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This dog-friendly Vancouver activity is the perfect replacement for your St. Patrick’s Day plans

Hoppy Hound is a month-long dog-friendly activity to help support local breweries responsibly, with a chance to win a prize worth over $1600.

If you're sad about missing out on St. Patrick's Day celebrations this year, a new Vancouver activity offers the perfect, COVID-conscious alternative - and it's dog-friendly!

PawSwap has teamed up with 6 local dog-loving breweries to launch Hoppy Hound, a month-long activity that provides a fun and responsible alternative to traditional St. Patrick’s Day plans From March 1 - March 31, 2021, dog owners can earn entries to two exciting prize draws when visiting select breweries with their pup, or ordering for pick up to enjoy at home.

Vancouver-based based pet app PawSwap has launched Hoppy Hound so that dog owners can help support their local dog-loving breweries, and the 6 participating breweries can be found by downloading the free PawSwap app today.

The app identifies all the dog-friendly spots in your city, and each Hoppy Hound brewery appears with a Star Icon on your PawSwap map.

How to Play

Hoppy Hound QR codes can be found at each brewery that once scanned, will give directions to automatically enter dog owners into the ‘All Entrants’ prize draw. If you prefer to enjoy your beer at home right now, the month-long activity can also be done in the comfort of your home with your dog by your side by ordering takeaway, and scanning the QR code when you arrive to pick up your order.

Participants can complete additional virtual tasks through the Hoppy Hound website, or visit other Hoppy Hound breweries to earn more entries. Dog owners with 65 entries or more will qualify for the main prize draw, courtesy of Karma Campervans.

"The pandemic has had a huge impact on our local breweries, and as St. Patrick’s Day is usually such a busy time for them, we wanted to create a fun activity that allows dog owners to support their local dog-friendly breweries in a responsible way throughout the whole month of March", said Carly Geill Marketing Manager at PawSwap. "Not only will dog owners get the chance to win amazing prizes, but they also get to include their pup in their plans this year whether they decide to visit a brewery, or bring their order home!".

The Prizes

The ‘All Entrants’ prize draw, ($450 value) includes a Mixer and Merch Prize Pack from participating breweries, while the winner of the ‘Top Entrants’ draw will receive The Ultimate Hoppy Hound Glamping Package, which also includes a 3 night stay courtesy of Karma Campervans ($1600+ value).

"A campervan road trip like this is an ideal way to adventure locally with your four-legged family member, allow yourself a breath of fresh air, and self-isolate at the same time", said Dave Wald, Managing Partner of Karma Campervans.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must be legally allowed to drink alcohol in the province of British Columbia to take part in this activity. Dogs are not allowed inside premises where food is being prepared or served, as per the Food Premises Regulation of the B.C. Public Health Act. However, all participating breweries have outside seating areas with space to keep dogs close to their owners.


When: March 1 - March 31, 2021 Where: Black Kettle Brewing, R&B Brewing, Red Truck Beer, East Van Brewing, Camp Beer Co and Moody Ales, and virtually through the Hoppy Hound website.

Prizes: Full list of prizes can be found here. Winners will be drawn at random.

How to take part: Find more details here.

Activity open to BC residents 19 or older. No purchase necessary. Activity period runs from March 1 to March 31, 2021. Total of two prizes worth approximately $2000 total to be won. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the activity period. For alternate methods of entry and full activity rules, see Terms and Conditions.


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