Take your dog to 'yappy hour' and support MN animal rescues

Freebies for the pups and drink specials for their humans.

Tito's vodka wants you to take your dog out on the town for a good cause during its dog days of summer celebration.

The folks behind the self-proclaimed "vodka for dog people" are known for hosting events that help raise money for various animal charities and organizations. With the dog days of summer in full swing, Tito's is celebrating by throwing "yappy hours and puppy pawties" all over the country.

And they've partnered with Sidewalk Dog, a resource for all things dog-friendly in Minnesota, to bring regular yappy hours to the Twin Cities area. The next one is happening on Monday at 3 Squares Restaurant in Maple Grove.

It's yappy hour from 5-9 p.m., so of course there will be food and drink specials for humans, as well as free snacks from Raw Bistro Pet Fare for the pups. 

Minneapolis-based KME Photography will also be there to take professional candids. They were snapping shots at last week's yappy hour, and the pics are adorable.

It's free for people and dogs of all ages to attend, but recommended that you RSVP here so organizers know how many people to expect.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Secondhand Hounds, a rescue based in Eden Prairie that provides foster homes, veterinary care, and daily necessities for dogs, cats, and other at-risk furry creatures.

And because it'll be National Senior Citizens Day, Secondhand Hounds will be bringing adoptable seniors to the pawty.

If you can't make it Monday, the next yappy hour is on Sep. 19 at The Freehouse in Minneapolis, which will benefit Ruff Start Rescue.

For more information on future yappy hours and other dog-friendly events, check out Sidewalk Dog's website.

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