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For Canine Friends and the Community

Philadelphia is considered to be a ‘dog friendly’ city. With many establishments of retail, cafes and hotels allowing your furry friend access inside. Numerous pet supply and doggie salons can be found in our neighborhoods. So why not treat a mans best friend to an hour we all seem to look forward to; Happy Hour.. or in this case I am talking about Yappy Hour.

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Join New Wave Cafe in Queen Village tonight (August 13th) for their 5th Yappy Hour. From 5:30-7:30pm bring your leashed four legged friends and enjoy happy hour dog themed specials, treats and more.

Since we love our dogs so much, its no surprise that we have focused committees for our dogs in order to provide the most fulfilling and pet friendly neighborhoods. QVK9 is Queen Village’s Dog Committee, comprised of local pet owners and any animal lover who is an advocate for dog health and happiness. Yappy Hour was introduced by QVK9’s. You can support QVK9’s by joining in their Scoop The Poop Campaign. After two years of planning, this campaign is finally launching to actively keeping our streets and sidewalks clean of dog waste.

This past weekend QVK9’s were hard at work installing containers specifically placed at high dog traffic areas offering a bag holder with bags for dog waste only. Word is you can sponsor a container, while assuming the responsibility of emptying it regularly. There are about five locations already installed close to Front and South street areas. An additional five should be popping up by this weekend. Here’s a map that qvna.org provided showing us just where to find these dog waste stations.

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National Night Out. One Week, Two Locations.

The kickoff begins on Monday August 5th at Sacks Recreation Center at 400 Washington Avenue. From 5-8pm help celebrate the kick off rally to support National Night Out. This is America’s night out against crime and drugs. With food, entertainment and games, bring the whole family in support of your neighborhood of Dickinson Square West.

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On Tuesday, August 6th, you can attend the second night of festivities in support of this cause at Kahn Park in Washington Square West from 6-9pm. Live music will be preformed featuring some jazz tunes from a UARTS band, raffles, food and family activities. Bring your chair or pack a blanket and stay awhile! For more information or general questions email Safety@washwestcivic.org.

If you’re more of the active type, you can also participate in the National Night Out Walk in Bella Vista on Tuesday August 6th from 6-8pm. Meet at John’s Water Ice on Christian Street and let your footsteps be heard. The National Association of Town Watch introduced ‘National Night Out’ in 1984 in hopes to spread the awareness of crime prevention throughout our communities, businesses and neighborhoods. Today, this event has more than 37 million participants in over 15,000 communities nation wide.

This is an opportunity for families, businesses and local police departments to join together and meet your fellow neighbors. It allows for our neighborhoods to become a fighting unit in crime prevention.

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