Our Main Shelter (including the Adoption Center and Front Office) will be closed Saturday, 9/30, for Bark & Wine! The Wildlife Center and Thrift Store will be open their regular hours.

Yappy Hour at Hilldale

 726 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53705

Thu. Sep 21st, 2023

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get ready to unleash your inner football fanatic and share the game-day excitement with your furry best friend. Dress your four-legged MVP in their best team colors for September's Yappy Hour TAILgate 🏈📣

You and your furry friends can embark on a delightful stroll through Hilldale and enjoy activities plus specials from your favorite shops and restaurants.

  • The first 50 dogs to register AND donate to Dane County Humane Society will fetch themselves a swag bag at the event.
  • Enjoy another “pup crawl” by Petphoria: Follow the map for pup treats all around Hilldale. While supplies last. Maps can be picked up at the Hilldale counter in The Plaza.
  • Tail-wagging touchdowns! Play fetch on our mini football field on The Green.
  • Pose for a caricature art drawing of you and your pet. First come, first serve- while time permits! It's a fetching keepsake you'll cherish forever.
  • Talk with volunteers from our charity partner, Dane County Humane Society about their services.
  • 'Jump Around' to iconic game-day songs and other music on The Green from DJ Josh B. Kuhl.
  • Snap a photo at various photo-ops around Hilldale. Remember to tag @hilldalemadison when you share!

In-Store Fun

  • Bring the pups to Blended to receive a free mini "pup-cup" sample. While supplies last.
  • Stop by Kendra Scott where your pups can get a refreshing pup cup or water cup.
  • Pose with your pup at Paper Source in front of a fun backdrop with some of their most pup-ular wearables.
  • Enjoy Sparkling Sips & Shop at Petphoria. Sip on refreshing sparkling waters from Klarbrunn and mutt-tinis while you and your furry friends shop till you drop.
  • Get ready for a paw-ty like no other at the Pup Patio Party at Shake Shack! They’re serving up burgers, fries and boozy beverages for the humans, while furry friends can indulge in treats like the famous Pooch-ini. Sign up to win a prize while you sip on lemonade samples.
  • Swing by the table in front of Smile Doctors with your pup and enter to win the ultimate tailgate package in their raffle.

Fetch These Deals

  • Amara - Enjoy y(h)appy hour on the pup-friendly patio with a free glass of bubbly for humans that visit with their pet.
  • Gigi's Cupcakes - Purchase "Pupcakes" made for dogs with dog-safe ingredients. $2.50 each or $10 for a box of 4.
  • Kendra Scott - 15% off and a free dog charm with purchase.
  • Paper Source - 10% off for dogs and their people.
  • Wildewood - 20% off all their pet-friendly plants.

Yappy Hour Guidelines

  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Dogs must behave properly; aggressive dogs will be asked to leave, whether they are aggressive toward people or dogs.
  • You knowingly and voluntarily assume any risk of harm to yourself and your dog. Owners must remain with their dog at all times.
  • Dog owners are liable for damage, injury or illness inflicted by their dogs. This means owners are financially and legally responsible for their dog’s behavior.
  • Dog owners must prevent aggressive behavior including fighting, excessive barking, and biting.
  • If an incident occurs and a person or dog is injured, the incident MUST be reported to event staff immediately.
  • Dog excrement must be cleaned up immediately and disposed of properly by dog owner.

Did you know that many Hilldale shops and patios are pet friendly? Click here to see the full list and make plans to stop in with your pup!

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