Art Of Dog.

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       Yappy Hours

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


Second Tuesday of each month

Brews for Barks


Millennial Brewing Company,

1811 Royal Palm Ave., Fort Myers.

Benefits Gulf Coast Humane Society, Fort Myers.


Dog Day Afternoons

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

Fort Myers.


Walk the trails with your leashed dog.

3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers.


Every Sunday - Doggy Church


Shell Factory and Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail

N. Fort Myers.


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.


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November 2017

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).

Annual Canine Christmas Festival


Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA 5718 21st Ave. W., Bradenton.

The event draws more than 3,000 people and their pets annually with a variety of vendors for shopping, local rescues with adoptable dogs and a Doggy Fashion Show. Vendor space is now available. Call Samantha Dominis at 941.718.3019.


12th Annual Mutts and Martini's


The afternoon event will take place at Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. Pet-themed vendors, games, silent auction, live music. Rescue groups will be on-site with adoptables.

For sponsor opportunities, call 954.468.1541, ext 208. Or email


Sunday, November 19
Third Annual Peppermint Bark & Brunch
11a - Shop; Noon Brunch and entertainment. Includes a Doggie Buffet.
Trump International, 3505 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach.
To RSVP, call 561.482.8110.
A benefit for Tri-County Animal Rescue, 21287 Boca Rio Rd., Boca Raton.


Monday, November 20

Annual Puttin On The Poodle

Luncheon and entertainment. Silent and live auction.

Michael's On East, Sarasota.

A benefit for Florida Poodle Rescue -


Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day)

2017 Goody Goody Turkey Gobble


5k and 8k run and a dog-friendly walk/run.

Starts and ends in Downtown Tampa outside Amalie Arena.

Delicious post race breakfast provided by Goody Goody Famous Burgers.


Saturday, November 25
Bark Life Market & More
Small Business Saturday

Mimosas and Mini Donuts with some incredible sales.
Both Market locations: 6647 Central Ave., St. Pete and 11220 Park Blvd., Seminole. Call 727.399.3647 for more information.


Sunday, November 26

A Very Doggy Christmas


Jacksonville's Largest Yappy Hour celebrates with a canine costume contest. Photos with Santa. Enjoy live music, a pet expo, games, prizes. 2 Independent Dr., Jacksonville.



December 16-17

AKC National Championship

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando.


December 2017

Saturday, December 9
2nd Annual Weenie Fest 2017
Presented by the North Florida Dachshund Club.
Ocean Palm Golf Course, 3600 S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach.
Wiener races. Vendors. Food, beer and wine. 50/50 raffle.

SunCoast Humane Society Annual Pet Walk

Sunday, December 10
1st Annual Chili Cook Off
The Ranch Grill, 14475 SR-70 E., Bradenton.
Live music. Trophies. Door Prizes. Raffles.
A benefit for Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue.
for more details and contest rules contact:

January 2018


Sunday, January 7, 2018
Brunch With Your Pup
Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden, The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando.
Bring your pups and come celebrate the New Year with us. A brunch buffet will be created by La Femme du Forage. Rookie’s Pet Nutrition will be providing a brunch buffet for the pups.


January 13, 2018
5th Annual Take Me Home Adoption Event
North Florida Fairgrounds, 4441 Paul Russell Rd., Tallahassee.
This is a great event for businesses and there are some sponsorship opportunities available. Vendor space reservations are being accepted now. More than 2,000 people and their pets have attended this annual family-fun event with more than 60% of the adoptable pets finding homes. Activities include: Barnhunt, Lure Coursing, Dog Obedience trials. More than 13 animal rescue groups participating. Food and beverage trucks on-ssite. Prize drawings, giveaways, interactive events for the whole family. For sponsorship and vendor information, contact Grayce Berman, 850.631.2226;



February 2018


Saturday, February 10, 2018
4th Annual Indie Folkfest at The Mennello

The Mennello Museum of American Art,

900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando.
Family and pet-friendly event showcasing local, national and regional art, music and culinary talents.
Vendors, artists and volunteers contact Katherine Navarro at 407.246.4278 ext. 4861.




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