It’s no secret Austin is always bustlin’ with events. And while many of them may be dog-friendly, not many are entirely dedicated to our furry friends. Now, there’s an event that gives you both a chance to socialize, while getting free pet food and product samples. It’s called First Sundays Yappy Hour.
What Is First Sundays Yappy Hour?
First Sundays Yappy Hour is an event series brought to you by two local businesses, Grocery Pup and Wondercide.
Yappy Hours will take place every first Sunday from April through October at South Congress Hotel’s courtyard from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Since the event is over by noon, it’s a fun alternative to Sunday brunch with the squad. Now, you can have brunch with your #dogsquad.
What to Expect
Hosts will have tables, providing samples and fun swag to attendees. Humans also have something to look forward to. Juice Society and FitJoy will also provide samples of their products.
In addition to delicious beverages and snacks, attendees can check out a photo booth and jam to sweet beats by local DJ Cassandra. I’ve heard DJ Cassandra at another local event and know she’s fabulous, so be ready for some fun!
Get to Know Your Hosts
Here’s everything you need to know about your First Sundays Yappy Hour hosts.
Grocery Pup offers packaged dog food with a healthy twist. All of the food is human grade, meaning the company uses the same cooking methods used in high-end restaurants.
This process, sous-vide, requires that food be vacuum-sealed in airtight bags and boiled in water. This process traps in the nutrients your pup needs, while also giving the food a bold taste.
Each recipe Grocery Pup sells contains 60 percent meat, so it’s just the tail-waggin’ meal your dog craves. You can currently find Grocery Pup at your local Tomlinson’s. But the brand will soon be seen at Whole Foods Market on Lamar, as well.
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Wondercide is another local pet-friendly brand. The owner, Stephanie Boone, found inspiration for the business when her dog Luna got gravely ill from common flea and tick medication, and pest control.
Instead of listening to her vet’s advice to put Luna down, Boone sought healthier product alternatives and nursed Luna back to health. Luna lived six more years!
The business that resulted from Boone’s research now provides common home and yard products that are safe for the entire “pack.” The company’s flea and tick spray, for example, has no harmful chemicals. Spray it around your yard, and you don’t have to wait for it to dry before your pets or kids can play outside.
Mark Your Calendar
Grocery Pup and Wondercide are collaborating with several other Austin organizations to create the best experience during Yappy Hours. You can look forward to seeing tables for both Austin Humane Society and Skipper, a dog-walking app.
For more information or to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page.
@theAustinot wants to know:
What’s your favorite local pet brand?