More than 17,000 visitors descended on Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire for the debut of the Pet Show 2013.
The Midlands-based venue was transformed into a menagerie of pet related attractions, exhibits and performances across six animal themed zones including the Stables, Kennels, Hutch, Aquarium, Cattery and Aviary.
Organised by Cheshire based TCG Media Ltd, attractions included performances by Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey, Dressage to rap music and Birds of Prey displays as well as a whole host of ‘hands-on’ activities for children and adults alike.
Ian Sear, director of the event said: “We are thoroughly delighted with how our first show went. It’s always difficult to gauge how a new venture may turn out but on this occasion we couldn’t have asked for much more.
“We know it’s early days but the feedback we’ve been receiving from visitors and exhibitors to date has been extremely positive.”
Commenting on the first event, Director of Alpha Dog Behaviour, Nick Jones said: “I was pleasantly overrun with people seeking advice on both days. The public were super too and despite being exhausted I thoroughly enjoyed the experience in every way.”
The Pet Show covered a 39,000 square metre location across three exhibition halls, a courtyard and outdoor grass arenas.