The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will benefit from the Cooper-Young Pup Crawl on Thursday, May 12, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Ten Cooper-Young restaurants and bars will offer special canine-themed drinks for the evening, which will be available from 6 to 9 p.m. during the Pup Crawl, and will donate 10 percent of sales from Pup Crawlers. Participants should first stop at the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue to get a free wristband, which will ensure that their sales are counted. Participating restaurants and their respective specialty drinks include:
Alchemy: Hound Dog
Bar DKDC: I Wanna Be Your DoG
Beauty Shop: Walking the Dog
Cafe Ole: Clifford’s Cocktail
Celtic Crossing Irish Pub: Irish Setter
Hammer & Ale: Barking Pale Ale
Next Door: Ruff Punch
Stone Soup Café: Red-Nosed Bully
Tsunami: Shih Tsu Not
Young Avenue Deli: Junkyard Dog
“Cooper-Young residents and businesses love pets,” said Tamara Cook, director of the Cooper-Young Business Association. “The Pup Crawl is a fun way for people to enjoy our walkable neighborhood and the creative libations at our best restaurants, all while helping injured and abused animals at the Humane Society.”
The event will feature live music by the Mark Edgar Stuart and will be emceed by FM100 radio personality Michelle Lewis. Pup Crawlers who get three or more restaurants punched on a punch card will be entered to win a gift basket from the Cooper-Young Business Assocation. HSMSC dogs will serve as outdoor greeters at each participating restaurant, so attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with some of Memphis’ finest adoptable canines. HSMSC will have t-shirts for sale to raise additional funds toward its mission of rescuing injured and abused animals.
This event is dog-friendly! Many Cooper-Young restaurants and bars with patios welcome dogs.