Canadian Pet Expo is Bigger, Better… and Back This Weekend!
Pull out your calendar, iPhone or android and mark the date because the Annual Fall Canadian Pet Expo (CPE) is back and this year’s event promises to be the best one ever! Taking place September 9 and 10 at the International Centre on Airport Road in Toronto, CPE features 200 exhibitors from around the world that offer specialty products and services, as well as pooch friendly events like agility coursing and of course the CPE Classic Dog Show… meaning there’s something for everyone.
This two-day event offers the chance to meet and greet animal ambassadors and pet celebs alike. If you’re thinking of adding to your family, you’ll want to visit the Canadian Kennel Club Breeders Village where you can “Meet the Breeds.” Or perhaps you’ll wander over to Canada’s largest Cat Show to peruse pusses. Or maybe even swing by the Canadian Reptile & Exotic Pet Breeder’s Expo to check out rare reptiles from around the world and speak with specialists and product manufacturers. Decisions, decisions!
However you and your pet choose to spend the day, it’s all included in your admission!
And because every epic event needs a little star power to glam things up, the spotlight this year falls on canine media sensation Iggy – the Labrador-Bernese Mountain Dog trained by National Service Dogs for the BOOST Child & Youth Advocacy Centre and recently named Canada’s first ever courtroom dog! Good boy Iggy will be on site for a meet and greet all weekend long (and may even agree to the odd selfie if you play nice!).
CPE is officially supported by the Canadian Kennel Club and is proud to be able to give back to Canadian animal charity and rescue operations. To date CPE has raised more than $70,000 to help animals in need, including Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial assistance to registered pet rescue organizations and educates the public about animal welfare across Canada.
CPE runs Saturday, September 9 from 10AM to 6PM, and Sunday, September 10 from 10AM to 5PM. The event is open to all, with pet rest stations located throughout the International Centre. Children under 8 are admitted free and tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
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