Yappy Hour

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 and The Diamond Ball will benefit the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

2016 Yappy Hour Dates

  • Thursday, July 21 / 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18 / 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 15 / 5 to 8 p.m.

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Thursday, October 27, 2016 / 4 to 7 p.m.
Yappy Howl-O-Ween is the chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Dynamic Duo, Most Creative, Cute and Cuddly and, of course, Best in Show. First place prize in each category is a hand-painted dog bowl by Debby Carman of FauxPaw Productions. Donation to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine per category.

Yappy Howl-iday Celebration
Sunday, December 4, 2016 / 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.

Dates subject to change.