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Dogs Plus Beer Equals "Yappy Hour" to Benefit Emergency Shelter

Dogs plus beer equals a Yappy Hour!

Allie's Walkabout, the Erlanger-based doggy day care, boarding, and grooming facility, is hosting the Yappy Hour at Braxton Brewing Company to benefit the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky.

And yes, dogs are welcome.

Allie's Walkabout, is owned by Allie Clegg, who began walking dogs in her Villa Hills neighborhood when she was only 9 years old. She is passionate about helping her clients and the community. "We cater to what we affectionately call 'crazy dog people', people who self identify as being head-over-heels in love with their dog," she said. "We also love our community, my dad grew up here and we've lived in the same house my whole life."

The Emergency Shelter of NKY helps homeless neighbors in Northern Kentucky year-round, but in the winter their help can be life-saving due to severe cold temperatures.

"There are many needs when serving our homeless neighbors, and we need the community's help," Emergency Shelter executive director Kim Webb said.

On its website, visitors find a list of things needed by ESNKY. Allie's Walkabout and Braxton Brewing are asking those who attend Yappy hour to bring and donate items from that list.

"It's going to be great fun", said Jonathan Gandolf, chief marketing officer for Braxton. "We've partnered with our neighbors, Covington Chili who will have dinner available for everyone plus music by The Casey Campbell Duo."

"There is a lot of similarities between our two companies," Gandalf said of Braxton and Allie's Walkabout. "Allie started at home and took over mom's house the same way Evan (Rouse) took over the family garage. Plus, our audiences overlap quite a bit."

"We're wanting to overwhelm ESNKY with supplies for the winter", said Roxanne Millman, marketing assistant with Allie's Walkabout. "We expect several hundred to attend, so if everyone brings all they can from the ESNKY wish list, we should hit our target."

Yappy Hour is Dec 6 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Braxton Brewing Co. (27 W 7th St. Covington). Access the wish list at allieswalkabout.com/yappyhour.

-Staff report