MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The National Sports Center in Blaine is going to be a zoo this Saturday — but in a really good way.

The 2014 Midwest Family Pet Expo features events like wiener dog races (and wannabe wiener dog races, which should stoke anyone’s curiosity) and a pet costume contest.

There are also demonstrations on companion birds and the prevention of dog bites.

About fifty vendors will be on site, and you can even get a free photo with your pet from Art Of Light Photo.

In fact, the whole shebang is free. And yes, your pet(s) are welcomed to come!

The expo runs from 9 a.m. til 6 p.m. Click here for directions and more information.

~Stephen Swanson

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