Bridget Childs: Event Manager of BarkHappy Buffalo 

Calling all Buffalo dog lovers! Bring your dogs and your friends to Hooch With Your Pooch Party presented by BarkHappy! It takes place on Saturday, January 27th at Lockhouse Distillery.  Enjoy drink specials, contests and giveaways while supporting Buffalo C.A.R.E.S! Did we mention free Buffalo Barkery treats? In preparation for this upcoming event, we talked to Bridget to find out a little bit about herself and more about BarkHappy. Check it out!


What is BarkHappy?

BarkHappy is a free, location based app which is nationwide.  It allows you to explore dog friendly places and events, connect with other dog owners nearby, and even has Lost and Found alerts!  


What are BarkHappy’s long-term goals?

We believe dogs are happiest when they are out being social with their humans, meeting other dogs and people. We’re on a mission to build an active, engaged community of dogs, their owners, and a platform for dog friendly businesses and events through real life experiences!  Take your dog and Go!

Do you have any pets? Names, ages

I have the best English bulldog ever named Frankie and he is 1 1/2 years old. 


Can you tell us a little bit more about Hooch with Your Pooch that you have planned at Lockhouse Distillery?

The BarkHappy Event will take place January 27th from 3pm until 5pm. We will have drink specials from Lockhouse, lots of fun prizes,  giveaways from local businesses such as Buffalo Barks Doggy Daycare, Buffalo Barkery, Music Connects PeopleBuffabrand, Alex Enser Photography and Brewdogs and Fewines. We will also have a doggy talent show to show off the best tricks! Part of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Buffalo C.A.R.E.S. Animal Rescue as well. 

Hooch with your Pooch takes place at Lockhouse Distillery & Bar on January 27th from 3pm-5pm.

Hooch with your Pooch takes place at Lockhouse Distillery & Bar on January 27th from 3pm-5pm.

What do you do for fun?

I really enjoy family time with my three children, husband and Frankie. I love hiking and spending time outdoors on fun family adventures, attending concerts, and exploring new places in Buffalo.

Anything else you would like to add?

I am new to the BarkHappy Team and this will be my first event as a manager. I am really eager to see the outcome. I have a deep passion and love for dogs, and so many people here in Buffalo do, too. I will be holding events every four weeks spread out in the Western New York area and cannot wait to see what's next for BarkHappy in Buffalo! 



Band: City and Colour 

Movie or TV Show: E.T. 

Bar or Restaurant: Too many good places in Buffalo to pick one! 

Place to go unwind: Camping 

Animal: Elephants 

Food: Ice cream 

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More about Hooch With Your Pooch Party benefiting Buffalo C.A.R.E.S! 

Saturday, January 27th from 3-5pm

Lockhouse Distillery & Bar
41 Columbus Drive
Buffalo, NY

Tickets Start at $12 per person and Include:
-FREE 1/2 Off Coupon for Custom Printed Apparel from BuffaBrand Marketing/Music Connects People
-FREE 2 Days of Doggy Daycare Passes at Buffalo Barks Doggy Daycare ($42 Value)
-FREE Homemade Doggy Treats from Buffalo Barkery -Exciting Door Prizes

-FREE Digital print of you and your dog from Alex Enser Photography

-FREE $5 gift card to Brewdogs and Fewines

Note: Early Bird tickets are $12 per person and are limited in quantity. Once sold out, general admission tickets are $12 per person.

Save 10% on tickets by using the promo code found in the BarkHappy app under Events, look for this event. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Buffalo C.A.R.E.S.

Be sure to purchase tickets in advance online. Tickets are per person. Tickets are not sold at the door and a limited number are available.



Drew Williams