The National Pet Show has just announced a raft of fantastic new animal-mad features for next month’s show, together with more special guests and organisations added to the bill…

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday will be hosting a show-stopping parade of four-legged record breakers and their owners. They include Lynne Land and her poodle, Mojo (Most rotations by a dog on the hind legs in 30 seconds), Rachael Grylls and her skipping Jack Russell, Jessica (Most skips by a dog and person in one minute-single rope), plus Hagrid the giant shaggy Leonberger (Fastest time to catch 10 items by a dog)!

Also new on the 2018 VIP list is Doug the Pug Therapy Dog whose owner, Cate, will be speaking about his vital role in transforming people’s lives in hospitals, schools and care homes. Doug will feature in the ‘Hound Hangout’ alongside a cast of social media’s brightest doggy celebrities and Insta-pooches who can’t wait to meet their two-legged fans!

Other highlights include Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick who will inspire young visitors at his specially built ‘Noel’s Ark’.  He will also be doing a book signing at the show, following the release of his brand new book Listening to the Animals: Becoming the Supervet.  Wildlife fanatic and TV presenter Michaela Strachan will host SuperDogs Live (a jaw-dropping live extravaganza celebrating the nation’s love of dogs) and signing copies of her wonderful book Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures.

Newly announced for the amazing Animal Rescue Barn are Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home and the Greyhound Trust who work tirelessly to find perfect, forever homes for our four-legged friends.  These two inspiring charities will be rehoming as many animals as possible during two marathon weekend sessions. Bring it on!

Stuntdogs & Animals Ltd will also wow the crowds.  This crack team are in demand internationally for their ‘animal whispering’ techniques on blockbuster films and TV shows such as Fantastic Beasts, Kingsman, Poldark, Beauty and the Beast, and Vanity Fair. Look out for them in massive upcoming releases Spider-Man and Aladdin! They, and their furry charges, will be demonstrating a series of awe inspiring activities and tricks at the show.

The National Pet Show is the purrfect opportunity for visitors to treat themselves and their pets with the ultimate pre-Christmas shopping experience. Amazing gift ideas (for the pet who’s got everything) abound throughout the show, with such luxuries as beautiful pure wool dog beds, scrumptious top of the range pet treats and even ‘pawsecco’ fizz for dogs and cats (yes, you heard us right!).  Alternatively, for smaller, bespoke or exclusive stocking fillers the show’s Marketplace area promises to be an Aladdin’s cave of goodies for pets and pet lovers alike.

With all this, and even more to be announced, The National Pet Show is the ultimate weekend event in celebration of all things pets!

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Location and opening hours:

  • Hall 4, The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham
  • Saturday 3rd November – 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 4th – 9:30am to 5:00pm