Aiming to attract pet lovers for the biggest gathering of pets at one place, the 4th edition of pet festival “Pet Fed” began at NSIC Grounds in Okhla on Saturday. The two-day long festival witnessed thousands of pet lovers having a glimpse of over 3,000 pets, including dogs, cats, hamsters and guinea pigs.
The fest organised by Pet Fed India is touted to be the “biggest pet festival” in India. People were seen shopping specially designed clothes and food items for their pets. Various other activities were also organised for dogs. Security dog show, good dog citizen programme, and obedience display are some of the features of the fest.
The highlights also include a special art gallery for dogs, hundreds of stalls, food and drinks from multiple brands, a cat zone and a separate VIP lounge, discover dogs section, fashion shows, etc. At the “Pet’s Got Talent”, animal lovers can enroll their pets in which they can jump through a loop, play dead on command or any such cool tricks. Also, cash prizes lie in store for these activities, apart from the whole act being in front of a live audience of 25,000-plus pet lovers. The festival will also have a fashion show for pets on Sunday.
Akshay Gupta, founder of Pet Fed, said, “Pet Fed 2017 has shown tremendous response so far.
“We are quite satisfied with the turnout on day one. We had a line-up of various new, exciting and engaging activities for pets and pet parents, which were very well appreciated by the audience,” he said.
Gupta further said, “We are quite hopeful about making it to the limca Book of World Records for hosting most number of dogs at a given place. We are expecting similar response on day two as well as we have our highlights of this year — Pets Got Talent and Fashion show of Dogs and Cats scheduled for Sunday.’’
Saloni Madan, who visited the fest with his German shepherd, said that she was very excited to be part of the fest. “In the hustle and bustle of our busy life, we don’t really get time to look after our pets so this fest is a great opportunity to take our pets out so that they can meet with new friends,” she said.
“It is a mere attempt to make our dogs feel special in exchange of the unconditional love that they show on us every day. I am hoping to interact with lots of people along with their beautiful pets in order to get a new experience,” said Ashima Ahuja who visited the fest to play with dogs.