The FUN WALK WITH MY BEST FURRY FRIEND (BFF) and Pet Day Bazaar, hosted by Westgate Center, Filinvest, Animal House Vet Clinics, together with Lifeline Animal Welfare was held on November 7, 2010 from 1:00-7:30pm. Venue was the parking lot behind The Serenity Place, Westgate Center, Alabang, Muntinglupa City. This celebration was to help increase the community’s awareness and care for animals. A pet blessing at 3:30 pm started the program, then around 65 pet dogs of different breeds and ages walked with their pet owners on the main street of Westgate Center. After that, several talks from different dog experts Lestre Zapanta, dog behaviorist from Petiks, Dr. Edgar Unson from Animal House Vet Clinics, Mark Antonio and Joey Zapanta from were given to help promote responsible ownership. A special show was held by trainor Aldo with his poodle, Ken, who danced “Tinikling” to the delight of everyone.

The event was a treat for every feline and canine participant who came. It was a wealth of knowledge for dog and cat owners on how to take care of their own pets. There were lootbags with goodies and raffle prizes from different Lifeline Animal Welfare partners: Henkel Phils, Royal Canin, Vitality, Alpo, Ezy Dog, Rhodesian, Inc. Animal Science, Bayer, Merial, Whiskas, Agua Vida and many others. Free anti-rabies shots were also made available the whole afternoon, courtesy of Pfizer, Inc.

Lifeline Animal Welfare believes that a nation that doesn’t treat animals well will not take care of its own citizens. Hence, Lifeline Animal Welfare endeavors to help educate people the proper care of animals every chance we get. This is just one of the many projects of Lifeline Foundation Support Team, with directors Jose Luis Gonzalez and Candace Schmidt, to make a difference in our society today.

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  1. susalin
    November 14, 2010

    it was fun! It’s my first time to be a part of such an event. People came, by families. Dogs came also as families! Learned a lot from the speakers! There’s a difference between a dog’s fat wagging tail and slow wagging tail. Never knew that! Galing talaga. Can;t wait for the next fun walk with you bff!

  2. Pablito's dog mother
    November 16, 2010

    Intense Pablito had to be put in a crate because of too much excitement, he had so much fun I guess.I cant wait for the next one.

  3. jack s.
    November 18, 2010

    Dog behaviorist Lestre Zapanta was amazing – dog whisperer in the flesh! So many useful tips and myth busters he gave like: 1. you gotta relax, coz your dog will channel what you feel – if you’re anxious, they’ll be anxious. 2. keep the leash lose and situated at the top of the head, somewhat between the ears, not on the neck coz it’ll choke ol’ furry. 3. wana get to know them and vice versa? do it the canine way and let ’em smell you – that’s the best intro you can do! Thanks Lifeline!!! You learn something new everyday!

  4. j. marshall
    November 18, 2010

    If you were there, you would have seen this humongous, lovely tiger-colored dog named Marcus Aurelius and this really obedient black lab called Doglas. How witty and creative! Kudos to the love-filled owners! How appropo!! Kudos Lifeline!


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