Years ago I used to do a dog / pet column on Wednesday. People asked me what happened to it, I just got lazy like a dog and stopped doing it. BUT let’s bring it back, at least once a month, especially as we approach Halloween and all the cute dogs in their costumes. Feel free to send me photos to HughE @ PhillyChitChat.com . I was scheduled to shoot this event for Philly Pr Girl and at the last minute couldn’t make it, so she kindly sent me some photos from Grand Opening: New Veterinary, Day Care, and Grooming Center in Glen Mills – Heart + Paw
The future of pet care is coming to the Philadelphia area. Heart + Paw, recently named one of the best retail environments of 2019 by Fast Company, is wagging its tail into a brand new Glen Mills location on Saturday, September 28. Launching in the open-air shopping center Glen Eagle Square, this one-of-a-kind, integrated pet care center is reimagining the future of pet care by offering veterinary care, grooming and daycare all in one place for your furry, four legged family member. They consider themselves partners in pet parenthood which pet owners (and their pets) find very exciting.
The Grand Opening celebration began with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m along with pet-friendly “green” carpet photo ops. The public (and their pets) were welcomed to join in on the fun and to explore what this cutting edge pet care center has to offer. There was hand painted watercolor pet portraits available, Catnip planting, a treat bar the dogs, tours of our space including the locally-sourced and sustainable touchpoints designed and more.
Heart + Paw creates unique service touchpoints for its clients, for example the ability to text with their vet, as well as tailoring the low-stress experience to the unique needs of cats and dogs. Cats have a feline-only waiting room and in the exam room, there are custom built cat shelves designed by the Chief Veterinary Officer so that cats can get examined where they feel most comfortable. For dogs, there are custom floor mats so that dogs can be examined side-by-side with the vet and avoid the stress of lifting them onto the table. To learn more, visit the Heart + Paw website at www.heartandpaw.com, or follow Heart + Paw on Instagram and LinkedIn.
BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters event taking place at 132 locations across the country, including one near you. Pennsylvania SPCA will offer $25 pet adoptions this Saturday, October 12 because BPF is sponsoring the remaining cost. To see a list of all participating locations, event hours and preapproval requirements, please visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/ETS.