Welcome to the Chicago Pet Show!

Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL

 September 19 & 20, 2015 (Sat. and Sun. 10a – 5p)

Kane Conty Fairgrounds, 525 S Randall Road, St Charles, IL

 November 7 & 8, 2015 (Sat. and Sun. 10a – 5p)

Oak Lawn Pavilion,  9401  Oak Park Ave, Oak Lawn, IL

April 23 & 24, 2016 (Sat. and Sun. 10a – 5p)

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!

child with cat

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.


Bought a ticket online for the show?    Bring proof of ID with you and your email confirming purchase.  We’ll check you off on your way through the door.

Fun for the whole family, but please leave your own pet at home.

Parking is always FREE.  Overflow parking in adjoining lots at each of the events.

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.

Please fill out form at bottom of the page to bring with you

What can we get out of this?   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! .

Fun for the whole family, but please leave your own pet at home.

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 person-to-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.
  • 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.
  • Free parking available.  Extra parking at the fairgrounds on the gravel in the back.   It will be busy so car pool if you can!

Purchasing tickets now supports your favorite participating rescue, shelter, humane society or breed club.  If you would like to attend all Darien, St. Charles, and Oak Lawn Chicago Pet Shows save $6. by getting tickets for all 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. (not even if they are locked.  They are hard to see.)

Alumni rescues are encouraged to take the walk of freedom come in and say hello at each event.

bring a pet

Thinking about bringing a pet to the Chicago Pet Show? Past Adopters are welcome to bring their pet and check in with their rescue.
Read the rules below and complete the form. Click on picture below to make larger.

All rules must be met to enter. And for the safety of all attendees, folks can be asked to leave if rules are not followed. Questions? 630-385-4000

Fun for the whole family, but please leave your own pet at home.

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