Wednesday 24 April 2024
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Yappy Hour 2017: Something to Bark About


The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions, returns this season to much local acclaim. Dapper dogs, haute hounds and classy canines party with other pups and pooches and lap up libations such as bacon, chicken, and beef-infused water and the ever popular house-made dog biscuits, while their companions relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon. Cocktails, beer and a savory selection of barbecue items are also available for purchase. As part of the resort’s Community Footprints program, proceeds from Yappy Hour will once again benefit The Veterans Initiative™ of Canine Companions for Independence.

Mark your calendar and make a date with your best four-legged friend.


  • 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.


  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 4 to 7 p.m.

Yappy Howl-O-Ween is the chance for pups and their human companions to strut their stuff in their favorite costume(s). A panel of judges will determine who will win the costume contest, including Best in Show.


  • 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.

Visit the website for additional information about The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Yappy Hour and to learn more about The Veterans Initiative™ of Canine Companions for Independence.




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