November 30, 2022


For pets enthusiasts

WANDERLUST | Mindanao’s biggest pet shop opens in Davao

Facade with a drive through company

IN THE early 90s Davao, Victoria Plaza (now NCCC VP Shopping mall) was THE spot to be – no matter if for searching, eating, watching motion pictures and shows by the fountain, renting out laser discs, having movie images designed, and purchasing pets and pet accessories. Of study course, when it comes to the latter, there can only be 1 : PetCo. For a lot of Dabawenyos, PetCo was a vacation spot in by itself, currently being the 1st complete fledged pet store inside Davao’s initial shopping mall.

Gene Bangayan, Cathy Bangayan, Christopher Bangayan, Wilson Bangayan, Eduardo Bangayan and Situations columnist Mike Dakudao

Rapid forward to 2022, the humble pet shop that Wilson Bangayan established is now rebranded as Pet Zoofari, the “largest, grandest, and most total pet depot” in Mindanao, found along JP Laurel Avenue. 

“Back then, I was undertaking anything from packing to pricing to doing the aquarium set up and likely to the airport early in the early morning to select up the animals,” explained Bangayan. 

Interior space of Mindanao’s most significant pet shop
Enjoy birds for fowl fans

All through the software, he passed the baton to his son, Christopher, who is now the CEO.

Constructed using 4 container vans, Pet Zoofari is a 400 square meter area that properties just about all the things pet essential, no matter if they’re two or four legged, furry, feathered, or finned. It also has a drive-through and supply companies – one more first for Mindanao. 

Various types of pet carrier bags

The retailer formally opened to the public past Friday, July 15, with a ribbon chopping ceremony led by the father and son Bangayan along with Gene Bangayan, Cathy Bangayan, Eduardo Bangayan and Architect Mike Dakudao.

The rainforest-themed with a safari vibe pet store is packed with racks filled with pet foodstuff, equipment, toys, clothes, cots, decors, drugs and nutritional supplements, among the others. 

ropical fish part together with a mini-pond for Japanese kois

Of study course, they market all types of pets, from numerous species species of fish, birds, reptiles, cats, puppies, and even chicken. Suitable at the heart of the store, they delivered a substantial fenced enjoy place the place shoppers can interact and establish which pet cat or dog they can kind a bond with.