I already consider Andy's Frozen Custard one of my "happy places." I mean, it's incredibly delicious, obviously. However, I love that they're opening up their business to support the SPCA of East Texas whose mission is to "to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering and elevate their status in society."

Andy's is known for bringing joy to the dogs (who bring so much joy to us) with their "puppy cones." So, I have a feeling if you ask your dog if he or she would like to accompany you to the "Pooches on the Patio" event at Andy's Frozen Custard on South Broadway in Tyler, August 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., they'll be absolutely ready to go.

So, bring your dog and everyone you know and enjoy some delicious Andy's Frozen Custard, keeping in mind that a portion of the proceeds during this time will go toward helping the SPCA of East Texas continue their beautiful work to improve the lives of animals in East Texas.

A couple of things to keep in mind?

Please make sure your furry friends are current on their vaccinations and are wearing a current rabies tag. Any puppies under one year of age that join the fun need to be fully vaccinated. This is required by the Northeast Public Health District. It is always requested that only pets who have been spayed or neutered attend. After all, we want everyone to be well-mannered. ;)

See you there?