Expo has crea­tures great and small

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SCHOOL HOLIDAY GUIDE -

EIRD, won­der­ful and wild crea­tures will be cel­e­brated at this year’s Gold Coast Pet and An­i­mal Expo on Septem­ber 29 and 30.

Cel­e­brat­ing its 10th year, the event will fea­ture two stages and in­for­ma­tion and demon­stra­tion ar­eas where 140 ex­hibitors will set up shop.

Kids will love the sheep shear­ing, duck herd­ing, snif­fer dogs, fly­ball and the fab­u­lous dock-div­ing dogs who com­pete in jump­ing for dis­tance or height from a dock into a body of wa­ter.

There are al­ways in­ter­est­ing prod­ucts to see and try such as food, health­care, treats, the lat­est pet fash­ions, ther­apy, pet-sit­ting ser­vices and pet party needs.

Al­ways a crowd pleaser is Dr Ka­t­rina War­ren and the Won­der­dogs, who have an im­pres­sive reper­toire of tricks.

This in­cludes talk­ing on com­mand, spell­ing and count­ing, and some even clean up af­ter them­selves.

She’ll also be on hand to an­swer train­ing ques­tions and pose for pho­to­graphs.

Olivia and Jake from the All about An­i­mals TV show will be there with their film crew.

You’ll get to see them talk­ing about an­i­mals on stage, plus have your photo taken with them, or bring your pet along and have the chance to ap­pear on the show.

A new ad­di­tion to the expo is an­i­mal medium Amanda De War­ren, who be­lieves she has a spe­cial tal­ent that can help con­nect you with loved ones and your pets, both liv­ing and passed over.

On Sun­day it’s party time at 12.30pm with a fun-filled, half hour packed with games, give­aways, cakes, party favours and lots of laughs.

To help cel­e­brate, Party Kings is giv­ing away two party pack­ages val­ued at more than $800 each.

The Gold Coast City Coun­cil event does have a se­ri­ous side to ed­u­cate chil­dren on how to pat and play safely with their pets and en­cour­age re­spon­si­ble pet own­er­ship.

Gee Cee and his cat buddy Cee Cee will present a fun, in­ter­ac­tive and ed­u­ca­tional stage show.

The Pet Expo will be held at Cen­tral Park Drive at Var­sity Lakes.

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