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Otay Ranch mall is going to the dogs Robert Moreno | Sat, Jul 15 2017 12:00 PM

Later this month it will be a dog’s life at Otay Ranch Town Center.

The second annual Dog-Gone Good Fun event returns to the mall at 2015 Birch Road from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 25 during the center’s regularly scheduled weekly farmer’s market.

Amongst the certified farm stands, street foods and handcrafted items, dog lovers and their four-legged pets will get to take selfies, mingle with other dogs and dog owners and enjoy participating in dog-friendly activities.
Deborah Anderson, co-owner of Otay Pet Vets Premier Veterinary Hospital said she is glad  the event is back for a second time and she said she hopes it can be a long-standing annual tradition for the center.

“Otay Ranch Town Center is a dog-friendly center and so we just want to celebrate our favorite four-legged friends,” Anderson said.

This year’s Dog-Gone Good Fun event will have free doggie treats – while supplies last- and goodies for humans, a summer costume contest for dogs at the Popper Fountain at 6 p.m.; complimentary canine fitness/weight evaluation, story times at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. presented by the Otay Ranch library and free crafts for kids.
Otay Pet Vets Premier Veterinary Hospital, which is located inside the Otay Ranch Town Center #107, will provide prizes for the top three winners in the dog costume contest. Dr. Kevin Anderson from Otay Pet Vets will conduct the free fitness/weight evaluation and give a recommendation on how to keep dogs healthy and in shape.

Anderson  said the event is a way for the South Bay dog owners to enjoy themselves.

“It provides an opportunity for the community to come together as a family with their four legged friends,” she said.

“It just provides a time of fun, learning and being together as a community.”
David Cianelli, general manager of the Otay Ranch Town Center, said the center takes pride in welcoming and accommodating dogs.

“Otay Ranch Town Center prides itself on being one of San Diego County’s most dog-friendly destinations,” he said.

“Dogs are always welcome at our center  and we hope all shoppers and neighbors bring their favorite furry friend with them to enjoy complimentary water stations, our 10,000 square foot dog park, dog-friendly restaurant patios and the convenience of being able to stop in at Otay Pet Vets Premier Veterinary Hospital right on the property for a checkup.”

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