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First Thursday: Dogapalooza

Thursday, Sept. 7 at Payette Brewing's River Street Taproom

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Boise sure loves its dogs. In recent years, the City of Trees has showed up on WalletHub's list of Most Pet-Friendly Cities and was named one of the top 10 pet-owning states by the American Veterinary Medical Association, with a reported 62% of households including at least one furry friend. This First Thursday, Payette Brewing Company is celebrating Idaho dogs and their beer-loving humans with a "Dogapalooza" and "Yappy Hour" featuring kiddie pools to help pups escape the heat, dog treats pedaled by local vendors, a canine costume contest and more. As Payette put it on Facebook, "Bring your dog, your mom's dog, your neighbor's dog, your best friend's dog—all dogs are welcome!" Plus, while the pups cool off in the water, their humans can cool off with an ale, sour or IPA in the taproom. If this event is half as fun as it sounds, it's sure to get tails wagging.

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