SM Aura opens dog agility park
Hans Sy Jr. and Steven Tan of SM with Dr. Racquel Nones of San Miguel Animal Health Care

SM Aura opens dog agility park

THE PEPPER MILL - Pepper Teehankee (The Philippine Star) - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am

SM Aura Premier has launched the first outdoor pet obstacle course in the middle of a central business district. Paw Park at the Level 5 Skypark opened at an outdoor roof deck surrounded by high-rise buildings.

SM Aura Premier has always been a destination point for urban pet owners and all entry points of the mall are now pup- and “furent”-friendly.

Compliant with Philippine Canine Club standards, the Paw Park features 11 agility obstacles, namely a Double Hoop Jump, an Adjustable Tire Jump, a Tube Tunnel, an Agility See Saw, Weave Poles, A-Frame, Dog Walk Ramp, Agility Walk, Pause Table, Wall Jump and an Adjustable Dog Hurdle.

Angel Jones and Tony Labrusca
Angel Jones and Tony Labrusca

The park also has basic amenities for dogs and their owners, such as a water fountain and benches. The use of the park is free with simple online registration.

At the launch of #PawParkAtAura last Tuesday, dogs and their parents had a great time at an event attended by president of Engineering Design and Development of SM Hans Sy Jr., and president of SM Supermalls Steven Tan.

Fashion designer Francis Libiran and his fur baby “Toby” took home the Best in Costume special award wearing a couture ensemble accentuated with his mini Chanel bag.  All guests wore protective facemasks throughout the afternoon event and went home with a loot bag containing gifts from Pet Express and Nutri Chunks by San Miguel Foods for their fur babies.

Samantha and Chris Greatwich with sons Nico and Julian

The SM Aura Community creates a safe place to shop, play, and enjoy with their pets, keeping its commitment to keep bringing new and exciting offerings to mall goers in the new normal.

Paw Park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Register at

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