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Yappy Hour Dog Social 2018 | Apr. 28

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:00

The award winning Yappy Hour Dog social is back! The 2018 Yappy Hour Dog Social will be hosted on Saturday, April 28 from 5:30 -8:30 PM at Arlington's newest dog park, Rush Creek Dog Park 1900 Valleywood Drive, Arlington 76013.

Note: The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, but was postponed due to weather. If you've already registered, you can use the same entry ticket on the new date. Call 817-277-8091 for more info.

This event is presented by engAGE Arlington and is such a great way to enjoy live music, local beer and spend time with your pooch. Register early for a reduced price of $10 per person, or pay $15 cash at the event site. The first 500 people to pre-register will receive a special edition pint glass and one FREE beer (Legal Draft Beer Company).


Seating is limited; bring lawn chairs or blankets.



Age 21+ - Leashed Dogs Welcome in vendor/contest/entertainment area.

There will be two fenced off-leash areas for small and large dogs.

Free tennis balls will add a dose of FUN!

To register online CLICK HERE!

Late registration closes Saturday, April 28 at noon.

To register over the phone call Eunice Activity Center at 817-277-8091 or Cliff Nelson Recreation Center at 817-561-2819.


1. Like Pet, Like Owner: Contestants will be judged by our panel on how they may resemble their owner. Judges may compare hair color, hair style, or facial expressions.
1st. Weekend Getaway for Pet, sponsored by Pet Resort in the Gardens
2nd.Gift Pack Sponsored by Bark Out Loud Doggie Boutique
3rd. Two handmade cards given by Art by Cherie

2. Animal's Got Talent: The trick the animal performs will be judge on originality, accuracy, and personality. Contestants will be given two opportunities to perform their trick. If contestant is unable to complete the trick after their second try, they will be eliminated.
1st. 48-hour free boarding for 1 pet, sponsored by Veterinary Referral & Emergency Hospital of Arlington
2nd. Chick-Fil-A gift basket given by Chick-Fil-A Little Road
3rd. One large squeaky bone given by Brewster's Barkery

3. Longest Howl: Owners will prompt their dog to begin howling. There will be a timer designated for each contestant.
1st. 3 free Camps ($189), sponsored by Camp Gladiator
2nd. Animal vaccination package $150 value (exam, vaccines, fecal & heartworm test), sponsored by Pet Care Hospital
3rd. Hand-painted pet-themed wine glass given by Jayson Blondin Art

Rules: Contestant will be prohibited from participation in the contest, if at the judges sole discretion, you show a disregard for, or attempt to circumvent these official contest rules or act: (a) in a manner that affects the administration, security, fairness or proper play or conduct of the Contest in any way; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other Participant or any other party involved; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. The participating animal must be owned by the contestant; and the contestant and participating animal must be present at the contest stage at 6:10.

Judges: O.K. Carter, Donna Darovich, Angie Rayburn-Pigat


We'll be accepting donations for the K9 Memorial Monument.

A City of Arlington initiative aims to honor retired and deceased police and fire service dogs. Nearly $30,000 in private donations have been collected to date for the planned K9 Memorial Monument, which would feature a Labrador Retriever to represent Arlington Fire Department service dogs and a Belgian Malinois to represent Arlington Police Department service dogs. The bronze monument, expected to cost $100,000 to create, would be located between the West Police Service Center and the Fire Department Training Facility on Green Oaks Boulevard in West Arlington. Donations ranging from $25 to $1,000 can be made online.


5:30-6:30PM Tristan

6:30-8:30PM Danni & Kris, an indie pop duo. They are best friends who love to write music and play live together.


Bark Out Loud Doggie Boutique is back with their doggie beer and wine. There will be samples including pup-corn, pup-tato chips and RAWZ, a meal-free dry food. With any T-shirt purchase, you will receive you choice of Bark Brew or "Fetch Me" Grigio.


Pokey O's - Ice cream sandwiches and more. (Free doggie ice cream!)


Become a 2018 Yappy Hour vendor or sponsor today! Please note vendor and sponsor spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Vendor tables start at $50.

Read the sponsor letter for an overview. To see the sponsor levels and registration form CLICK HERE.




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Last modified on Friday, 27 April 2018 13:48
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