• By: OLM Staff

The Ottawa Pet Expo – The FIRST-EVER Ottawa festival for pets and their owners

Ottawa-Gatineau pet lovers unite to celebrate their love of pets on November 10 and 11 at the CE Centre. The Ottawa Pet Expo, in support of the Ottawa Humane Society, welcomes your whole family to the show, including four-legged family members. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a weekend with your pets!

Have you ever seen dogs fly?
Check out the spectacular Ontario DockDogs competition! Watch as dogs compete in this high-flying canine competition. With four exciting events including Big Air, Speed Retrieve, Extreme Vertical and Irondog, see if your dog has what it takes to be a DockDogs champion. With no pre-registration required, your dog is welcome to participate in the public dog Charity Jump with proceeds going to the Ottawa Humane Society.

See Cub Carson from 93.9 BOB FM compete against the dogs in the big pool! If that isn’t enough canine canoodleing for you, watch the Airborne Disc Dog Club’s amazing demonstration of dog tricks with Frisbees, and the Treibball (ball herding) demonstration.

Shop for the latest in pet toys and accessories
With Christmas on its merry way, this is the perfect time to shop for your pet. Find the latest in pet toys and accessories, from LED light-up leashes and collars, to winter coats and booties for your fashionable furry friends.

Protect your pet at the microchip clinics
The safety of animals is always a top priority so The Ottawa Humane Society is running an on-site, microchip clinic from 11am to 2pm, on Saturday and Sunday. The Ottawa Pet Expo is also offering doggy first-aid workshops during the show.

Learn from the pet experts
A wide range of exhibitors are on hand to provide information on the health and nutrition of your pet along with educational seminars running all weekend on dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots, exotic pets and even little pigs. Many breeders will be at the show, ready to answer whatever questions you may have about your animal companion’s health and nutritional needs!

Educational demos for kids of all ages
Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo will be at the show, presenting the zoo’s famous critters – from snakes and lizards to tarantulas and the world’s smallest crocodile babies! Bring the kids – Ray has an interactive demo for them too! Also, check out the family-friendly Kids’ Zone featuring crafts, activities and face painting, all with an animal theme. And best of all, kids get in FREE!!

Lots of fun extras for pets and owners alike
Do you think your animal is hiding something? Get to the bottom of it by checking in with Wendy the Pet Psychic. Don’t miss the pet fashion show, and the pet and owner look-a-like contest, both hosted by BOB FM’s Sandy Sharkey. And to complete a fun-filled day at the show, be sure to visit the charity photo booth for a happy snap of your best friend.

So, walk, run, fly, slither, hop, lurch, crawl, pounce or swim your way to the Ottawa Pet Expo this November 10-11. Your pets will thank you!

Tickets are available at the door for $12, or you can get discount tickets online at ottawapetexpo.ca.
Kids 17 and under get in for free. The show is open from 10am-6pm on Saturday, and 10am-5pm on