Dog Daze of Summer at Mellow Mushroom

This past week we celebrated the “Dog Daze of Summer” at Mellow Mushroom! It was not just another ordinary visit to our favorite stone-baked pizzeria. This time we got to bring our fur baby, Buttercup, with us. Mellow Mushroom has been always been one of our favorite dining establishments, but when we heard that we could bring our dog and help support other dogs in need, this took our deep love for this place to a whole new level.

Dog Daze of Summer

Mellow Mushroom is teaming up with The Lagunitas Brewing Company to support Best Friends Animal Society with special events, beer and pizza packages, and custom merchandise to celebrate man’s best friend. Proceeds will go to Best Friends Animal Society, which supports a network of shelter partners in Mellow Mushroom cities and across the country. The goal is to raise $40,000.00.

Mellow Mushroom Best Friends Package

Animal lovers will find a variety of ways to contribute to the cause throughout the summer. Every Sunday from May 23 to August 28, Mellow Mushroom restaurants will offer The Best Friends package featuring a medium cheese pizza, pretzel bites, and a pitcher of Lagunitas beer, available for purchase in-store. The Best Friends package – with a 6-pack of Lagunitas beer – is available to purchase online at For every Best Friends package purchased, Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 to Best Friends Animal Society.

The Yellow Room

Mellow Mushroom fans will also be able to purchase unique gear designed especially for the partnership. Options include t-shirts, dog bowls, dog bandanas and dog leashes, available for purchase at Or guests can also donate directly to Best Friends Animal Society, and for every dollar donated, Mellow Mushroom and Lagunitas will each match the contribution.

Best Friends Animal Society

“Mellow Mushroom restaurant patios are dog-friendly. It’s one more way we keep dining out Mellow for our guests,” said Anne Mejia, Mellow Mushroom Vice President of Brand Development. “This summer we are thrilled to partner with The Lagunitas Brewing Company and Best Friends Animal Society to raise money for pets in need. We invite animal lovers and their four-legged best friends to join us all summer long and enjoy a cold Lagunitas beer, delicious stone-baked Mellow Mushroom pies, and make a donation or contribute to Best Friends Animal Society by purchasing the Dog Daze merchandise.”

Cottleville Patio

“Just about everyone loves pizza and beer, but pizza and beer that helps homeless pets? That’s even better! Best Friends is so grateful to Mellow Mushroom and Lagunitas for their generous support. This partnership is a very tasty way for pet lovers to make a big impact for shelter dogs and cats in their community and across the country,” said Makena Yarbrough, senior director of regional programs at Best Friends Animal Society.

Adoption is the best option when adding a pet to your family, according to Yarbrough. “Approximately 625,000 dogs and cats are killed in U.S. shelters simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home. Adoption is critical to saving lives and you can find a great best friend at a shelter near you,” she said.

“If you’ve ever enjoyed one of our ruthlessly delicious IPAs, you can see right on the label that we LOVE dogs,” said Paige Guzman, CMO of Lagunitas. “That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to team up with Best Friends Animal Society and Mellow Mushroom to help out pooches, pups, and doggos all across the country. Being able to enjoy a cold IPA, a hot pizza, all the while supporting dogs in need is about as good as it gets in my book. At Lagunitas we always say that it’s good to have friends, whether they have two legs or four.”

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