Purr-fect Places to Bring Your Pet
Check out these family-friendly spots where you can bond and have fun together.
WOWIE LAGMAN // 6 MIN READ
Published January 19, 2018
As you walk out the door to hang out with friends, are you haunted by that woebegone look on your fur baby’s face? Bet you’ll sport the same look, too, if you’re the one who was left behind. Next time you go out, don’t forget to bring them along. Taguig has lots of places that will welcome your pet with open arms.
Bonifacio High Street
Stroll along one of the most popular places to bring your four-legged friend. On weekends, the entire stretch of Bonifacio High Street is teeming with pets of all shapes and sizes. What better way for pets and pet lovers to socialize! There are a lot of open spaces where Fido can roam around, and maybe make a new friend or two.
A number of restaurants and cafes are pet-friendly as well. Grab a donut and a cup of coffee at Krispy Kreme, and sit al fresco while you and the little fur ball people-watch.
If you’re lucky, you can catch one of the many pet events held here like Waggin’ Tails, a festival for cats and dogs filled with fun activities such as agility courses, inflatable pools, and interactive game booths.
Uptown Mall and Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall
Megaworld pioneered pet-friendly malls in the metro, and the ones in Taguig are no different. You can let your pet tag along at Uptown Mall, one of the city’s poshest malls, while you indulge in a bit of retail therapy. Then sit down at Morganfield’s, one of the pet-friendly restaurants, and watch your precious one snuggle up to you as you enjoy a delicious plate of ribs.
With a design that’s very reminiscent of Italy’s famed city, Venice Grand Canal Mall may well deserve its reputation as the most romantic mall in the country. Take a selfie with your furry friend at the bridge with the love locks, while gondolas glide through the man-made canal in the background.
For everyone’s safety and to promote responsible pet ownership, a Pet Pass is required before you can bring your pet inside both malls. It’s free and easy to get. Just drop by the mall concierge with your pet’s updated vaccination record and two 1×1 colored photos of your pet, fill out the application form, and you’re good to go!
De Jesus Oval in BGC
A favorite dog walking area among BGC residents, De Jesus Oval is closed off to traffic on Sundays and is transformed into My Sunday Dog Park. A joint effort of BGC and BetterDog Canine Behavior Center, it is an off-leash dog park where they are allowed to run freely for hours, and where they get the chance to interact with other dogs and pet owners.
All activities are closely supervised by dog training professionals, and these include agility classes and, of course, off-leash play. Registration is required before you and your furry friend can join, as well as a copy of your pet’s latest vaccination record. To register, log on to www.betterdogph.com/bgcdogpark. Registration is free!
Is your pooch in need of some TLC? Look no further. Pup Culture, on 1st Avenue corner 30th Street in BGC, is a hub dedicated to dogs. It has a grooming center, and offers day care and boarding services. You can also enroll your pet in training sessions such as scent detection classes.
This might seem a little weird, but this cemetery is a good place to bring your pet.
Situated along Bayani Road, Heritage Park is a 76-hectare memorial park complex. With its sprawling, well-manicured lawns and long, winding roads, it’s a place where families can have a simple picnic, active people can bike or go for a run, and pet owners can walk or play catch with Fido. Take the leash off and let your pet have the run of the place.
Wherever you decide to hang out with your fur ball, don’t forget to be a responsible pet owner. Make sure your pet is kept on a leash, and always clean up after your pets!
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