The National Pet Show, sponsored by Petsurance from The PDSA, is back for its sixth year. It returns to Birmingham’s NEC on the Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November. Bigger, better and furrier than ever!


There’ll be everything from dogs to cats, reptiles to rabbits, ponies to parrots and so much

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more! It’s fun for all the family as animal lovers great and small can learn about a myriad of species and breeds.


Enjoy fascinating talks from the experts, teaching you how to best look after your animal friends, whether you have your own or are looking to expand your family. Brand new for this year is ‘Family Furtunes’ a gameshow which will see families ‘pet their wits’ against each other in a hilarious challenge to test their animal knowledge, led by Michaela Strachan and TV vet Rory Cowlam. On Saturday Professor Noel Fitzpatrick will be inspiring young minds on Noel’s Ark giving a specialist talk for children.


Watch amazing animal displays from exhilarating dog performances, beautiful dog dancing and flying parrots. Stunt animals will amaze the crowds as they demonstrate the kind of training that’s won them parts in Poldark, Doc Martin and the Kingsman. If your pooch needs to learn some new commands and tricks, the School 4 Dogs Ring should be at the top of your list to visit! Throughout the show professional trainers will show you how to train your dog with assistance from their own four legged friends! From the basics, to learning how to skate board, School 4 Dogs has everything you need to know to teach your dog to be the smartest pup in the park.


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Discover oodles of unique gifts to spoil the animal or animal lover in your life. From luxury toys to animal themed gifts, snacks and the latest gadgets and furniture – start your Christmas shopping just in time for the festive season!


You can meet local animals on the lookout for their forever home. Rescue charities will introduce you to the adorable pets who want to join your family. If you experience love at first sight, you can start the rehoming journey at the show!


Snap a selfie with your favourite Dogs of Instagram at the Hound Hangout. Giving you the opportunity to meet some famous online pooches and talk to the people who have introduced their pups to internet stardom.


The Kid’s Zone is a great place for children of all ages to tune into their animal instinct. They

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can get stuck into a variety of animal handling sessions and learn about all the different pets at the show in fascinating talks!

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