BANGKOK — Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and many more humans’ besties will be gathered at an annual expo starting Thursday.

The Bangkok Pet Expo returns under the theme “Rock N’ Friends,” which means to expect fluffy animals led down a fashion show runway dressed in rock-themed costumes and other forms of petsploitation.

Apart from more than 200 shops to explore, there will be activities for pet owners and their best friends to join, from free medical check-ups to competitions.

Dog lovers can watch talent shows and contests and hear talks by vets and meet celeb pets Gluta and Gollum. Pitbull owners can gather for the launch of the Thai Pitbull Kennel Club and share advice on caring for the breed.


Feelin’ feline? Cat slaves can watch a fancy cat competition, and listen to talks on cat care, grooming and feng shui.

Rare rabbit breeds will welcome visitors such as the Belgian Hare and the English Lop. They’ll be joined by prairie dogs, chinchillas and degus.

Bird breeds will be compared with a contest between gouldian finches along with an exhibition of hawks, eagles and owls.

Snakes, bearded dragons, fennec foxes, tarantulas, iguanas, marmosets and beetles will be found in the exotic pet zone.

Admission is 20 baht per person, part of which will be donated to pet organizations. A schedule is available online.


Pets are free to roam free.

The event will be held 10am to 8pm from Thursday to Sunday at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, which is located via exit No. 3 of the MRT station of the same name.