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Prep Your Pets for Pickering's Petapolooza

Posted on Thursday May 26, 2016

Discover local businesses and services available to Pickering pet owners at this year's pet tradeshow, Petapolooza.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm in the upper level of the leash-free area at Grand Valley Park, located on the Third Concession, west of Valley Farm Road, Pickering.

The tradeshow will feature over 20 exhibitors and industry professionals that are offering an array of activities, programs, and information for all animal lovers.

In addition, microchipping of dogs and cats will be offered by Forestbrook Pet Hospital, between 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for $25 cash on a first come, first served basis.

"This year's Petapolooza is bigger and better than ever! There will be animals, pet stenciling, nail trims, and even an amateur dog show hosted by Bark & Fitz," said Lindsey Narraway, Supervisor, Animal Services. "It will be a great opportunity for pets to get some exercise, have fun, and show off their skills."

Those interested in participating in this year's dog show, can register for free at pickering.ca/petapolooza. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category.

Although the tradeshow is free, attendees are welcome to make a $2 donation to help raise funds for a permanent Animal Shelter in Pickering.

Visit pickering.ca/petapolooza for further details about the event.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:
Lindsey Narraway
Supervisor, Animal Services | Corporate Services Department
905.420.4660 ext. 3501
1.866.683.2760 | TTY 905.420.1739