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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.

2019 Yappy Hour Season Dates
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4-7 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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.

The Diamond Ball

Unfortunately we will not be hosting The Diamond Ball this year due to business demands; however, we continue our Yappy Hour Series with all proceeds benefitting Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). We trust you will continue your support of this important cause either through participation in Yappy Hour or by making a direct donation through our link “Make an Individual Contribution” or through

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