Upstairs - Gallery level


9:30am – 5:00pm daily.

Puppy love – connecting with a Dog and seeing their tail wagging in appreciation – is one of life’s absolute joys, for kids and adults of all ages.

There’s mounting scientific evidence to show that a few minutes of stroking a Dog prompts a release of a number of ‘feel good’ hormones in humans, akin to other things we know that cause relaxation, like eating chocolate!

Patting a pooch released oodles of happy endorphins and put smiles on any Dog-lover’s face which is why Pat-A-Pooch was one of the most popular attractions at the Dog Lovers Show.

Visitors interacted with a multitude of Dog breeds, of all shapes and sizes, with a handler there at all times providing trusted, reliable information on each pooch.

Pat-A-Pooch presented a beautiful yet rare opportunity for kids (and adults) to get up close and personal with a wide range of Dogs – as well as take a much-deserved break from the busy-ness of the Dog Lovers Show.

Pat-A-Pooch worked in conjunction with the PETstock Assist Adoption Zone and Breed Showcase, providing resources and valuable information on a wide range of Dogs.

Expert talks were also enjoyed on the PETstock Assist Dog Adoption Stage with in-depth information on specific rescue groups.

Visitors love meeting and interacting, in a safe and rewarding environment, with the beautiful Dogs at the Show which is why Pat-A-Pooch gets bigger and better every year!