The National Pet Show, sponsored by PDSA Petsurance, returns to the NEC this November and promises to be bigger and better than ever! The jam-packed two-day event offers a whole range of activities that are everything pet related, including lots of opportunities to meet the animals, watch live performances, talk to the experts, explore the show villages and indulge in some pre-Christmas shopping.

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November, get up close to more than 100 cat and dog breeds, birds and poultry and aquatics. For those who prefer the weird and wonderful, meet bearded dragons, geckos, giant tortoises, snakes, snails, scorpions and mini beasts at the Reptile Experience, or head to the Animal Village to meet your favourite farmyard animals, including alpacas, donkeys, miniature horses and Shetland ponies!

Learn more about Dogs with Jobs, bringing together some truly remarkable dogs with important roles and responsibilities. Including Police, therapy, service and search and rescue dogs, meet the them and their trainers and learn more about what they do!

The Canine Catwalk returns to the Dog Village this year with lots of different breeds on display, and don’t forget to visit the School 4 Dogs where professional trainers will demonstrate training techniques with assistance from their own four legged friends!

Visit the Activity Arena for a series of incredible shows, demonstrations and performances featuring some amazing animals, and kids can get involved in tonnes of activities in the Kids Zone.

Looking for some retail therapy? Treat yourself and your pets by indulging in some early Christmas shopping by visiting the 150+ stalls at the show.

Junior Reporter Competition with Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

On Saturday 2nd November Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick will be at the National Pet Show giving a budding young reporter the chance to meet and interview him on stage at Noel’s Ark. The prize includes:

  • A 5-10 minute session of interviewing Noel Fitzpatrick, on stage at Noel’s Ark.
  • Meet & Greet with Noel Fitzpatrick before your talk takes place.
  • VIP tickets for your family. (Priority entry, meal tickets and drinks at the show).
  • A stay in a hotel the night before the show.

All participants need to be 6-12 years-old. To find out more about entering the Junior Reporter Competition visit here

Entries close at midnight on 30th September.