Wagtastic news for pet lovers!

Some of the country's top show dogs will be on display. Photo: Facebook.

From dancing dogs to prancing ponies, the World of Dogs and Cats and Pet Expo (Wodac) offers a full day of fun for families who love animals.

Wodac, Johannesburg’s best day out, is a three-day pet expo, which runs from 14 to 16 July, and is a festival of entertainment. Take the kids to enjoy dog dancing and magnificent horses on parade, meet celebrity pets, and discover what breeds make the best pets for your family.

With special feature areas for cats, dogs, horses, reptiles and exotic pets, you can interact with a huge range of pet breeds, and buy treats and care products for your own pets.

There’s no end to the excitement of the ongoing demonstrations and attractions in two arenas and a demonstration pavilion: see dog agility challenges and dog handling contests; view and learn more about koi fish and aquatic life, birds and reptiles; watch equine displays; and learn how to care for your pets. Speak to breeders and pet experts, and engage with animal welfare organisations if you are interested in adopting a new family member. The Department of Environmental Affairs will also be providing interesting facts and education on invasive species in South Africa.

Dr. Mugford, Britain’s leading animal behaviourist, prolific author, educator and animal welfare advocate, and trainer of the Queen’s corgis will be at WODAC as a guest of Marltons. Photo: Facebook.

Over 20 000 people of all ages flock to Wodac every year to enjoy the fun and get special offers on treats, accessories and pet care products for their own pets. Don’t miss it!

Wodac Pet expo, promoting responsible pet ownership, will be staged at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Featuring champion animals, scores of demonstrations and a huge range of pet products, Wodac is South Africa’s largest pet expo, traditionally attracting thousands of visitors each year. For more information, email [email protected] or call 031 765 4286.

Entrance fees are R100 per adult; the pensioner and student rate is R80; children between two and 12 pay R50, and children under the age of two enter at no charge.

Regrettably you cannot bring your own pets along!


Some interesting facts about Wodac:

• Wodac Pet Expo is Africa’s most established, most successful and largest pet expo involving manufacturers, distributors, retailers, wholesalers, government bodies, clubs, breeders and associations from all over South Africa and overseas.

• The Main Exhibition Hall features all things pet-related from food, nutrition and healthcare solutions to accessories, toys, treats and grooming products

• Wodac also features two indoor entertainment arenas, a Pet Health and Wellness Workshop Area, Demonstration Areas, a Hall of Dogs, a Hall of Cats, a Hall of Snakes & Reptiles, a spectacular Koi fish outdoor pavilion, stables and equine attractions and animal welfare and rescue organisations

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Janine Viljoen

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