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It’s a Yappy Howl-O-Ween Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

DANA POINT, Calif. – September 20, 2016 – Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of Yappy Howl-O-Ween on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume and enjoy lapping up water in their favorite flavors – Beastly Bacon, Creepy Chicken, Ghoulish Beef and Frightful Vegan. Dog parents can relax with a selection of wines from Mutt Lynch Winery including Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, and Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon.

Emmy Award-winning KTLA television reporter Wendy Burch will serve as emcee for the evening’s costume contest, while a panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of “Dynamic Duo,” “Most Creative,” “Cute, Cuddly & Sweet,” and, of course, “Best in Show.” There is a donation of $10 per canine, per category to enter the contest.

Proceeds from Yappy Howl-O-Ween, including the costume contest entry fee, will benefit the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence which provides an opportunity for veterans to regain their independence through the support of a Canine Companions service animal. To date, Canine Companions has placed 154 assistance dogs nationally with veterans with 119 active teams that include 39 teams from the Southwest Region. There are also 22 current PTSD study placement teams. 

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