November 5th, 2017


10:00 am ~ 06:00 pm


Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi
See map

The Shaggy Dog Show is the biggest annual fundraising event for the KSPCA.


Every year, over 3,000 animal lovers come together to attend The Shaggy Dog Show. The show not only helps shed light on and educate on animal welfare matters in Kenya, but also raises awareness of the great work being done by KSPCA.

Over 30 vendors focusing on animal products and services come to showcase their offerings while the pet lovers stay entertained by the fun competitions that go on through out the day. It’s a great event for all ages, with something to cater for every attendee. Don’t miss this year’s show.

  • The program will be published here, soon!



  • Happiest Dog – Let’s see those tails wagging
  • The Best Groomed Dog – We’re looking for a dog that is well groomed
  • The Best Family of Dogs – The more the merrier but can you handle the pack?
  • Musical Sit – When music stops the dogs must sit
  • Fancy Dress – where you AND your dog dress up, let your imagination fly
  • Veteran – Those who have been around for 7 years or more
  • Best KSPCA Rescue – some fantastic happy-ending stories
  • Shaggiest Dog – in nature as well as in looks


  • Entry fee for each class is 200/-
  • Entries are accepted on the day in advance of each class. Entrants are requested to gather in the collecting ring in good time.
  • Every dog entering the show ground must have been vaccinated against rabies, parvo and distemper within the past 12 months and a valid certificate showing this must be available for inspection.
  • Puppies must have completed a full course vaccination against parvo and a valid certificate must be available for inspection.
  • Dogs must be appropriately controlled at all times. Please bring a collar and a lead.
  • If you leave your dog in the car please leave the windows partially open and check the car regularly.


Will you attend the Shaggy Dog Show?

  • Definitely! (78%, 18 Votes)
  • Not sure yet. (22%, 5 Votes)
  • Nope. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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now only available at the gate!


KES 500

Kids 2-12

KES 100

Raffle Tickets

KES 150


  •  Ali Barbours Cave Restaurant – Dinner for 2
  • Flamboyant Hotel– 1 Night for 2 Bed & Breakfast
  • Forty Thieves Restaurant (Diani Beach) – Lunch for 2
  • Tamarind Group –  A meal for 2 at the Carnivore Restaurant
  • Talisman Restaurant – Lunch or Dinner for 2 and a bottle of house wine
  •  Turtle Bay Beach Club – 1 night for 2 full board
  •  Glen Edmonds – 3 days Security Driver Training Course
  •  Glen Edmonds – 2 days Defensive Driver Training Course
  •  Sankara Hotel – Buffet lunch for 2 at the Artisan Restaurant
  •  The Castle – 2 nights for up to 5 guests
  •  Driftwood Beach Club -2 Nights for 2 on Bed &Breakfast
  •  Palacina – Dinner for 2 at Palacina Bistro
  •  Island Camp Resort, Lake Baringo – 1 night for 2
  •  Purdy Arms – Lunch for 2
  •  Purdy Arms – Lunch for 2
  •  Purdy Arms– 1 night for 2
  •  Naibor Camp – 2 Nights for 2 at Naibor Main Camp
  •  VIP – 3 dog grooming vouchers
  •  Mada Hotels – 1 night for 2 at Kilima Safari Camp
  •  Fly 540 – Flight Tickets
  •  The Alchemist – Meal voucher for Ksh 2,500
  •  The Alchemist – Meal voucher for Ksh 2,500
  •  The Alchemist – Meal voucher for Ksh 2,500
  •  The Alchemist – Meal voucher for Ksh 2,500
  •  The Alchemist – Meal voucher for Ksh 2,500
  •  Nairobi Art Centre – 1 pottery and 2 art classes for an adult OR Arty Party- Holiday camp for kids- worth Ksh 7,000
  •  Barney’s Restaurant – Lunch for 2
  •  Le Rustique – Lunch for 2

Tickets now available at the gate, only!

Please read these important rules and regulations first, before you purchase a ticket:

KSPCA "Shaggy Dog Show" Terms and Conditions

By voluntarily attending and purchasing a ticket to Shaggy Dog Show hosted by KSPCA , I agree to the following terms& conditions:

  1. To indemnify and hold harmless KSPCA and any sponsor or exhibitor of “Shaggy Dog Show”, supplier, agents, and  independent contractors or other personnel in any way assisting or connected with this event for any and all  claims of liability that may occur to me while attending the Event regardless of whether based on fault or  negligence or not;
  2. In attending with my animal and should any injury occur to any person, other animal, or property as a result of  the behavior of my animal at the Event, whether expected or unexpected, regardless of the stimulus for the  behavior (i.e., animal’s spontaneous conduct, the conduct of another animal, the conduct of any person or  thing, or a combination of any of these), I will be solely liable and be held responsible for any injury, property  damage, loss, claim, or expense resulting from the behavior of my animal that results there from (including  reasonable attorney fees);
  3. That in bringing my animal to the Event, I understand that I assume any risks associated with participation in the  Event, including, but not limited to, injury and property damage, illness, falls, contact with spectators at the  event, injuries or damages sustained by and through other participants’ dogs, and the effects of the weather  including extreme temperatures and humidity , as well as cost, and expense and any harm that comes to the  animal, shall be solely my responsibility;
  4. To report any and all such injuries immediately to KSPCA
  5. I agree that the officials at KSPCA may authorize necessary treatment for me and/or the dog in my custody;
  6. I will be solely responsible for immediate cleanup of any messes made by my pet;
  7. My pet is healthy, free from parasites, and has all necessary shots including rabies;
  8. I’ve read and agree to abide by all of the Rules and Regulations given in connection with the Event;
  9. I understand that if my pet acts in any way considered aggressive or dangerous I will have to leave the Event and will not be entitled to any refund;
  10. I understand that I am solely responsible for the accuracy of information that is contained therein, and I hold the parties as identified below responsible for verifying the information contained in the application whether the information was provided by me or a third party.



Rules and Regulations for Bringing Your Dog

Rules and Regulations for Bringing Your Dog

We ask that you follow a few guidelines to help make the event enjoyable and fun for everyone attending. Before bringing your dog, please:

  • Self-select: only bring your dog if it is well-behaved, polite, non-aggressive and doesn’t  get stressed out in crowded, stimulating and noisy environments where other dogs and  children are present.
  • Female dogs in heat may not attend. Dogs that are unhealthy may not attend.
  • Your dog must be accompanied by someone 18  years of age or older, and be under constant supervision by that person.
  • Dogs must be on a fixed lead or locked retractable lead, no longer than 6 feet, at all times.
  • Dogs are required to wear identification (collar tags, microchips, tattoos, etc.).
  • It is mandatory that your dog’s immunizations are current.
  • There will also be designated water stations. Please visit these frequently. It may be  hot outside, so keep in mind how your dog fares in the weather.
  • Food and other treat samples may be passed out. Be conscious of how your dog responds to food that is atypical from their diet.
  • Dog owners are solely responsible for their dog’s behavior and will be held responsible for any injuries or damages caused by the dog.
  • All dog owners should handle there own dog all times.
  • Any unruly behavior of your dog e.g. executive grouring, biting will only be liable to you the owner and KSPCA will ask you to leave the event to that effect.
  • Any harm cased by your dog is solely the dog owners responsibility.
  • Please review safe dog greeting behaviors with your children. Always ask permission to  touch an animal that is not your own.

And remember!
While the event is dog friendly, owners may be asked to leave if their dogs are aggressive or unruly.

I hereby acknowledge that I have read, understand, and will abide by the above rules  and regulations.


Ngong Race Course, Nairobi


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter my dog in any of the activities?

Approach KSPCA staff on the day

What should I do if there is an incident at the show?

Approach KSPCA staff

What is security like at the show?

There will be professional security personnel at the show.

What are the rules for bringing my dog?

Scroll up to see the ‘Rules of Attendance’ section.

What are the terms and conditions of attending the show?

Scroll up to see the ‘Rules of Attendance’ section.

Can I attend the show even if I don’t have any animals?

Absolutely! This is a show for the whole family – with or without dogs!

What is the purpose of the show?

Every year, over 3,000 animal lovers come together to attend the Shaggy Dog Show. The show not only helps shed light on and educate on animal welfare matters in Kenya, but also raises awareness of the great work being done by KSPCA.

Is the show children friendly?

Yes – we encourage children and schools to attend.

Who should I contact to become a sponsor or vendor?

Are event tickets and raffle tickets available at the gate?


How can I buy Raffle and Event tickets in advance?

Entry and raffle tickets are available at

What should I do if puppy millers or unethical breeders approach me at the show?

Report them immediately to KSPCA staff. NO ANIMALS SHOULD BE SOLD DURING THE EVENT!

How can I recognize a puppy miller or backyard breeder?

Look for these ‘red flags’:

  • The seller has many types of purebreds or “designer” hybrid breeds being sold at less than six weeks old.
  • Breeders who are reluctant to show potential customers the entire premises on which animals are being bred and kept.
  • Breeders who don’t ask a lot of questions of potential buyers.
  • No guarantees-responsible breeders make a commitment to take back the pet at anytime during the animal’s life, no matter the reason.


Because puppy mills and backyard breeders choose profit over animal welfare, their animals typically do not receive proper veterinary care. Animals may seem healthy at first but later show issues like congenital eye and hip defects, parasites or even the deadly Parvovirus. Source:

Who are puppy millers or backyard breeders?

Animals in puppy mills are treated like cash crops

  • They are confined to squalid, overcrowded cages with minimal shelter from extreme weather and no choice but to sit and sleep in their own excrement.
  • Animals suffer from malnutrition or starvation due to inadequate or unsanitary food and water.
  • Sick or dying animals receive little or no veterinary care.
  • Adult animals are continuously bred until they can no longer produce, then destroyed or discarded.
  • Kittens and puppies are taken from their mothers at such an early age; many suffer from serious behavior problems.

Backyard breeders

Backyard breeders are also motivated by profit. Ads from these unscrupulous breeders fill the classifieds. Backyard breeders may appear to be the nice neighbor next door-in fact, even seemingly good-intentioned breeders may treat their breeding pairs as family pets. However, continuously breeding animals for years to produce litters for a profit still jeopardizes the animals’ welfare. Some backyard breeders may only breed their family dog once in a while, but they often are not knowledgeable on how to breed responsibly, such as screening for genetic defects. Responsible, proper breeding entails much more than simply putting two dogs together.

Who should I contact to make sure that I am buying a puppy from an ethical breeder?

Contact the East Africa Kennel Club:


Interested in sponsoring? Simply drop your contact information below and we’ll get in touch with you

Contact information

Langata Road, adjacent to Hillcrest School
P.O. Box 24203-00502
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0733 571 125