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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 | 6:30-9 PM
The Rock Garden at Meadow Brook Hall

Rochester, MI

Yappy Hour will be taking place in person this year, rain or shine! We look forward to seeing everybody for a fun, safe, outdoor evening to benefit the animals.

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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

Best in Show
Huntington Bank

Top Dog
Patrick & Laura Fenton
Kurtis Kitchen and Bath

Wright-Hurley Family

Loyal Friend
John Bashur in Memory of Peggy Bashur
Eric & Sheena Fisher
Karmanos Cancer Institute

Sandy & Keith Kondos
Law Offices of Barry L. Howard, P.C.
TD Auto Finance

Lisa & Scott Wasserman

Best Buddy
A. Alfred Taubman Foundation
Betsy Barnes
Edcor
Rodney D. Hagenbuch
Tim & Susan Lucken
Carlos & Christine Mazzorin
Dennis & Tina Mirku
Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
Becky & Gary Sakwa
Signal Restoration Services
Ken & Kimberly Whipple

Good Dog
Advanced Animal Chiropractic
Animal Emergency Center
Bank of Ann Arbor
Barry-Bashur Foundation
Jim & Carolyn Bellinson
Governor Jim & Janet Blanchard
Charlie’s Still on Main
Beth & Jeff Davidson
Yvonne Fisher McCready
Frank Rewold & Sons Inc.
Nancy Grosfeld
Rick Hamann
Jim & Lori Issner
LoVasco Consulting Group
Jo Elyn Nyman
Oakland Hills Veterinary Hospital
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
Shift Digital
Sigma Investment Counselors
Brenda & Fred Stern
Sue Ellen Eisenberg & Associates, P.C.
Tama, Budaj & Raab, P.C., CPAs
The Urban Dog
MJ & Jay Wright

Party Animal
Jody & Gary Astrein
Mary J. Brauer
Mike Clawson & John April
Dataspeed Inc.
Dean Sellers Ford
Winston & Winifred Duncan
East Street Pilates
Etkin
Lee & Jim Fabiano
Jennifer Falcinelli
Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Sharon Forrest
Rising Sun Investments, LLC – Bob and Linda Sue Fries
Harold G. Schaevitz Industries
MSU Federal Credit Union
Joe & Mary Ann Troy
Ronald & Patricia Verduin
In Memory of Yeager Zoner

Special Thanks to our MARL Friends
Union AdWorks

2021 Chairs

Co-Chairs
*Beth Davidson
*Laura Fenton

Canine Co-Chairs
Connor Davidson
Bentley 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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