Yappy Hour

The Michigan Animal Rescue League’s 8th annual Yappy Hour was bigger and better than ever! The Wizard of Oz-inspired evening welcomed hundreds of guests and their canine companions to the beautiful Rock Garden at Meadow Brook Hall.

The event featured music, an incredible silent auction, red carpet photos by Independent Expressions, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dog treats compliments of The Urban Dog, and too much more to list!

Because of the generosity of our guests and sponsors, the 2017 Yappy Hour was an incredible success. All of the proceeds directly benefit the homeless cats and dogs of southeast Michigan who are waiting for their second chance.

2017 Yappy Hour Sponsors

$15,000 Grand Champion Sponsors
Jennifer and Jeffrey Farber
Sam and Ruby D. Caplan

$10,000 Top Dog Sponsors


Chief Financial Credit Union


$5,000 Loyal Friend Sponsors

$2,500 Best Buddy Sponsors
Sandy and Keith Kondos
Christine and Carlos Mazzorin
Tina and Dennis Mirku
Law Offices of Barry L. Howard, P.C
Margaret and John Bashur
Gary and Becky Sakwa
Susan and Tim Lucken
Jane Logan and Bob VanHellemont

$1,000 Good Dog Sponsors
Yvonne and Michael McCready
Animal Emergency Center
Betsy Barnes
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation and Therapy for Pets
Edcor Data Services, LLC
Tama, Budaj & Raab P.C., CPA’s
Ann Wiacek
East Street Pilates
Terry Kinchsular and Rick Hamann
Barry-Bashur Foundation
Stonebridge Financial
MJ and Jay Wright
Dubin Cleaners & Laundry
Governor Jim and Janet Blanchard

$500 Party Animal Sponsors
Lee and Jim Fabiano
PetPeople Enterprises
Allyson and John Stapleton
The Urban Dog LLC
Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC
Oakland Animal Hospital
Jody and Gary Astrein
Premier Pet Supply – Rochester
Rodney and Laverne Hagenbuch
Sigma Investment Counselors
Scrubbers Dog Wash- Rochester Hills
John April and Mike Clawson
Richard and Joanne Brodie
Ron and Patricia Verduin

Special Thanks
Kim Hurley and Robin Wright
Detroit Marriott Troy

2017 Yappy Hour Host Committee

Honorary Chairs
Hon. Barry and Cindy Howard

Cara Krupa
Jennifer Farber

Host Committee
Jody and Gary Astrein
Betsy Barnes
Tracie Berry
Hon. Jim and Janet Blanchard
Luanne Broecker
Michelle Fallscheer
Lauren and Gerald Bojanowski
Beth Hall
Jenny Heinrich
Connie Hogan
Dan Kelly
Kelly Lawrence
Paul and Lisa MacArthur
Deanna Malczewski
Christine and Carlos Mazzorin
Rep. Michael and Yvonne McCready
Jana McNair
Susan Murphy
Laurie Muschong
Molly Phillips
Samantha Phillips
Robert and Sue Spangler
Tara Stevenson
Jep and Michelle Street
Patricia and Ronald Verduin
Stacey Walker
Kimberly and Kenneth Whipple
Ann Wiacek
Lori Yankel

Canine Co-Chairs
Sugar Krupa
Trace Farber
Petrus Farber