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Yappy Hour: Dog Days of Summer

September 2, 2018 2:00 pm @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Gateway’s THIRD ANNUAL Yappy Hour: Dog Days of Summer is bigger and barker than ever!!

Bring your human and canine friends to our plaza and beer garden on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend for an adoption extravaganza featuring 35+ pet vendors, rescues and advocacy groups. There’ll be a pup parade, pageant, cool-pools, giant slow-mo cam, raffle, live music, food, spirits, face-painting, balloon animals, caricatures, and more! Oh, and it’s not just for the dogs – we’ll also have kitties, bunnies and even a potbelly pig! You just might find the next addition to your furry family. ;)


The afternoon’s events are as follows:
-2:00p.m.: Alaskan Brewing Co. Pup Parade (with a Husky Grand Marshal!); arrive just prior, at the front beer garden, to get in the queue and take part with your furry pal!

3:45p.m.: Wagtown FREE sWag toss followed by a special appearance by Canine Companions for Independence

-4:00p.m.: Pet Valu “Adopt Me” Pageant featuring adoptable dogs from attending rescues introduced by Emcee Bob Kendrick and judged by pup-lovers Anthony Rothman and Wagtown “Chief Petting Officer” Tom Everhart with “surprise” Instagram CelebriDogs, courtesy of Wagtown and Ohio 4 Pups On Patios. (Note: Pet Valu reps will select one dog per participating rescue group)

-5:00p.m.: Save Ohio Pets Raffle Call

-6:00p.m.: Event close

*The front beer garden will feature LIVE MUSIC all afternoon/evening as part of the CD102.5 Local ‘n Live summer music series at the Gateway. Yep, you can stay later (if you wish) and enjoy and evening filled with local sounds!

Musical Acts:
2-4p.m. Pawesome family band The Shazzbots!
5-8p.m. 90s cover band The Wet Bandits

Thank you to Yappy Hour sponsors Alaskan Brewing Co. (feat. Husky IPA) and Pet Valu Short North and to event partners Wagtown!

Participating Rescues:
A.D.O.P.T. Pet Rescue, Inc.
Buckeye Basset Hound Rescue
Canaan Animal Sanctuary
Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue
Charlie’s Wish Animal Rescue
Colony Cats (& dogs)
Columbus Humane (with MARV, the big RV, cats and “pocket pets”!)
Columbus Pittie Committee
Doberman Underground
Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center
Guardians for the Animals of Ohio, Inc.
Happy Tails of Central Ohio
Peace for Paws Ohio
Pittie Paw Rescue
Speak for the Unspoken
Stop The Suffering – Central Ohio
Soul Connections of Central Ohio

Participating Advocacy Groups:
Naked Dog Project
Ohio Animal Foundation
Rescue Road Warriors “Making the Road to Freedom Less Ruff”
SAVE Ohio Pets

Participating Vendors:
Brown Dog Bandanas
Captivating Canines
Class Acts Entertainment
Coffee Connections of Hilliard, LLC
Columbus 10 For $10 Wine Tastings
Deep Fried Freckles
Dog and Bone Home
Doggie Day Spa Grooming & Self Serve Salon
Faces of Rescue with Shutter the Wonder Mutt
Girls Gone Raw
Homedog Resort & Daycare
The Pet Foundry
Pet Wants Columbus North
Loni’s Scentsy Page
Spotless Home and Commercial Cleaning
Thirty-One Gifts

Strut your stuff this September!

*This is a family-friendly event!

*If you’re interested in being a vendor at Yappy Hour, please e-mail [email protected] Thank you!

Staging provided by Pi Entertainment Services

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September 2, 2018 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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1566 N High St
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