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Vancouver Pet Lover Show at the Pacific Coliseum in 2022

Puppy at Pet Lover Show

Vancouver’s Pet Lover Show is an annual event featuring dogs, cats, animal shows and pet product vendors. It’s an amazing event for people who love animals.

In the past the event has happened at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford in the spring. In 2022, however, it takes place on the weekend of November 5th and 6th at the PNE Forum in Vancouver.

 


For the event’s official website visit petlovershow.ca.


 

Pet Lover Show

 

The Pet Lover Show in Vancouver

The Pet Lover Show is a popular event where pet owners are welcome to bring their furry friends to get pet advice and check out the latest in pet foods and other pet-related products.

At the event there are workshops, presentations and shows to watch. There are also competitions to enter and vendors selling everything you could ever want for your pet. You can expect to see dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and even snakes, plus food, toys and miscellaneous gear for them all.

 

Dandie Terrier at Pet Lover Show

 

Where and When

In 2022 the Pet Lover Show celebrates its 10th season. It was going to happen on the weekend of March 12th and 13th. The event’s dates, however, were postponed until the fall. The event’s new dates are the Saturday and Sunday of November 5th and 6th in 2022. Its new venue is also the Pacific Coliseum at the PNE. The venue’s address is 100 North Renfrew Street.

In the past the event has taken place each year in February or March at the Tradex Centre which is located at 1190 Cornell Street in Abbotsford next to the Abbotsford Airport. Where and when it happens in 2023 is to be confirmed. Maybe in the spring or maybe in the fall, and maybe in Abbotsford or maybe again at the Pacific Coliseum. In 2022, though, it’s in November and at its new Vancouver venue.

 

Admission Prices

In 2022, depending on whether you purchase your tickets in advance online or on the day at the door, admission to the event costs either $14 or $16 for adults. It’s also either $10 or $12 for seniors and youth. Admission is free for young children (ages 0 to 5). Family passes cost either $34 or $38. Below are the full details.

  • Adults – $14 in advance and $16 at the door
  • Seniors – $10 in advance and $12 at the door
  • Youth (ages 6 to 15) – $10 in advance and $12 at the door
  • Family Passes (for 2 adults and 2 kids) – $34 in advance and $38 at the door
  • Children (ages 0 to 5) – free

 


For tickets and full details about the event visit the official Pet Lover Show website.


 

What to Expect at the Pet Lover Show

When we went a couple of years ago the event featured lots of beautiful furry animals, dog agility lessons, pet massages and various demonstrations. There were also birds of prey on site for people to see.

Below is a description of some of the sights and events taking place in 2022.

 

Bentley the Bulldog at Pet Lover Show
Bentley the Bulldog

 

2022 Activities

In 2022 there are lots of things to see and do at the Pet Lovers Show. There are numerous wildlife organizations on-site with animals and informational seminars.

For example, there’s an area where you can interact with rabbits from the Rabbitats Rescue Society. You can also enjoy fast-paced shows performed by the SuperDogs team. There are even professionals from the BC Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork offering free massages to pets at the show (but not to their owners).

In addition, you can expect to see over 100 exhibitors. There are lots of pet-related products to explore, such as food, toys and accessories. There are also plenty of things to learn. Organizations with booths in 2022 include the Paws For Hope Animal Foundation, BC SPCA Animal Kind, Langley Animal Protection Society, Vancouver Humane Society and the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

At the Pet Lover Show there is something for every kind of animal lover (unless all you like are horses, elephants or other larger animals in which case you’ll have to go to a farm, ranch, another country or the Greater Vancouver Zoo instead).

 

Shows and Demonstrations

There are multiple stages with live entertainment and helpful demonstrations at the Pet Lover Show. Entertainment schedules for each area in 2022 are listed below.

 

The Amazing Dog Stage

 

Saturday, November 5th

  • 11:00 am – Puppy Training Demo with the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society
  • 11:30 am – SuperDogs: The Bow Wow Factor!
  • 12:00 pm – Freestyle Dance Team
  • 12:30 pm – Incredible Trick Show
  • 1:00 pm – Frisbee Show
  • 1:30 pm – Nose Work: Happy Sniffing
  • 2:00 pm – SuperDogs: The Bow Wow Factor!
  • 3:30 pm – Nose Work: Happy Sniffing
  • 4:30 pm – Frisbee Show
  • 5:00 pm – Puppy Training Demo with the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society
  • 6:00 pm – SuperDogs: The Bow Wow Factor!

Sunday, November 6th

  • 10:30 am – SuperDogs: The Bow Wow Factor!
  • 11:00 am – Freestyle Dance Team
  • 11:30 am – Incredible Trick Show
  • 12:00 pm – Nose Work: Happy Sniffing
  • 12:30 pm – Mobility Service Dogs Demo with the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society
  • 1:00 pm – SuperDogs: The Bow Wow Factor!
  • 2:00 pm – Nose Work: Happy Sniffing
  • 3:00 pm – SuperDogs: The Bow Wow Factor!
  • 3:30 pm – CDART: Pet Safety During Disasters and Emergencies
  • 4:00 pm – Mobility Service Dogs Demo with the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society
  • 4:30 pm – Frisbee Show

 

The Seminar Stage

 

Saturday, November 5th

  • 10:30 am – Good Dogs Wear Muzzles
  • 11:00 am – Animal Massage Therapy
  • 1:00 pm – No Bad Cats!
  • 1:30 pm – Jace’s Journey
  • 4:00 pm – Redefining Feline Oral Health
  • 4:30 pm – Canine First Aid
  • 5:30 pm – Animal Massage Therapy
  • 6:00 pm – CPR Techniques for Animals

Sunday, November 6th

  • 11:00 am – Good Dogs Wear Muzzles
  • 11:30 am – Animal Massage Therapy
  • 12:00 pm – Co-Existing with Wild Neighbours
  • 12:30 pm – No Bad Cats!
  • 1:30 pm – Canine First Aid
  • 2:00 pm – Jace’s Journey
  • 2:30 pm – Redefining Feline Oral Health
  • 3:30 pm – Animal Massage Therapy
  • 4:00 pm – CPR Techniques for Animals

 

The Weird and Wonderful Stage

 

Saturday, November 5th

  • 10:30 am – The Fascinating World of Parrots
  • 11:00 am – Snakes, Lizards and More
  • 1:00 pm – Life With Parrots
  • 1:30 pm – Snakes, Lizards and More
  • 2:30 pm – The Fascinating World of Parrots
  • 4:30 pm – Life With Parrots
  • 5:30 pm – Snakes, Lizards and More

Sunday, November 6th

  • 11:00 am – The Fascinating World of Parrots
  • 12:00 pm – Life With Parrots
  • 12:30 pm – Snakes, Lizards and More
  • 2:00 pm – The Fascinating World of Parrots
  • 2:30 pm – Snakes, Lizards and More
  • 3:30 pm – Life With Parrots
  • 4:00 pm – Snakes, Lizards and More

 

For the full lists of featured entertainment and seminars this year visit the Pet Lover Show website. For the full lineup of exhibitors in 2022 visit the official Exhibitor List page.

 

Dog at Abbotsford Pet Lover Show

 

Pet Lover Show Video

To give you an idea of what the Pet Lover Show looks like, check out the following short video clip. It shows scenes of the event when it took place in Abbotsford a few years ago.

 

 

Tips and Advice

Below are some suggestions and things to know to make the most out of your Pet Lover Show experience.

TIP #1: Pets are welcome to the event, and lots of people do bring their dogs. There are sections of the venue where dogs aren’t permitted, however, like in the cat section.

TIP #2: Taking your pet with you can be lots of fun, and a good way to see if your pooch likes the food samples before you buy a giant new bag of organic, vegan and gluten-free gourmet dog food. On the other hand, shopping and browsing with your dog can also have its challenges.

TIP #3: If you take your dog(s) they might get the chance to have a massage, run in a race or “be discovered”. They’ll also have the opportunity to sniff lots of other dogs.

TIP #4: If you take your dog to the show you have to sign a Guest Animal Waiver which says you agree to only bring well-behaved dogs, female dogs that are not in heat and no “unaltered” male dogs. The waiver also lists a number of other rules and expectations (all of which seem pretty reasonable).

TIP #5: Watch where you step! There are lots of little dogs walking around, so be careful not to step on one (or something one accidently leaves behind).

 

Other Information

For more details about the event see the Pet Lover Show website.

For a list of other Lower Mainland events at different times of the year, see our Festivals & Events Calendar.

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