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 Canine Companions Veterans Initiative.

2016 Yappy Hour Dates

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Thursday, October 27, 2016 / 4 to 7 p.m.

wendy-burchGet ready to howl at the moon with Emmy Award-Winning KTLA Television Reporter Wendy Burch as the evening’s emcee. This is our most popular Yappy Hour of the season!  Dress your pups and let them strut their stuff in their favorite costume for a chance to take home the prize in the costume categories of “Dynamic Duo,” “Most Creative,” Cute, Cuddly and Silly,” and “Best in Show.” Donation to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine per category.
Costume Contest starts promptly at 5 pm. All dogs must be entered by 5 pm.

Yappy Howl-iday Celebration
Sunday, December 4, 2016 / 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

yappy-howl-idays-photoSanta 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.

View 2016 Yappy Hour Gallery