PHILADELPHIA, February 5, 2021 – Heart + Paw, a veterinary care, grooming, and dog daycare center, opens in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, at Liberty Square on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. The opening of this center will be Heart + Paw’s 13th with two nearby centers in Callowhill and East Market.  The grand opening will include a virtual option for pet parents who don’t have an appointment but want to learn about the center and its extensive offerings. 

“We are looking forward to offering our services in Northern Liberties in a safe yet inviting way,” said Heart + Paw CEO Dave Lasus. “The desire for high-quality pet care continues to be a top priority as pet parents continue to treat their pets as a member of the family.” 

Heart + Paw offers safe pick-up and drop-off procedures, fully sanitized exam rooms for your pet, phone calls during your pet’s exam, and an effective policy for “flattening the COVID-19” curve, among other protocols to keep you safe while ensuring your pet has access to exceptional veterinary care.

The Northern Liberties opening comes during National Pet Dental Health Month, a time to address the importance of your pet’s oral health. Oral disease is one of the most common problems faced by our four-legged friends, making February the perfect time to schedule a dental check-up at a Heart + Paw location. 

“Routine checkups are vital to keeping our four-legged friends healthy,” said Heart + Paw’s Northern Liberties partner doctor, Dr. Jonas Vaitkus. “As many people took the opportunity to welcome a new pet into their home during the pandemic, it’s important for them to seek out the veterinary care and knowledge about what our pets need to stay healthy. Not understanding the importance of pet oral health can lead to painful plaque build-up, periodontal disease, jaw fractures, and even greater health issues such as heart, lung and kidney disease.” 

Heart + Paw offers the option of dental coverage on prevention plans, ensuring that your best friend’s dental care is finely tailored to their specific needs. They believe in a low-stress approach to pet care, using textured nonslip floors, a variety of seating options to help pets feel more at home, and steady and quiet lift tables. The low-stress approach, matched with a compassionate team, helps keep pets happy and healthy. 

“Pet parenting is increasing and service options are wide-ranging,” added Lasus. “Heart + Paw is expanding as many first-time pet parents want the finest care for their new best friends. We are poised to redefine the veterinary experience.”

Stop by the new location from 11 a.m. to noon on grand opening day to receive goodies and have a picture taken of you and your pet at our outdoor selfie station. From noon to 1 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to virtually tour the facility and meet the team. RSVP here. First-time clients can enjoy $25 off their first exam, 50% off grooming, and three free days of daycare. A $5 contribution for each virtual attendee will be made to a local shelter. Giveaways and prizes throughout the event will include a variety of retail items such as Heart + Paw apparel, treat bags, and a custom prevention plan valued at up to $1,200. Clients can call in advance at 267-365-3795 to reserve the grand opening promotions and their virtual seats online.