Americans love their dogs, with four-legged friends a part of as many as 47 percent of all households in the United States according to the ASPCA. In response to consumer demand for dog-friendly retail centers, nearly 30 JLL-managed properties are now encouraging shoppers to bring their canine companions to the mall for themed events from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday in August, starting tomorrow.
The newly launched Dog Days program will test the markets’ receptiveness to a dog-friendly shopping experience with four themed nights at participating centers:
- August 5: Fashion Hounds – Let’s play dress up. Stop in to participate in a pet fashion show and costume contest.
- August 12: Forever Homes – This pet adoption night is designed to find a home for needy pets.. Stop by and help dogs from partner organizations find their forever families.
- August 19: Bone-appétit – Get nutrition and fitness tips from local vets, sample food and more to keep your pup healthy from nose to tail.
- August 26: Paw-Parazzi – Join us for pet photo night featuring a themed backdrop, props and pet costume
“Retail destinations have to create a differentiated experience that online can’t match, and the Dog Days programming is doing just that. We encourage shoppers to celebrate their four-legged family members with a night out on the town at one of the participating JLL-managed centers,” said JLL’s Karen Raquet, Director of National Retail Property Services. “We expect unique programming such as this to increase traffic and sales in our properties, and keep the centers a highlight of the local community.”
Participating centers include: Aiken Mall, Central Mall – Fort Smith, Central Mall Lawton, Central Mall Port Arthur, Central Mall Texarkana, Chico Mall, Coventry Mall, Fairgrounds Square Mall, Galleria Mt. Lebanon, Hilltop Mall, Killeen Mall, Mall de las Aguilas, Mesilla Valley Mall, Metrocenter, Myrtle Beach Mall, Providence Marketplace, Rosedale Center, Salem Center, Shops on Broadway, South Park Mall, Southbridge Mall, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, The Streets of Tansabourne, Valdosta Mall, Washington Square Mall and Westgate Mall.