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First Saturday Each Month.

3p - 6p.

Benefits a local rescue group. Live music, drink specials, great food.

Ybor City.


Historic Downtown Dade City.

Every 2nd Thursday

Every Second Thursday
Elevage Yappy Hour
3p - 7p
At the Epicurean Hotel,

1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa

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August 2017


Saturday, August 19
Sarasota Farmers Market presents

This is one of the most colorful farmers markets in Florida, and dog friendly. The Woodstock-themed event will be an all-out fun day. Dress up your dogs in their favorite tie dye bandanas and let’s get ready to party. Planning on spending the night? Check in with dog-friendly Hotel Indigo. Be sure to mention THE NEW BARKER when making your reservations.


Sunday, August 20

Pet Styles By Jennifer Open House


Come see our new, larger salon  designed to pamper you and your pets in style, while enjoying complimentary snacks and beverages.

7th Annual Animal Adoption Fair.
War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale.
Fun, food, live music. Entertainment all day for the entire family. Animal acts. Dog Training and Police Dog demonstrations. Vaccinations. Veterinarians on-site. Micro-chipping. Ear & Teeth Cleaning. Nail Clipping. Local celebs and more.


Saturday, August 26
3rd Annual HANG 20 Surf Dog Classic

Doggie ICE CREAM Social
The Dog House of Safety Harbor, 737 Main Street, Safety Harbor.
A benefit for Canine Estates.
Adoptable dogs. All dogs will receive a frozen frosty paw treat for a minimum $1 donation.


Sunday, August 27
Bark at the Park with Miami Marlins
1:10 - Game time
Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Broward County.
Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami.


Wednesday, August 30
Aloha Yappy Hour

The HONU, 516 Grant St., Dunedin.
Join THE NEW BARKER and Flooring by French

for a Lei’d Back Evening of Yappiness.
A fundraiser for Humane Education Connection’s Canines Helping Kids in Crisis. $10 donation goes directly to the cause and, in exchange, you will receive a personal dish of homemade chips and salsa. Also, 10% of alcohol and appetizers will go to the cause. Special menu and doggy dining menu available.


September 2017


Friday, September 1
Annual Dog Days Downtown Lakeland
Munn Park Historic District, 201 E. Main Street, Lakeland.
A special night for families and their dogs. There will be dog demos, live entertainment, vendors and adoptable dogs from SPCA Lakeland.


Sunday, September 10
5th Annual Canine Lantern Memorial
Lake Baldwin, 4990 New Broad Street, Orlando


Saturday, September 16
7th Annual Fashion, Feathers & Fur
A Mardi Gras-themed event to benefit for 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue, Florida Parrot Rescue, Vets 4 Pets Charitable Clinic, Pennies for Pockets Veterinary Care Fund and Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services.
Plant City National Guard Armory.

Saturday, September 23
Florida English Bulldog Rescue’s
Bulldog Beauty Pageant

To be held at Tampa Epicenter Event Venue, 9430 Lazy Lane, Tampa.

13th Annual Humane Society golf tournament
7:30a for registration/continental breakfast; 8:30 shotgun start.
Laurel Oak Country Club.


Friday, September 29
Golden Paw Annual Gala
Sheraton Sand Key Island Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach.
An awards dinner to benefit the operation of the Humane Society of Pinellas.
Dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions.
Sponsorship packages for businesses available. Contact Twila Cole: or call 727.433.3134.


October 2017


Saturday, October 7
5th Annual Pasco Pet Fest
Florida Estates Winery
For vendor participation info, visit

SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk 2017
For vendor participation, visit


Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15
2nd Annual Tennis For Animals Tennis Tournament
8:30a-8p both days
Harbor Island Athletic Club, 900 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa.
Proceeds to benefit Animal Based Charities.
For more information go to


November 2017


Friday, November 10
Par For Paws Golf Tournament
A golf benefit for 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue and Second Chance Friends Rescue.
Riverhills Golf & Country Club, 3943 New River Hills Pkwy., Valrico.

Sunday, November 12
The Dog Wedding of the Century
Oak-K Farm, 1349 Cherry Lane, Lakeland
An event that will be spectacular, and, best of all, benefit rescue groups. For information, contact Lynne Tonte:

Saturday, November 18
DogFest Walk N Roll Orlando
A fun-filled day at Lake Lily Park in Maitland to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. (click on Southeast Training Center).







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More Yappy Hours

4th Thursday every month
Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 1s Ave. S.,
St. Petersburg
Sponsored by The Pet Loss Center
Benefits Friends of Strays Animal Shelter.

Puppy Hour - 1st Thursday every month
Southern Railway Taphouse, 3200 NE Ave., Oakland Park in West Palm Beach.
Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Thursday, July 6
West Palm Beach Puppy Hour

Southern Railway Taphouse WPB, 314 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach


Saturday, July 29
Jupiter Hammerheads
Roger Dean Stadium (Jupiter)

Saturday, July 29
Bradenton Marauders
Benefits Humane Society of Manatee County.
Dogs run the bases, post game.
LECOM Park, 1611 9th St. W., Bradenton.

Friday, August 4
St. Lucie Mets
First Data Field
(Port St. Lucie)

Friday, August 11
Bradenton Marauders
Benefits Humane Society of Manatee County.
Dogs run the bases, post game.
LECOM Park, 1611 9th St. W., Bradenton.

Thursday, August 17
Fort Myers Miracle
Hammond Stadium
(Fort Myers)

Saturday, August 26
Palm Beach Cardinals
Roger Dean Stadium (Jupiter)

Sunday, September 3
Fort Myers Miracle
Hammond Stadium
(Fort Myers)