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Pet Events Coming Up In The UK

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PATS 2016

What is it? This is the UK’s number one pet trade event which showcases thousands of products by over 160 exhibitors. Your visit will include free entry, free parking, a free show catalogue, free retailer focused seminars, free Wi-Fi, complimentary tea of coffee and a free meal voucher if you arrive before 10am.

This is very much a free event for visitors, unless you choose to buy anything from the exhibitors. It’s a great chance to browse a diverse range of pet products, attend grooming workshops and listen to some great seminars, such as:

  • FRONTLINE® Brands – Protecting Pets and Your Business
  • Oral Care for Cats and Dogs
  • Psychological basis of the human-animal bond: the driver to our pet industry
  • Canine and feline communication; learn about their amazing senses & how they use body language

When & where is it? Sunday 25th Sept from 9am – 5pm and Monday 26th Sept from 9am – 4pm at the Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH.

How do I attend? To become a visitor at the PATS 2016 show, you will need to complete a visitor registration form on the website. If you’re interested, it may also still be possible to book a stand at the show.

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Eukanuba Discover Dogs 2016

What is it? An event allowing you to discover different breeds of dogs and watch exciting displays and competitions. If you’re thinking of buying a dog, whether it be through rescue or a reputable breeder, this event is a great opportunity to meet and discover over 200 breeds of dog, their personalities, traits and what they look like. There are also many other things on, including:

  • The UK’s favourite crossbreeds battling it out for a place in the Scruffts final at Crufts
  • Meet the Top Dogs of Instagram
  • Watch the top agility dog athletes in action
  • Companion Dog Club competition
  • Junior Warrant Competition
  • Young Kennel Club Area

There will also be many trade stands set up, so it’s a fantastic place to find toys, treats, services and advice for your dog.

When & where is it? Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd Oct from 10am – 5pm at the ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL.

How do I attend? You can get your tickets online, on the door or by phone.

  • Adults: on the door - £17, online - £14.30
  • Children (12-15): on the door - £14, online - £11
  • Under 12s go free