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Australia’s national Pet Show is coming to the Melbourne Showgrounds

The Pet Show is all about positive pet ownership, sharing education, entertainment, and products for all pets from tails to scales and everything in between.

Blog / News / 2023 March 24, 2023



Be part of something special on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of March 2023. All about positive pet ownership, The Pet Show is the first national show celebrating all of the pets in your life. There will be education, entertainment, and products for all dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles and small animals.

A pet show is an event that allows pet owners to showcase their pets and compete with other pets in various categories. These events can be specific to certain types of pets, such as dogs, cats, birds, or reptiles, or they can be open to all types of pets.

Pet shows can include competitions such as obedience trials, agility courses, beauty contests, talent shows, and more. They also provide an opportunity for pet owners to socialize with other pet owners and learn more about pet care and training.

Pet shows can be held by various organizations, such as pet clubs, kennel clubs, or animal welfare organizations. They may be held in different locations such as parks, exhibition centres, or pet stores.

Attending a pet show can be a fun and educational experience for pet owners and pet enthusiasts alike, and can provide an opportunity to learn more about different breeds of animals and their care requirements.

Benefits of pet shows

Pet shows offer several benefits for both pets and their owners. Here are some of the main benefits of pet shows:

  • Socialization: Pet shows provide an opportunity for pets to socialize with other animals and people in a controlled and safe environment. This can help to reduce their anxiety and improve their behaviour around other animals and people.
  • Training: Competitions at pet shows, such as obedience trials and agility courses, can help pet owners to improve their pets' training and behaviour. Training for pet shows can also be a fun and engaging way to bond with pets.
  • Breed awareness: Pet shows can help to raise awareness about different breeds of animals and their specific needs and characteristics. This can help pet owners to make informed decisions about the types of pets that are best suited to their lifestyle and preferences.
  • Networking: Pet shows provide an opportunity for pet owners to connect with other pet owners, breeders, and experts in the pet industry. This can help to build a sense of community and support for pet owners.
  • Entertainment: Pet shows can be a fun and entertaining event for people of all ages. Watching pets compete in various categories can be exciting and engaging, and can help to raise awareness about responsible pet ownership.

Overall, pet shows can be a great way for pet owners to engage with their pets, learn more about responsible pet ownership, and connect with other pet enthusiasts.

Experience and learn everything you need to know about dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles and small animals.

Bring your kids, bring your friends, bring your partner - there is something for every pet lover. We will have a range of different zones, special guests, talks, activities and entertainment at The Pet Show.

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale
(access to the show is via Gate 5, Langs Road, Ascot Vale)

Part proceeds support the RSPCA. Grab this one by the tail and don’t miss out.

Book accommodation near Ascot Vale. Visit Corporate Keys for rates and availability.

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