Abbotsford, B.C.- The Pet Lover Show will be hosting an array of speakers and live
demonstrations on February 15th & 16th, 2014 at Abbotsford’s TRADEX. This familyoriented,
fun event presents animal lovers and pet owners with the rare opportunity to see
unique animals and learn from knowledgeable animal professionals whose specialties include
everything from training a green horse to pet grooming, canine detection and much more.
Features and Events
Lisa Sun and The K9 Incredibles
Lisa Sun and the K9 Incredibles will rouse smiles and laughter with dog skills and tricks that
will wow show attendees of all ages. You may have seen this popular group perform annually
at the PNE, in Calgary, up at Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) DogFest and other
demonstrations. The stars of the show are not only famous for their comedic talents, the three
little pugs are true athletes, having been crowned 2-time National and 2-time Regional Agility
Urban Mushing is a sport that has developed from traditional mushing, as people who live in
urban environments look for different and fun ways to address their dogs’ needs for exercise
within the urban setting. No matter if you live in a condo in downtown Vancouver, or on top of
Sumas Mountain, if your dog is big enough to drag you down the street, it is likely big enough
to participate in Urban Mushing. Laurie Niedermayer is a certified trainer who has been
teaching mushing workshops under several banners since the 1990s and will be giving
demonstrations during the Pet Lover Show.
Foundations of Horsemanship with Jay O’Jay
Jay O’Jay will bring his horse and 30 years of cross-discipline experience as a top riding
instructor and trainer. His horsemanship foundation clinic is inspired by the opinion that a
great foundation is at the heart of successful horsemanship. Even very experienced riders will
learn beneficial information. Jay specializes in identifying problem areas and filling in the gaps
that may be holding you and your horse back from realizing higher levels of success. Don’t
miss this fun and informative presentation.
At Fat Chance Ranch, their llamas do agility – it’s not just for dogs and rabbits anymore. For
the first time ever, check out Llama Agility on the Weird & Wonderful Stage. Watch as they go
through an obstacle course that includes jumping, going up and over platforms, through hula
hoops, weaving, laying down on command and even packing.
Successful Rescue Adoption with Shelagh Begg
Considering adoption? Shelagh Begg, a certified Professional Dog Trainer and the President
of HugABull Advocacy and Rescue Society, can help show you how to ensure success for
both you and your new canine companion. Over the last 10 years, Shelagh has worked with
many shelter and rescue dogs and their families and offers useful information regarding the
adoption process. She will discuss things to look for before, during, and after adoption.
Specifically, she will discuss what type of dog to look for, what to do in preparation prior to
bringing the dog home, and how to make sure the transition is as easy as possible. If you are
considering adoption, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to find the answers to your
Mike the Reptile Guy
Mike Hopcraft, better known as The Reptile Guy, founded the Reptile Rescue and Education
Centre in Abbotsford B.C. For over 20 years Mike has been fascinated with reptiles and
dedicated to creating a fun and interactive way for people of all ages to learn about the proper
care of exotic animals and the threats that they face in both captive and wild environments.
Mike will be bringing his unique collection of reptiles – which include a Coral Albino Boa,
Alligator Snapping Turtle, the strange looking Soft Shell Turtle, a Salmon Pink Bird Eating
Spider, Emperor Scorpion, and many more exotic reptiles, amphibians and arachnids!
Event: Pet Lover Show
Dates: February 15th & 16th, 2014
Time: 10:00 am-6:00 pm (Saturday)
10:00 am-5:00 pm (Sunday)
Location: TRADEX: 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC
Adult (16+ years): $12
Senior (65+) or youth (6-15): $8
Child (5 years and under): Free
Family (2 youth, 2 adults): $32
For more information visit www.petlovershow.ca
One lucky fan of MomMomOnTheGo will be the winner of a family of 4 tickets to the Pet Lover Show at the Abbotsford Tradex this February 2014. The giveaway is open to residents of Canada who are over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. Please note that transportation and other costs associated to attending the event are not included. Please read all terms and conditions found at the bottom of the entry form.