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Best Spring Shows for Animal Lovers in Seattle

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Dog and cat lovers, springtime means fun cat and dog show events! Come support local animal rescues, see beautiful animals doing agility, and learn about products to keep your pets healthy and happy!

Western Washington Winter All AKC Breed Dog Show Cluster
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
January 12, 13 and 14
Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
253.845.1771

http://www.thefair.com

Since 1979, come see three all-breed shows, including conformation, obedience, rally and junior showmanship. Features 3,000 dogs per day, exhibits and prizes by various vendors.

2013 Rose City Classic Dog Show
Wednesday, January 16 – Sunday, January 20
Portland Expo Center
2060 North Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217
503.736.5200
http://www.rosecityclassic.org

Rose City Classic is fun for the whole family. Plan to come early and stay all day. The best days for spectators to attend are Thursday through Sunday, the days of the all-breed shows. That ‘s when the largest number of dogs will be in attendance and spectators can watch agility, obedience and rally trials as well as their favorite breed. If you are interested in purebred dogs this is the show to attend! It is one of the biggest dog shows in America and attracts top dogs from virtually all breeds and varieties. If you want to see a particular breed or locate a breeder, these are great shows to visit. More details online.

The Stunt Dog Experience
Saturday, January 19
2:00pm and 7:00pm
The Washington Center for Performing Arts
512 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501
360.753.8585
http://www.washingtoncenter.org

The Stunt Dog Guy has a cast of performers and dogs that will delight audiences of all ages. With high energy excitement from beginning to end, during the “Stunt Dog Experience” you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. The Experience has amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, athletic feats, and is the most entertaining show of its kind. You will meet a cast of professional performers along with over a dozen talented pound pups. The show is one-of‐a‐kind and brings forth pet adoption awareness. All the dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. The mission is to promote animal rescue, pet adoption, encourage spaying & neutering, and inspire people to spend more time with their pets. Purchase tickets online.

Evergreen Cat Fanciers
Saturday and Sunday
February 9 and 10
Ferndale Events Cente
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168
206.768.2822
http://www.evergreencatfanciers.org

You are welcome to come and enjoy the cat show. Proceeds from the show are donated to local cat rescue organizations, spay/neuter awareness programs, and other deserving Seattle-area cat charities. You can watch the cats being judged, watch the judges present awards, and browse the vendor and exhibit area. Plus, visit the cat rescue organizations and see the cats up for adoption.

Pacific Rim AB Cat Club with Fort Vancouver Cat Fanciers and Siberian Cat Club Show
Sunday, February 24
Cowlitz County Expo and Conference Center
1900 7th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
http://www.cfanorthwest.org

Featuring Championship, Premiership, Kittens, Household Pets, and Veterans.

Seattle Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show
Saturday and Sunday
March 9 and 10
CenturyLink Field Event Center
800 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.seattlekennelclub.org

Come and be a part of one of the Northwest’s great traditions. The Seattle Kennel Club, Inc. Dog Show is in its 75th year with over 2000 dogs competing for Best in Show awards. Over 13,000 canine enthusiasts will attend this two-day event, pulling for their favorite man’s-best-friend. Events will include Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Vendors, Educational Breed Booths and examples of dogs doing what they were bred for, including Herding, Retrieving and Assistance Work. Plus, Seattle Police Deparment K-9 Units! Fun for the whole family.

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