Yappy Hour at the Ritz Carlton


Yappy Hour – Happy Hour with dogs. That sounds like a dream come true for dog lovers everywhere, right?



The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California hosts a Yappy Hour on the fourth Thursday of every month for dog owners and their fur babies. Lasting from 5 pm to 8 pm this free event is a must-see for dog lovers and owners alike. The cocktail party brings together all types of pooches for a fun evening overlooking the Pacific Ocean.





Pups get to spend time socializing with other fancy dogs while enjoying bacon, beef, or chicken infused water. If your furry friend says ‘hi’ at a local charity booth, they could even land themselves a special treat.





Human guests have a choice of many dog-themed drinks including Mutt Lunch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Château d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon. There is also a delicious barbeque for enjoying hamburgers or portobello burgers. Take in the view while your canine companion socializes.


Yappy Hour Proceeds go to support the veterans initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.




Allie and I are hard-core dog lovers and my mother is taking care of our beautiful golden retriever Lily while we are away travelling California for the summer. We miss our girl so much and jumped for joy when we heard about this amazing event at the Ritz Carlton. We got all dolled up and stole our friend’s Yorkie, Mr. Wilson, for our date (he was the perfect little gentleman).



The Ritz Carlton is the epitome of luxury. It is a stunning hotel with an amazing view, but also a little out of our price range for this trip. Getting to experience the Ritz for free by coming to this amazing event is such a great opportunity, so you shouldn’t pass it up if you are in the area!



We had a wonderful time people watching and dog watching. I swear there was every breed of dog imaginable there. The staff was so friendly, as were all the dogs and owners.



We each had a delicious glass of wine and Mr. Wilson loved his special bacon flavoured water.


We are going to miss this event so much when we leave California. I think we will need to organize a Yappy Hour of our own in Halifax when we return!



    • September 7, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks so much Kara!!

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