal Rescue of Iowa, AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport, Furry Friends Rescue and Animal Lifeline of Iowa

Photos With A Reindeer!

Santa is sending his reindeer for photos with YOU at this year’s Great Iowa Pet Expo!








Official Elk Antler of The Great Iowa 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 these great antlers!

The Stylin’ Paws “Ultimate Stay” Contest


Can your dog “Stay’? Really, really “Stay”? If so, you might have the 2021 winner of The Stylin’ Paws Ultimate Stay Contest. It’s a test of will and obedience and as we have the handlers put their dogs in a “Stay” command, then we start adding distractions. Rolling tennis balls, treats, noises, and all the while moving the handlers farther from the dogs.

Stylin’ Paws is a perfect partner for this contest because they offer your pet the “Ultimate Stay” when at the Stylin’ Paws Salon and Day Stay! BIG NEWS! They’re expanding! The top competitors this year will win different membership levels to their new off-leash indoor dog park set to open this winter!

Here are this year’s Prizes!!

First Place: 6 month membership to dog park($294 value)

Second Place: 2 month membership to dog park($98 value)

Third Place: 1 month membership to dog park($49 value)


It’s not just a full-service pet salon, but it’s also a dog daycare facility that’s dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction with excellent service, quality pet care, and a fun, clean, enjoyable atmosphere. 

Stylin’ Paws has also recently expanded into the retail world. Their retail area focuses on health-conscious pet parents and those who seek out unique high-quality products not found in large retail stores. Their product assortment includes a selection of stylish dog collars, luxurious dog beds, the highest quality all-natural food and treats, cool and funny dog toys, ‘mutts’ more.

Stylin’ Paws understand that the grooming experience is made up if three key components:

  • The Stylist
  • The Pet 
  • The Pet Owner

Each of these components must be respected and appreciated by the facility owners and management for a positive experience to take place. These factors are important parts of the overall experience and Stylin’ Paws truly believes to have found a “better way” to positively impact all involved. Let your pet receive the Ultimate Stay and see for yourself the Stylin’ Paws difference

$10 Nail Trims from Clipper Doodle Do by Bri!

All Proceeds Will Benefit a Rescue On Site!
Bring your dog and visit Bri at the Expo to get a nail trim right there on site!

Trick Training

Trick training is a break away from the ordinary and a way to relax and have fun with your dog again.  Tricks are challenging both mentally and physically.  Just like people, most dogs love learning new things and it helps keep them young.  Canine Craze will be offering Trick Training sessions where you can join with or without your dog.  Allowing the dog choices and having fun are two keys to success when training!  We will break these tricks down into small manageable chunks helping you and your dog be successful.

Trick Training sessions:





Puppy Push-ups

Jump through a hoop


Lusco Farms Donkey Rescue Returns to The Great Iowa Pet Expo! 


Come see your favorite Miniature donkey, Stewie! This year he’s bringing his friend Fiona and Baby Shrek with him! They’ll be on site all weekend!

Lusco Farms Website
Lusco Farms Facebook Page

Pet Adoptions!

Come meet all of the adoptable pets on site! We will be posting photos of the adoptables you can expect to see on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow along!

Microchip Your Pet

Animal Protection & Education Booth

Microchip you pet with registration for $25!

100 people will receive a $20 OFF Spay & Neuter services. Stop by their booth to inquire. 60 available on Saturday and 40 available on Sunday!


On Site Grooming at FurChamp Booth!

*Small dogs only – sign up on site at her booth. First come, first served.