Category Archive: Shows and Exhibitions

PATS Sandown 2013

We’re very busy and extremely excited over here at Burgess HQ as we’re preparing for PATS Sandown 2013, this show will take place on 19th-20th March. If you’re not familiar PATS, it’s the UK’s No.1 pet trade show with over 160 exhibitors representing the best of the pet trade world.

We are extremely excited to be exhibiting and to be leading seminars this year and we are delighted to reveal that Burgess Pet Care’s very own Justin Heaton will be a keynote speaker at the event! His talk will take place Wednesday 20 Mar 2013 at 10:40 – 11:10 and he will focus on driving sales in the small animal category

Other seminars from REPTA, Intelligent Retail, Pooch and Mutt, Mars Petcare and Merial will also take place and just like previous PATS shows, Grooming Demonstrations will also take place.

Will you be attending PATS 2013 this year? All you have to do is register to attend! If you’d like more information on PATS Sandown 2013 click the image below.

Hopefully, we will see you there! :)

Burgess Pet Care Sponsors RWAF Vet Conference 2012

The RWAF are holding a second vet conference this year, with an owners stream also.  We are delighted to be sponsoring this conference once again and that RWAF are working with Buddies Bunny Rescue and Royal Dick Vet School in Edinburgh.

The conference is on 24th November 2012 and will again be on the Rabbit Interactive format of a mix of lectures and workshops, with many of the same Educators taking part – details are available on Bunny Bazaar, where you can also book.

Please hurry, places on both streams are limited.

Burgess Pet Care Sponsors Greyhound World Record

Burgess Pet Care is delighted to announce sponsorship of a world record breaking event – the Guiness World Record for the Largest Dog Walk (single breed), which is being organised by the Greyhound Sanctuary.

greyhound world record

The event aims to not only break the world record but also to raise money and awareness for the pressing need to rehome and rescue greyhounds.

Marketing Manager at Burgess Pet Care Richard Rockett comments, “we are delighted to be sponsoring this fantastic event.  At Burgess Pet Care we are committed to the health and welfare of Greyhounds and Lurchers.” Burgess have been supporting Greyhound and Lurcher rescue centres for a number of years, with 20p from every sack of food donated to the Greyhound and Lurcher Fund.  Last year alone they donated over £5000.

Richard continues, Sadly far too many of these wonderful animals have had a far from happy start in life.  Many are left unwanted and abandoned.  The lucky ones eventually reach the safe haven of a rescue centre before finding their loving forever homes.  These rescue centres play an invaluable role by providing the care needed to bring these dogs back to full health, restoring broken spirits and rebuilding broken trust”.

“This is a fantastic event.  Not only should this be a lot of fun it will hopefully raise awareness of a very worthwhile cause.  At Burgess we love Greyhounds and Lurchers, and believe they make the perfect companions and family pets. That is why we created the SupaDog Greyhound and Lurcher complete food.”

Designed specifically for the breeds, Supadog Greyhound & Lurcher contains glucosamine for stiff and tired joints; Omega 3 for a shiny coat, healthy skin and to help with temperature regulation; pre-biotics to aid digestive health; and 17% protein as greyhounds and lurchers require less protein than other dogs due to their laid back and sedate nature.  It is, of course, free from artificial colours, flavourings and has no added preservatives.

Burgess SupaDog Greyhound and Lurcher is available at Pets at Home and all good pet stores.  It is also available online at or on

Burgess Pet Care representatives are look forward to meeting everyone on the day at our trade stand and have donated some fantastic prizes to be won in the raffle.

To find out more about the event or to apply to take part, visit the Greyhound World Record website today!

Guinea Pig Story Time with Wood Green at the London Pet Show

Wood Green, The Animal Charity Presents Story time – Guinea pig Adventures

Are you attenting the London Pet Show 2012?

Wood Green, The Animal Charity invite you and your children to come and listen to the adventures of wise Peggy and her nine friends.  The two chapters presented on both Saturday and Sunday at this years London Pet Show will follow the guinea pigs’ first few days at the Charity and the adventures they have during their quest to find a new family to love them.

Wood Green, The Animals Charity is also offering the opportunity for 10 children at each story time to interact with wise Peggy and her friends whilst they listen to the teacher reading the story.

To be in with a chance of taking part in story time visit the Wood Green stand to register, 10 names will be drawn at random 30 minutes before the story.

For further information about the charity and the opportunities available visit or follow them on Facebook

Celia Cross – Best Greyhound Rescue – Wetnose Animal Awards 2012

Hope Rescue Dog Centre – Best Dog Rescue – Wetnose Animal Awards 2012

Hope Rescue Dog Centre from Caerphilly were awarded Best Dog Rescue

New Life Parrot Rescue – Best Welfare Achievement Award – Wetnose Animal Awards 2012

New Life Parrot Rescue were awarded Best Welfare Achievement Award 2012

Caring for Cats – Best Cat Rescue – Wetnose Animal Awards 2012

Caring for Cats from Yorkshire were awarded Best Cat Rescue at the 2012 Burgess Wetnose Animal Awards.

Lumpy Lodge – Best Rabbit Rescue Centre – Wetnose Animal Awards 2012

Lumpy Lodge were awarded Best Rabbit Rescue Centre at the 2012 Burgess Wetnose Animal Awards 2012

Basil’s Story- Best Rescue Story Winner – Wetnose Animal Awards 2012

Basil is a beautiful French Lop rabbit who, according to specialists at a local small animal rescue hospital, survived one of the worst cases of neglect they have ever seen.

Basil was taken to Paws Here Animal Shelter after being treated badly in his previous home. He had been kept outside in a tiny covered hutch that was too small for him to even move properly and caused several problems for Basil. The hutch was just covered enough to keep him warm and survive, but Basil suffered from scalded and raw feet from standing on urine-soaked ground for too long. His lungs were also badly affected from the ammonia in the air, which eventually lead to chronic pneumonia.

Wetnose Awards winner Basil

Basil, with his Burgess Wetnose Award

When Basil was first rescued, his eyes could not cope with natural sunlight after so long in the dark. He needed extensive veterinary treatment costing over £1500, including three hours in surgery to remove part of his damaged jaw and teeth from years of a poor diet. Basil will continue to need this kind of care for the rest of his life, and is considered a permanent resident of Paws Here Animal Shelter living with foster carers Marie and Andy.

Basil’s health problems could all have been avoided if he had been cared for correctly. Luckily, his story is now a happy one full of hope and love. He is now thriving in his new home and gradually recovering from the bad experiences of his past, touching people’s lives and with Facebook fans around the world.