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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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July 2017


Thursday, July 20
Yappy Hour Pet Walk Kick-Off Party
Presented by the SPCA Tampa Bay.
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, Downtown St. Pete
Door prizes, drink specials, free food.

Saturday, July 22
Yappy Hour
Duffy’s Sports Grill, 6845 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
A benefit for Feeling Fine Canine & Equine Rescue.

Bark in the Park
A meet and greet dog festival with dog-centric vendors, dog grooming, dog training. Refreshments and giveaways.
Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach.
For vendor information call 561.790.5149.


August 2017


Friday, August 4
First Friday Dog Days of Summer
Eau Gallie Square, 1452 Highland Ave., Melbourne
The event is looking for vendors. Call 321.574.2737 or email     

Saturday, August 5

Hot Dogs, Cool Cats
Lake County Animal Shelter, 28123 CR 561, Tavares.
Lake County Florida Animal Shelter Facebook page.

3rd Annual Adopt-A-Palooza
Manatee County’s largest one day adoption and pet expo.
Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Featuring more than 100 adoptable puppies, dogs, kittens and cats from Manatee County Animal Services, local shelters and animal rescues - all under one roof.
The family-friendly event will include vendors selling pet-centric products. Special offers on spay/neuter, chipping, vet services and more. FELD Monster Truck “Monster Mutt” and favorite FELD characters will be on hand. Demonstration by the Peace River Search and Rescue K9 team. Food and beverages, raffles and silent auction items. A KID FUN ZONE.
Admission and parking are free. Folks are asked to bring pet toys and pet treats as donations.


Saturday, August 12
Barkin Brunch
Humane Society of Manatee County courtyard, 2515 14th Street West, Bradenton.
Refreshments will be served.


Wednesday, August 16
3rd Annual Dog Days 2017
Presented by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Come meet with several pet adoption agencies who will be showcasing their adoptable dogs.
A Fashion Hounds fashion show for stylish owners and their equally fashionable dogs walking the runway.
Great prizes. Kelly Blanco with NBC6 will host.


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.


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

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.


September 2017


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

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


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)

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)