True to its commitment of being a pet-friendly destination, SM City San Pablo recently celebrated Pet Day. It was a fun-filled weekend as pet lovers unite in they bring their cute fur babies at the mall. The mall atrium was filled with hodgepodge of activities for animal-lovers. There were bazaars, freebies and grooming station for our special furry guests.
SM has a scheduled Pet Day in every branch. Be sure to check the Facebook page of the SM near you. If you want to join this event or other similar events, you have to be a responsible pet parent. When your pooch poops or urinates, you have to clean it. You cannot simply wait for the janitorial staff to clean after you. Although SM provided loads of tissue paper, trash bags, and even Lysol to help pet parents, you should have these things in your bag:
- A leash – Your pet will surely want to mingle with other animals in the crowd but you have to get a hold of him or her. A leash is handy to pull them away from a looming fight or simply to respect other people’s (non-animal lovers) space in the mall.
- Water – Your pet will get thirsty even in an air conditioned room. Bring a bottle of water and have her drink once in a while.
- Diaper – Have an extra diaper just in case the one your pet is wearing becomes loaded. Barbie had to change her diaper before the pet walk activity since she peed a lot out of excitement.
- Pet waste bag – You are never sure when your pet will poop. There was this dog parent whose furbaby pooped on the chair before the event could even start. When the pet walk activity came, a lot of dogs pooped while walking. As responsible pet parents, owners of these dogs cleaned up the mess and pet waste bags came in handy.