As if Annapolitans need one more reason to eat and drink, this offer comes with a bonus – your indulgences benefit homeless animals. Each Thursday through mid-September, Fado Irish Pub hosts Yappy Hour from 5 – 7 pm. The dog-friendly restaurant contributes 20 percent of all sales on their spacious, lovely patio to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

If you don’t have a dog, no problem. Volunteers from the shelter bring one of its residents, along with information on all the shelter events and programs.

The benefits to you:

Happy hour prices on drinks.

Five menu items priced at only $6, including Harp Battered Fish Tacos.

A special menu for your furry friend.


Mallory and Patrick Wrobel with their Lab mix Archimedes supported the SPCA of Anne Arundel County at Yappy Hour at Fado Irish Pub. The Wrobels adopted Archimedes from Last Chance rescue.

More ways to help the SPCA of Anne Arundel County

In addition to the donations from food and beverage sales, you can support the SPCA by purchasing a bowl for your dog for $5. Then decorate it, add your pet’s name and leave it at Fado. The bowls hang in the patio window – awaiting your next visit. It’s the canine version of Cheers. In fact, the friendly waitresses know SPCA volunteer Leslie by name.

Rusty was a special guest from the SPCA. He’s a 10-year-old Miniature Pinscher who is at the shelter because his owner cannot care for him, a frequent reason for surrender of older animals. Rusty enjoyed his knees-eye view of the Yappy Hour scene.

Your donations will be used immediately. Last year, the SPCA of Anne Arundel Country placed 2,156 animals in their fur-ever homes. And in 2016, the organization is on pace to shatter its own record.


SPCA volunteer Leslie Yambor and Rusty at Yappy Hour at Fado Irish Pub in Annapolis. Fado donates 20 percent of Yappy Hour patio sales to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

Other upcoming SPCA of Anne Arundel County events:

Friday nights: Diamond Dog at Bowie Bay Sox games. Each week, a shelter dog attends and is introduced at the game.

August 21: Puppy Plunge. A raucous family event at Camp Letts in Edgewater. Noon – 3 pm. $8 per person. Dog activities: a swim, bikini parade and pie-eating contest. And if the humans need even more entertainment – a DJ, vendors and food! Who doesn’t want to see a bulldog in a bikini?