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.
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 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.
Dogs - many dressed in their Sunday best -- were catered to like the furry princes and princesses they were meant to be.
If you found yourself without a pup, Broward Humane Society had a playpen full of wiggly dachshund/silky terrier mixes to adopt. Cuteness overload.
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.
Pups could choose their own chews, presented on platters.
Dog owners received "doggie bags" of treats to take home.
Some pooches got carried away over the free toys provided by Bark Box.
This Pom in pink preferred to enjoy a glass of wine and look pretty.
Many were content to just take in the sun setting on the bay.
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