DECC to host first ever Petlandia

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Animal lovers will take to the DECC this weekend for the first-ever Petlandia.

The new event promises to be the pet-expo of the Northland.

Lucie Amundsen of the DECC tells The Lift, “People have been asking for more things, and we just keep doing more and more things at the DECC! And pets are just a universal thing.”

“There will be dog experts… and cat folks… and horse people. And on Sunday, there will be snakes and other reptiles! So folks can learn and people can have fun.”

It’s a great event for people who already have a pet or are maybe looking to adopt one.

“Animal Allies, PJ’s Rescue will be there, and if you want to start with fostering you could talk to Puppa’s Pals,” Lucie says.

Daniela Mansbach will represent RR Training and Puppa’s Pals. She’ll be doing a lecture on dog body language, “You already know how to read your dogs. We highlight the parts that you already see but might not trust your intuition.”

Puppa’s Pals is a relatively new non-profit in the Twin Ports.

Daniela explains, “The idea is that we offer fostering for pets whose owners are in a crisis situation. So people who have to go to the hospital or people who are experiencing homelessness- and they really do not want to give up on their pet.”

They offer both short-term and long-term (up to a year) fostering services.

You can catch Daniela and more this weekend at the DECC. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m..

Tickets are available at the door, but you can get a discount on tickets purchased in advance.