Brooklyn Oktoberfest Party Celebrates Schnauzers and Dachshunds

By Nikhita Venugopal on October 4, 2013 9:14am 

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 By Brooklyn is hosting an Oktoberbest party in celebration of  Schnauzers and Daschunds on Oct. 12.
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COBBLE HILL — Nothing says Oktoberfest like sausage and Schnauzers.

By Brooklyn, a fine food shop on Smith Street, is hosting an Oktoberfest party in celebration of Schnauzers and Dachshunds, two breeds of German origin.

On Oct. 12, the store at 261 Smith St. will serve bratwurst, beer from Sixpoint Brewery and dog treats in their backyard, owner Gaia DiLoreto said.

As their second canine-themed party this year, DiLoreto wanted “something fun and different to do in the community,” she said.

The store hosted a French Bulldog Party in July, celebrating Bastille Day, and is even toying with a St. Patrick’s Day party for Irish dogs or an American mutt-themed party, DiLoreto said.

“We’re a dog-friendly store,” she said, adding that they welcome any breed to Oktoberfest.

Funds raised from the Oktoberfest party will benefit Sean Casey Animal Rescue, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter in Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park.

Brooklyn dog-owners often find they are more familiar with neighborhood pooches than other dog lovers, DiLoreto said. The pup parties give owners and their dogs a chance to meet and socialize, she said.

“It’s amazing what happens when these dogs get together,” DiLoreto said. “They have a ball.”

By Brooklyn’s Oktoberfest will be hosted from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 12. Tickets are priced at $10 with a dog and $15 without a dog.

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