Now is the time to plan for next weekend

New Hampshire pet lovers have a lot of choices about what to do next weekend.

On Saturday, September 25 –

September 25th is National Hunting and Fishing Day and the he N.H. Fish and Game Department grounds at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord will be transformed into a giant outdoor Sporting Expo from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 25, 2010. Admission is free. Under the big top, more than 60 product manufacturer representatives will present exhibits, demonstrations and activities for visitors. Come check out the latest hunting and fishing products and services. Demos and exhibits throughout the Fish and Game grounds. Conservation Officers and biologists will be on hand to talk about hunting and fishing.  For the dog lovers, there will be:

  • Pointing Dog Demonstrations with Grey’s Outfitting – 11:30 and 1:30 (half-hour)
  • Retriever Dog Demonstrations with Rise and Shine Retrievers – 10:45 and 12:45 (half-hour)

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The New Hampshire Feline Fanciers cat club invites all owners of kittens and cats to enter and compete their furry beauties in the Household Pet category at All Dogs Gym from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Entry deadline is Tuesday, Sept, 21. The entry fee for a Household Pet is $30.

Each Household Pet, as well as pedigreed kittens and cats, will be seen by six Cat Fanciers Association-trained judges. Kelsey Belle, a 6-year-old calico tortoiseshell and white cat adopted from the Humane Society of Greater Nashua, is gearing up to strut her stuff at this show. Pedigreed breeds of cats, as shown on Animal Planet Cats 101 programs, also will be competing.

All non-declawed kittens and cats must be in excellent health, fully vaccinated, bathed and groomed. Cats must be at least 4 months of age to compete. Household Pet cats that are 8 months of age or older must be spayed or neutered. All cats should have a pleasant personality and must be brought into and out of the show hall in an appropriate pet carrier and have proof of all vaccinations.

Detailed information regarding cat shows, what to do and what to bring can be obtained at

After the judges evaluate every cat, they will then call back their Top 10 choices for a final look and award a rosette to each of the Top 10 cats. Household Pet cats will compete against other Household Pets and will be judged on health, grooming and overall condition. Pedigreed cats will compete against each other in their respective breed and against all other breeds.

Spectators can come cheer on 150-plus cats as they compete for top honors and shop for cat items from numerous vendors and at NHFF’s book sale. Spectators who bring cat food donations to the show will be given one ticket for a special drawing. Parking is free and lunch will be available. Admission is $7 adults, $5 for seniors and $5 children ages 6-15 with an adult. A coupon for $1 off admission is available at

Show information, including entry submission and driving directions, is available at or by calling 424-9781.

To enter a cat, e-mail or call 238-2974 before 9 p.m.

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On Sunday, September 26 –

contestant at SKC Spring Match

The Souhegan Kennel Club is holding their Fall Match at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack, NH.  All AKC-registered dogs over the age of 3 months are eligible to be entered.   A printable entry form can be downloaded here.

A PDF of the Match Flyer is now available.


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