FALL CPE CELEBRITIES & GUESTS
Watch for our updating of this events list of CPE pet celebrities and guests for the upcoming Canadian Pet Expo!
Gentleman & Bowtie Connoisseur
Mr.Marcel is a fancy French Bulldog from Canada. He is widely known for his gentleman personality and dapper looks. He models for many companies and has walked the runway in New York.
Jaxson The Golden
CPE's Golden Boy
Young and full of life, Jaxson is learning to be a show dog and a performance dog. He is halfway to his Canadian championship title and already earned his CGN. He loves playing in the snow, enjoys agility, and loves a good belly rub! Jaxson's favourite treats are baby carrots and broccoli.
Fashion Icon | Lifestyle Enthusiast
Iggy Joey is a female Italian Greyhound living in Toronto, Ontario. Iggy Joey has been called the "Most Fashionable Dog in the World" by CHEEZburger and the "Best Dressed Dog in Canada" by Buzzfeed. Iggy - is the abbreviation of Italian Greyhound and Joey is because of her resemblance to a baby kangaroo.
Dozer the Pig
Dozer the pig delights everyone he meets. A 2-year-old mini pig, Dozer attends many charity events and loves getting involved in the community. His favourite pastimes include skateboarding, agility, scent-detecting, and carting. Follow all his adventures on Instagram at @dozerthepig
3 Furry Beauties
Fashionistas Sage, Foxy and Mitzy
Moose the Pug
Toronto's most popular pug
Moose the Pug is Toronto's most popular pug! He is almost 2 years old and enjoys peanut butter, posing in front of graffiti walls, hanging out with friends, playing outside, and agility classes. Moosie goes almost everywhere with his hoomans; it's fun to explore new places! Earlier this year BlogTO listed Moose as one of 15 top Toronto dogs to follow on Instagram, and most recently Moose was invited by Nordstrom to attend their Toronto opening gala.
Pom Pom Chewy
My little Pony?
Kimchi The Corgi
The Beyonce of Corgis
Winner of the 2016 CPE Classic
Petee The Husky
Fun is Petees first priority
Spartacus the Turtle
Slow and Steady
Safari Jeff is a world renowned reptile trainer that has been touring Canada and the US for over 25 years. His show's are interactive and fun for the whole family. If you haven't experienced Safari Jeff in action then be sure to check his events to catch the next show near you.
Host - Canadian Pet Expo
Commitment, passion and enthusiasm are the driving forces behind Patrice Whiffen's career thus far. As cliche as it may sound, Patrice embodies the motto that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. Patrice lives and breathes marketing, promotions and event management and has an extensive amount of experience within the sporting and entertainment industries.
Working with the Canadian Pet Expo promoting responsible pet ownership will be second nature to Patrice.
Sheldon and Spencer
When pairs are better
Sheldon and Spencer are a couple of hairless guinea pigs (a.k.a. skinny pigs) who know how to strike a pose! When they aren't creating a clever calendar of events via Instagram pictures, they therapy pigs! Offering stress relief to students, seniors and disabled people. Their favourite food is Watermelon!
Ziggy the Cat
The cat that doesn't know it! Ziggy was rescued off the streets sick and hungry. Now he brings joy to everyone he meets as a therapy cat. He hasn't let being deaf stop him from exploring the world and going on adventures!
CKC Marketing and Communications Manager
Iggy, a two-year-old Labrador-Bernese Mountain Dog mix, will be Toronto courts' first facility dog to comfort traumatized young children through their court appearances. Iggy, trained by National Service Dogs, is the first dog approved to support children in Toronto courts. He’ll work with the Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre to guide victims through the court process’s interviews with police, medical exams and testimonies.
Shawn Heflick was one of the three Python Hunters that were live on National Geographic searching the globe for reptiles on the prowl. Fresh into his newest project Croclandia in Costa Rica Shawn is here as director of the Canadian CrocFest and to share some of his "amazingggg" tales from the jungle while being the strong conservationist.
Don Cherry's Pet Rescue Foundation
Cindy inherited her love of animals from her Dad. Mice, hamsters, rabbits,budgie birds, guinea pigs, canaries, fish, and of course, dogs where part of her life. Her most famous pet, Blue the Bull Terrier, is seen on the opening of Coach's Corner chasing the garden hose in Boston, and on the Logo for this Foundation.Cindys passion for pets and supporting those that are on the frontline of the rescues and clubs she is always there to lend a helping hand.
Dr David Feldman
My Pet's Chiropractor
Welcome to the wonderful world of Animal Chiropractic. I have been fortunate enough to treat many families over the years and watch them flourish from the benefits of Chiropractic care. Since 1996, I have cared for individuals with a wide range of health problems. As well, in my life, I’ve had many pets including dogs, fish, gerbils, hamsters, birds and rabbits.
Our Next Show is MARCH 30, 31 and APRIL 1
At the International Centre in Mississauga. 6900 Airport Road
Doors are open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
The Canadian Pet Expo, CPE Classic and Canadian Reptile Breeders are all high energy, interactive, and are pet and family friendly events. Also included in the weekend events Animal Ambassadors, Interactive Agility Pet Area, CKC Breeders Village, Meet the Breeds, Canada’s Largest Cat show, Ontario Dog Groomers Association Rodeo Rescue, Canine Good Neighbour, Guest Speakers and the list of of pet excitement grows. Check the schedule to ensure you don’t miss any of it.
The Canadian Pet Expo will be presenting its responsible pet ownership message to over 175,000 pet attendees and their pets through out Canada. With our diversity in the vendors list and dedicated team of sponsors the Canadian Pet Expo will continue to share the message that every pet is a companion for life and to share each day with them as you would with every family member.
We look forward to sharing our pet families with yours at the Canadian Pet Expo!
– Grant and Yvonne Crossman and the CPE Team
Canadian Pet Expo
SHOW HIGHLIGHTS AND INFORMATION:
CELEBRITY MEET & GREET
4-H Rabbit Agility
CANADA's LARGEST CAT SHOW
EXHIBITOR LIST & FLOORPLAN
TIPS FOR ATTENDING WITH YOUR PETS
With hundreds of exhibitors, guest appearances, we want you to get the most out of bringing your family pet with you to the Canadian Pet Expo. In promoting responsible pet ownership we have some tips, suggestions and requirements below:
1. Only bring your pet along if it is well-behaved, non-aggressive and doesn't get stressed out in crowded, stimulating and noisy situations. There is a large diversity of animals, small children, wheelchairs and lots of people at the event. Your pet will be exposed to many unusual animal noises, people speaking loudly on microphones, crowds clapping and attendees cheering. You know your pet best, so please use your best judgment to make sure that your pet will enjoy the Canadian Pet Expo just as much as you will and the many other attendees.
2. While we have a number of staff members who are always carefully watching the crowds and pets to ensure everyone stays and plays safe, it only takes a second for an incedent to occur. Please review safe dog (and all pets, for that matter) greeting behaviors with your children before attending the show. Remind your family members to always ask the owner's permission to pet an animal, allow the calm pet to sniff their hands and then they should gently pet the animal's chest, chin or back (not the top of its head), speaking calmly and quietly to the pet. Children should never "stare down" a dog, jump on it, grab it from behind or scream at it. If a dog is hyper and won't sit for the owner, walk away and don't allow your family members to pet the dog. Sometimes even the most well behaved pets can be startled, especially if they are already energized being at such an exciting event.
3. We only have a few rules for bringing pets:
- Your pet must be current on all age-appropriate shots or you should plan to have your pet's immunizations updated before the event. These immunization requirements only apply to dogs and cats. A rabies tag with the year stamped is acceptable as proof of vaccinations, as are blood titer results for those pet parents who don't immunize annually.
- Dogs and cats must be on a fixed lead no longer than 6 feet, at all times. Retractable leads are not permitted.
- No female pets in heat may attend.
- You'll be required to sign a pet waiver at the entrance, but you can avoid waiting in line by visiting The Canadian Pet Expo website to fill out your pet waiver form in advance.
4. Take note of the pet-potty areas located outdoors. While we do have pet clean-up teams at the event, please bring required items to do so yourself. Just like on a walk at the park, please be kind and pick up after your pet.
5. Pet water stations will be scattered throughout the expo so that your excited companion doesn't get dehydrated. These are communal bowls, so if you have a puppy or elderly pet, please keep it safe and bring a travel or disposable bowl for their use.
6. This is a large event. If you have a pet breed with you that can't tolerate this kind of exertion, please plan to bring a stroller or wagon for them. While the event is indoors and climate controlled, it's a lot of exercise for breeds that don't handle heat or exercise well.
7. Pace yourself! It's a long day and there are many interactive events and displays to see. Make sure you take periodic breaks and give your pet a chance to rest or step out of the expo for a few moments of quiet if you plan to stay all day.
8. Many exhibitors offer some sort of treat or taste tests for pets. If your pet has a sensitive stomach or is super excited, you may want to consider allowing your pet one or two treats and then allowing her/him to enjoy the rest at home. We see a lot of dogs gobble up as many treats as possible only to – ahem – give them back a few hours later.
9. If you have a small or tiny dog, you may want to be prepared to either carry it or have a stroller available. There are so many large and super large dogs at the expos that some small pet owners feel overwhelmed and their little fur-babies may unintentionally get stepped on.
10. The asphalt throughout the parking lot may be extremely hot. It could easily burn your pets' feet if your pet has to walk across it. Please consider putting booties or some sort of protective footwear on your four-legged friend.
11. Please be aware of the local Mississauga By-Laws, and only bring animals that are legal to do so in the city.
12. Any and all reptiles, arachnids, or terrarium dwelling pets must be confined at all times.
13. Please respect the exhibitors' instructions as you approach their booth. They may request that you keep your distance from their animals for safety concerns.
14. If you intend on visiting all parts of the show, make sure you bring a buddy who can care for your pet in the pet-friendly zones. Some areas of the show will be off limits to public pets, due to the nature of the exhibitors in that area.