Yappy Hour

Inspired by the classic tale of the Wizard of Oz, this year’s event will remind you that there’s no place like home for the dogs and cats that touch our lives. Guests will enjoy a silent auction, cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dog treats, red carpet photos and so much more… There’s something for everyone and their four-legged friend at Yappy Hour!


Save the Date

When: Thursday, June 1st 2017 | 6:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Meadow Brook Hall Rock Garden | Rochester

Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities!
Download the 2017 Yappy Hour Reply Form

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the 8th annual Yappy Hour, please contact Carin Jones at (231) 445-1442 or cjones@marleague.org.

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

$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 & Tim Lucken

$1,000 Good Dog Sponsors
Animal Emergency Center
Betsy Barnes
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy for Pets
Tama, Budaj & Raab P.C.
Ann Wiacek
East Street Pilates
Terence Kinchsular & Richard Hamann
Barry-Bashur Foundation
Stonebridge Financial
MJ & Jay Wright
Dubin Cleaners & Laundry

$500 Party Animal Sponsors
Lee & Jim Fabiano
PetPeople Enterprises
Allyson and John Stapleton
The Urban Dog LLC
Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC
Oakland Animal Hospital
Jody & Gary Astrein
Premier Pet Supply – Rochester
Rodney & Laverne Hagenbuch
Sigma Investment Counselors
Scrubber’s Dog Wash- Rochester Hills

Special Thanks
Kim Hurley and Robin Wright

2017 Yappy Hour Host Committee

Honorary Chairs
Hon. Barry & 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



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Yappy Hour 2017

Follow the yellow brick road to the historic rock garden at Meadow Brook Hall for a celebration inspired by the classic tale of the Wizard of Oz. This year's event will remind you that there's no place like home... Read More