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A Fun Activity For You and Your Pup!

Rainy days suck! Especially if you have a pup. Good thing the Pet Lover Show is happening next week! Bring your friends, and dogs, and join us for a fun filled day of activities, food, vendors, products, and LOTS AND LOTS of fur-babies!


Vancouver Pet Lover Show celebrates animal lovers from the Vancouver area and the Lower Mainland. This year, your family dog can try the Paws on Activity Area where you can have your training questions not only answered, but demonstrated with your pet right at the show! They have a variety of brand new exhibitors with thousands of products on display as well as show specials allowing attendees to sample products and purchase at a discounted price.

Want to know more? With this being PawSwap's second year attending the Pet Lover Show we can help you with all the in's and out's of attending a pet show, and answer your most frequently asked questions...

Where and when is the show?

The Pet Lover Show takes place at TRADEX in Abbotsford, BC on Saturday, February 23rd (10am - 6pm) and Sunday, February 24th (10am - 5pm).

What is the best part about attending the Pet Lover Show?

Seeing all of the different products and options for your dog. Every company in attendance has your pets well-being in mind and they really want to offer you products and services that helps you be the best pet parent you can be! As a company at the event, we get to meet so many owners and dogs and show them face to face the benefits of PawSwap. It's a great way for us to be able to meet our members and answer any questions they may have.

How much does it cost to attend the show?

To attend the show it costs $14 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) or youth (6-15), and children under 5 are free! They also offer family passes (2 youth and 2 adults) for $34.

What should members know about bringing their pet to the show?

Anyone who would like to attend the show with their pet must fill out a pet waiver. If you can download it, fill it in, and bring it with you, you will be able to enter the show more quickly. There are some standard rules within the waiver to follow. One not to forget though is dogs must be on a fixed leash, no longer than 6 feet, at all times – the show does not allow any flexi - leashes even if they are locked.

How many exhibitors they expecting?

There will be 200+ exhibitors at the Pet Show. Giving you lots of options for all types of pets (not just dogs!). Everything from pet training, toys, apparel, food, and more! It's definitely tempting to spoil your pup!

Are there events to check out?

Tons! Be sure to check out the meet and greet with Vancouver's most famous bulldog, Bentley (yes, the one that rides in helicopters). Another one that I'm super excited for is the SuperDogs star search... that's right, your dog could audition to be in SuperDogs at the PNE! There is also a dog communication and handling seminar where you can discover the mysteries of dog communication, and learn how to handle your dog using appropriate equipment and communication.

This is just a few of the many events happening over the weekend!

Check out the full list of events here:

With over 300,000 instagram followers, Bentley the Bulldog (mrbentley_thedog) went viral because of his irrational fear of everything around him (except co-piloting helicopters and snowboarding)...

How long would you suggest spending?

With over 200 exhibitors and shows/seminars throughout the weekend, you could easily attend both days. However, we would recommend putting aside at least 3-4 hours when attending the show.

What are some of the prizes that you can enter to win?

Prizes and giveaway are starting now so make sure to keep checking in at to see all the updates!

A few to keep in mind are...

1. The Ultimate Mountain Adventure with Sky Helicopters and Bentley the Bulldog. Win a helicopter flight and $1000 worth of Mountain Dog Food!

  • Watch Global News Mornings beginning February 11 - 17 to find out how you could win a breathtaking helicopter flight and landing in the backcountry with Mr. Bentley the Bulldog courtesy of SKY Helicopters, Vancouver's #1 Heli-adventure company and Mountain Dog Food.

2. JRFM - Win a Family Getaway. Win the Grand Prize or even a 4-pack of tickets to the Pet Lover show!

  • The Grand Prize winner will win a 3-day Getaway at the pet friendly Downtown Vancouver Hampton Inn. You and a friend and your four legged pal can enjoy everything downtown has to offer in luxurious accommodations.

3. Praise FM - On-Air Giveaways.

  • Check out the Larry Lomax Midday show on Praise FM for your chance to win one of five $50 gift certificate from Just About Pets Wellness Centre in Abbotsford - your Abbotsford Centre for health and wellness for your beloved pets! Plus a 4 pack of Pet Lover Show tickets!

How often does this show happen?

Pet Lover show is yearly event. With prizes, booths, seminars, and shows you're guaranteed to have a fun filled weekend with you and your pet!

Make sure to stop by the PawSwap booth (Booth 192) and come say hello!

To purchase tickets for the Pet Lover Show visit:


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