Good news! Christmas is coming early. Of course, some might say it’s coming late, but that’s just not how we see things. Why so much philosophy in a blog post, you ask? Because it’s the first ever Pet Toy Drive for the APA—an idea so cute, so simple, that it really needs no further explanation.

But wait, we’re getting a new message in from headquarters. Apparently…yes, yes, the rumors are true. Beer is involved. This deserves an in-depth analysis. What kind of beer? Where can we get the beer? What must we give for the beer? Oh right, toys.

From January 11th to February 12th, we’ll be collecting new dog and cat toys at all TWB locations, in conjunction with Schlafly, who will be collecting at their Brewpub locations in St. Louis, Maplewood, and St. Charles. And of course, since this is for the APA, donations can also be dropped off at the APA Adoption Center, which is just up the road from our Hanley location.

In exchange for donating, you’ll receive a 20% off coupon for your next curbside or dine-in order at Schlafly. And for each toy gifted at a Brewpub location, you’ll also receive a can of our very own Uncaged Ale. But the best part of all? The more you give, the more you get. The sky’s the limit! As long as your sky’s limited to four cans per visit.

The only thing left to do is get some toys. Might we suggest this chewy dumbell made of durable, natural rubber? It’s a perfect way to say you’ve lifted weights recently. Or this plush, two-pack of squeaky “White Paw Seltzer”? It’s just one of the many perfect donations on the APA’s Amazon wishlist. And if you’re looking to stay local, our friends at Treats Unleashed have a ton of great options online and in-store as well.

We can’t wait to see what toys come through our doors. Buy, donate and enjoy!