Welcome to the Chicago Pet Show!

With loads of Pet Related Companies, several petting areas and opportunities to see face to face everything pet related!  Free Parking and adult tickets good for the entire weekend you don’t have to miss a thing at the Chicago Pet Show!  Bring your entire family for a fun filled affordable weekend to meet and greet local rescues, pet services, and pet products, magic acts, cold blooded creatures, pony rides and a whole lot more!


Half of the Chicago Pet Shows’ gate revenue goes to participating rescues, shelters and humane societies.  Redeem ticket for wristband at the gate for a weekend filled with fun activities.

Children under 18 with adult are FREE, as are seniors over 65 years of age.


Bring proof of ID with you and you email confirming purchase.  We’ll check you off on your way through the door.

Parking is always FREE.  Overflow parking in adjoining lots at each of the events.   If you are buying your tickets online bring proof of ID along with your receipt email showing purchase.  We will check your name off as you come in.

Meet with some of the best rescues and pet services in the area. Talk to the vet experts and specialists to learn new and improved ways of taking care of your family companion giving them the best quality veterinary care possible.

What is the Chicago Pet Show about? It’s all about  Rescues, Shelters & Humane Societies will be showing Dogs, Cats and other animals available for adoption. The premise of this Chicago Pet Show is to help rescues that need forever homes.

How are we unique?  The Chicago Pet Show is designed to help bring people and pets together in one place.   Here you learn about all different species of pets.  You will get to see a little of everything here from wildlife, reptiles, dogs, cats, ponies.  We bring in the best of the best with vets and high quality pet supplies and USA made treats and foods.  This is an educational event.  Come listen to some of our published vets giving you advice on how to care for your pet family members.  Dog trainers are here to help teach you how to socialize and have fun with your pet and make them a good pet citizen.

What can you do?  There are loads of opportunities to help out several different rescues.  Whether you can help with fundraising, fostering, networking, transport or adopting, it’s all here.  Openings for pet grandparents abound.  Ask the rescues about fostering opportunities.   It doesn’t matter if it’s short term or long term it all helps.


Chicago Pet Show offers you an opportunity to help us build a strong pet community built with friendships and exchanging ideas.  So come on out to the Chicago Pet Show.  Parking is always free and adult admission is only $7.  We never charge for kids under 18 or seniors over 65.  Your ticket is good for the entire weekend.  Rescues will be handing out coupons up to the event to save you $1.  50% of the ticket sales go back to the rescues so bring your kids and enjoy the weekend with us! .

Chicago’s Pet event fun and affordable for the whole family!

See All The Fun You Can Have At The Chicago Pet Show


  • Find show specials and coupons for some of your favorite food and pet care services.
  • Show hours are Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Supplies and services to help any special needs of your pets.
  • Seminars featuring educational talks within the pet health industry.
  • Opportunities to meet Direct personto-person with those who share your enthusiasm with your breed of choice.
  • Discuss the needs of your pets firsthand and find the solutions you can need to help your pet.
  • Nail trims, Pony rides, Petting Zoos and Wildlife info.
  • Pet supplies at terrific prices.
  • Talk to the experts about what food is right for your pet.
  • See Chinchillas, Ferrets, Reptiles, Dogs, Cats, and Birds.  It’s like Noah’s Ark all in one place.
  • Extra Parking in the back of the fairgrounds on the gravel lot in St Charles.  Overflow Parking in adjoining lots in Darien and in Oak Lawn.

Purchasing tickets now supports your favorite participating rescue, shelter, humane society or breed club.  If you would like to attend both Darien and St. Charles Chicago Pet Shows save $6. by getting tickets for both events in advance for just $15.  You will receive wristbands for the second day of each event.

Make it a family day and bring the kids! Children under 18 are free when accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. Second day is free with wristband! Come meet Jim Nesci and the Cold Blooded Creatures, service dog demonstrations, pet chiropractic demos, games for pets, companion animal demos, pony rides and a whole lot more.

There will be Raffles going on throughout the day and “goodie bags for those attendees while they last!   The Chicago Pet Show is like Dog Camp meets a trade show!  See pets in a comfortable environment and learn about even more ways to get involved with help while getting to see your favorite animals.   Activities all weekend long. Come learn and play with us but please leave your own pet companion at home unless you have proof of rabies vaccine and a flat leash no longer than 6′ long.  No flexies or retracable leashes allowed.  Come in for free nail trims.  Costume contests on both Saturday and Sunday sponsored by Healthy Pet Boutique.

Attendees who  have pre-registered for a contest are allowed to bring their pet with proof of rabies vaccine.  Alumni rescues are encouraged to take the walk of freedom at the Rescue parade held on Sunday of each event.  Again please preregister and bring proof of rabies vaccine.  One well behaved pet on flat leash 6′ or shorter per adult handler are welcome.   Bring proof of current rabies vaccine.