Day for the dogs in Coombs

Pet fair and expo brings Coombs fairground to furry, barking life

Shiana (left) and Ellarose (right) of Lantzville with Scarlett Luke helping them get Bullet to cooperate and do some paw paintings.

Shiana (left) and Ellarose (right) of Lantzville with Scarlett Luke helping them get Bullet to cooperate and do some paw paintings.

It was a bit of a dog’s breakfast at the Arrowsmith Hall at the Coombs fairgrounds over the weekend.

The first annual pet fair and expo called Dog Dayz of Winter attracted plenty of dog owners and their pets.  There were about 20 exhibitors on hand and dog lovers from District 69 came out to learn some new tricks and check out the latest dog gear. The event was a huge success, according to Scarlett Luke of Pack Leader Fitness, who organized the two-day affair.  She said she will move it to a larger building on the fairgrounds next year and make it even bigger.

On Sunday, Feb. 26 the dog and owner look-a-like contest attracted around 10 contestants. Cheryle Cook, the owner of the Bayside Salon in Parksville along with her dog Sadie were hands down winners. Ryan MicKinnon of Nanaimo with his dog Morgan came a close second.