Yappy Hour

Grab your pup and get ready to celebrate…

Yappy Hour is the only cocktail party in Metro Detroit where your dog is invited!  Grab your furry friends and enjoy an evening of cocktails, tasty treats, a silent auction, red carpet photography, and so much more. All proceeds will benefit the animals of the Michigan Animal Rescue League!

While we can’t say for sure yet if Yappy Hour 2021 will be in-person, virtual, or something in-between, one thing is for certain – we will be hosting a spectacular event in support of the animals!

Right now we are hoping to host an in-person Yappy Hour on the beautiful grounds of Meadow Brook Hall on Thursday, June 3rd.

In the springtime, MARL will make a final decision on the format of our event.  If we decide not to host an in-person Yappy Hour, we will present another virtual event bigger and better than ever!

Although 2020 was a year like none other, the needs of the animals never went away, and so neither did we.  Last year’s first-ever virtual Yappy Week was an amazing success, raising over $130,000 for the animals!  MARL never closed our doors during the pandemic and with your help we never will.


Tickets coming soon!

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Thank you to our amazing 2021 Sponsors!

Gold Grand Champion
In Memory of Sam from Ralph & Ruby

Best Buddy
Dennis & Tina Mirku

A huge thank you to our 2020 Super Hero Sponsors:

Gold Grand Champion
In Memory of Sam from Ralph & Ruby

Best in Show
Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care

Top Dog
Patrick & Laura Fenton

Loyal Friend
John M. Bashur in Memory of Peggy Bashur
Sandy & Keith Kondos
Christine & David Provost
Lisa & Scott Wasserman
Wright-Hurley Family

Best Buddy
A. Alfred Taubman Foundation
Comerica Bank
Law Offices of Barry L. Howard, P.C.
Tim & Susan Lucken
Christine & Carlos Mazzorin
Dennis & Tina Mirku
Becky & Gary Sakwa
Kimberly & Kenneth Whipple

Good Dog
Accettura & Hurwitz (x2)
Animal Emergency Center
Betsy Barnes in memory of Stuart Little
Jim & Carolyn Bellinson
Jim & Janet Blanchard
Beth & Jeff Davidson
Winston & Winifred Duncan
Nancy & Jim Grosfeld
Dale & Nancy Hadel
Rodney Hagenbuch
Terry Kinchsular & Rick Hamann
LoVasco Consulting Group
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Prestige Entertainment
Sigma Investment Counselors
Still on Main
Tama, Budaj & Raab, P.C. CPAs
TD Auto Finance
Ann Wiacek
MJ & Jay Wright

Party Animal
Jody & Gary Astrein
Thomas Baumgarten
Bob & Andi Beagle
In Loving Memory of Joan & Myron Benner
Mary J. Brauer
Sally J. Brauer
The Cavellier Family
East Street Pilates
Edward A Eickhoff & Michael Hisala
Jennifer Falcinelli
Frank Rewold & Sons Inc.
Harold G. Schaevitz Industries
Yvonne Fisher McCready
Lynette Nixon
Rick & Patti Phillips
TD Auto Finance
Joe & Mary Ann Troy

Special Thanks to our MARL Friends
Union AdWorks



*Beth Davidson
*Laura Fenton

Canine Co-Chairs
Connor Davidson
Hank Fenton

Honorary Co-Chairs
*Cindy & Hon. Barry Howard
Cara & Brian Krupa


*Jody & Gary Astrein
Betsy Barnes
Tracie Berry
Hon. Jim & Janet Blanchard
*Ralph Caplan
Jennifer Falcinelli
Beth Hall
*Jenny Heinrich
Connie Hogan
*Daniel Kelly
Deanna Malczewski
Lois Paquin
Molly & Brady Phillips
Stacey Walker
Lisa Wasserman
*Kimberly & Kenneth Whipple
Ann Wiacek
Lauren Willette Strzempek
*Robin Wright
Lori Yankel

*2020 Board of Directors



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