Happy Cinco de Barko!
Neighborhood grooming salon Doggie-Do & Playtime Too, is inviting fested fidos to toast Cinco de Mayo with “barkaritas” at a benefit party last Thursday evening.
Thirsty pups were be able to lap at the kale-containing beverage, prepared by organic dog chef Kevyn Matthews, as they celebrated the Mexican holiday, said Doggie-Do co-owner Louis D’Alessio.
“It’s all natural,” D’Alessio, 35, said. “It’s of course non-alcoholic.”
Dog owners will be able to sip their own margaritas and sangria at the fete, was scheduled for 6 p.m. at the 348 E. 76th St. shop.
“We’re going to have Mexican music playing,” D’Alessio said. “We’re encouraging people to bring their dogs dressed up in a Mexican costume, or at least a sombrero.”
The party aims to raise funds for K9 Kastle, a small rescue organization located in the East Village.
The event is a themed version of Doggie-Do’s “Yappy Hour” parties, pooch-friendly socials that occur several Thursdays each month.
Between 50 and 75 people — and many dogs — attended, D’Alessio said.
Though the event was free, proceeds from raffle tickets will go toward the charity, and prizes include T-shirts and grooming services, he said.
Doggie-Do also promised a fun party game at its first-ever Cinco de Mayo event: limbo for both canines and their keepers.