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Doggie Day Fair 2

Doggie Love at Mercato Centrale!

This post was filed under Pet Events in the City.

Great news for fellow dog-lovers… Mercato Centrale is now officially dog-friendly! 🙂 Just in time, Kubrick is “training” for his 1.5km run at It’s a Dog’s Life. We now have a place to hang out after our morning run together!

There are few places in the metro that are actually “pet-friendly.” Dogs may be allowed in some places, but without the provisions that will make it easy for dog owners to take care of their pets. More than just opening their doors to our furry friends, Mercato Centrale will be putting up dog-friendly drink stations, pet toilets and trash dispensers.

But that’s not all! Starting this Sunday, 3 July 2011, Doggie Love will feature a series of talks on how to take care of our furry buddies! For this Sunday’s official launch, they’ll have Responsible Pet Ownership by May Felix and Pet Socialization by Jojo Isorena. Other topics for the coming weeks will include Healthy, Happy Dog: Keeping your dog healthy and groomed (July 17), Dog Nurturing: Canine Nourishment (July 31), Breed All About It: Breed Specific Talk (August 14 and 28).

Check out the press release for more details after the jump!

Mercato Centrale at Bonifacio Global City (BGC), the only air-conditioned weekend food and organic market in Metro Manila, officially becomes a dog-friendly market with the launch of ‘Doggie Love’ this coming Sunday (July 3) from 9am-12noon!

The market will be holding a series of free talks for certified dog lovers to help them take better care of their canine companions. The topic for ‘Doggie Love’ this Sunday will focus on ‘Dog Parenting’, with a talk on ‘Responsible Pet Ownership’ by May Felix, a Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) volunteer and beagle breeder, and on ‘Pet Socialization’ by certified canine training and behavior specialist Jojo Isorena, founder of the BetterDog Canine Behavior Center ( Mercato will also be putting up dog-friendly drink stations, pet toilets and trash dispensers.

Over the next several weeks, the topics will include ‘Healthy, Happy Dog: Keeping your dog healthy and groomed’ (July 17), ‘Dog Nurturing: Canine Nourishment’ (July 31), ‘Breed All About It: Breed Specific Talk’ (August 14 and 28).

Inspired by the outdoor markets in Florence, Italy, Mercato Centrale is an innovative weekend lifestyle market with unique, great tasting food finds that you won’t find anywhere around the metro! Mercato also has an extensive selection of healthy and organic fruits, vegetables and livestock, all located in a clean, comfortable, well-ventilated and organized setting along with free wi-fi and live acoustic entertainment.

Mercato Centrale is located at the corner 34th street an 8th avenue of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig beside MC Home Depot. The market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 2pm. Admission is free.

For more information on Doggie Love, please visit or email for more information.

See you there! 🙂

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