Laguna Nigel CA—Fetch a calendar and bark the dates for Yappy Hour, the monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Posh pups, haute hounds, and dapper doggies will enjoy complimentary house-made dog biscuits and refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, beef and vegan water, while their companions sip a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon. Cocktails, beer and a selection of barbecue items are also available for purchase. Supporting the resort’s Community Footprints program, proceeds from Yappy Hour benefit The Veterans Initiative™ of Canine Companions for Independence.
Release the Hounds for Yappy Hour 2018 on
- Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 5 to 8 p.m.
- Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 5 to 8 p.m.
- Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 5 to 8 p.m.
- Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 5 to 8 p.m.
- Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 5 to 8 p.m.
- Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Yappy Howl-O-Ween | 4 to 7 p.m.
- Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Yappy Howl-iday Celebration | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
And as Bruce Brainerd, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel said, “Over the years, Yappy Hour has not only been an exciting event that brings the local community and their dogs together, but it has raised significant funds in support of animal charities that change lives. It’s truly an honor to host Yappy Hour and the assistance we are able to provide to Canine Companions could not happen without the generosity of our friends, neighbors, and business partners.”
With a dramatic increase in wounded veterans, The Veterans Initiative provides an opportunity for veterans to regain their independence through the support of Canine Companions assistance dogs. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.