South Florida celebrates National Dog Day 2021: ‘Yappy’ hour events & paw-fect treats

National Dog Day — Dogs Playing with Ball – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Stanimir G.Stoev

While there are several unofficial national holidays to celebrate every day, this holiday is im-paw-ssible to miss! Thursday, Aug.26, is National Dog Day.

National Dog Day is dedicated to your favorite companion, best friend, and loyal fur baby. 

It is a well-known fact that South Floridians own a lot of dogs. Just take a drive through Miami Beach, Midtown, or Las Olas, and you are bound to see owners happily walking their pets.

We’ve gathered up some of South Florida’s most dog-friendly happy hours, hotels, restaurants, and events to make memories that will last fur-ever.

“Yappy” (Happy) Hour Events

American Social Brickell – Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Yappy hour anyone? American Social is hosting a happy hour specifically for dog owners and their furry friends in honor of National Dog Day. From 4 p.m.-7 p.m., guests and their four-legged friends can find an array of dog- and human-friendly specials. Plus, Tito’s cocktails and doggie bites range from $5 to $10 and will be donated to a good cause. Fifty percent of Tito’s proceeds will go to Chasing Freedom Dog Rescue. 690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130. 

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Traymore by Michael SchwartzThursday, Aug. 26. from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Traymore by Michael Schwartz, in collaboration with Tito’s Vodka, invites fur lovers to celebrate their favorite four-legged companion along the Miami Beach boardwalk. Here they are giving doggy swag giveaways, Tito’s Vodka goodies, and a canine kissing booth. guests are invited to enjoy Tito’s Vodka specialty cocktails, such as the “Pomeg-ranian,” made with Tito’s Vodka, pomegranate liquor, and lime juice, the “White Doggo,” made with Tito’s Vodka, lemon, and cardamom, and the “Blue Lacy,” made with Tito’s Vodka, blossom syrup, lemon, and curacao. Thursday, Aug. 26. from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 2445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.  

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Le Chick Miami – Every weekday from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wynwood’s Le Chick is the ultimate spot to dine with your furry friend. Their cozy outdoor setting and retractable rooftop gives guests the opportunity to relax and experience upscale dining while sipping on delicious craft cocktails. Ideal for all the pet parents out there, all members of the family (including those who bark) are welcome. 310 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

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Cerveceria La Tropical Wynwood Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Cerveceria La Tropical is offering scrumptious dog treats made locally with ingredients good enough for humans to eat by Puptables. Guests can take a stroll through their garden to meet local dog vendors and try fun toys, treats, and services by Pooch Perks and Tito’s! 42 NE 25th St, Miami, FL 33137. 

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Dog-Friendly Hotels

Eden Roc Miami Beach & Nobu Hotel Miami Beach Thursday, Aug. 26 from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Furry friends are always welcome on property, but on National Dog Day, Nobu Hotels Miami Beach and Eden Roc will celebrate their beloved guests from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. with complimentary house-made dog treats at Cafe Inez. Owners can relax and spend time with their pets while fur babies can mingle with others while enjoying grassy areas throughout the day. 

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The Confidante Miami Beach Every day

Four-legged friends are always welcome at The Confidante. Upon arrival, both guests and their pets will receive a Confidante pop-up water bowl, dog tag, and baggie dispenser. Pets can also use a luxurious and comfortable faux fur, memory foam pet bed by during their stay. Those who book suites receive matching waterproof throw blankets. Guests can take advantage of their trip with a curated Woof Guide featuring Miami’s best pet-friendly restaurants (with outdoor dining), shopping districts, parks/beaches, and more. For a quick and tasty treat, The Backyard, the hotel’s pool, and outdoor lounge area offer $5 all-natural “pup-sicles’’ featuring peanut butter and watermelon flavors from popular local shop Cielito Artisan Pops. Owners can indulge in their own popsicles from the hotel’s custom popsicle/cocktail pairing menu. Additionally, Four Paws Pet Care will offer guests of The Confidante 25% off all services including pet sitting and pet walking. When guests book any of the hotel’s drive-in packages, they receive waived pet fees. 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140. 

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Free National Dog Day Events

Riverside Miami Meetup – Saturday, Aug. 28 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Dogs of all sizes and breeds are welcome to celebrate National Dog Day at Riverside Miami’s Mega Dog Meetup. The meetup will be presented by Solo Beagles and Doggizen and feature several drink specials, local vendors, and food. Groups joining the event include the Miami Goldens, Broward Dachshunds, South Florida Corgis, Miami Doodles, and SoFlo Bassets. Dogs must be leashed at all times and pet owners must clean up after their furry companions. 25 SE Fifth St., Miami. Admission is free. 

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Sunset Feed & Supply, Inc. PartySaturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Doggie Bag Café & Pet Boutique and Sunset Feed & Supply, Inc. invite guests and furry friends to the ultimate puppy party. Each dog will receive a complimentary Bark-A-Rita and Pup-Cake. In addition, guests can enter their Dog Days of Summer Costume Contest at 11 a.m. for your chance to win prizes. All dog supplies will be 10% off and they will donate an additional 10% of the day’s proceeds to Born Free – No-Kill Dog Shelter & Rescue. Also, cold treats can be purchased from Shaved Ice Goodies who will be donating their proceeds to Born Free – No-Kill Dog Shelter & Rescue. 7650 SW 117th Ave, Miami, FL 33183

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