The pet show was a lot of fun last year with everybody bringing all sorts of pets!
One of the highlights of last year’s pet show was the competition between the pets including the categories of:
Let us know if you’re interested in being a judge in this years pet competition and grab a registration form for your pet to be entered!
This year we are working on getting a lure course set up, having pet adoption services, and trainers on site to help with your questions. Watch the video below to see the famous Rookie dance and see a similar show at this year’s pet show.
This video is definitely worth your time!
Charlie, a green-dyed Pomeranian; Achoo, a hen who sneezes; and Pinky, a hairless cat, were only a few of the entries at the 2011 Lindon Day’s Pet Show Wednesday night.
Dr. Eric Hansen, who recently opened up A Caring Vet in Lindon, was new to Lindon Days but volunteered to organize and sponsor the event because he said it sounded like fun.
“I have always enjoyed having animals,” Hansen said. “I think they really add a lot to life.”
By the crowds that gathered to participate and to watch, it appeared as though many would agree that animals bring enjoyment.
A singing hound dog inspired laughs from the audience — Dozer sang Happy Birthday with the crowd and won first place for the most unusual talent.
Amanda Gomez, 10, said she brought Dozer to compete because he is really funny and gets along great with other animals.
A huge attraction for many small children in the crowd was Achoo, a hen. Owned by Anna Christensen, 11, she said she named her Achoo because sometimes she sneezes up to 10 times a day. She said Achoo also likes to ride with her on her bicycle.
The Mitchell family of Lindon brought their sphynx cat Pinky to compete and it won for the most unusual and exotic pet. This hairless version of a cat caught the eye of many in the crowd.
“What is that?” asked Brendan Cowell, 5, who had pointed at Pinky while asking his dad. Pinky’s owner Ashley Mitchell said she loves cats but doesn’t love the fur so they got a hairless feline.
Mark Davey, 16, brought his pigeon Sandy, which used to perform in the bird show at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City.
“During one of the bird shows she had an accident and she is now missing one eye,” Davey said. “They needed to find someone to take care of her and that is how she came into our home.”
Another crowd pleaser was Diesel, a 180-pound gladiator dane who, according to his owner, looks worse than his bite.
He is “a gentle giant,” said Victoria Witschger. “He is the perfect family dog and the upcoming breed to look out for. From shoulder height he is 38 inches tall and when he stands up on his back feet his head will reach up to 7 feet, 2 inches.”
While children were in awe at this horse-size dog, most kept a safe distance and held tight to their parents’ hands.
On the less intimidating side of the pet show was Chloe, a mini rex rabbit. Chloe’s owner Hannah Pugmire, 11, described her as very friendly, soft and gentle.
Canines in purses and strollers also attended the Pet Show. Elisha Oberhansley brought her two Maltese dogs, Sammy and Pippin. They enjoy most of their daily walk being pushed in a stroller.
“They hang out the side of the stroller and just love it,” Oberhansley said.
Little Miss Lindon Royalty presented a variety of awards to several pet participants including the ugliest, most unusual or exotic, and most original name — just to name a few.
New to Lindon Days, the pet show was a unique and fun experience for all.
“Next year we will work on getting the flow of the show to run smoother,” Hansen said. “Maybe adjust the categories a little.”
They are also hoping to attract reptiles and have room for larger animals such as horses, he said.
Rasmussen, Audra. (2011, August 12). Lindon Pet Show Features Exotic To Humorous. Daily Herald. Retrieved from http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/lindon/article_98364fdc-f958-5085-855b-96d130134d4c.html
Come bring your pet to our pet show and have some fun!