Dog About Town: Raising a Glass to the New Year and More Things to Do With Your Pooch

BarkHappy Dallas is celebrating the start of 2017 with a Year of the Dog Pawty from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Community Beer Co., 1530 Inspiration Drive. Tickets -- $10 per person, benefiting Paws in the City -- must be purchased in advance, at They include a goody bag, a digital download of a picture with your pooch, treats and entry in a raffle. There will also be treat-eating contests, with multiple rounds for small and large dogs, and the Guava Tree truck will be selling food. Get a 10 percent off promo code by going to the BarkHappy mobile app, which describes itself as Facebook/Yelp/Meetup for dogs.Also on the schedule•There's a Cavalier King Charles spaniel playdate from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month at Fort Woof in Fort Worth's Gateway Park, north of Interstate 30 between Beach Street and Oakland Boulevard. Can't make it? They also get together the fourth Saturday of the month at NorthBark Dog Park, 4899 Gramercy Oaks Drive, just south of the Bush Turnpike and east of the Dallas North Tollway. Both are free, and all breeds are welcome.•The Street Dog Project will host a Suds and Street Dogs yappy hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson St. in McKinney. 214-856-7996.•Bulldog Rescue Squad is throwing a birthday party for volunteer Coco the Frenchie, who is turning 3, at Paradise 4 Paws from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. 3010 N. Airfield Drive (near the intersection of Freeport Parkway and State Highway 114), on the north side of DFW International Airport. $10, includes treats for all and drinks.•You can also toast the new year with Cody's Friends Rescue on the pooch-friendly patio at Eastwood's Bar from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 3407 McKinney Ave. Ten percent of food and drink purchases will go to the group. 469-802-6664.•American Eagle Harley-Davidson will celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, with judging starting at 2:30. Kim Younkin will be onstage, and the Fire in the Hole Pizza truck will be selling food. 5920 S. Interstate 35E in Corinth. Free admission.•Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue's first yappy hour of the year is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the patio at Mutts Canine Cantina, 2889 Cityplace W. Blvd. (at Oak Grove Avenue). Free admission, and all friendly, leashed and vaccinated dogs are welcome. It's $5.95 to enter the off-leash areas. If it rains, they'll reschedule it for Jan. 21. 214-377-8723.  Continue reading...

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