Children (and adults) of all ages can get in touch with their wild side in our brand new animal handling areas. We have two action-packed teepee tents pitching up at National Pet Show London – the first with a variety of adorable dog breeds and the second showcasing different reptiles – from snakes to geckos and lizards.
As well as getting up close and personal with the animals, children will learn all about their different needs, with talks from the experts on how to care for them and tips on a healthy diet. And when you’re not getting to know more about animals, you can perch on a hay bale and listen to some animal storytelling.
Tall, short, fluffy or cheeky - we love dogs! All breeds have different personalities and spending time with man’s best friend can bring joy to all the family. At this year’s show you’ll see debut appearances from all of the UK’s top 10 most loved dogs - including the small and intelligent Jack Russell, the energetic Springer Spaniel and the loyal and loveable Labrador.
Find these breeds plus many more in our Dog Zone and chat to the specialist breeders who can answer any of your questions about which breed is right for you and tips on becoming a pup parent!
When it comes to cute animals, they don’t come more adorable than the small furries – the rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and chinchillas.
One of the most talked about features of the 2016 show was the Secret Rabbit Garden, designed and built by run specialists Runaround, and sponsored by Burgess Pet Care. This year it’s back and we’re making it twice the size! Featuring willow jumps, soil mountains and mini obstacle courses the bunnies can explore and play all weekend long.
Many bunny experts will be around to talk to visitors about rabbit welfare and show visitors the best living conditions for pet rabbits at home.
There will also be a Guinea Pig Trail where you can watch these beloved, squeaky pets explore a network of tunnels specially designed to stimulate their minds whilst feeling safe and happy in their own environment.
We love horses and ponies at the National Pet Show and we know you love them too! That’s why there will be a lot more equine in action in 2017.
This includes the small but perfectly formed miniature horses. These extra special animals require lots of attention, and although they’re small they still need plenty of space!
Look out for these beautiful animals, who will be performing in the main ring throughout the weekend.
Don’t miss out on a visit from some other special ponies too – experts will be on hand to show you how to groom, tack up and feed the ponies safely – and you can have a go too!
If, after all the excitement of the day you need to relax and enjoy some downtime, then Cate Archer and her dog, Doug the Pug Therapy Dog, will be located in our brand new Pets As Therapy area.
As well as getting the chance to have a cuddle with Doug and his friends you can also learn more about the important work therapy dogs carry out every day – providing affection and comfort to people in need.
With so much to see and do – not to mention play with and pet – there’s no way any animal lover can afford to miss this year’s National Pet Show!
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