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Shopping With Fido: Dog Park Opening at Local Mall

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Attention shoppers: If you can't bear to leave your canine companion at home when you go to the mall, one Los Angeles shopping center is about to make your dreams come true. The Westfield Century City Shopping Center is opening a dog park adjacent to Macy's this weekend. Woof!

"The canine park is a first for Australia-based Westfield and could prompt the shopping center group to open others, Senior General Manager Phillip St. Pierre said," according to the Beverly Hills Courier.

But not everyone and their dog can hang. "Only dogs up to 24 inches are allowed in the park," notes Century City Patch. Plus, it's not a doggie daycare; owners must remain with their dogs at all times.

The dog park will boast a water fountain for dogs, and dog treats, plus 1,200 square feet of grass, along with grass, trees, and benches. Pooches can play on climbing apparatus and hop through hoops.

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A grand opening party for the mall dog park is set for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a dog fashion show and a raffle, among other entertainment.

While the Century City dog park is the first for Westfield, there are a few more malls in SoCal that are dog-friendly, including Chula Vista's Otay Ranch Town Center, Newport Beach's Fashion Island, Pismo Beach's Prime Outlets Mall, and the Simi Valley Town Center Mall, according to PetFriendlyTravel.com.