Dog Agility Park Opens at The Podium

Dog Agility Park Opens at The Podium

A-Frame Agility Ramp practices dogs’ discipline walking up and down the planks. Mandaluyong City Councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas training her pet dog Odette during The Podium Paw Park launch

Pet owners and their furry friends can now enjoy the outdoors in the heart of Ortigas Center at The Podium’s recently opened Paw Park located at the mall’s Roof Deck Garden on the sixth level.

At The Podium Paw Park Launch (L-R): Father Bong Lo; Barangay Wack-Wack Greenhills Chairman Margarita Tan-Climaco; Mandaluyong City Councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas; and SM AVP for Operations Christian Mathay

Mandaluyong City Councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas together with SM AVP for Operations Christian Mathay, Barangay Wack-Wack Greenhills Chairman Margarita Tan-Climaco, and Father Bong Lo, led the opening ceremony with a blessing and ribbon-cutting.

Photos from left: Charlene Abalos with Pomeranian Lili, Mandaluyong City Councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas with her fur babies Jonel and Odette and Black Pomeranian Chestnut and owner Fritz Timonera

Fur babies can now stay mentally and physically active with Paw Park training equipment such as the Hoop Jump, Tube Tunnel, A-Frame Ramp, Adjustable Dog Hurdle, Weave Poles, and Pause Table. It has a maximum capacity of 15 dogs and 15 people at a time to practice social distancing.

Georgie The Frenchie and owner Nina Nacianceno (Left), Pia de Leon with her Tweetie the golden at the newly-opened Paw Park at The Podium’s Roof Deck Garden (Right)

The Paw Park is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily. The Podium ensures everyone’s safety as pet owners need to present their dog’s latest vaccination records upon registration. The park’s etiquette and safety rules are posted at the entrance for reference.

Fur-parents may register online at and claim the physical Pet Passes at The Podium Administration Office.

The Podium Paw Park is one of the mall’s initiatives to give mallgoers and their pets a safe space to play, run around, and have fun amidst the pandemic.

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