“This is not a gimmick. We’re advocating responsible and intelligent pet ownership”, says our General Manager Neal Carlson Co at an interview with one of our local publications. Parkmall’s strongest identifier today is that it is the only true pet-friendly mall in the Visayas, and we’re truly proud that we’ve established ourselves as part of the animal loving community here in Cebu.
Throughout the course of 6 years, we’ve organized pet-centered celebrations that various pet clubs and animal organizations have enjoyed. Last April 23-26, we brought together all pet lovers, clubs, breeders, behaviorists, animal welfare organizations, and pet shop owners and organized the biggest and grandest pet event in the Visayas, the Cebu Pet Festivale.
Here’s the juice of those 4 fun-filled days:
Horseback Riding and Horse Show
Why go to Baguio when we’ve got horseback riding right here at Parkmall! For only P100, kids and adults got to ride pony-sized horses at the Central Bark. Big Q Farm also organized a fantastic “Horse Show at the Park” for spectators. Who knew equestrian shows would be such a hit in Cebu!
Unveiling of Pet Club Banners
Parkmall’s most loyal pet clubs now have their own nook at no other location than our Piazza. On April 24, we unveiled the banners of these pet clubs. They are Cebu Hamster Group, Hellfire Dragon, Cebu Gecko Club, Sudlon Caviary, All Philippine Koi Society, Betta Enthusiast Philippines, Cebu Bantam Chicken Breeder Association Inc., Cebu Goldfish Owner and Enthusiast, Aquatic Cebu Enthusiasts, Xbloc, Cebu Avian Society, Island Rescue Organization, Remmy Kennel Club, Cebu Beagle Club, Cebu Shih Tzu Club, Cebu Chihuahua Club, Labrador Retriever Club, Cebu North Dog Lovers, Mandaue Dog Walkers, Cebu South Dog Club, Cebu Chow Chow Owners, and Cebu Pomeranian Club. All we can say is, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOYALTY, GUYS! WE LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!
For 6 straight years now, Parkmall’s Pawshionista has been unrivaled. Others try to copy it, but fail. Last April 26, Pawshionista proved itself once again the most entertaining and colorful dog fashion show in Cebu. Plus with this year’s theme Philippine Festivals, this uber fun pageantry reeled in the crowds and kept them glued. Thank you to all participants, we looooove your costumes!
We’ll be posting a Photo Diary because we have so many awesome photos so watch out for that! 😀
We certainly looked like a petting zoo, but waaaaaaaay cooler! We had pythons and boas, salamanders, koi, cockatoos and macaws, bald eagles, hamsters, pomeranians and labradors, crocodiles and bearded dragons, and SO MUCH MORE!
Surprises and prizes galore
Of course, our Cebu Pet Festivale wouldn’t be complete without our Grand Raffle Draw and our Pet Like Me Look Alike Contest. Here are the winners for the winners for our Cesar Millan Live show tickets giveaways:
(Note: Cesar Millan Live has been cancelled due to an unprecedented event. The all expense-paid trip to Manila is postponed for the meantime.)
We also had a Pet Like Me Look Alike Contest and here are the winners: (left to right: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place)
There you have it, ladies and gents! Those were just the highlights of our super successful Cebu Pet Festivale! Keep checking our blog for our Photo Diary series of the Cebu Pet Festivale.
“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”
― Paul McCartney