THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 USA
Phone:  +1 (949) 240-2000   •  Map & Directions
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Yappy Hour and The Diamond Ball





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. Click here for more information on the culinary offerings at Yappy Hour.

2016 Yappy Hour Dates

  • Thursday, May 19
  • Thursday, June 16
  • Thursday, July 21
  • Thursday, August 18
  • Thursday, September 15

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Thursday, October 27, 2016 / 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 FauxPaw Productions. Donation to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine per category.

Yappy Howl-iday 2016 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 / 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.

Dates subject to change.