The Saskatchewan Pet Expo is making its debut to Martensville this weekend and will be taking place at the Martensville Athletic Pavilion on February 15th and 16th from 10am – 5pm.
Organizer Bernie Funk is looking forward to the event and states that those attending can expect to see a wide variety of options. “We will have six or seven different rescues from around the province in attendance and there will be lots of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption,” Funk said.
The show will feature 56 vendors including; pet experts, food companies, pet stores, veterinarians, groomers, trainers, breeders and much more. “It is a very fun and informative show for everyone. If you are a pet parent, thinking about adopting a pet, or just want to come out and have some fun, this is the show to be at,” added Funk.
This year’s show will include a new fun zone, which will have a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon twisting, stuffie riders and more. There will also be sleigh rides from noon to 3pm on Sunday.
Funk, who is a big animal lover himself, began organizing the Pet Expo’s in the province back in 2016 after deciding that it was something the province needed to have. This weekend’s show will be Funk’s seventh time organizing the show in Saskatchewan, usually hosting two per year.
Those that come out to the event are encouraged to bring their pets as well. “We love that this is an event that we can include our furry family members in,” Funk stated. At last year’s show in Saskatoon, Funk stated that approximately 500 animals were brought through the weekend show; with everything from Teacup Poodles to Great Danes coming through the doors. “It was unbelievable! They are family and we love them, so why not include them?”