4th Annual Martinis for Mutts - Maine 's Dog-Friendly Happy Hour Toast To Animal Refuge League

HAPPYME PUP-DATE! Our 4th Annual 2016 Martinis for Mutts Fundraiser at The Portland Regency raised $5000 for Animal Refuge League!

There 's a reason there 's a tail in cockTAIL. Toasting all who raised their glasses for this furry good cause. The Portland Regency Hotel, Animal Refuge League and HappyME pawtnered for the 4th year to present this dog-friendly Maine cocktail fundraiser right in the heart of Portland 's Old Port. The high-tail happy hour was hosted in The Regency Hotel 's Milk St cafe and bar - a patio-style garden oasis.

Martinis for Mutts is a fundraising summer toast to Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland and their dedicated team of staff and volunteers who nurture and help find happy new homes for over 4000 furry friends in need every year. The Regency served signature Ice Pik Mutt-tini 's, gourmet hors d 'oeuvres and home-baked Gourmutt Beastro and Barkery Martini-shaped Cookies for dogs - in case they 'd had a "ruff day". Chauffeured canines pulled up to valet parking and made their grand Hollywoof style entrance on the green carpet. New friendships were made as attendees sipped, wagged and posed for the pupparazzi.

Lucky raffle ticket holders walked away with "pawesome" dog-friendly prizes donated by Maine 's dog-loving businesses - a deluxe overnight stay package at the Regency Hotel, a luxurious stay at dog-loving Inn By the Sea, a dog-friendly overnight at Rockport 's new boutique hotel 250 Main Hotel, a glamping adventure with Survivor Bob 's Maine Forest Yurts, dinner on the dock at Portland Lobster Company, a "Naughty Dog" gift pack filled with nautical themed gear from Fish and Bone, a "Dog 's Go Wild" gift package with Wild Blueberry U Berry Clean Dog Maine-made grooming products from Mutt Nose Best, a dog-friendly Casco Bay excursion on Portland Discovery Land and Sea Tours Lighthouse Lover 's Cruise, and original HappyME Vacationland dog collars, leashes and t-shirts with designs that celebrate dog-friendly Maine.

Don 't let your social dog miss out on our next dog friendly Maine happy hour fundraiser of the year where it 's ok to sniff a little butt and drool while you eat. Stay tuned for details on our Fifth Annual Martinis for Mutts - summer 2017! It 's always a sell-out event.

Check out the tail-wagging photo gallery from our 4th Annual Martinis for Mutts