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Be A Good Parront Sat, 3:00 PM Sun. 1:00 PM
Are you thinking of adding a parrot to your family? Join Jan Robson from Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary as she discusses the joys, challenges and what you need to know about life with a parrot. Parrots are loud, messy, incredibly smart and somewhat like living with a 3 year old toddler!Website
Spin To Win For Great Prizes Ongoing All Day Sat. and Sunday!
The exhibitors at the Pet Lover show have donated some great prizes to our Spin to Win. Prizes include toys, treats, food and more! Come in to the second hall just past the cafe and you'll see the big spin to win wheel. Take a spin, you can win show bucks that you spend right at the Pet Lover show! (these are not discounts, they are prizes, so please don't forget to redeem your show bucks before you leave the show)
For the first time ever in BC - Lure Coursing for the Family Dog - ongoing throughout the show
Lure Coursing for the family dog has become a smash hit right across Canada. For the first time ever, in BC, the Pet Lover show will feature lure coursing all show long! Lure coursing was developed thirty years ago, mainly for sight hounds like whippets and greyhounds. Dog Lovers Days has created a unique course combining lure coursing and agility for all dogs to chase the lure, jump through hoops, run through tunnels, and most importantly, have a great time chasing the lure. Check out the Dog Lovers Days lure course at the show, or bring your dog and let your dog have a go.
Dog Agility with Kira of A Dog's Life Canine Centre Sat 11:00 am, 2:15 PM Sun. 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm
Come and see these dogs demonstrate their speed and agility as they negotiate their way over, under and through a series of challenging obstacles! Kira M'Lot and her dogs have performed at the PNE and other venues, and you will be amazed at what these dogs can do. After their show, talk to Kira about how you can get your dog involved in this action-packed sport. Your dogs will just love it!
Rabbit Agility Saturday and Sunday,11:00 AM, 12:45, 2:15 and 4:00 PM,
Come and see these amazing bunnies as they show off their agility skills! Animal agility (dog, rabbit or other) is a course of equipment in a ring that an animal will manoeuvre: over, under, around and through in a timed event/race. The animal that completes the course without upsetting equipment with the fastest time wins the event.
Saturday and Sunday Showtimes:
11:00am Timed Trials/High Jump
12:30pm Tiered Hopping
2:00pm Side by Side Races/Long Jump
4:00pm Tiered Hopping
Agility is fun and exciting for the animals, handlers and spectators. Rabbit Agility is much like dog agility only the equipment is made smaller for a rabbit and stable enough for the rabbit's weight while manipulating the pieces. Rabbits learn to run an agility course just as a dog might. Domestic Rabbits can be very affectionate and intelligent animals. Rabbits can be taught tasks, tricks and behaviors. People are finding what clean, intelligent and affectionate animals rabbits are. Many people are keeping rabbits as pets, some people even have house rabbits that are trained to use a litter box, so Rabbit Agility as well as other sports and activities with pet rabbits are becoming more popular. The Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club is a great place to learn about this fun activity for your rabbit. .... Come and see these amazing bunnies as they show off their agility skills!
A Dog's Life Presents Wagging Wonders - the Top Trick Performers of the Doggie World Sat: 1:00, 3:15 pm Sun.1:30 and 3:15 pm
Don't miss this amazing trick demonstration from Wagging Wonders. These agile athletes will awe you with their talented performance. They skip, they ride skateboards, they jump through hoops and much more.www.adogslifeK9centre.ca
Owls and Other Raptors
Weird & Wonderful Stage Sat. 1:30 and 3:30 PM and Sun. 11:00 and 1:30 PM
Find out about Owls, raptors and other native birds of prey. Staff from the O.W.L. Society (Orphaned WildLife) will fill you in on these amazing birds, as well as avoidable dangers to birds and other wildlife, diet for raptors compared to diet for songbirds, owls and other raptors native to BC, the function of the O.W.L. Society, and answer your questions. Come and find out about these incredible birds!More Information
Can-Am/TICA Cat Show
Ongoing During Show Opening Hours
Are you a cat person? Is your cat 'Best In Show'? Don't miss this fun event presented by the Can-Am Cat Club, affiliated with T.I.C.A. Eight official judges are coming from Texas, Washington, Oregon, Ontario and BC, judging specialty and all breed categories, on both Saturday and Sunday. T.I.C.A. recognizes fifty five purebred breeds for championship competition, plus the popular household pets, always a crowd favourite. Purebred neuters and spays are recognized also; all cats are benched in their decorated cages and are taken to the judges "rings"' for handling. All cats are vying for Champion to Supreme Grand Champion titles: judges will pick their top ten cats, kittens, alters and household pets. Many of the recognized breeds will be competing, from the large Maine Coon, to the smallest Singapura - longhairs, shorthairs and almost naked breeds will all be strutting their stuff, so be sure to stop by and take in the Show! * * * Entry Information is available by clicking on the More Info link, so send in your application now!More Information
Dancing Dogs! Gracie & Sam Dandie Dinmont Dancers Sat:11:30 AM Sun. 11:30 AM
Heather and her Dancing Dogs have performed at events throughout the lower mainland. For the first time, at the Pet Lover show, you can watch Heather and her Dandie Dinmonts, Gracie and Sam perform to Jazz routines! Dandie Dinmonts are the oldest recognized Scottish breed still in existence. Heather wants to ensure that her dogs have wonderful, active lives and even though Gracie is completely blind, she obtained three titles in Heel to Music. Sam will also show off his skateboarding skills during their demonstration. Don't miss these wonderful, intelligent little terriers in action on the Amazing Dog Stage.
Poodle Parade and Doggie Fashion Show Saturday 2:45 PM
The Poodle Club presents the 2016 Poodle Parade at the Pet Lovers show. From miniatures to standard poodles, these fashionistas of the dog world, will put their best paws forward on the Amazing Dog Stage's cat walk.More Information
Feed Your Parrot The Right Way Sat:11:00 AM and Sun. 12:00 PM
Are You feeding your parrot correctly? Do you provide a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and grains daily? Do you know what foods are toxic to parrots? Join Greyhaven for this informative and interactive seminar where we will discuss greens, grains, calcium, seeds, pellets, Vitamin A and more! Take home some sample recipes to make for your birds.www.greyhaven.bc.ca
MEET THE BREED!
Ongoing During Show Opening Hours
Is there a certain breed you've always wanted to find out about? Come to our Meet The Breed area where you'll meet breeders and breed clubs ready to tell you all about the advantages of sharing your life with that one special breed. Dandie Dinmonts,Alaskan Klee Kai, Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, Poodles, Golden Retrievers, Whippets, Dachshunds, Chihuahuas, meet these and other breeds and find out if one of them is the right fit as a companion for you and your family!
Pacific Assistance Dogs - Your Raffle dollars are helping to support P.A.D.S. Sat; 4:15 PM and Sun. 2:00 PM
These "Dogs With Jobs" are indeed amazing! Don't miss this incredible demonstration of teamwork between these Assistance Dogs and their partners. The Pacific Assistance Dog Society (PADS) works training puppies to become assistance dogs, and places them with their partners. Find out more about these invaluable dogs and see them demonstrate their skills.www.pads.ca
The Wonderful World of Llamas - Meet & Greet Sat: 11:30 and 2:30 PM and Sun. 3:00 PM
People often ask, what do you do with a pet llama? These highly social and intelligent animals love to spend time with you and, like dogs, need fun activities to keep them from getting bored.
Sarah Nicholls from Fat Chance Ranch has trained their llamas to appear in television shows and commercials, and says that you can pretty much do anything with llamas that you do with your dog. Llamas protect other animals out in the field and are extremely aware and curious so they know when something is amiss. They will even chase away coyotes and stray dogs and let an alert out to warn the other animals, so many ranchers employ their llamas as 'watch llamas'. You can take llamas for walks, clicker train them, and if you let them in your house, like the family dog, they will make themselves comfortable and look for a good scratch. Come and meet & greet these amazing animals!
Canadian K9 Detection Dogs - You Can't Hide Anything From Them! Sat: 1:30 PM and Sun. 2:30 PM
These amazing dogs are coming back to the show - don't miss this opportunity to see these highly skilled dogs in action! A dog's sense of smell is said to be a thousand times more sensitive than that of humans. A dog has more than 220 million olfactory receptors in its nose which are responsible for the detection of odor molecules, while humans have only 5 million. Think you can hide something from your dog? Think again! Because of this keen sense of smell, specially trained dogs are used in search and rescue missions and in the detection of narcotics and explosives. Come and see Canadian K9's teams performing a demonstration of their detection skills! You'll be amazed at what they can do! After 15 years of service, Canadian K9 knows detection: their Government-validated group of Detection Teams provide services including explosives and narcotics detection services for visiting cruise ships, with clients such as Disney and Holland America Line; servicing various environments such as rentals; keeping drug activities away from investments; and maintaining narcotics free work camps in the far north. With their Security Provision department, Investigations Division and Security Consulting services, they are the largest full service security firm in Canada.CANADIAN K9's Website
Be Prepared, Not Scared! CDART and St John Ambulance Be Disaster Pet Ready Sat:12:00 PM and Sun. 1:00 PM
This demonstration will take you on an evacuation voyage that will show you what you can do to be prepared in the case of a disaster. This interactive, kid friendly show will teach first aid for the most common injuries and issues that your pet might experience. Some audience members will be supervised and taught right on the stage with their pet.
Meet the amazing members of the Canadian Disaster Animal Team. CDART is dedicated to animal welfare through the preparation for and the actual rescue and shelter of domestic animals in a disaster. Volunteers are mobilized when local authorities request CDART's help and when the Provincial Emergency Program's Emergency Social Services is activated. In specific communities, CDART has long-time established teams but will answer requests for help through local, provincial and federal government agencies. CDART works with Emergency Social Services at Reception Centres registering animals that need sheltering or evacuation during an emergency/disaster. CDART is not funded in any way except through donations so please consider donating to CDART so that they may continue their amazing work.www.cdart.org
So You Want to Have a Parrot? Sat. 1:00 PM and Sun. 2:30 PM
Come along to Meet the BC Exotic Bird Society and learn the ups and downs of parrot ownership. Learn important facts about your feathered friends, such as how long do they live? How loud are they? What can I expect from them as a pet? Meet some of the gorgeous birds that the BC Exotic Bird Society has helped like Charlie, the double yellow headed amazon as well as some of her feathered friends.BC exotic bird society website
Interactive Display at Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary
Booths 135 - 137
Kids! Bring your parents and stop by the Greyhaven booth (beside the Weird & Wonderful Stage) and join their exciting, interactive display with tons of great activities for children!
Check out eggs from all different kinds of birds, try the Touch Boxes and guess what's inside, receive a stamp book and gather stamps in your passport bird book (while supplies last) - and there is even a photo booth where you can become a parrot!
Nose Work - Learn How Your Dog Can Be A Nose Work Star Sat. 1:55 PM and Sun. 2:55 PM
It's a brand new dog sport that started in California in mid-2000s by professional detection dog handlers. It is an activity for all dogs of every age, breed and ability as well as for handlers of any age or experience. It is a no-aversives, no-discipline, no-guilt, fun activity that teams a dog and handler to search for odours. Students start by learning the foundation in a controlled fun environment where the dog is encouraged to find food. As odour is introduced, the teams work their dogs in four elements: interior, exterior, containers and vehicles. Students can expect welcome changes in their dog's behaviour and the benefits to the canine-human partnership can be life-changing. Donna Toews (CPDT-KA, CNWI) has been participating since December 2009 and proudly brought the sport to Canada in 2011. She and her dog Edge are training for NW3. Join the fun!!
Basic Dog Grooming and Hygiene
Grooming Demonstration Area - Ongoing During Show Opening Hours
Michelle Grenkow, Canadian Canine Master Stylist and Certified Master Groomer and her senior students at Animal Haven Grooming will go over products for bathing your dog and keeping his coat matt-free, from when you first get them home as a puppy throughout their adult lives. Learn how to get your dog used to brushing, bathing and nail clipping so they look forward to the routine maintenance every dog owner should provide. See how to take care of your dog's ears and how to spot an ear infection plus how to inspect your dog for fleas and ticks. Take your dog from frumpy to fabulous!
Ongoing During Show Opening Hours
Bring the kids to meet these adorable animals! Make the aquaintance of sheep, miniature donkeys, goats, chicks, and more. It's loads of fun for the whole family!
Cedars Equestrian Centre
Langley Spinners and Weavers
4 Paws On The Run Puppy Drill Team
Blue Buffalo Amazing Dog Stage Sat: 3:45 PM and Sun.11:00 AM
Come out and watch the newfies and goldens precision drill team - you'll be amazed at what these huge dogs can do. And it can't be any cuter, 4 Paws On The Run puppy agility!
4 Paws was created 10 years ago, by trainer Linda Fedje. They believe that all the foundation work that they have done with their dogs has made them better trainers. All their staff believes in positive training with food rewards, and Linda specializes in puppy training with a combined obedience/agility class. She believes, most of all, IN HAVING FUN!!!!! A drill team dance performance will be followed by meet and greet with the dogs. And don't miss the golden, newfie and boxer pup trick demonstration following the drill team. The High Seas Newfoundlands Website is www.highseas.caCheck out the Kulalani webpage!
Snakes, Lizards and More - Oh My! Sat: 12:00,and 2:00 PM Sun. 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
Join Hastur McKay and Morgan Troy and learn all about these fascinating creatures. The Westcoast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles has been active in British Columbia, Canada, for over 30 years.
They gather herpetoculturists (people with a dedicated passion for the ancient hobby of keeping and studying reptiles) as well as people interested in the safeguard of the environment and the welfare of animals. Their members are mostly families and individuals who are interested in studying and protecting reptiles.website