Christchurch Mall allows pets

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Christchurch Mall, The Hub Hornby,was the first shopping centre in the country to allow customers to bring their pets shopping from 6pm to 9pm last Thursday.
Now, the centre plans to make it a regular occasion, with one more event in June planned and maybe even more after that.
Around 100 dogs, a few cats, rabbits and rats were at the opening.
There were a few “wee” accidents, but there was a dedicated cleaner on standby.
The practice of animals accompanying shoppers is fairly common across the world, but up until now, New Zealand shopping centres only allowed certified service animals inside.

44 Responses

  1. Well that’s a relief for some people as they need to bring there pet with them

  2. I disagre because if all types of animals were allowed in the mall then it would turn into a dog mall.

  3. your lucky we don’t get to do that in NZ because for safety probable. i love pets:D

  4. lucky for us, not lucky for cleaners.
    Pets are the best!! now they wont be so lonely at home.

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