Singapore’s largest pet fair, PetExpo, is all set for a paw-some comeback, returning with the same energy and excitement it brought pre-pandemic. Spanning 7,000 square metres, the sought-after event aims to bring pets and pet lovers into one lively and vibrant space to gather, play and learn as a community.
Reuniting Pet Communities
Themed ‘Reunion’, you can look forward to the same PetExpo experience, but this time bigger and better than before.
The event will showcase a wide range of products and accessories from more than eighty local and regional vendors and feature specially-curated series of talks and workshops, discussing key interest topics for pawrents. PetExpo’s last in-person edition, in 2019, attracted more than 30,000 visitors and 9,000 pets.
Adoption Drive At PetExpo
Similar to previous editions, PetExpo is returning with its highly anticipated adoption drive, which aims to give pets a second chance to find their forever homes.
The adoption drive is organised by the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster of National Parks Board, and supported by Animal Welfare Group (AWG) Partners. The adoption drives at past editions of the PetExpo were well-received and saw several rescued animals being given a second chance at a loving home. Those keen on adopting a pet can look forward to a range of animals for adoption, including cats, dogs and bunnies.
Owning a pet is a big commitment and will require care and dedication. As such, the AWGs have screening processes in place to safeguard the welfare of these animals and to ensure that the new homes are best suited for their needs so that they can live out their remaining years well.
The adoption drive will also have staff or volunteers that can answer guests’ queries, allowing them to make a more informed decision about adopting. In addition, there will also be an exhibition on responsible pet ownership, including guidelines on adopting a pet.
Let Your Pet Live Their Best Lives
PetExpo will also introduce talks and workshops focusing on common problems that pet owners face. The platforms hosted by experts aim to help pawrents gain knowledge and practical skills to help them overcome such challenges.
You will have the opportunity to learn more about your pet’s nutrition and how diet may play a part in addressing certain conditions such as diarrhoea and skin problems, through sharing sessions by:
- Dr Francis Cabana of Pet Cubes on Nutrition for Cats and Dogs
- Loh Siew Leng of Paws Fur Life’s ‘Preparing Healthy Balanced Meals for Your Dog – The Basics of Canine Nutrition’
- ‘Nutrition from the Inside Out’ by Jason Wang of BOM BOM
Those who are keen to find out more about how wellness therapy can rehabilitate and improve the way of life for their pets, may also attend talks like:
- ‘Pet Rehab’ by Dr Sara Lam of RehabVet
- ‘The Healing Power of Massage to Transform Your Dog’s Health and Happiness’ by Karen Lim of Paws Fur Life
On top of that, PetExpo will showcase how veterinary consultations have evolved since the pandemic. Learn more about virtual consults and on-demand pet healthcare platforms – Pawlyclinic and how ‘Even furkids can have teleconsult!’.
The highlight for this year’s PetExpo will see 100 Bichons in one place as the organisers attempt to enter the Singapore Book of Records successfully.
In addition, other showcases featuring British Shorthair Cats, Rabbits, Terrapins, and a collaboration with the Betta Club will give rise to opportunities for pawrents to interact with owners of the same breed and to share insights and tips on how best to look after their pet.
May The Best Fur Kid Win
A little friendly competition never hurt anyone! Watch pet groomers compete for the top spot in the FCI Grooming Competition by The Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) and watch the most adorable dogs crowned PetExpo 2022’s most well-groomed pups.
You can also witness PetExpo’s Dog Obedience Competition by Waggies as furkids compete for the podium by showcasing their best abilities and skills. If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of the shows, you may consider joining in on the fun at the SKC Championship Dog Show & FCI International CACIB Dog Show, happening on day three of the expo.
Ticket sales for PetExpo 2022 are available online from now till 11 November 2022, after which, tickets will be on sale at the door from 25-27 November 2022 at Singapore Expo Hall 6.
For more information on PetExpo’s programmes, participating vendors, and ticket purchases, please visit here.
PetExpo 2022 Event Details
Date: 25 – 27 November 2022 (Fri-Sun)Time: 11AM – 8PM on Friday; 10AM – 8PM on Saturday & SundayVenue: Singapore Expo Hall 6, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486041Admission: $5 per day / $12 for 3-Day Pass; Free entry for children below 12; Pets are welcome