Has your pet got the ‘Rex’ factor?

Has your pet got the ‘Rex’ factor?

Sharon Pickering and Alfie get prepared for the Thompsons Pet Show, at York Auction Centre, Murton next Saturday. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

Sarah Ivinson, Sharon Pickering, Carlie Chilvers, Chris Mumby and Alfie get prepared for the Thompsons Pet Show, at York Auction Centre, Murton next Saturday. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

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Farming fun and preened pets can both be found at this year's Thompson's Pet Show.

Organisers have moved the family show into August for the first time in its history and have included a programme of activities for children, and new categories for beloved animals of all shapes and sizes.

A dog agility course will be built at the York Auction Centre site, while a tractor challenge will see youngsters pedal the farming vehicle around a course.

A bouncy castle and face painters will also be at the event on August 2.

Sarah Ivinson, commercial manager at Thompson's, said: "At this stage we have exceeded entries for last year.

"We've pushed the show into August, which I know has had a bearing on it, and it's an event for the whole family.

"We are adding a champion dog section for this year and a fun section like Waggiest Tail.

"Our entertainment is new for this year.

"We've got a Have a Go dog agility course, and tractor challenge with pedal tractors going around a course for children."

Organisers are urging owners with reptiles to get in touch and enter their exotic pets category.

Sarah added: "We are looking for some snakes and lizards for our exotic animals section, but preparations are going really well and everything is coming together."

Entries received before July 30 will receive 10 per cent off all items at Thompson's Country store, which can be found opposite the auction centre.

To enter your pet visit yorkpress.co.uk/petshow

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10:18am Mon 28 Jul 14

Dan Atkinson says...

I'd like to request a new category - Mardy Cat - where the cat with the most unimpressed expressions wins.

In any case, I hope there's a shaded, well-ventilated area for pets to go, otherwise you'll end up with a massacre on your hands.
I'd like to request a new category - Mardy Cat - where the cat with the most unimpressed expressions wins. In any case, I hope there's a shaded, well-ventilated area for pets to go, otherwise you'll end up with a massacre on your hands. Dan Atkinson
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9:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

clarejbell says...

Does the Press have any info as to when the show starts/finishes?
Does the Press have any info as to when the show starts/finishes? clarejbell
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8:27am Tue 29 Jul 14

tps2014 says...

Hi Clare, Please call Thompsons on 01904 488388 and someone will give you some information.
Hi Clare, Please call Thompsons on 01904 488388 and someone will give you some information. tps2014
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