Hall 2


10:00am – 4:30pm 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 releases happy endorphins and puts a smile on any Dog lover’s face, which is why Pat-A-Pooch is always one of the most popular attractions at the Dog Lovers Show.

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

Pat-A-Pooch presents 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 Dog Lovers Show. There’s also time to meet the Dog handlers and access information essential for making informed decisions about selecting the right breed for your lifestyle and home.

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

Look out for the expert talks on the PETstock Assist Adoption Stage for in-depth information on specific rescue groups. Speaking directly to knowledgeable members is a fantastic opportunity to glean specific details about the peculiarities of different Dog breeds.

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!