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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. This year, you’ll fall in love with the incredible rescue cats and dogs of MARL in a gorgeous autumn atmosphere. All proceeds benefit the animals of the Michigan Animal Rescue League!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
The Rock Garden at Meadow Brook Hall

Rochester, MI

MARL is thrilled to be hosting our first-ever Fall Yappy Hour! While we are optimistic for a live event, we are prepared to turn Yappy Hour virtual if the pandemic prevents us from gathering in person.

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Although 2020 was a year like none other, the needs of the animals never went away, so neither did we.  Last year’s first-ever virtual Yappy Week was an amazing success, raising over $140,000 for the animals!  MARL has never once closed our doors during the pandemic and with your help we never will.

Enjoy this peek at past Yappy Hours!

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Thank you to our amazing 2021 Sponsors!

Gold Grand Champion
The Caplan Family of Rescues
Jennifer & Jeffrey Farber

Top Dog
Patrick & Laura Fenton
Wright-Hurley Family

Loyal Friend
John Bashur
Karmanos Cancer Institute

Sandy & Keith Kondos
TCF Bank

TD Auto Finance

Lisa & Scott Wasserman

Best Buddy
A. Alfred Taubman Foundation
Betsy Barnes
Rodney D. Hagenbuch
Law Offices of Barry L. Howard, P.C.
Carlos & Christine Mazzorin
Dennis & Tina Mirku
Becky & Gary Sakwa
Ken & Kimberly Whipple

Good Dog
Animal Emergency Center
Bank of Ann Arbor
Barry-Bashur Foundation
Charlie’s Still on Main
Beth & Jeff Davidson
Yvonne Fisher McCready
LoVasco Consulting Group
Nancy Grosfeld
Oakland Hills Veterinary Hospital
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
Sigma Investment Counselors
Tama, Budaj & Raab, P.C., CPAs
The Urban Dog
MJ & Jay Wright

Party Animal
Jody & Gary Astrein
Mary J. Brauer
Mike Clawson & John April
Winston & Winifred Duncan
East Street Pilates
Etkin
Lee & Jim Fabiano
Jennifer Falcinelli
Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Sharon Forrest
Harold G. Schaevitz Industries
Joe & Mary Ann Troy
Ronald & Patricia Verduin

Special Thanks to our MARL Friends
Union AdWorks

2021 Chairs

Co-Chairs
*Beth Davidson
*Laura Fenton

Canine Co-Chairs
Connor Davidson
Hank Fenton

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

Host Committee
*Jody & Gary Astrein
Betsy Barnes
Tracie Berry
*Ralph Caplan
Beth Hall
*Jenny Heinrich
Connie Hogan
Deanna Malczewski
Lois Paquin
*Kimberly & Kenneth Whipple
Ann Wiacek
*Robin Wright
Lori Yankel

*2021 Board of Directors

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An extra-special 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
Edcor
Huntington
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

 

CO-CHAIRS

Co-Chairs
*Beth Davidson
*Laura Fenton

Canine Co-Chairs
Connor Davidson
Hank Fenton

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

HOST COMMITTEE

*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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