Yappy Hour

The Michigan Animal Rescue League’s Yappy Hour is the only cocktail party in Metro Detroit where your dog is welcome… and this year’s celebration was bigger and better than ever! This year’s garden party themed event celebrated Michigan Animal Rescue League’s 65 years of growth, renewal and strong roots in our community.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and guests, the 9th annual Yappy Hour was an incredible success. Together, we were able to raise funds that will directly benefit the homeless cats and dogs in our community!

The event featured delicious food, an incredible silent auction, red carpet photos by Independent Expressions, gourmet dog treats complements of The Urban Dog and a lot of charming four-legged guests!

MARL would like to thank the Yappy Hour Co-Chairs, Cara Krupa and Beth Davidson, for helping put together this spectacular event.

SAVE THE DATE: The 10th annual Yappy Hour will be held June 6, 2019 at Meadow Brook Hall. If you are interested in helping with the 2019 Yappy Hour, please contact Carin Jones at cjones@marleague.org



Gold Grand Champion Sponsors
Sam & Ruby D. Caplan
Jennifer & Jeffrey Farber

Grand Champion Sponsors
Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Oakland


Top Dog Sponsors
Anonymous MARL Friends

Loyal Friend Sponsors
Sandy & Keith Kondos

Best Buddy Sponsors
A. Alfred Taubman Foundation
Bank of Ann Arbor
Becky & Gary Sakwa
Christine & Carlos Mazzorin
Dennis & Tina Mirku
Kimberly & Kenneth Whipple
Law Offices of Barry L. Howard, P.C.
Margaret Bashur
Susan & Tim Lucken

Good Dog Sponsors
Advanced Animal Chiropractic
Animal Emergency Center
Ann Wiacek
Barry-Bashur Foundation
Betsy Barnes
Brian L. Howard, Stage Equity Partners, LLC
Dubin Cleaners and Laundry
Harold G Schaevitz Industries
Honorable Jim & Janet Blanchard
Jody & Gary Astrein
Karen Minkin
M.J & Jay Wright
Mike Clawson & John April
Nancy & Jim Grosfeld
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation and Therapy for Pets
Premier Pet Supply
Tama, Budaj & Raab, P.C., CPA’S
Terry Kinchsular & Rick Hamann
Winston & Winifred Duncan
Yvonne Fisher McCready

Party Animal Sponsors
Anonymous MARL friends
Beth & Jeff Davidson
Birmingham Dog Obedience School, Inc.
Budget Blinds of Lake Orion
East Street Pilates
Edward Eickhoff & Michael Hisala
FIGO Rochester
Lee & Jim Fabiano
Mark & Amy Accettura
Rodney & Laverne Hagenbuch
Ron & Patricia Verduin
Sigma Investment Counselors
Steve’s Deli
The Urban Dog

Special thanks to Love & Buttercream for their donation of various desserts to be served at Yappy Hour!


Co-Chairs
Cara Krupa
Beth Davidson

Canine Co-Chairs
Sugar Krupa
Stretch Krupa
Connor Davidson

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