2024 Yappy Hour

Join us for Yappy Hour, the only cocktail party in Metro Detroit where your dog is invited. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, culinary delights, gourmet dog treats, photo opportunities, a silent auction, and more. All proceeds raised during Yappy Hour directly benefit the over 1,500 dogs and cats MARL provides care to annually.

Save the Date
Thursday, September 12, 2024 | 6:00-9:00pm
The Gardens of Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, MI

Tickets / Donations

Team CatBecome a SponsorLuminaries
 Silent Auction Donation

Questions about Yappy Hour? Please contact Judy Hoste at jhoste@marl.org

Thank you to our generous 2024 sponsors!

Gold Grand Champion
The Agree Family
Patrick & Laura Fenton
The Caplan Family of Rescues

Best in Show
Sandy & Keith Kondos
The Wright-Hurley Family

Top Dog
Barbara & Steven Kohler and Rachel & Ian Kohler

NLG fullcolor

MSC High Res

Loyal Friend
Bashur Barry Foundation
Cindy & Hon. Barry Howard
Lori & Jim Issner
Jordan Katzman & Jared Hocking
Dr. Justin F. Klamerus
Tina & Dennis Mirku
Laurence Wolf

Best Buddy
Betsy Barnes
Beth & Jeff Davidson
Susan & Tim Lucken
Jay & MJ Wright


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Luxe Event Linen Logo

Good Dog
Margaret Barry Bashur Trust
Hon. Jim Blanchard & Janet Blanchard
Tracie & Steve Engel
David & Frances Grossman
Becky & Gary Sakwa
Nicole Stassinopoulos
Joe & Mary Ann Troy


CB Logo Sketches2

FOA Logo Primary
Magna logo

Michigan Doodle Rescue Connect


Serra Ford Rochester Hills Logo

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Party Animal
Jody & Gary Astrein
Nancy & James Grosfeld
Liz & Brian Guz
Joe & Mary Ann Troy

Duravent Group Logo TM RGB

Trisha Mell RE Primary Vert Black Transparent (2)

Premier Pet Supply Logo

HGSI Harold G Schaevitz Industries Logo




2024 Host Committee

Tracie & Steve Engel
Laura Fenton*

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

Host Committee
Lynn Artes
Jody* & Gary Astrein
Betsy Barnes
Mo Berndtson
Tracie Berry
Karen Briggs
Patty Cox*
Lauren Fuller
Barb Grant*
Fran Grossman
Charlene Handleman
Jenny Heinrich*
Connie Hogan
Deanna Malczewski
Julie Orr
Patti Phillips
Sarah Saltzman
Sheila Sarver
Elaine Schonberger
Rick Tully, DVM
Stacey Walker
Kimberly Whipple
Robin Wright*
Lori Yankel

*2024 Board of Directors


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