Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions held on The Dana Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Dapper dogs and pampered pups are invited to enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and refreshing libations including bacon, chicken, and beef flavored water, while their human companions can purchase beer, wine and barbecue. As part of the resort’s Community Footprints program, proceeds from Yappy Hour will benefit the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.
Yappy Hour 2016
- Thursday, June 16, 2016
- Thursday, July 21, 2016
- Thursday, August 18, 2016
- Thursday, September 15, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Held from 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 Faux Paws Productions. Donation to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine per category.
Yappy Howl-iday Celebration
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Santa Claus makes a special appearance at the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration. Held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., this festive gathering 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 local animals in need.
Visit the website for additional information; go to RitzCarlton.com.