No Easter Bonnet for my dog … he’s sporting a sparkly new spring bee collar from Doggy Boutique. I’ve been shopping.
Specifically, I’ve been shopping at the Canadian Pet Expo at the International Centre in Toronto near the airport. This annual expo is popular – so popular, Airport Road was backed up for blocks thanks to traffic turning into the convention facility twenty minutes after the event started Friday morning. Parking is free, but congested.
The Canadian Pet Expo isn’t just about stuff, though every toy, treat, pet service and related industry is represented here along with dog breeders, rescues, and many dehydrated meat products, which seems to be the trend of the year. I’ve been meaning to give it a try too … I just need the dehydrator (affiliate link).
The Canadian Pet Expo is also about meeting social media ‘pet celebrities’ like Dozer the pig, who patrolled his own play zone; Horton and Hazel who posed for pics; 3 Furry Beauties, and Molly the fire dog promoting fire prevention and safety with Durham firefighters.
Dock Dogs compete in the diving pool, agility pooches race against the clock and each other, and dogs attending the expo (there are many) can run the Dog Lover Days lure course – as in previous years.
The expo is on all weekend, April 19 – 21, 2019. If you miss it, here’s a chance to win some stuff that came home with my pup Victor: An 8 oz bag of Vitality Natural Rewards chicken tenders, Weruva’s Goldie Lox dog food wet pouch, stuffed hedge hog toy, Jaker’s 5-inch Beef chew, and food samples from Nulo, Nutram and Taste of Northern Life.
Win! Simply comment below – what’s your favourite pet expo and where?
Contest is open to US and Canada until April 30, 2019.
Winner will be contacted via the email associated with your name and will have a week to reply.
Check out all the pet events in Canada this year here.