The Dogs are Back on the Plaza! It’s Gateway’s Second Annual “Yappy Hour: Dog Days of Summer”, featuring a Bailey & Bella fashion show with adoptable pups, pet-themed vendors and food, doggie pools, a Save Ohio Pets raffle, and some of the BEST animal advocacy and rescue groups in Central Ohio, with their available dogs and cats! So wag your tail down to the Gateway – University District, where your furry friend is always welcome.

This rain or shine event is brought to you by Pet Valu – USBrewDog USAWorld of BeerNatural-State Fine Wine and Craft Beers and CD102.5. Swag bags will be given to the first 100 attendees, and the event will kick off with a live radio broadcast and Pup Parade! BrewDog will be hosting a post-event concert from 7-9PM on the Plaza stage! Check back on here for updates!


2PM: Brew Dog Pup Parade and Yappy Hour Kick-Off

This short parade will start at the front of the plaza and do a quick jot over 10th Ave., up to Chittenden, and along High St. back to the plaza entrance. It will be led by the BrewDog Drum Major. You may walk your own dog in the parade OR select the rescue dog of your choice – all we ask is for a $5 contribution to participate. Proceeds will benefit Save Ohio Pets, and everyone who partakes will get a little token courtesy of BrewDog! PLEASE ARRIVE BY 1:45PM to participate.

2-4PM: CD102.5 LIVE Radio Broadcast

4PM: Pet Valu’s Bailey & Bella Fashion Show on the BrewDog main stage, with special Guest Emcee – Philanthropist and Animal Activist Luke Westerman

5:30PM: Save Ohio Pets Raffle in the Beer Garden (tickets will be available throughout the event)

7-9PM: FREE CONCERT courtesy of BrewDog, band TBD 

Attending rescues:

Colony Cats

*For those interested in kitties, we will have a dedicated air-conditioned space for meeting and petting some new feline pals!

All About the Paw

Franklin County Dog Shelter

Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue


Buckeye Basset Rescue

Speak for the Unspoken

Pittie Paw Rescue

Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue

Charlie’s Wish

Big Heart Dog Rescue


Attending vendors:

Pet Valu

Brew Dog

Natural State Fine Wines and Craft Beers

Brilliant K-9

Aussie Pet Mobile Grooming


Marvel-us Dogs

The Jewelled Cat

Brown Dog Bandanas


Attending advocacy groups:

Oval Dogs

Naked Dog Project


*If you’re a vendor, rescue or advocacy group interested in having a table, please reach out ASAP to Shannon Maher at or PM us to inquire about available space. We can only accommodate 1-2 more rescues and 3-5 more vendors and/or advocacy groups!


  • Sep 3, 2017
  • FREE

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