Calling all dog lovers. Pack up your pooch and head over to a yappy hour playdate with hundreds of other people and their pets when Cincinnati Hillel presents Mutts & Martinis: The biggest “doggie do” of the season at Red Dog Resort and Spa, the poshest pet playground in Greater Cincinnati, on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 5-7 p.m. Guests will get the chance to celebrate the “dog days of summer” while mixing and mingling with both two- and four-legged friends at this fun and unique event featuring free Doggie Swag Bags and other treats for both humans and their hounds!
There is a cost for the event. Advance registration gets you a discount. At the door cost includes a chance to walk the Red Car“pet”, compete for prizes in the Best Dressed Dog Pageant, meet a pet psychic, get photographed with your pet using fun props and backdrops and enjoy light bites and beverages donated by local companies. For guests of the “canine persuasion,” water bowls will be strategically placed around the grounds! Guests will also receive a Doggie Swag Bag packed with gifts, coupons, samples and other great giveaways. Don’t have a pet? Don’t worry, Mutts & Martinis is an equal opportunity party, so feel free to borrow one from a friend or just come and pet someone else’s pooch. The Mobile Vet Van will pay a visit and guests will also get to meet some lovable dogs looking for a good home, courtesy of a local animal rescue.
“We thought it would be fun to have an ‘all dogs allowed’ event in which people could step out with their pets and enjoy a special evening socializing together,” explains event co-chair and Hillel board member, Susan Brenner.
“My husband and I go for walks in Sharon Woods most weekends with our Black Lab, Bailey,” says Jodi Silver. “While he gets to see other dogs, it’s literally just in passing. We’re excited for this event because he’ll get the chance to actually hang out with other dogs which will be so much fun for him and for us! Plus, we dog lovers are our own special breed so I’m looking forward to all the giveaways and resources, and to meeting other pet owners too.”
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Hillel Jewish Student Center at the University of Cincinnati. “While we are grateful to the many national and local corporations that have contributed to this event, the majority of support has come from the generosity of individuals in our Jewish community who became Dog Lover sponsors,” says Carrie Goldhoff, event co-chair and Hillel board member. “We truly appreciate their support which will allow us to increase our efforts in offering quality Jewish experiences to UC students in the coming year!”
Members of the Mutt & Martinis event committee include Brenner and Carrie, plus Peggy Markstein, Barb Rothstein, Josh Rothstein, Karen Saeks and Pam Saeks. For more information or to RSVP, please consult the Community Directory in this issue for Hillel’s contact information. Pets must be leashed at all times. The event will take place rain or shine. Indoor space will be made available in case of inclement weather.