Yappy Hour

Join us for the only cocktail party in Metro Detroit where your dog is welcome!

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11th Annual Yappy Hour

June 4th, 2020 | 6:30 – 9PM
The Rock Garden at Meadow Brook Hall

Grab your cape and join us for this exciting and dog-friendly event. MARL is kicking off it’s 11th annual Yappy Hour by celebrating all the shelter superheros that help make MARL A Different Breed of Shelter. Heroes and sidekicks alike will enjoy an evening of cocktails, gourmet treats, red carpet photos, a silent auction, and more! Don’t have a dog? No problem! Come and see the amazing variety of dogs that turn up every year to celebrate Yappy Hour. All proceeds from the evening will benefit dogs and cats in need at the Michigan Animal Rescue League.

Sponsorship Opportunities          Purchase a Luminary

Tickets available soon.


Gold Grand Champion
In Memory of Sam from Ralph & Ruby

Top Dog
Patrick & Laura Fenton

Loyal Friend
Wright-Hurley Family

Best Buddy
Becky & Gary Sakwa
Law Offices of Barry L. Howard, P.C.
Christine & Carlos Mazzorin
Dennis & Tina Mirku

Good Dog
Advanced Animal Chiropractic
Betsy Barnes
Jim & Janet Blanchard
Winston & Winifred Duncan
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Tama, Budaj & Raab, P.C. CPAs

Party Animal
East Street Pilates
The Urban Dog

Special Thanks to our MARL Friends
Union AdWorks



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

*Beth Davidson
*Laura Fenton

Canine Co-Chairs
Connor Davidson
Hank Fenton

*2020 Board of Directors


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

Best in Show Sponsors
Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care

Loyal Friend Sponsors
John M. Bashur
DTE Energy

Fifth Third Bank

Sandy & Keith Kondos
Lisa & Scott Wasserman
Wright-Hurley Family

Best Buddy Sponsors
A. Alfred Taubman Foundation

Advanced Animal Chiropractic
All American Pet Resorts – Shelby Township

Comerica Bank


Cindy & Barry Howard
Huntington Bank

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

Susan & Tim Lucken
Carlos & Christine Mazzorin
Dennis & Tina Mirku
Park West Gallery

Becky & Gary Sakwa
Signal Restoration Services

Good Dog Sponsors
Animal Emergency Center
Jody & Gary Astrein
Bank of Ann Arbor – Birmingham Office
Betsy Barnes
Governor Jim Blanchard & Janet Blanchard
Winston & Winifred Duncan
East Street Pilates
Etkin Real Estate Solutions
Flagstar Bank
Nancy & Jim Grosfeld
Rebecca & Jake Grove
Rodney Hagenbuch
Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC
Brian, Rebecca, Zach, & Sloane Howard – Stage Equity Partners, LLC
Terry Kinchsular and Rick Hamann
LoVasco Consulting Group
Oakland Hills Veterinary Hospital
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
Sigma Investment Counselors
Tama, Budaj & Raab, P.C., CPAs
Kimberly & Kenneth Whipple
Ann Wiacek
MJ & Jay Wright

Party Animal Sponsors
Dataspeed, Inc.
Beth & Jeff Davidson
Frank Rewold & Sons Inc.
Gordon Advisors, P.C.
Edward Eickhoff & Michael Hisala
Liz & JJ Modell
Norm & Susie Pappas
Premier Pet Supply
The Urban Dog


Honorary Co-Chairs
*Cindy & Hon. Barry Howard

*Beth Davidson
Cara Krupa

Canine Co-Chairs
Connor Davidson
Sugar Krupa
Stretch Krupa


*Jody & Gary Astrein
Betsy Barnes
Tracie Berry
Hon. Jim & Janet Blanchard
Lauren & Gerald Bojanowski
*Luanne Broecker
*Ralph Caplan
Jennifer Falcinelli
Jennifer Farber
Beth Hall
*Jenny Heinrich
Connie Hogan
*Daniel Kelly
*Cindy Kenety
Lisa & Paul MacArthur
Deanna Malczewski
Christine & Carlos Mazzorin
Yvonne Fisher McCready
*Jana McNair
Susan Murphy
Laurie Muschong
Lois Paquin-Hoffiz
*Molly Phillips
Samantha Phillips
Jep & Michelle Street
Patricia Verduin
Stacey Walker
*Lisa Wasserman
*Kimberly & Kenneth Whipple
Ann Wiacek
Lauren Willette Strzempek
*Robin Wright
Lori Yankel

* 2019 Board of Directors

Special thanks to our MARL friends:
Union AdWorks
Love & Buttercream
Plum Market



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