Pet Expo

The exciting Pet Expo will take place on 16 and 17 July in Johannesburg. Image: Supplied

Cats, dogs and slithery friends: The Pet Expo returns to Johannesburg

There will be interactive animal exhibitions, dog shows and delicious food stands for you and your pet at the Pet Expo on 16 and 17 July.

Pet Expo

The exciting Pet Expo will take place on 16 and 17 July in Johannesburg. Image: Supplied

The Pet Expo, previously known as the WODAC (World of Dogs and Cats) is returning to South Africa on 16 and 17 July at Montecasino in Johannesburg. For more than 20 decades, the Pet Expo has welcomed animal lovers of all ages to meet dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, reptiles and more! 

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Due to the nationwide lockdown which began in 2020, animal lovers across the country have spent a lot of time with their pets. The Pet Expo, which is the biggest pet event in Africa, offers a jam-packed weekend filled with entertainment for the entire family. 

If you love dogs, there will be more than 400 dogs participating this year. You can enjoy pure-bred hounds strut their stuff at two Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) All Breed Championship Shows, meet different dog breeds and speak to dedicated breeders. 

You can also expect to see dog jumping demonstrations while you shop around for your pet family at home. 


Can enthusiasts can look forward to approximately 100 cats at cat shows and the opportunity to speak to hands-on experts who can answer all your questions.

The Pet Expo would not be complete without animals that are slightly less furry. There has been an increasing popularity of reptiles and exotic animals recently and you can certainly get a feel of them at the expo. 

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The Pet Expo will take place on Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July from 08:30 to 16:30 every day. 

A single adult ticket is R140 while a single child ticket goes for R80. Children under five years old will be able to enter the venue for free and special tickets for a family of four goes for R350. 

Tickets are available here