Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour

Tail Wagging Fun!

Yappy Hour, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions, returns this season for tail wagging fun. Dapper dogs, haute hounds and classy canines are invited to 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. With a dramatic increase in wounded veterans, The Veterans Initiative™ provides an opportunity for them to regain their independence through the support of Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs. To date, Canine Companions has placed more than 200 assistance dogs with veterans, and has 37 active teams from the Southwest Region.

Yappy Hour season begins on Thursday, May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mark your calendars for a summer full of fun canine parties on June 22, July 27, August 24 and September 28.

On Thursday, October 26 from 4 to 7 p.m., the resort offers its Yappy Howl-O-Ween where pups and their human companions strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges determines a winner, including Best in Show.

The season ending Yappy Howl-iday Celebration will be on Sunday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This festive gathering provides Fido a chance to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus.

Yappy Hour is held on The Dana Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Visit for more information.

1 Ritz Carlton Drive    Dana Point    949.240.2000