“Parkmall is a family-oriented mall. Most people treat their pets like family so it follows that Parkmall welcomes pets like family,”
– Neal Carlson Co, General Manager of Parkmall
In 2009, Parkmall started opening their doors to pets. The Co family, owners of Parkmall, are avid pet lovers. This passion compelled them to incorporate pet loving values to the mall. What started out as a simple directive to be more pet friendly became a full-fledged celebration culminating with the Pet Festival Philippines.
The Pet Festival, to be held in Parkmall on April 21 – 25, 2016, has plenty of moving parts. Allow us to give you a sense of what it will be like in the mall on those dates.
All manner of pets
In partnership with over 30 pet clubs, the event will cater to more than 10 different kinds of pets including dogs, birds, snakes, rabbits and even exotic animals like iguanas and bearded dragons, making it the most diverse pet gathering, not just in Cebu, but in the entire country as well.
Parkmall will host the 5th Cebu Dog Sport National Competition in partnership with the Philippine Dog Agility Association and K9 CARE (Cebu Agility Run Enthusiast) Dog Sport. The competition, scheduled on April 23-24, will gather about 80 dog lovers from Cebu, Manila, Davao, Zamboanga and other provinces.
Another event highlight is the unrivaled Pawshionista pet runway competition, now on its 7th year. This year’s Pawshionista theme is Pets Around the World. Fashionable pets and their owners will sport the national costume of their assigned countries on April 23.
All in all lots of fun
There are many more activities suited for just about anybody; Parkmall Great Pet Adventure Race, Creative Dry-Grooming Competition, All-Breed Fun Match, My Pet’s Got Talent Video Contest and even a pet movie marathon. Pet food, accessories and other products will be sold at the exhibits inside the mall and at the Piazza area. The Pet Festival Philippines’ beneficiary, the Island Rescue Organization (IRO), will have a pet adoption on April 22-24.
With all the pets around, Parkmall ensured the premises safe by accrediting with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) as an animal control facility. The accreditation means that the entire Parkmall property is safe and conducive for pets. Parkmall is the only mall in Cebu to be accredited as such by BAI.
For more updates, check out the Parkmall website.