Puppies Help Manhattanites Find Love

By Della Hasselle on February 7, 2011 2:37pm 

"Yappy Hour" is a chance for single pet lovers and their pooches to mix and mingle.
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By Della Hasselle

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MURRAY HILL — Worried about being all alone this Valentine's Day? Try a little puppy love instead.

An annual Valentine's Day "Yappy Hour" mixer offers a chance for singles and their canine companions to mingle, sip cocktails and talk all things pooch this Friday in Murray Hill's Carlton Hotel.

The pup mixer has attracted many dog-loving fans since it was started in 2001 by host Wendy Diamond, the author of "It's a Dog's World."

"looking forward to falling in love with some more puppies!!" Sara Rae Gore said on the event's Facebook page.

"I want to go :) love puppies" added Dana Brechner.

That's because dog-filled benefit is not only sure to delight, Diamond says, but it's for a good cause. All proceeds from the $50 admission go to the Humane Society of New York.

The mixer is also a great way for singles or couples to adopt and snuggle with rescue dogs at home.

The pooch party will be held at 8 p.m. at the Carlton Hotel on 29th Street and Madison Ave. For more information, visit the Animal Fair website.




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