Haute Hounds and Posh Pooches Gather for Yappy Hour
May 05, 2014 • Trends
Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions, returns this month for a fourth season at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Haute hounds enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, and beef flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines. The resort is proud to also announce the Second Annual Diamond Ball, a gala evening of inspiration committed to saving lives, to be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
This year’s proceeds from Yappy Hour and The Diamond Ball will support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, and will help offset some of the unique costs associated with Canine Companion’s Southwest Region puppy raising program. Canine Companions has had more than 360 volunteer puppy raisers in Orange County and the funds raised through Yappy Hour will be dedicated for puppy training and obedience classes, transportation of puppies to their new puppy raisers, spaying and neutering, and boarding costs for puppies in heat.
“We are in our fourth season of Yappy Hour and last year, in conjunction with The Diamond Ball, we raised $90,000 for Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets and the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence,” said Bruce Brainerd, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. “Yappy Hour not only brings the local community together for an evening out with their dog, it raises funds for a cause that our friends and neighbors truly care about.”
Dates for the 2014 Season include:
• Yappy Hour – Thursday, May 15, 2014; 5 to 8 p.m.
• Yappy Hour – Thursday, June 19, 2014; 5 to 8 p.m.
• Yappy Hour – Thursday, July 17, 2014; 5 to 8 p.m.
• Yappy Hour – Thursday, August 21, 2014; 5 to 8 p.m.
• Yappy Hour – Thursday, September 18, 2014; 5 to 8 p.m.
• Yappy Howl-O-Ween – Thursday, October 30, 2014; 4 to 7 p.m.
• The Diamond Ball – Saturday, November 8, 2014; 5 p.m. to midnight
• Yappy Howl-iday Celebration – Sunday, December 7, 2014; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit ww.ritzcarlton.com/LagunaYappyHour for additional information.