DORSET’S largest pet show Pet Nation at Kingston Maurward College, sponsored by the prestigious local brands Westover Jaguar Land Rover, is fast approaching with just over three weeks until the event on Saturday, September 16.

It will be the region’s leading pet show and will attract more than 5,000 visitors.

“We’re delighted to be supporting the event and have no doubt it will enjoy tremendous success - after all what family doesn’t love a pet show?” said Andy Grant, Brand Manager at Westover Jaguar Land Rover.

“Most of our clients have pets, whether they’re small breeds, cats, dogs or something a little larger. We’re looking forward to meeting lots of new faces at Pet Nation, so do come and see us on our stand.”

Twenty-eight exhibitors are already signed up with 40 expected. Stands are still available, so please contact Rachel or Anna on 01202 411233.

Margaret Green Animal Rescue will oversee the dog show classes and dog demonstrations which include the Most Handsome Dog, the Waggiest Tail, the Best Trick and Best Child Handler. Cost is £2 per class and £10 for six classes. No bitches in season and no dogs under six months are to take part.

Rosettes are awarded from 1st to 6th place with certificates also for the 1st place. Winners of the Showstopper class and the Best in Show will get their name and the dog’s name engraved on the shield. Sponsors for the classes include A Unicorn Moon, Pet Portraits By Kerry, Wessex Trophies and Hound & Hooves.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo for the Pet Nation event,” said Geoff Wright, Chief Executive of Margaret Green Animal Rescue.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for us to promote the work we do and raise awareness for our charity, while everyone has a fun time with their dogs. We are already looking forward to what will undoubtedly become a must see annual event.”

Kingston Maurward College is hosting Pet Nation in its wonderful grounds and they are more than equipped to deal with all the animals of different shapes and sizes who will attend the show.

There are plenty of spaces in the large car park for the large number of visitors expected.

In addition to the novelty pet shows, there will be plenty for the whole family to see and do. Visitors can also take advantage of the large number of trade

exhibitors who will be showcasing their products and services for pets.

Westover will display eight of their newest Jaguar and Land Rover models at Pet Nation. To find out more about Westover Jaguar Land Rover, go to or contact the showrooms in Christchurch (Land Rover), Poole (Jaguar) and Salisbury (Land Rover).

Tickets are £6 for adults and children aged 16 and under go free, available to buy online at or available on the day at the main entrance of the event.

Visitors who visit the show will have free access to the Kingston Maurward Park Farm.

Visit our official Facebook page @PetNationUnleashed.

Exhibitors confirmed:

Best Friends Bakery

Woodland Trust

Furry Feasts

New Forest Creatives


Purple Nanny

JeeGee Horse Bedding

Catherine Dashwood Photography

Forest Scoops

Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue


A Dog's Life

Taste the Bean

The Dog and I

A Unicorn Moon

Kais Sweet Treats

Scentimental Candle Store

Ariel Animal Healing

Beaming Faces

Angelic Jewellery

4 Paws Grooming & Therapy

Jurassic Cottage Foods

Cocktail Arts

Hounds & Hooves

Dorset Dogs


Pound Puppy

Margaret Green