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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Yappy Hour Has Us Barking up the Right Tree

Written By: Brittany Lawrence
Photography Provided By: Pacific Dream Photography, @StevetheRedPoodle Yappy Hour

No need to feel guilty about leaving your furry companion at home while you sit and soak up happy hour because now they can come with! Yappy Hour at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has got you covered, so be sure to grab your fur babies and head down for the first scheduled Yappy Hour of the season on May 16. This event will have you yipping in delight as you socialize and mingle with other four-legged and two-legged guests alike. Together you can sip refreshing drinks and take in the beautiful view. Here are five reasons why this Yappy Hour will have you barking with joy:

 

1 | Bark for a Cause Yappy Hour

Not only will you be having fun with your pup and meeting new friends, but you will also be giving back! Proceeds help support the Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence, a program that connects wounded veterans with assistance dogs to help them regain independence and feel love, loyalty and companionship. “Yappy Hour began nine years ago to help raise funds and provide significant support to animal charities that make an impactful difference in the lives of those in need,” said Bruce Brainerd, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. “We’re looking forward to another great Yappy Hour season, providing the local community and their dogs with a fun yet meaningful way to support Canine Companions and the amazing work they do for veterans with disabilities.”

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2 | Be Good for a Treat Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour has treats for both of you! Let your best friend lap up complimentary chicken, bacon, beef or vegan-flavored water along with housemade peanut butter biscuits. For the humans, various food such as grilled burgers and hotdogs, and drinks are available for purchase like Merlot Over and Play Dead, Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon or cocktails featuring Tito’s Vodka.

 

3 | It’s Fur-ee to Attend

This is a complimentary event and, even better, no RSVP is needed. This means you can decide last-minute if you and your pup are up to a night out. All are welcome, even if you don’t have a dog!

Native Knowledge: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a pet-friendly hotel! With a boarding fee of $50 per night, you can have up to two dogs or cats in each guest room.

 

4 | The Location Will Have You Howlin!

Yappy Hour is held at the Ritz-Carlton’s Dana Lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With most of the events taking place from 5-8 p.m., it is the perfect place to catch those West Coast sunsets. Relax and take in the fresh ocean breeze and the stunning view.

Native Knowledge: Parking pro-tip: valet parking is offered as there is no self-parking available on the property.

 

5 | One of the Best Doggone Events in the OC

Yappy Hour is loved by both locals and visitors. It is a great chance to get out, socialize or just watch the sunset, eat and drink, and of course, play with dogs! Could this event get any better? It sure can! There are two theme nights on the schedule: Yappy Howl-O-Ween on Oct. 24 with a costume contest, and Yappy Howl-i-Days on Dec. 15 with a visit from Santa Paws! Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!

 

Below is a complete schedule of all the Ritz-Carlton’s Yappy Hours:
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.: Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11 a.m-2 p.m.: Yappy Howl-i-Day Celebration

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Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
1 Ritz-Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.240.2000