Last weekend I was lucky enough to visit the National Pet Show at the ExCel Centre in London to raise awareness of individual pet cremation as a service. It was a great success with just under 25,000 visitors across the two days.
Not only did this provide me with an opportunity to share with pet owners the options they have when it comes to saying goodbye to their pets, I was able to speak with owners about their animals. I talked to one owner that has seven dogs. She didn’t know that she could plan in advance for when her animals pass away, and whilst I sincerely hope that she won’t need our individual pet cremation services for many years I recommended that she consider our pre-payment plan so that she could spread the cost, and fix the price at today’s rate.
At the show we ran a couple of competitions which were both well received. Mark Rush won our competition to commission a portrait of his pet from Dotty Dog Art. Speaking with Mark he told me of his plans for the portrait. He is currently in the process of adopting a 7 month Labradane puppy, currently called Shadow, once settled Mark will be ordering the portrait.
Not only is Mark rescuing a dog but is also moving home, so big changes for all, and we hope that the adoption and house move go smoothly. I hope to be able to share a copy of the portrait on this blog over the coming months.
The National Pet Show covers all sorts of pets including some more exotic examples. Like this bearded dragon – that’s my daughter in the background, I’m not 100% sure what she thought of the lizard…
Another favourite of my daughter, was the giant tortoise. You don’t really get an idea of her size in this picture but she was close to 75cm in length. But we had a to keep going back as Elena really enjoyed watching the tortoise.
We will be attending the National Pet Show in November. This time it will be at the NEC in Birmingham, if you weren’t able to go to London I would wholeheartedly recommend that you visit the show in November.