For dog owners, their little pooch is not just a pet but an important part of the family. They bring joy and unconditional love to their owners. Usually they are the first thing that wakes their owners up in the morning and insists on snuggling into bed at night. Having a dog in the house is actually like having another child, and most times, these furry creatures are even more pampered than their owners.
Today, there are a lot of dog supply stores that sell just about anything – from beds, potties, water bottles, hair care products and supplies for grooming needs – thanks in large part to Dogs and the City that opened its first store in 2005, pioneering a change in the pet care and grooming industry. Haydee Chua, owner of Dogs and the City, put up the shop due to the lack of available dog product supplies to suit the needs of her four-legged friends. Just like any dog owner, she wants the best for her dogs and pampers them in the best possible way. Her trips abroad were spent sourcing for good quality products for her furry friends and this passion eventually led to the very first 18-sqm store in Frontera Verde in Tiendesitas Pasig, a small shop that offered pet food, treats and accessories.
As pet lovers grow in number, so does the demand for good quality pet products in the market. It only took less than two years for Dogs and the City to expand, and today, the shop has branches in SM Mall of Asia, Fort Bonifacio, Eastwood City, Trinoma, Lucky Chinatown, Alabang Town Center, Greenhills Shopping Center, Bluebay Walk, and Solenad in Nuvali, with an online shop that started in 2013. The expansion also added added grooming, day care, and veterinary services to its offerings in selected branches, making it a one-stop shop for all pet needs.
The store’s mission is to be the shopping destination for the most discerning pet owners as it brings to consumers upscale pet merchandise that are unique and functional. From designer collars and leashes, cozy pet blankets, chic pet beds, stylish pet apparel, unique toys and treats, sleek pet carriers, wide selection of shampoos and toiletries, fun feeding bowls, fabulous grooming accessories, nutritious pet cuisine, the choices are endless for your lovely little pooch.
Since the store expanded to medical and grooming services, it makes sure owners get nothing but the best from its facilities especially now that there are a lot of horror stories about pet clinics and grooming centers disseminated on social media. “We conduct regular trainings for our managers, sales representatives, groomers, and veterinarians. It is important to keep ourselves updated with regards to the new trends such as food diet and hairstyles,” shares Haydee.
If you have cats instead of dogs, don’t be discouraged by the “Dog” on their signage as the shop also caters to felines, and has a range of products that can cater to other animals. “We cater mostly to dogs and cats in terms of grooming services. Our product offerings are concentrated mostly to dogs and cats, although we also offer fish, hamster and rabbit food and accessories in selected stores,” she explains.
Dogs and the City is located at Ground Floor Entertainment Building, SM Mall of Asia; Forbes Town Center, Bonifacio Global City; 2nd Floor Eastwood City Walk 2; Lobby level, North Building, TriNoma Mall; 4th Floor Lucky China Town Mall; 2nd Floor Entertainment Complex, Alabang Town Center; Shoppesville Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center; 2nd Floor Building D, Solenad 3; Cluster J, Ground Floor Blue Bay Walk. Keep updated with Dogs and the City on social media and follow on @dogsandthecityph on Instagram, @dogs_thecityPH on Twitter and dogsandthecityph on Facebook.
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