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All paws on deck for inaugural Yappy Hour Doggie Swim

Join us at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana on Sunday, September 30 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Newark – The Christiana Hilton hosts the inaugural Delaware Humane Association “Yappy Hour Doggie Paddle Swim” at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana on Sunday, September 30 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome to participate. The doggie swim takes place in the Hilton’s outdoor pool. Afternoon festivities include a best swimsuit contest (dogs only), raffle contests, and activities for canines and their humans. The Hilton’s award-winning culinary team will prepare and butler wholesome and delicious dog hors d’oeuvres.

“The Christiana Hilton is the most pet-friendly hotel in the area,” said general manager Brad Wenger. “Our associates wanted to support the Delaware Humane Association and we could think of no better way to close the pool for the season.”

The entry fee is $10 for the first dog and $5 for each additional dog. Humans are free. Dogs must be dog-friendly and people-friendly. No reservations required. The event will be held rain or shine.

Proceeds support of the Delaware Humane Association’s “Tails Around the Tower.”

Hilton Wilmington/Christiana located just off 95 midway between Baltimore and Philadelphia, the Hilton Wilmington / Christiana perfectly balances the state-of-art modern amenities for today’s travelers while also recreating the “Old Warm” charm and elegant hospitality of the country estates and manors of the Brandywine Valley. The hotel features 266 guest rooms; 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space; the Brasserie Grille restaurant and in-hotel activities including the Royal Swan Feeding. The hotel is owned and managed by Meyer Jabara Hotels. Based in Danbury, Conn., the company has a portfolio of 23 hotels in 12 states licensed under Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn brands.

Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is Delaware’s premiere non-profit no kill animal shelter and adoption center. DHA’s mission is to act as a voice for companion animals and to enhance their welfare by providing temporary shelter, spray/neuter services, humane education programs, and adoption/placement resources.