Pets and Peeps Welcome at 2017 Spring Canadian Pet Expo

Mary Simpson
by Mary Simpson
Canadian Pet Expo – think of it as Disney World for your pet. And if you’ve been a really, really good boy (or girl), you can come along too!

Canada’s largest pet extravaganza – Canadian Pet Expo (CPE) – is back and this Spring it’s taking place at Toronto’s International Centre April 14-16, 2017; a 3-day affair that promises to deliver something for every pooch, puss and pet parent.

The highly anticipated event features hundreds of vendors, thousands of products and lots of fun competitions that range from the AquaDogs dock diving league to Rocket Relay flyball and agility pros Woofjocks Canine All-Stars. If spectator sports don’t excite your little guy or gal they can still join in the fun by entering (in advance) to be part of the CPE’s Best Dressed Show sponsored by Great Jacks, WHIMZEES and hosted by Q107’s Jennifer Valentyne. Still not enough to get them panting in anticipation and searching for their party duds? How about the $1,500 in prizes and CPE money that is dished out to the winners!

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That’s not all! Noodles and HERO, past champions of the CPE’s Top Dog Trick event will be on hand both Friday and Saturday to support this year’s contestants at the preliminaries – no word if they’re available for autographs – and again on Sunday for the grand champion round.

But CPE hasn’t gone entirely to the dogs. Canada’s largest cat show will also be taking place and if you prefer to share your life with a small animal, bird, reptile or fish, there’s a rabbit and guinea pig showcase and hands-on exotics that will surely please your little two-legged family members.

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And CPE’s message continues to convey what many of us already feel: that every pet is a companion for life and you should share each day with them as you would with every family member. Because of this mantra, they are actively involved in giving back to the animal community and for 2017 will be working with National Service Dogs to help partner their trained dogs with the people at BOOST Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. Kudos to those who care!!

So for now you just need to pull out your calendar like a good pet parent and help your little sidekick mark how many more sleeps till he gets to go to Canadian Pet Expo!

Mary Simpson
Mary Simpson

Sharing space with three seriously judgy Schnoodles and a feline who prefers to be left alone. #LivingMyBestLife

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