The Jet Set Pets were on the scene for the second installment of Yappy Hour Season 2 at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. Our mascot Lucy was among the hundreds of dogs that accompanied their guardians at the monthly cocktail party gathering held the first Thursday of every month on The Dana Lawn of the pet-friendly hotel in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Pampered pooches sniffed and schmoozed with other cute canines as their pet guardians sipped Mutt Lynch Wines by the glass that included:
- Unleashed Chardonnay
- Merlot Over and Play Dead
- Chateau D’og Cab Sauvignon
No wine for the dogs, of course, but they did enjoy lapping up their own libations, thanks to water in their favorite flavor — bacon, chicken, cheese, beef or liver.
Canines are always complimentary at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Yappy Hour, where no-host cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are available for their companions.A portion of the proceeds from all of The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Yappy Hours are donated to a local animal rescue organization.
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Yappy Hour isn’t just a place for pet parents and their posh pals to socialize but also a resource for pet lovers. Author Maggie Espinoza sold autographed copies of her hit book The Privileged Pooch while talented artist Debby Carman, who created the whimsical pet feeding bowls used by The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel and the Yappy Hour poster below, showed off her creations. Representatives from Camp Bow Wow and Dr. Jill Goldman, a certified applied animal behaviorist, were also on hand.
Join the Yappy Hour fun!
The remaining schedule for Yappy Hour at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is:
August 2, 5 to 8 p.m.
September 6, 5 to 8 p.m.
October 25, 4 to 7 p.m.: Howl-O-Ween, a special Yappy Hour celebration where your posh pal can strut his stuff in his favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show.
Plans are underway for a holiday-themed Yappy Hour as well. Check back on TheJetSetPets.com for details.
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel offers a Posh Pooch package for its discriminating guests that include four-legged friends. When you include Fido on your trip to this Laguna Beach pet friendly hotel, the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel promises “tails” of devotion from your family friend for a long time to come.
Your Posh Pooch will enjoy:
- A hand-painted water dish
- Plush Doggie Bed
- Chew toy
- Doggie Menu
- Vista View dog walking trail map
- Dog Waste Bags
- Club Yappy card, a loyalty card entitling guests to 15 percent savings in the spa, retail shop, Ambassadors program and all food and beverage outlets.
In-room dining for pets
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel pet menu for fine felines and pampered pooches includes these tantalizing dishes:
- Bow Wow Tenderloin – A hearty meal of beef with eggs and brown rice
- Dog Bone Meatloaf – Ground sirloin sauteed with carrots, peppers, diced potato, broccoli, diced cauliflower and baked
- Puppy Love – Ground chicken breast with brown rice mixed with yogurt
- Kitty’s Salmon Supreme – Fresh filet of grilled salmon
At this California pet-friendly hotel there is a $150 one-time non-refundable pet cleaning fee per stay, as well as a $50 per night boarding fee. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel welcomes all well-mannered, disease free dogs and cats. No more than two pets may occupy each guestroom. Pets must be leashed or held in arms in all common areas of the Resort. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel regrets that pets are not allowed in the hotel’s restaurants, the Bar, the Fitness Center and Spa, the Pool Areas or The Ritz Carlton Club Level lounge. This exclusion does not apply to guide or service animals.
Dogs are not permitted on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level.