By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 24, 2023 at 10:20 AM

Personally, I love throwing themed birthday parties in my home for my kids … and my dogs. Just this week my Chihuahua rescue, Frankie, turned five and so I invited a few humans over for “Frankie’s Fifth Birthday Fiesta.” Yes, there was cake. Yes, she wore a special outfit. Yes, we sang “Happy Birthday.” Yes, it’s kinda ridiculous.

But you know what? I adore that furry little lady and I enjoy keeping life weird, so it was a ton of fun for me, my family and my friends who love Frankie.

However, if you prefer to throw parties outside of the home – no fuss, no cleanup – here are a few places that are ready to ramp up Rover’s big day. And if you don’t know your dog’s birthday? Make one up or celebrate the day you adopted them.

2219 N. Farwell Ave.
(414) 485-0600

Pet parents can rent out a playroom for their human and canine friends. Themed party packages are also available, as are photoshoots and locally-made Classy Girl cupcakes and pupcakes. Call or email for more information.

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The Hounds & Tap
W175N5645 Technology Drive, Menomonee Falls
(262) 293-6100

The Hounds & Tap offers an indoor/outdoor experience for dogs and has a bar for humans. It’s safe, clean, fun and woman-owned. Go here for more info.

Zoom Room
10246 W. National Ave., West Allis
(262) 358-8108

Zoom Room offers party room rental by the hour for puppy parties of all kinds. The space can accommodate up to 10 dogs and 10 humans (every dog onsite must have a handler). Call for pricing and more information.

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Having a pooch party at home? Load up on goodies from one of these pet bakeries:

Auntie Jennie’s Barkery
5606 Broad St, Greendale
(414) 235-3535

Auntie Jennie’s bakes birthday cakes for dogs from scratch. Find out more here

Mac’s Pet Depot Bakery
2197 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 294-3929

Mac’s features an incredible selection of treats and bakery items that are safe for your dog. Call or go to the website for more information.

Max’s Munchery
Located on Milwaukee’s South Side
Online business

Max’s makes custom birthday cakes for puppers. See their adorable cakes and order yours here.

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Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.