By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 21, 2021 at 11:31 AM

The Hounds & Tap is now open for dogs and dog lovers in Menomonee Falls. It's the first business of its kind to open in the Midwest.

"Our mission is to connect hounds and humans to make every day a play day. This is at the core of everything we do," says co-owner Leah Neuroth.

The 12,000-square-foot facility offers daycare, boarding, grooming, self serve dog washing, an indoor/outdoor dog park and a tavern.

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"We wanted to create a space where dogs and their humans can come together in a safe, clean environment that is grounded in our community,"  says co-owner Jeffrey Wilgus.

To hang out at The Hounds & Tap, all dog owners must show proof of up-to-date dog vaccinations. In addition, all hounds must be at least four months of age, be spayed or neutered if over six months of age, and have a dog- and human-friendly temperment. 

The tavern and dog park have a separate entrance from the rest of the facility and feature TVs, WiFi and a full bar with local craft beers, wine and cocktails. A variety of local food trucks will park regularly on site.

"The Hounds & Tap caters to dogs and dog lovers, but all humans are welcome, whether they own a dog or not," says Neuroth.

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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.