Don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day? Not ready for a commitment, but need some lovin?
Go on a date to Props Craft Brewery & Taproom – and maybe even back to your place for a slumber party – with canine bachelors and bachelorettes from the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
“Do-Over Valentine’s Doggy Date” will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at the brewery, 125 Lovejoy Road NW. There also will be a Valentine’s Day-themed chance drawing, plus $1 off your first brew if you bring any dog. Here’s how doggy dates and sleepovers work: If you’re an Okaloosa County resident, you can pick up a dog from PAWS, 752 Lovejoy Road NW, after 10 a.m. and show them a good time at Props just down the street and other dog-friendly places until 4 p.m. For a sleepover, you just return them by 4 p.m. the next day. Bring your driver’s license and proof of insurance.
The program gives the dog a break from the shelter environment – kind of like weekends away from your job – and gives shelter staff more information about their personalities, so they can find a perfect home. To set up your date, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pups, Paddles & Pints Feb 15
“Pups, Paddles & Pints,” a fundraiser for the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at BOTE FWB/Boardroom Pub & Grub, 158 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE.
The event features a drawing for a BOTE Breeze Aero Paddleboard worth $699, food by the Boardroom Pub & Grub and The Cowhead, a free pint of beer, and PAWS dogs and cats up for adoption.
Weather permitting, there will be a BOTE demo fleet at the Fort Walton Beach Landing.
Tickets for the paddleboard are $10 each, or three for $20, and can be purchased at BOTE, Boardroom Pub & Grub, and PAWS, 752 Lovejoy Road NW. Drawing is at 3 p.m. Feb. 15. Need not be present to win.