Monthly event to feature first Barking Lot Party

The inaugural Third Thursday Barking Lot Party is to take place 5-8 p.m. Thursday with events planned in the Croghan Colonial Bank and Laird Arcade parking lots.

Nearly 30 businesses are to offer specials. Participants can register for door prizes at participating businesses. The event is free and family- and pet-friendly.

Participants are encouraged to enjoy a day downtown with their pup. Start at the barking lot for music, giveaways and fun with participating businesses. Then, take a walk through downtown for pet-friendly specials at local businesses. The event benefits the revitalization of downtown Tiffin.

If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs, children or strangers, do not bring them. All dogs must be kept on a leash.

Also, Trivia Night in Downtown Tiffin is to start at 7 p.m. at The Chandelier Community Event Center, 151 S. Washington St.

Participating businesses include:

Allstate Insurance, 72 E. Market St. – Free rope toys and pet insurance quotes.

Stover Veterinary Service – Vet-Mobile unit offering discounted nail trims and tours.

Simply Susan’s, 70 S. Washington St. – personalized dog tags for $10.

Clover Club, 266 S. Washington St. – Doggy Patio will be open.

Jolly’s, 66 E. Market St. – $1 hot dogs for your hot dog.

Phat Cakes, 45 S. Washington St. – homemade dog treats.

Ralphs Joy of Living, 33 N. Washington St. – $10 wine tasting (limited spots; RSVP).

The Laird Arcade Brewery, 114 S. Washington St., Suite D – free live music.

Viaduct, 84 N. Washington St. – back patio will be open; 50 cent wings and $1 drafts.

GEM Yoga, 114 S. Washington St. – yoga with your dog.

FroZone, 114 S. Washington St. – $1 pup cups.

Renaissance, 129 S. Washington St. – 25% off of all Bird Dog whiskeys.

SSG Ink, 107 E. Perry St. – doggy bandannas.

Melissa Perry Photography, 70 E. Market St. – $25 pet portraits.

Jen Burns Flair 37 – paw painting.

Divine Style Boutique, 116 S. Washington St., Suite C – 20% off purchase of $50.

Croghan Bank, 796 W. Market St. – free Frisbees.

Michelle’s K9 Style and Smiles, 239 W Market St. – $10 nail trim.

Reino’s, 73 E Market St. – $2 Pizza by the slice.

Washington Street Outfitters, 186 S. Washington St. – selling dog merchandise.

Put N Pita, 116 S. Washington St. – free dog treats.

Tiffin Pedal Co. – Pedal car downtown.

Empire at 138, 138 S. Washington St. – Doggy Beauty Contest, costumes encouraged. Winner receives painting of their dog by local artist Jon Adams.

Airbrush Beauty, 120 ½ S. Washington St. – Make-Up your Mutt, hair conditioning, brushing, and bandanna.

Taylor Elchert Photography, 186 S. Washington St. – 10% off a photo session with a donation to the Humane Society of Seneca County.

Mix 96.7 WBVI – broadcasting live music and interviews in the parking lot.

REMAX, 108 S. Washington St. – raffling an interior dog house, proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network.

Reclaim It, 127 S. Washington St. – silent auction for a dog crate/end table and 10% off all dog dishes.

Threads, 2451 W. Market St. – selling pet-themed bracelets.