The Shaggy Dog Show is the biggest annual fundraising event for the KSPCA.
Every year, over 2,000 animal lovers come together to attend The Shaggy Dog Show. The show helps to raise awareness about animal welfare in Kenya, in addition to showcasing the great work being done by KSPCA.
Shop until you drop at any of our over 30 vendors who have come to showcase their products. Stay entertained with fun competitions that go on through out the day. It’s a great event for all ages, with something to cater for everyone. Don’t miss out.
Please read these important rules and regulations first, before you purchase a ticket:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enter my dog in any of the activities?
Approach KSPCA staff on the day
What should I do if there is an incident at the show?
Approach KSPCA staff
What is security like at the show?
There will be professional security personnel at the show.
What are the rules for bringing my dog?
What are the terms and conditions of attending the show?
Can I attend the show even if I don’t have any animals?
Absolutely! This is a show for the whole family – with or without dogs!
What is the purpose of the show?
Every year, over 3,000 animal lovers come together to attend the Shaggy Dog Show. The show not only helps shed light on and educate on animal welfare matters in Kenya, but also raises awareness of the great work being done by KSPCA.
Is the show children friendly?
Yes – we encourage children and schools to attend.
Who should I contact to become a sponsor or vendor?
Are event tickets and raffle tickets available at the gate?
How can I buy Raffle and Event tickets in advance?
Entry and raffle tickets are available at www.rupu.co.ke/tickets/.
What should I do if puppy millers or unethical breeders approach me at the show?
Report them immediately to KSPCA staff. NO ANIMALS SHOULD BE SOLD DURING THE EVENT!
How can I recognize a puppy miller or backyard breeder?
Look for these ‘red flags’:
- The seller has many types of purebreds or “designer” hybrid breeds being sold at less than six weeks old.
- Breeders who are reluctant to show potential customers the entire premises on which animals are being bred and kept.
- Breeders who don’t ask a lot of questions of potential buyers.
- No guarantees-responsible breeders make a commitment to take back the pet at anytime during the animal’s life, no matter the reason.
DO NOT BUY PUPPIES FROM THE SIDE OF THE ROAD – ON THE INTERNET OR FROM UNREGISTERED BREEDERS. ASK US!
Because puppy mills and backyard breeders choose profit over animal welfare, their animals typically do not receive proper veterinary care. Animals may seem healthy at first but later show issues like congenital eye and hip defects, parasites or even the deadly Parvovirus. Source: https://www.paws.org
Who are puppy millers or backyard breeders?
Animals in puppy mills are treated like cash crops
- They are confined to squalid, overcrowded cages with minimal shelter from extreme weather and no choice but to sit and sleep in their own excrement.
- Animals suffer from malnutrition or starvation due to inadequate or unsanitary food and water.
- Sick or dying animals receive little or no veterinary care.
- Adult animals are continuously bred until they can no longer produce, then destroyed or discarded.
- Kittens and puppies are taken from their mothers at such an early age; many suffer from serious behavior problems.
Backyard breeders are also motivated by profit. Ads from these unscrupulous breeders fill the classifieds. Backyard breeders may appear to be the nice neighbor next door-in fact, even seemingly good-intentioned breeders may treat their breeding pairs as family pets. However, continuously breeding animals for years to produce litters for a profit still jeopardizes the animals’ welfare. Some backyard breeders may only breed their family dog once in a while, but they often are not knowledgeable on how to breed responsibly, such as screening for genetic defects. Responsible, proper breeding entails much more than simply putting two dogs together.
Who should I contact to make sure that I am buying a puppy from an ethical breeder?
Contact the East Africa Kennel Club: http://eastafricakennelclub.com/
BE A SPONSOR!
Interested in sponsoring? Simply drop your contact information below and we’ll get in touch with you
Langata Road, adjacent to Hillcrest School
P.O. Box 24203-00502
Tel: 0733 571 125