S. Anselm's Family Pet Show 2022

We hope the Pet Show will be a wonderful family day out with something for everyone:

  • entertaining demonstrations in the Main Ring throughout the day

  • exhibitor stalls for animal lovers to browse

  • House Stalls

  • professional catering vans offering tasty treats, coffee, bubbles and homemade pizza.

… so do join us and make a day of it!

Show Classes

There are lots of exciting show classes to enter, with eight doggy classes – from which the winners go through to compete for ‘Best in Show’ – small furry animals, exotics, feathered friends and four creative classes for pupils to express their artistry and inventiveness.  Please see below for details.

Doggy Classes

First group of dog classes:

9.30am  Fancy dress

9.30am  Puppies (up to 12 months)

9.30am  Golden oldies (over 8 years)

9.30am  Scruffiest dog

Second group of dog classes:

11.00am  Best smile / waggiest tail

11.00am  Handsomest fella

11.00am  Loveliest lady

11.00am  Best trick

The winners of each dog class will go through to:

Best in Show

Absent Friends Board

Sadly we can’t invite cats, ponies or farm animals and some pets will be too nervous to come along.  However, you can still show them off by bringing in a photo to display on our ‘Absent Friends’ board.

Small Furry Animals, Feathered Friends and Exotics

There will be classes for small animals, including feathered friends and exotics.  These must be secured in their cages at all times, with sufficient food and water available.

Creative Classes

A 3D model of an animal – using any media

A painting or sketch of a pet or animal

 A homemade animal puppet

A funny photograph of a pet or animal
(this class is open to both pupils and teachers!)

Please refer to the Pet Show Entry Form for details of the rules of entry and safety information.

End of day arrangements

3.30pm  approximate end of the show. 

All pupils will then return to their Form Rooms to collect their belongings before going to tick off.

3.20pm  Pre-Prep children – tick off in their Form Rooms.

4.00pm  Prep children – tick off in the Hargreaves Hall.

Download your Application Form

Click here to download your application form, and hand it into the School Office as soon as possible.

Deadline for entries

The deadline for entries to the animal classes is
Friday 1st July.

There is no need to fill out an entry form for the Creative Classes – simply bring your entries on the day!

Tasty treats, coffee, bubbles and homemade pizza.

Catering outlets will open from 9.45am.

There will be lots on offer to buy from professional catering outlets on the day including:


  • Bean on the Edge
  • The Fizzy Mare
  • Sunshine Pizza