Pets and their owners have a secret language only they understand. A simple wag of the tail or even a particular bark or meow is enough to convey a message.
Want to teach your pets a new trick? Teach them the word “Tiendesitas” to let them know that they’re in for a treat! Since it opened in 2005, Tiendesitas Pet Village has earned its well-deserved reputation for being a pet paradise with its clusters of stores that cater to pet needs. From pampering, food treats, grooming and meeting their fur friends to play with, a visit to Tiendesitas is guaranteed to be a great day! Try out this itinerary for a fun-filled day with your pet:
First, a health check for your fur baby. Before shopping and playtime, make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date and that they are free of parvovirus, distemper, and fleas and ticks! Yes, we know that pets hate being poked at but the good vets at Animal Care Specialists have mastered the art of calming pets down before a routine checkup or injection. Like with humans, prevention is better than cure with pets.
Take your pet shopping. After being such a good doggo at the vet’s, reward them at Pet Co, which offers pet furniture (what’s another cute dog bed that your dog won’t use because they want to be on yours?); wet and dry food; starter kits for new puppy and kitten parents; pet accessories such as collars and leads, diapers and clothing; health supplies like medicines, vitamins, dental care products, flea and tick drops; and grooming products such as toothpaste, shampoo, brushes and more.
Socialize with other pooches! Now that your pet is looking their best after a session at the groomers, it’s time to meet up and play with their friends. Tiendesitas Pet Village also has an open space for your fur friends such as the Paw Park, and hosts regular play dates like Pet Meetup events with dog whisperer and trainer Lestre Zapanta. Pet playdates are a great way for shy pets (especially rescue ones that have had traumatic experiences) to come out of their shell and learn to be around other pets and humans. It’s a fun time for dogs to be dogs—and humans may socialize with each other too. Keep up to date with these amazing play dates by visiting https://www.ortigasmalls.com/events/tiendesitas/.
Have your pet groomed by professionals. After roughhousing with other dogs, your baby is probably covered with slobber and can use a nice warm bath. The DivineLife staff will trim their excess floof, cut their nails, detangle matted fur, clean their ears and sacs, brush their teeth and make that fur look like a million bucks. DivineLife offers affordable packages and has a staff that genuinely loves animals.
Let your fur baby nap while you shop. A trip to Tiendesitas is not complete without shopping for food or picking up one or two fashion and home accessories. Or maybe even a rare plant. Now that your pet is properly groomed and tired, take them to Petville by Purple Groom for a nap while you shop. Petville is heaven-sent for pet owners who have no one to leave their pets with when they are away. Petville will look after your pet on an hourly basis, daily or weekly. It’s a pet hotel that truly looks after their well-being by providing comfortable accommodations, quality food, and the staff can follow your pet’s routine if you leave them instructions. Make sure to book in advance for short and long stays.
Enjoy more perks for your pets when you become a member of the Ortigas Malls Elite Pet Society. Applicable in all Ortigas Malls – Tiendesitas, Greenhills and Estancia Mall, the membership gives your pets their unique pet ID, exclusive freebies, pet shopping discounts, and even a cake on their birthday when you complete a stamp card! Download the Ortigas Malls mobile app available on Apple App Store and Google Play Store to register.
Tiendesitas is open from 10am to 9pm on Mondays to Fridays, and from 10am to 10pm on Saturdays to Sundays. For more information, follow @TiendesitasPH on Instagram, or visit https://www.ortigasmalls.com/tiendesitas/.