Working in downtown Grand Rapids in the middle of summer can be a drag when you're dreaming about beaches and vacations, but a team of dogs and puppies are set to make lunchtime fun this summer!

Grand Rapids Downtown Market will be celebrating "Yappy Hour" by bringing adoptable dogs and puppies to the market Wednesdays in July from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Yappy Hour will include extra outdoor seating, a doggy play area, dog pools, sprinklers and “pupsicles.” Visitors are also welcome to bring their own dogs.

Yappy Hour will take place on July 10, 17, 24 and 31.

The event is made possible through a partnership with the Humane Society of West Michigan, Michele’s Rescue, Harbor Humane Society, Noah Project and Bellowood.

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