Yappie Hour Turns SoBeWFF Into Animal House

Parker Lasch-Goll with Rachael Ray
Parker Lasch-Goll with Rachael Ray
Courtney of Lasch

The Standard Spa's waterfront deck went to the dogs yesterday afternoon -- literally -- at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's first ever dog-centric event.

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Dogs and their people enjoyed wine and snacks at the first ever SoBeWFF Yappie Hour.
Dogs and their people enjoyed wine and snacks at the first ever SoBeWFF Yappie Hour.
Photo by Laine Doss

In full swing, the Yappie Hour was an incredible sight with nearly every one of the hundreds of guests (both human and canine) having a howling good time.

Even Tito's went to the dogs.
Even Tito's went to the dogs.
Photo by Laine Doss

Even though humans were looked after with plenty of cocktails, wine, and passed bites, make no mistake: the guests of honor were of the four-legged variety, with Tito's vodka even handing out bandanas and branded water bowls to some lucky dogs.

This girl must still be dressed from Friday's Tiki party.
This girl must still be dressed from Friday's Tiki party.
Photo by Laine Doss

Dogs - many dressed in their Sunday best -- were catered to like the furry princes and princesses they were meant to be.

Puppies!
Puppies!
Photo by Laine Doss

If you found yourself without a pup, Broward Humane Society had a playpen full of wiggly dachshund/silky terrier mixes to adopt. Cuteness overload.

 

Would you like the chicken or beef?
Would you like the chicken or beef?
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Rachael Ray was on hand to shake paws with fans and her Nutrish dog food served a "tasting menu" of delights, where pampered pooches pondered over flavors like chicken muttballs and beef stroganwoof.

Choose your chews.
Choose your chews.
Photo by Laine Doss

Pups could choose their own chews, presented on platters.

Doggie bags to take home.
Doggie bags to take home.
Photo by Laine Doss

Dog owners received "doggie bags" of treats to take home.

Jumping for joy.
Jumping for joy.
Photo by Laine Doss

Some pooches got carried away over the free toys provided by Bark Box.

Pretty in pink Pom.
Pretty in pink Pom.
Photo by Laine Doss

This Pom in pink preferred to enjoy a glass of wine and look pretty.

Happy at Yappie Hour.
Happy at Yappie Hour.
Photo by Laine Doss

Many were content to just take in the sun setting on the bay.

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