You’ve heard of Take Your Dog to Work Day, right? Now you can take your dog to the movies.
And not just any movie. Dog-appropriate movies (no “Marley & Me” here – too traumatic for you and the dog and anybody in a half-mile radius who has to listen to you sob).
The Canine Film Festival runs July 15 and 16 at the Cinépolis Coconut Grove and dog-friendly Hotel Indigo in Miami Lakes. And if you fear the event caters solely to precious, tiny purse dogs with bows in their fur, you’re wrong: the goal is to help raise money for local animal shelters in South Florida.
Here’s the schedule:
11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15 at Cinépolis Coconut Grove, 3015 Grand Ave.: The red carpet rolls out at 11 a.m. for strolling and sniffing, followed by screenings of the short films competing for the “Barker Awards.” The day continues with a canine fashion show and the awards presentation, which should be much more coherent than the Academy Awards last February.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16 at Hotel Indigo, 7601 Miami Lakes Dr., Miami Lakes: Start your day with a yoga session for you and your dog with instructor Tara Smith, then enjoy a poolside brunch. While you’re brunching, your dog gets an organic “bark-fest.” We are pretty sure the two menus are entirely different. The day wraps up with a “Hollywoof” costume contest.
Tickets start at $10.