It’s one of the best times of year – Yappy Hour Season! Every summer, pet stores and area bars and wineries host a number of dog friendly nights to give you a chance to get out with your dog and raise money for local rescue groups.
Most of the yappy hours listed below donate a portion of the proceeds to local animal groups, so you really have no excuse not to get out and do something fun with your dog!
Here are some Yappy Hour events to mark on your calendars:
Pet-Tique Yappy Hour
Held on the first Thursday of the month, the pet store just west of downtown will host Yappy Hours at their store to benefit the Cleveland Kennel. The first Yappy Hour will be held on June 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wine, beer and raffle baskets will be on hand. For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/447484902088219/
Tremont Taphouse Yappy Hour
Every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tremont Taphouse opens up its patio to you and your dog to benefit a local rescue group. June 2, July 7 and Sept. 1, the Yappy Hour will benefit Secondhand Mutts.
Bring your dog to the winery after 5 p.m. on Wednesdays to enjoy the vineyards and some time with your dog! $1 from every bottle of wine purchased in house and 10% of all food sales from the outdoor grill will be donated to various shelters. Check out the website for more info on which rescue group benefits each week: https://www.debonne.com/events/upcoming-events/137-woof-wednesdays-nights-of-caring
Voices in the Dark Yappy Hour
Each month Voices in the Dark hosts a Yappy Hour at Griller’s Pub in Parma. The next one will be held this Friday, June 19 and dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. There will also be a 50/50, raffle baskets and adoptable animals. Griller’s will also have a free happy hour food buffet from 5PM-7PM. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/719966708128797/
The Winery at Wolf Creek Yappy Hour
One the second Tuesday of the month from 5-8 p.m. you can visit the Winery at Wolf Creek to enjoy some wine and time with your dog. Admission is $10 and the proceeds benefit GivePetsAChance. Your admission price also includes a glass of wine and a raffle entry. Visit http://www.wineryatwolfcreek.com/events.php for more info.
Thorncreek Winery Yappy Hour
Bring your dog to this Aurora winery for Yappy Hour on the first Thursday of the month from 4-6 pm, June through September. The next one is July 2. For more info, visit: http://www.thorncreekwinery.com/events/yappy-hour-2015-07-02
Puppies on the Patio
Every Saturday at Jukebox, the bar’s always dog friendly patio is converted to a dog park for dogs to run around off-leash. The yappy hour is in partnership with Ohio City Dog Haven, so patrons can also receive 20% off their purchase at the pet store (located next door to Jukebox) when they stop by with their dog. A portion of the proceeds every week will go to local rescue groups.