If you are an animal lover, you won’t want to miss the SNAC Salon National des animaux de compagnie at Expocite, Quebec City.
SNAC Salon National des animaux de compagnie (loosely translated as the National Domestic Animals Show) is an Annuel event that comes to Quebec City for 2 days only (Octobre 17 and 18, 2020). Since this event takes place over the week-end starting at 10:00 AM, it is ideal as well as affordable for families to come visit and have some fun!
This event features lots and lots of animals (cats, dogs, rabbits, smaller animals and more), agility competition, the famous Aqua-Dogs diving dogs, different animal services (food, grooming, training, tips on taking care of your furry companions, etc), high quality exhibitors, breeders and much more!
Adults : 15$
Seniors and students : 13$
Kids from 5 to 11 years old : 11$
Kids under 5 years old : Free
*Prices may vary each year
Come see the many cats (over 90 cats are on-site) with a wide variety of breeds such as the very popular Main Coon, American Shorthair, Bengal, Abyssinian, Cornish Rex and Munchkin to name just a few of them. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the cat in general but also what makes each breed so different and unique!
Plan on owning a pet? Then you are in the right place to gather all the information you need and find a match to you. Many breeders come to SNAC to present and inform people about the breed. Among them you can often find the German Shephard, a less known breed the Beauceron Shephard often mistaken for either a Rottweiller and/or Doberman due to its colours, Great Dane, Bordie Collie and many more.
Note : please note that the list of participating breeders can vary each year of the SNAC Salon National des animaux de compagnie.
Aqua-Dogs, initially based in Ontario, is a competitive dock jumping series which travels throughout Canada thanks to their moving dock diving pool. Every year I come and see this event to see all types of dog perform and try to beat their own personal best record, whichever discipline they trained for (Go Long, Go Fetch and Go High). Among their best dog performer is a breed less known in Canada, the Belgian Malinois who outshines herself each time she hits the docks! Who knew dogs could jump so high?
Who doesn’t enjoy a good show where dogs run around an agility course? Whether these dogs are small or large, each perform to their best ability and follows their human trainer on command. Some are better at the jumping course, others in the fastest obstacle courses. Whichever discipline you come to watch, it’s always sure to be fun!
Did you know of all the services available for your pets? Many local companies have a booth at the SNAC event to better inform clients of their products and services. Letourno and Mondou are among the most known in the area, offering toys, chews, equipment and tips for your furry friends.
Looking for a dog trainer? Many trainers are on-site offering their help if you seem unsure of how to deal with a problem you are having with your dog. Most of them offer in-house meetings or at their own company.
Maybe you are interested in following a career in Animal Care? Recently there is a booth by the Centre de Formation Professionnelle Fierbourg that offers many classes: canine and feline behaviors, food for dogs and cats, pet store and animal care attendant, biting prevention, dog and cat grooming services and boarding for dogs at home.
Even though the event focuses majorly on cats and dogs, you also get to see smaller exotic animals on-site. Smaller rodents from certified breeders such as rabbits, the oh so cute hedgehog and small pigs!
If you want more information about the SNAC, feel free to visit their website: http://www.snac.ca/en/salon-national-animaux-de-compagnie-quebec-city/