MENTOR, Ohio (WJW) — It’s Saturday. Time to shop until you drop with your four-legged best friend!
The mall is hosting several pet-friendly activities from noon to 5 p.m. in the Dillard’s concourse. The activities include:
- Yappy hour: Guests can enjoy special doggie themed drinks with their furry best friend at Tony Sacco’s Coal Fired Pizza from 3 – 5 p.m. at discounted prices. Advanced registration required. For tickets, click here.
- Family photo booth: Families can capture a great memory with their pet. Hosted by Prelude Photography.
- Dog caricatures: Resident artist Jason Baumgardner will be on hand to create treasured family keepsakes.
- Doggie fashion show: The Posh Pet Boutique will have adorable doggies walking the runway in fun fashions from 2– 3 p.m.
- Pet food drive: The mall will hold a foto drive benefitting the Lake Humane Society. All donations of pet food and pet supplies will be accepted.
- Pet adoption: The Lake Humane Society will have adoptable dogs in need of homes available for guests to meet.
- Furry freebies: Doggie goodie bags will be available at the registration table while supplies last.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome the entire family – furry friends included – to this new event at Great Lakes Mall” Great Lakes Mall General Manager Rob Dascoli said in a press release. “Shop With Your Pet is a great way to spend the day out of the house and to connect with other dog owners in the Mentor area.”
Dogs who participate in Saturday’s festivities must remain on a leash and be up-to-date on all their vaccines.
The mall has also implemented several safety guidelines to protect guests amid the coronavirus pandemic. Attendees must do the following:
- Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet from other people.
- Do not gather in groups.
- Adhere to each individual tenant’s COVID-19 policies.
- Adhere to all federal, state and local regulations, recommendations and mandates regarding COVID-19.
- Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover is recommended.
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