Local 'n Live - Yappy Hour

September 2nd, 2018


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. In addition to adoptable pets, 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. ;)


*Food and beverage specials from The District PourHouse (formerly World of Beer but same Cbus owners)!

*FYI: Most rescues require an application process that requires reference checks and a home visit so, while you can meet and apply for your new pet at Yappy Hour, you may have to wait a few days to bring him or her home.

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!

3:30p.m.: Wagtown FREE sWag toss and House Bill 263/Pups on Patios celebration (signed into law earlier this week by Governor Kasich, thanks to the efforts of Ohio 4 Pups on Patios and State Rep Laura Lanese!)

3:45p.m.: 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 Instagram CelebriDogs, courtesy of Wagtown and Ohio 4 Pups on Patios. (Note: Pet Valu reps will select dogs from the participating rescue groups)

CelebriDog Judges (photos and social handles to come):
Dash, the Cbus-based French Bulldog Puppy
Paxton, the Long-Coated Dalmation from Dayton
Charlie, the Miniature Poodle of the 6-1-4

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

-6:00p.m.: Official Event Wrap... but feel free to linger and enjoy everything the Gateway has to offer!

*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, so you and your pup can stay later (if you wish) and enjoy an evening filled with local sounds!

Musical Acts:
2-4p.m. Pawesome family band The Shazzbots!
5-8p.m. 90s cover band The Wet Bandits (will play right after the raffle call)

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
I Have A Dream Rescue Organization
Peace for Paws Ohio
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:
Bark Pouch
Brown Dog Bandanas
Captivating Canines
Coffee Connections of Hilliard, LLC
Columbus 10 For $10 Wine Tastings
Craft Beer Biscuits
Dog and Bone Home
Doggie Day Spa Grooming & Self Serve Salon
Faces of Rescue with Shutter the Wonder Mutt
FidOh Treats
Girls Gone Raw
Homedog Resort & Daycare
Le Pooch Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
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-fri


GCAC - Chris Leyva

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