Brand new features announced at the National Pet Show! The National Pet Show is gearing up to open its doors at the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 November 2017. With hundreds of different animals, amazing animal action displays, expert talks, celebrity appearances and exceptional shopping, the National Pet Show, proudly sponsored by MORETH>N, continues to be an unmissable event for animal lovers and families of all ages.

With brand new features just announced, the show promises to deliver an unforgettable day out for all pet lovers. New for this year, the show will feature Noel’s Ark which will form the centre piece of the Kids Zone where children will be able to learn about and handle animals ranging from hens and owls to mini beasts and dogs.  A series of talks, book signings and storytelling will also take place in the Ark, including an inspirational session each day to budding vets and vet nurses by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick entitled "How to Become The Next Generation of Supervets".  

Also new for this year is the incredible International Cat Show. LondonCats Communications and Events AND The International Cat Association (TICA) present an Allbreed Championship and Household Pet CAT SHOW! Visitors can come and see more than 100 cats, representing more than 50 breeds competing for the titles of Best Cat, Best Kitten, Best Neuter and Best Household Pet! The show will feature over 150 breeds of cats and dogs as well as rabbits, chinchillas, ponies, miniature horses, hamsters, fish and new for this year jellyfish.

Other events highlights include; Noel Fitzpatrick Live* (presented by The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick), The Hill’s Cat Zone featuring the Top Cats Competition, the School 4 Dogs Arena sponsored by Pets at Home, the Dog Activity Ring sponsored by Natural Instinct and SuperDogs Live presented by TV presenter, Michaela Strachan. With theatres in each show zone, visitors will receive top tips and free pet care advice from a host of leading experts, including trusted vets, nurses, trainers, behaviourists, animal associations and charities. As well as providing a fun-filled day out, the National Pet Show promotes responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.


The National Pet Show is on a mission to rehome as many animals as possible over the weekend of the show on 4-5th November. Britain is home to more than 16 million pet dogs and cats*. But every year, some 250,000 domestic animals* find themselves abandoned to the care of rescue centres. The brand new ‘Clear the Shelter’ feature is welcoming three charities to participate in this visitor attraction, the Blue Cross, French Bulldog Saviours and the Birmingham Dogs Home. All three charities will have profiles of the pets available for adoption and additional information on how to adopt or foster animals in need. Join us in the challenge to clear these rescues and find as many forever homes as possible. Other charities offering re-homing at the National Pet Show include the Retired Greyhound Trust, Jodie’s Cyprus Dog Rehoming, Manchester & Cheshire Dogs Home and Reach Sled Dog Rehoming. 


SuperDogs Live is a fantastic live show celebrating the nation’s love of dogs. Taking place in the SuperTheatre twice a day, the show is hosted by special guest TV presenter Michaela Strachan. The star-studded show features a spectacular opening by Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) 2016 finalists Lucy Heath and Trip Hazard to Mission Impossible. Plus, don’t miss the other brilliant dog dancing acts too and some amazing Guinness World Record holders. Rachael Grylls and Jack Russell Jessica will be demonstrating their recent Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Skips by A Dog And Person In a Minute” and Hagrid the Leonberger for “Most Items Caught By A Dog In 30 Seconds”. We are also delighted to welcome Adem Basharan and his famous Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Ziggy Trixx, to entertain you in SuperDogs Live this year! 


Across the UK there are thousands of dogs that do a daily job from therapy dogs and medical detection dogs to Police dogs and Guide Dogs.  The Dogs With Jobs feature is a great opportunity to come and meet some of the dogs and speak with the owners from these organisation, including Lola, Sid, Kirby, and Jarvis from the Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.  The UK Fire Service has three types of search dogs - Arson Detection, Live Casualty and Cadaver Search dogs.  The dogs here today are all predominantly disciplined in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) to find live human scent in collapsed and partially collapsed buildings - both in the UK and Internationally. The USAR dogs are non-discriminatory air scenting dogs, and with a sense of smell over 50 times greater than that of a human they are the best tool the Fire Service have in locating life at speed! What could take Fire-Fighters days to remove rubble and locate a person - these dogs can do in a matter of minutes! In addition to their primary role they are increasingly assisting the Police and Mountain Rescue Teams in their search for vulnerable missing people with some great results... And when the dogs aren’t out searching or training they are providing education to school children or enjoying some downtime in their handler’s home!


Julie Tottman, Movie Animal Trainer has been the animal trainer behind a whole host of major Hollywood blockbusters - from the Harry Potter franchise to Lassie, The Dark Knight, Casino Royale, Finding Neverland, 102 Dalmations and, most recently, Game of Thrones. Julie will demonstrate a whole host of tricks and how to train cats for film and your cat at home, with help from Ace the cat (James Bond’s Spectre) and Tinks (TV adverts including Asda, Anchor Butter). Plus, Julie will show us how to train dogs for film, with help from some dogs from the movies and adverts, including Razor, a Papillon (Show Dogs), Mojo (Absolutely Anything), Harley the Pug, and Saxon from Game of Thrones. Julie Tottman, Movie Animal Trainer, Birds & Animals (and Author of SUPERSTAR DOGS AND SUPERSTAR CATS).


A magical parrot display demonstrating their flock flying instincts and clever personalities with Mike Simmons and an incredible insight into the fascinating birds of prey flying display with Leigh Holmes. Including owls, Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and an amazing vulture! Mike is an internationally recognised bird trainer. His passion for his birds is evident in all that he does with them in their training. 


Creating the central hub of the Kids Zone and new this year is “Noel's Ark”, where children of all ages can get up close to a variety of animals. Talks, story-telling and booksignings will also take place in the Ark, including an inspirational session with Noel Fitzpatrick about how much animals matter to us. 


The Runaround Secret Rabbit Garden returns to the Burgess Small Furries zone once again this year, with even more activities for the rabbits to enjoy than ever. This 'little haven of paradise for rabbits' features everything rabbits naturally enjoy including a mound with tunnels and entrances and exits for running in and out of, as well as hollow logs with peep holes. The aim of the feature, designed and built by rabbit run specialist Runaround, is to inspire rabbit owners and potential new owners alike about the type of enrichment rabbits love and which will help give them a happy and healthy life. Visit feature stand F334 to see these happy hoppers. 


For tickets to the show visit or call 08445814936**.  Visitors can take advantage of our 20% discount*** offer by quoting promotional code NPS2017 when purchasing tickets.

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