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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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September 2017


Friday, September 15

19th Annual Toast to the Animals CANCELLED


Chaired by Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell and his wife Joelle.

EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Dr., Jacksonville.

A benefit for the Jacksonville Humane Society -


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.


Sunday, September 17

Dog Day at the Rays

1:10 game starts.

Bring your dogs and catch a ballgame.


Thursday, September 21

SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk Yappy Hour


The Brown Boxer, 15000 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach.

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

To be held at Tampa Epicenter Event Venue,

9430 Lazy Lane, Tampa.


2017 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day


Paws Up Canines, Healing Pawsabilities.

12693 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. - 239.574.9688


Phoebe's People & Pets Pool Party


Costume Contest. Vendors. Prizes.

Sea Steps Suites, 717 S. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach.

Proceeds to benefit Furever Family Rescue.


AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day


Orlando Dog Training Club at the Orlando Public Library Downtown, 101 E. Central, Orlando. -


5k-Dog Run


Amelia Earhart Park, Hialeah.

Hosted by Down 2 Earth.


Inaugural Bulldog Burlesque

A beauty pageant like none you've ever seen.

Epicenter Event Venue, 9430 Lazy Ln., Tampa.

Benefit Florida English Bulldog Rescue -




A family-friendly festival featuring music, food, hayrides, a kids zone, dog costume contest and lure course. A benefit for the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVB).


Sunday, September 24

A Waggin TAIL-gate PAW'ty


Jacksonville Landing is kicking off the football season. Enjoy live music, a pet expo, games, prizes. 2 Independent Dr., Jacksonville.

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.


Saturday September 30

Best Friends Strut Your Mutt

Team up with First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Jacksonville for this walk and post walk event. Riverside Park, 753 Park St., Jacksonville.


October 2017


Tuesday-Thursday, October 3-5

International Boarding & Pet Services Association Conference & Trade Show

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront,

225 E. Coastline Dr., Jacksonville.


Friday, October 6

New York Dog Film Festival

6p and 8p

Waterworks Park on the Tampa Riverwalk, 1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa. Two films. A portion of proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay.


Saturday, October 7
5th Annual Pasco Pet Fest

Live music. Food. Wine tastings. Adoptable pets.

Florida Estates Winery, 25241 Hwy 52, Land O'Lakes.
For vendor participation info, visit

SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk 2017


Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg.

For vendor participation, visit


Blessings of the Animals Celebration


St. Clement's Episcopal Church,

706 West 113th Ave., Tampa.


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.


Friday, October 13

Happy Yappy Hour Wine Tasting


Back by popular demand, Cappuccino's Fine Wine and Espresso Bar, at 733 Broadway in Dunedin, hosts a wine tasting benefit for Rescue Pink. Call 727.738.8009 for ticket information and wine tasting details.


Friday-Sunday, October 13-15

Octoberfest Weekend, featuring

Running of the Wieners

Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.


Saturday October 14

21st Tales & Tails Gala - Southern Pawspitality.


The most charming Gala of the Year in Orlando. Southern inspired cuisine, live and silent auctions. Live entertainment with award-winning Nashville performers Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr.

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando.

Benefits Canine Companions for Independence. or call 407.522.3300.


Tuxes and Tails 2017


Tampa Convention Center.

The signature black tie gala featuring live and silent auctions, cocktails, dinner and dessert. Live entertainment featuring adoptable pets. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Honorary Co-chairs: Beau Williams and Andrea Gonzmart Williams. Master and Mistress of Ceremonies: Fox 13's Russell Rhodes and Cynthia Smoot.


Nighttime Glowalk


Organized by the Tampa Bay Corgi Meetup Group

The Sail on the Riverwalk, 333 S. Franklin St. Tampa.


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


Sunday, October 15

Blessing of the Animals


Followed by a special Beachside Brunch.

R.G. Kreusler Park, 2882 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth Beach.

Benefits Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue -


Saturday, October 21



A free family festival for people and their pups.

Original Carrollwood Park, 11430 Orange Grove Dr., Tampa.

Visit for event details and vendor info.


6th Annual Wienerfest


Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 N US Hwy. 301, Tampa.

Vendors. Races. Prizes. Benefits Florida Dachshund Rescue -


Annual FurBall - Smiles, Always


Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando.

One of a kind gala.

Benefits Pet Alliance of  Orlando.


5th Annual Casino Night Fundraiser


Silent auction. Raffles. Food and drinks, Casino games.

VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Rd., Spring Hill.

A benefit for Cares - Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter - Call 352.585.7079.

BOWser Ball
Previously scheduled for September 9.
Belleair Country Club
Presented by the Pinellas Animal Foundation.
Dinner, Dancing, Casino Games, Live & Silent Auctions.
Order tickets by calling 727.397.7387.


Sunday, October 22

17th Annual Stride for Strays


Perry Harvey, Sr. Park, 1201 N. Orange St., Tampa.

A dog walk and fundraiser for Animal Coalition of Tampa.

Vendors. Demonstrations. Live music. Food trucks. Prizes and more.


6th Annual Dachstoberfest


Great Lawn, N. Clematis & S. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach.

Dachshund races, costume contest.

Benefits Dachshund Rescue of South Florida.


Dogtastic HOWL-O-Ween Bash


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

Bark in the Park
Presented by Safety Harbor’s Market on Main.
Farmer’s market will be dog-centric during this event.


Friday, October 27

Howl O'Woof


Celebrate a Canine Halloween on the Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden with your costumed pet. There will be pet-centric vendors for shopping. Food and drinks. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St., Orlando.


Saturday, October 28

4th Annual Puppy Paddle

11am - 1p: Dogs 18 inches and under

1:30 - 3:30p: Dogs 18 inches and over.

Bring the dogs for a dog-only swim in the pool.

$5/per dog. Dog Costume Contest.

New Port Richey Rec & Aquatic Ctr., 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey.


2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest and PAW-rade


3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg.

Vendors. Entertainment. Pet parade with canine floats. Prizes awarded. Proceeds to benefit Humane Education Connection's Canines Helping Kids in Crisis program.


Annual Pet Costume Contest

Pet Food Warehouse, 1830 61st Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

3:30p - Judging begins.

Prizes awarded.

Vendors on-site with giveaways.

For more information, please call 727.521.6191.


Corg-A-Ween Costume Parade


Tampa Bay Corgi Meetup Group is hosting the event at The Tampa Riverwalk, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa.


AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day


Brandon Florida Kennel Club, 2508 West Oak Ave.,

Plant City.


Pet Fair


Educating pet owners with fun and entertainment. Games. Prizes. Costume event.

Benefits Florida United Methodist Children's Home.

Thonotosassa United Methodist Women hosts at the church, 11905 Fort King Highway, Thonotosassa.


The 4th Annual Howl-O-Ween


Secret Lake Park, Casselberry.

Dog Walk-a-thon and Canine Costume Contest.

Benefits Franklin's Friends.


Annual Boo Bash

A benefit for CARES Shelter (Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort). Ruskin.

At press time, we had no further information on this event.


Wags and Whiskers: A Hepcat Ball.


Duncan McClellan Gallery, 2342 Emerson Ave., S., St. Petersburg.

Swing music from the 30's and 40's. Dancing. Glass blowing demonstrations. Silent auction. Benefit for Friends of Strays.


Sunday, October 29

17th Annual Boxer Bash Howl-O-Ween


Smokehouse Creek Ranch, 30218 Darby Rd., Dade City.

Vendors. Parade of Boxers. Dog and kid friendly activities. Live and silent auctions. Hayrides. Children and Canien costume contests. Water play area. Bounce house. Benefits Florida Boxer Rescue.


Howl-O-Ween Costume Party & Parade


The Sail, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa.

Vendors. Food Trucks. Live DJ. Costume contest with prizes.

Benefits SPCA Florida -


Second Annual Strut, Wag and Rock


Ferg's Live Tampa.

Emceed by WFLA News Channel 8 Paul Mueller.

Biggest costume contest in Florida.

Benefit Vets 4 Pets Charitable Clinic.


November 2017


Friday, November 3

3rd Annual Canine Estates Casino Night.


The evening's theme: Cool Caribbean Celebration.

Enjoy games, music, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres,

casino and cash bars.

Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Dr., Largo.


Saturday, November 4

12th Annual Dox-A-Palooza


Rain or shine at The Sun-N-Fun Event Pavilion,

4175 Medula Rd., Lakeland.

More than 1000 attendees come from all over the state to support DARE - Dachshund Adoption, Rescue & Education.

Emceed by Fox 13's Charley Belcher and Jennifer Epstein.


Pints for Paws Lakeland Beer Fest


More than 90 different beers. Benefits Humane Society of Polk County.

RP Funding Center, 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland. For ticket information, call 863.834.8100.


Holy Paws Annual Auction.


Food. Wine. Auction. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church benefit with proceeds going to the Humane Society of Pinellas.


15th Annual PugsGiving


The largest Pug Celebration in Florida

Ramada Gateway Convention Center,

7470 Highwat 192W., Kissimmee.

Benefits Pug Rescue of Florida -


Saturday, November 11

Annual Soggy Doggy Splash Day

11a-1p for small dogs; 1:30p-3:30p for big dogs.

Bring your dogs for the last day the pool is open for the season. Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo.


AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

& All-Breed Dog Show.


Hosted by the Jacksonville Dog Fanciers' Assoc.

Held at the Greater Ocala Dog Club show grounds, 10205 NW Gainesville Rd., Ocala.


DogFest Walk N'Roll Orlando


Lily Lake, 701 Lake Lily Dr., Orlando.

Benefits Canine Companions for Independence.


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:

Annual Soggy Doggy Splash Day Bonus Day.

Noon to 3p for all dogs. Highland Family Aquatic Center,

400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo.

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


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.


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.







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Yappy Hours

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.

Thursday, July 6
West Palm Beach Puppy Hour

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