Yappy hour

otto puppy earsMelanie Dallas, the owner of Saratoga dog boutique Sloppy Kisses, has organized a series of Yappy Hours at The Backstretch Tap Room (the former It's Confidential) on Caroline Street this summer. Yappy hours are kind of what they sound like: happy hour -- with dogs.

The next yappy hour is June 14 at 1 pm.

Bonus pet-related items

+ The Albany Society of the Advancement of Philanthropy has organized a cruise on the Hudson this weekend to benefit Project Drumm, a no-kill animal rescue here in the Capital Region. The "Critter Cruise" is 2-4 pm this Saturday. It's $30. ASAP promises "plenty of dancing and fun for everyone."

+ And if you're up in Glens Falls, it sounds like Davidson Brothers is the place to dine with your dog.


This Saturday June 6 from 1pm-4pm East Greenbush Animal Hospital is having a charity dog wash to benefit the Castleton Elementary School's playground. $20 donation for a wash, dry and nails with adult or youth t-shirt included. Bouncy Bounce and raffle with great prizes (year supply of frontline).

Also this Saturday -- Animal Protective in Glenville is having their annual garage sale fundraiser.

And in case you needed another reason to head into Schenectady county, Scotia is having a village-wide garage sale on Saturday, as well!

It's also the annual pug costume ball in Colonie Town Park. Personally I'm waiting for a mastiff costume ball.

I cant wait to get out on that boat, wind in my hair Titanic style, mixing it up with great people. We're gonna make that cruise look like a Duran Duran video.

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