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5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day: Dog Fashion Show, Yappy Hour & More

By Kyla Gardner | August 26, 2015 7:32am

CHICAGO — Wednesday is National Dog Day, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate with or without a dog in Chicago.

Here are five things to do in celebration of canines:

See dogs strut the runway at Talbott Hotel. [Shutterstock]

Dog Fashion Show

The Talbott Hotel, 20 E. Delaware Place in the Gold Coast, goes above and beyond for four-legged guests and will roll out the runway for its Doggy Fashion Show Wednesday. Those on the catwalk will sport fashions from Tails in the City and Vanderpump Pets, and two of the models will be adoptable dogs from Paws Chicago.

Guests can bring their dogs, and there's a $10 suggested donation. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. RSVP by calling Mercadito at 312-640-8141 and mention the Dog Fashion Show.

"Wags for Wine" will benefit Alive Rescue. [Shutterstock]

Sip Wine to Benefit Dogs

The 900 North Michigan Shops present "Wags for Wine," an event to raise money for local Alive Rescue. There will be a raffle, DJ and food and wine pairings from 6 to 8 p.m on the second floor.

Taste food from Forty Carrots at Bloomingdale’s, Allium at Four Seasons Chicago, Sur La Table, and Mercadito Kitchen. Sip cocktails such as the Peared Sake Cocktail from Sunda New Asian or have a sweet treat from Sprinkles cupcakes.

Tickets are $20 per person and available for purchase here.

Lotties Pub in Bucktown has a dog-friendly patio. [Facebook/Lotties Pub]

Bring a Dog, Buy Cheap Beer

If you bring your pooch to Lotties Pub in Bucktown Wednesday, enjoy specials like $4 Lagunitas DayTime and $5 Ketel One Greyhounds served in 16-ounce mason jars.

The dog-friendly bar at 1925 W. Cortland St. will host an event from 6 to 10 p.m. with a grooming station and staff on-hand from Felines & Canines animal shelter to talk about adoption.

Proceeds from $3 Vienna Beef hotdogs also go to Felines & Canines.

Kriser's is hosting "Yappy Hours" around the city. [Facebook/Kriser's For Your Pet's All-Natural Life]

Yappy Hour

Kriser's Natural Pet Store is hosting Yappy Hour at its Chicago locations in Bucktown, Streeterville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and the South Loop. Mix and mingle at this free event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Human and dog treats will be served.

Enjoy the day at Montrose Dog Beach. [DNAinfo/Kyla Gardner]

Hit Up Montrose Dog Beach

No, summer's not over yet! Drink in the sunshine at Montrose Dog Beach, as Wednesday's forecast has a high of 73, perfect beach-romping weather for your furry friend. Don't forget to read our Ultimate Summer Guide to Not Being a Jerk at the Dog Beach before you go.

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