Here in Miami, the summer is haute with events. You lucky dog you. Take a break from the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and head to pristine Coral Gables for a celebration of man’s best friend. Village of Merrick Park’s kickoff event to The Doggy Days of Summer event series is on Sunday, July 18, and your four-legged friend will feel licked if you don’t make the Pooch-A-Palooza.
Every dog has its day and Sunday is your pup’s day. Starting on July 18, with a dog parade in The Garden at 3 p.m., and every subsequent Sunday through Aug. 1, stop by Village of Merrick Park from 2 to 6 p.m. and take home a framed photo of your haute dog with any $25 purchase within the center. Guests will enjoy special treats and in-store promotions.
The kick-off event will feature an Adopt-a-Thon, where guests can fall in love with and take home well-deserving tykes of the canine type. $5 from every dog owner who enters the doggy parade will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Bow wow.
The prestigious outdoor shopping destination encourages shoppers to walk-around its lavish grounds, tail-wagger in-tow, and dine al fresco at one of Village of Merrick Park’s many dog-friendly restaurants.
We’re not going to bark orders, but you and your best friend should be there.Village of Merrick Park is located at The Garden, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, Fla., 305.529.0200, www.villageofmerrickpark.com.