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Dog and beer mixers to be held monthly, next one scheduled for July 26

June 26, 2014 By Christian Murray

More than 150 people and close to 100 dogs showed up for the inaugural dog and beer event at Hunters Point Park South earlier this month.

The organizer, Rick Hall, who runs the event company Paws & Pints, was so encouraged by the turnout that he has already scheduled another event. The next dog and beer mixer will be held at LIC Landing—the same location– on Saturday, July 26, he said.

“We got three times the turnout of what we expected,” Hall said, adding that people even showed up without dogs just to see what it was all about.

The concept is to bring dog owners together for a beer, while also providing their dogs with the excitement of a local dog run.

The event went so well that Hall said he will be holding it monthly until the end of October.

“The dog owners are looking for a place to socialize and they also want their dogs to socialize,” Hall said.

Attendees to the events will receive a wristband that entitles them to discounted food and beer at LIC Landing by Coffeed. However, in order to get a wristband, there is a suggested donation of $10.

The $10 is then used to raise funds for Patriot Paws, a Texas-based organization that provides working service dogs to veterans at no charge. At the first event, $522 was raised.

The dogs that attend will receive treats, toys and the company of other dogs.

Hall said that the events will also be used as an opportunity to remind dog owners of some of the basic rules of the park—such as no dogs are permitted to be on the grass.

pints&pawsEvent Details:

Date: July 26 (Saturday)

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: LIC Landing

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I love dogs very much but do not like irresponsible dog owners that allow their dogs to defecate and urinate everywhere especially as soon as they come out of the buildings on the doors, sidewalks and RIGHT in front of the lobbies. These are our homes and many don’t appreciate the puddles of urine, dog poop and the terrible smell. Please dog owners, be mindful of others. And yes, I own a dog too!


Medium Timer- Agreed… there really isn’t anyone to enforce rules @ the park therefore there is no need to follow and comply. I really do wonder how long the beauty of this park will last.


Lovely event. I have a dog and I like that they will use this opportunity to remind owners that dogs are not allowed on the grass. I still see MANY dog owners still let their dogs urinate/defecate in the grass where people pull out blankets and have picnics…..As a dog owner I’m so embarrassed for those few who ruin it for all. I hope this event can help send the message out to educate these people. I thought it was common sense but to some…. I guess it isn’t.


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