The award-winning Yappy Hour Dog Social is back! The 2019 Yappy Hour Dog Social is set from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Arlington’s newest dog park, Rush Creek Dog Park at 1900 Valleywood Dr.This event is presented by engAGE Arlington and is such a great way to enjoy live music, local beer and spend time with your pooch. Register early for a reduced price of $10 per person, or pay $15 cash at the event site. The first 500 people to pre-register will receive a special edition cup and one free beer. Early registration closes at midnight April 4.Click here to register for the 2019 Yappy Hour Dog Social. Seating is limited. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.This doggie social, which offers two fenced off-leash areas for small and large dogs, features free tennis balls, contests, live music, a variety of specialty vendors and food trucks offering snacks and treats for participants and their pets.
K9 Memorial Monument
The City of Arlington will also be accepting donations for its planned K9 Memorial Monument at this event. This initiative aims to honor retired and deceased police and fire service dogs. Nearly $30,000 in private donations have been collected to date for the monument, which would feature a Labrador Retriever to represent Arlington Fire Department service dogs and a Belgian Malinois to represent Arlington Police Department service dogs. The bronze monument, expected to cost $100,000 to create, would be located between the West Police Service Center and the Fire Department Training Facility on Green Oaks Boulevard in West Arlington. Donations ranging from $25 to $1,000 can be made online.