Fall is coming soon, I hope, and it will be pleasant to sit outside with my friends enjoying the evening. Some bars and restaurants are pet friendly, so we are looking forward to dining with our human and dog friends, watching people and pets walk by and enjoying a treat or two.
Friends of the Animal Shelter is working with some establishments who serve human food and are pet friendly to start a monthly Yappy Hour program. Food and libations will be available for the humans and Friends will supply treats for the dogs.
Puppy Dog Tales
To make the events fun for everyone there are a few rules to follow. All dogs must be monitored and on a 6-foot leash at all times. Only two dogs per handler will be allowed.
Dogs will be asked to keep their paws off the tables and be well behaved. Rabies tags are a requirement.
Depending on the location and what the host establishment wants to do, Friends will provide an educational element to the evening. They may bring in a search and rescue dog, or show how to do a diagnostic massage. Dottie, my German Shepherd pal below, is a graduate of Guide Dogs for the Blind. She came to a Yappy Hour with her owner to tell the story of guide dogs. Friends will also have an information table and will bring in dogs and cats that need to be adopted from the shelter.
Friends of the Animal Shelter will be posting the location, date and times of the first Yappy Hour soon. I can’t wait.
Keep your tail high and your feet dry
Love, Daisy Mae