Time to give our furbabies a much needed festival after being stuck alone at home all week! I’m sure our Prince Sebastian would be thrilled to join next weekend’s Pet Fete!

Banilad Town Centre (BTC), a pet-friendly mall since it opened in 2005, presents PAWPALOOZA on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. A series of exciting activities are lined-up to promote responsible pet ownership, foster camaraderie among attendees and and for an overall fantastic and “pawsome” time!

Registration of pets wil begin at 1 p.m.There will be free veterinary and grooming services such as deworming, anti-rabies shots and nail trimming! A highlight is the unveiling of a special, first ever photo exhibit at the BTC lobby in cooperation with Banana Babies and Royal Pictures featuring Cebu’s “Pawsonalities” and their fur babies.

To cap off the festivities, a colorful fashion show organized by the Shih Tzu Club of Cebu will take center stage with pets and their owners strutting their stuff to win prizes. Registration for participation in the fashion show and contest is at P100 with net of the proceeds going to the Island Rescue Foundation (IRO), a SEC registered non-profit organization composed of volunteers dedicated to helping the plight of animals in the region through rescue, education and advocacy.

Pawpalooza is brought to you by Cebu Veterinary Doctors, Cebu Shih Tzu Club, Philippine Dog Athletics Association, K9 Care Dog Sport, Island Rescue Organization, Silk Creation, Sassy Pets Enterprises, Banana Babies, Royal Pictures and the City of Cebu. Tag your Twitter and Instagram photos of Pawpalooza 2012 with #btcpawpalooza. Follow BTC at @btccebu.