Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Bow Wow Luau, Hawaiian-themed Doggie Yappy Hour

My friend Patrick Cole who gets to work with animals at the Animal Welfare
League of Alexandria sent me an email with info. I have to share with you.  This sounds like a lot of Barks! Yaps!! AND PAWS!!!!!

The Canine Wingman Company is sponsoring the inaugural Bow Wow Luau, a Hawaiian-themed Doggie Yappy Hour at Hotel Monaco Alexandria. The event will raise funds for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) and the homeless animals in their care at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter.

Here's the dog-friendly event info:

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Bow Wow Luau
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (weather permitting)
Hotel Monaco Alexandria courtyard
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22304

The Bow Wow Luau includes a costume contest for dogs and their human companions, drink specials courtesy of Jackson 20, photo opportunities, door prizes, and much more.

Leis will be sold for $5, or 3 for $10, and complimentary sunglasses and other door prizes will be given to all guests and their dogs. 

The Canine Wingman Company will sponsor a photo booth, where guests and their dogs can have pictures taken in front of an island backdrop with their personal cameras.

Admission to the Bow Wow Luau is free of charge

Hotel Monaco Alexandria, a pet-friendly hotel, has a long history of hosting Doggy Yappy Hours, which feature treats for dogs and the Jackson 20 bar menu for adults. To welcome the warmer weather, the Canine Wingman Company is transforming this popular event into the Bow Wow Luau. The Luau includes a costume contest, with prizes awarded to the Best Dressed Dogs and the Best Costume Combination of dog and human. Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, and traditional island attire are all encouraged. Guests can also participate in a 50/50 raffle to support the AWLA.

“The League is thrilled to be part of the Bow Wow Luau,” says Patrick Cole, Director of Communications and Outreach for the AWLA. “Not only is this a festive way to celebrate our canine companions, it is a chance for animal lovers to help the AWLA’s adoptable dogs find great homes so they might be able to attend an event like this in the near future.”

 Adoptable dogs from the AWLA will be present with League representatives  available to discuss other ways to support Alexandria’s homeless animals.

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