Yappy Hour Returns for Tail Wagging Fun

Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour. Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with 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 available for purchase. Proceeds from Yappy Hour support The Canine Companions Veterans Initiative.

2017 Yappy Hour Dates

Thursday, May 25 | 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 22 | 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 | 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, August 24 | 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 28 | 5 to 8 p.m.

2017 Yappy Hour Gallery

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
With Emmy Award-Winning KTLA Television Reporter Wendy Burch as the evening’s emcee.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 4 to 7 p.m.

This seasonal Yappy Hour provides your pups the chance to strut their stuff in their favorite costume in front of a panel of judges who will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Best Individual, Dynamic Duo, Best Themed Group, and Best in Show.  The Costume Contest starts promptly at 5 p.m. so be sure to arrive early to register your pup. Entry is $10 per dog, per category.

Yappy Howl-iday Celebration
Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance for the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration. This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus. In keeping with the resort’s Season of Giving, guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats or dog toys to be donated to an animal rescue organization.

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. Founded in 1975, 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. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship. The tasks each Canine Companions assistance dog learns can be life-changing. From retrieving dropped house keys, opening a door, pulling a manual wheelchair or alerting to a fire alarm, Canine Companions assistance dogs help make daily physical tasks possible and open doors to new opportunities.

Dates are subject to change.

2015 Diamond Ball Gallery

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2016 Diamond Ball Gallery

Event Photos

2016 Diamond Ball Gallery

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