The Western Bay of Plenty’s largest shopping centre has introduced a parking facility – for dogs.
Bayfair Shopping Centre’s doggy park offers shade, water and a lockable chain for shoppers’ four-legged friends. Bayfair marketing manager Kylie McGregor said the facility had been popular since it was unveiled a week ago.
“There’s numerous dogs and every time we go out there the customers say ‘that’s fantastic’,” Ms McGregor said. Bayfair posted a picture of the new parking system on its Facebook page yesterday and gained more than 550 “likes” and 60-plus comments by 4pm. Though some people feared dogs would be vulnerable to theft, Ms McGregor said: “There’s lockable collars, it’s under surveillance and it’s in a high-traffic area.”
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