MidTown Mutts grand opening to include ‘Pup-Up’ restaurant, tornado pets fundraiser

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OKLAHOMA CITY – MidTown Renaissance has teamed-up with Central Oklahoma Humane Society, Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. and a few local chefs to celebrate the grand opening of MidTown Mutts Dog Park with a ‘Pup-Up’ restaurant serving gourmet hotdogs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 409 W. Park Place, north of N.W. 10th Street on the corner of Hudson Avenue and Park Place.

Attendees will be served street dogs and gourmet/specialty hotdogs by Ludivine Chefs Jonathon Stranger and Russ Johnson, and Chef Marc Dunham from the Francis Tuttle Culinary Institute. There will also be toys for the dogs, and treats made with local, organic ingredients.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

“The success of the efforts of MidTown Renaissance to revitalize the area, and events like H&8th Night Market, has helped drive an increase in residential real estate, families with pets,” MidTown Mutts designer Larry Pickering said. “Green space like this is vital in an urban setting, and dog parks are a great way for people to connect with their neighbors.”

The temporary public park, free for dogs of all sizes, will include a fenced play and exercise area, watering stations, water receptacles, clean-up stations, benches and shaded areas. Hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

The event will also serve as a fundraiser to help OK Humane recoup funding directed to support for pets displaced by the May tornadoes.

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