Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel

by admin on December 5, 2012 · 1 comment

in Dog Trends, Entertainment, Fashion, Grooming, Uncategorized

Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel, Holiday Pictures with Santa

 Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel

Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel was a social holiday mixer for fashionable dogs and their humans on 12/17. The fancy affair featured photos with Santa, a wine bar and delectables from chef Jose Garces and a fundraising/awareness event for Operation Ava.

The lobby of the hotel was lively with music, games and fashion. Philadelphia’s dog style is diverse with fanciful dresses for cute Chihuahua’s, colorful yet practical casual sweaters for big dogs and even holiday themed dog sweaters with South Philly flair.

Yappy Hour at Philadelphia Pet Hotel Yappy Hour at Philadelphia Pet Hotel

ShopaholicDog chatted with Jared, proprietor of The Philadelphia Pet Hotel about the Yappy Hour holiday party for dogs, Jared said, “We have a special event like this once a year, it’s really all about client appreciation. We pick a charity every year, last year was PAWS, this year I felt very strongly about Operation Ava, it’s a no kill shelter in Northern Liberties. I really just value their mission, what they’re doing is extremely important and anything that I can do, and what my clients to do, to help out, we’re here to do it.”

Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel

“Our specialty is very high end dog boarding, which a lot of places don’t have. We offer luxurious villas that are 14 x 14 feet with queen sized beds and a 32″ flat screen TV and truly, fully inclusive rooms…all day play, busy bones any kind of treat under the sun. We offer pampering but that’s our niche, high end service.” Jared said while dogs themed movies played in the background on the flat screen TV in the lobby.

Zoe at Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel Zoe at Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel

Pampering at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel includes, “Fifteen minute rubdowns, thirty minute private walks, a spa retreat. That’s what pampering is all about.”

The Yappy Hour is really fun and festive but Operation Ava with their Kiss a Puppy booth and Plinko! made the spirit of giving abundant. According to Lola of the The Philadelphia Pet Hotel, “We really want to raise some money for Operation Ava. We invited out clients to bring items that the shelter has designated that they can use and bring things for doggies. We’re going to raffle off some great gifts, raise some money and raise awareness for the wonderful operation they have saving dog’s lives everyday.”

“The Yappy Hour is an annual event and each year it expands in size and scope.”, said Lola  white 6ABC TV crew shot some video. “This year we’re catered by Jose Garces, one of the top chefs in Philadelphia.” The party had a signature blue drink called the PhilaPet but mostly the party was about the dogs.

Zoe at Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel Zoe at Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel

Lola said, “Everybody’s getting barked up, they’re getting dressed up, Santa‘s here and they’re getting their pictures taken. We’re having a roaring good time. Yip!Yap!”  Each hour prizes were awarded for the silent auction including gift baskets and luxury pampering hotel stay packages with the proceeds benefitting Operation Ava.

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The concierge, Dena, explained the hub of the hotel, the lobby and check in service, “We do check-in and check-out for day care and boarding and for grooming dogs, as well. As soon as you come in, you would check with us first and the dogs are then taken by the kennel staff who takes them on their walks, private play and group plays. We have TLC packages which is were they come up front and sit with us.” Indeed, everyone at the Philadelphia Pet Hotel loves the company of dogs and treats them with individual attention.

Madeline at Yappy Hour, Philadelphia Pet Hotel Madeline at Yappy Hour, Philadelphia Pet Hotel

ShopaholicDog asked Madeline’s owner why she comes to The Philadelphia Pet Hotel doggie day care?  She explained that Madeline needs a lot of exercise, so she comes to doggie day care a few days a week for a workout and lots of romping. Madeline loves to play but after a day with her doggie pals she’s more mellow at home.

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Jared described The Philadelphia Pet Hotel‘s plans for the future, “We are planning to expand.” The hotel is on 73rd Street on an expansive lot with easy parking an already large facility. “My business partner is moving his animal hospital on site with about 7000 square feet and we’ll be  adding more kennel runs. So, we’ll take our capacity from about one hundred forty to one hundred seventy five dogs. We’re very excited about that. Because around the holidays there’s such a demand. It’s crazy. For Thanksgiving we had a wait list!”

Yappy Hour, Philadelphia Pet Hotel Yappy Hour, Philadelphia Pet Hotel

The Yappy Hour at The Philadelphia Pet Hotel brought together like minded dog lovers to meet and mingle, help out a great Philly animal shelter, show off the latest in dog couture but Philadelphia’s doggie fashionistas really barked it up for Operation Ava!

Learn more about Operation Ava at their new website  and on ShopaholicDog.com.

Written and photographed by DoN Brewer.

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Maria Lombardo December 6, 2012 at 1:51 AM

I just love my four footed cousin Madeline…

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