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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

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MAy 2017


Friday, May 26
Sunset Music Series
Weaver Park, 1258 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin.
Bring your dogs, a picnic and blanket, cooler and chairs.
Enjoy live entertainment with Wendy Barmier Band (blues, soul, acoustic).
Adoptable with Dunedin Doggie Rescue will be there.


Sunday, May 28
Dunedin Doggie Rescue Adoption Party.
Crooked Thumb Brewery, 555 10th Ave. S., Safety Harbor.


June 2017

June 3-4
UKC Agility, Obedience and Rally Trial
Dog Training Club of St. Pete
4400 34th St. N., St. Petersburg


Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11
Summer Splash Pet Adopt-A-Thon
10:30-6:30a on Saturday.
10:30a-5:30p on Sunday.
Humane Society of Broward County, 2070 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale. Come celebrate summer with adoptables. Select pets will be featured Beach Babes with their adoption fees waived.


Sunday, June 11
Just One Day Adopt-A-Thon
This national movement is sponsored locally
by THE NEW BARKER and MORGAN AUTO GROUP. Adoption events with multiple rescue groups and shelters
participating, indoors across Tampa, Brandon, Sarasota, Clearwater, Holiday, New Port Richey, Ocala, Gainesville and Lake City. If you’re looking to adopt a dog, this will be the day find one. Stay connected to THE NEW BARKER and MORGAN AUTO GROUP on social media for more details.

Saturday, June 17
Juniors Time To Shine
Hosted by the St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Assn.
Come watch Junior Handlers compete in the ring with their dogs.
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.



A non profit event benefiting participating pet rescues in the Tampa Bay area. To help raise money, we are asking for items to be donated for our silent auction. A donation of goods or services worth $75 or more will also get you a 10x10 vendor space at the event. For a donation you can be listed as a sponsor for the event.

ARTPool Gallery
2030 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg.

Wednesday, June 21
Yappy Hour Apollo Beach
Salty Shamrock,
6186 N. US Hwy 41, Apollo Beach.

Thursday, June 22
SPCA Tampa Bay Kick-Off Party
For Pet Walk 2017.
Details TBA.

Friday, June 23
National Take Your Dog To Work Day

July 2017

July 15-16
Canine Film Festival 2017
Cinepolis Coconut Grove
and Hotel Indigo, Miami Lakes.
Red carpet gala. Meet and
greet with celebrity guests.
Canine fashion show.
Film screenings of original
shelter and rescue documentaries, canine comedies, animated films and drama.

August 2017


Sunday, August 20
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.


September 2017

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

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


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


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.


Saturday, May 13
Dunedin Blue Jays
Florida Auto Exchange Stadium (Dunedin)
Benefits Dunedin Doggie Rescue

Thursday, May 18
Fort Myers Miracle
Hammond Stadium
(Fort Myers)

Friday, May 19
St. Lucie Mets
First Data Field
(Port St. Lucie)

Friday, May 26
Daytona Tortugas
The Jack
(Daytona Beach)

Saturday, May 27
Jupiter Hammerheads
Roger Dean Stadium (Jupiter)

Thursday, June 15
Fort Myers Miracle
Hammond Stadium
(Fort Myers)

Saturday, June 24
Florida Fire Frogs
Osceola County Stadium (Kissimmee)

Saturday, June 24
Jupiter Hammerheads
Roger Dean Stadium (Jupiter)

Sunday, July 9
Daytona Tortugas
The Jack
(Daytona Beach)

Saturday, July 15
Fort Myers Miracle
Hammond Stadium
Fort Myers)

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

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

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)