Yappy Hour


Thank you to every shelter super hero who made this event a virtual success! This year we celebrated all the super heroes that make MARL a different breed of shelter. Heroes and sidekicks joined together to fill up the Guest List, join the ranks of Team Cat, and enjoy a peek at life behind the scenes at MARL!

Yappy Week raised more than $130,000 for the homeless dogs and cats at MARL. That’s enough to clear the amount we originally budgeted for Yappy Hour! The animals at MARL are so grateful to have the support of this amazing community of donors who continue to support them no matter what.

Here’s a quick look back at Yappy Week:

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An Extra Special Thank You to our
2020 Super Hero Sponsors:

Gold Grand Champion
In Memory of Sam from Ralph & Ruby

Best in Show
Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care

Top Dog
Patrick & Laura Fenton

Loyal Friend
John M. Bashur in Memory of Peggy Bashur
Sandy & Keith Kondos
Christine & David Provost
Lisa & Scott Wasserman
Wright-Hurley Family

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

Good Dog
Accettura & Hurwitz (x2)
Animal Emergency Center
Betsy Barnes in memory of Stuart Little
Jim & Carolyn Bellinson
Jim & Janet Blanchard
Beth & Jeff Davidson
Winston & Winifred Duncan
Nancy & Jim Grosfeld
Dale & Nancy Hadel
Rodney Hagenbuch
Terry Kinchsular & Rick Hamann
LoVasco Consulting Group
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Prestige Entertainment
Sigma Investment Counselors
Still on Main
Tama, Budaj & Raab, P.C. CPAs
TD Auto Finance
Ann Wiacek
MJ & Jay Wright

Party Animal
Jody & Gary Astrein
Thomas Baumgarten
Bob & Andi Beagle
In Loving Memory of Joan & Myron Benner
Mary J. Brauer
Sally J. Brauer
The Cavellier Family
East Street Pilates
Edward A Eickhoff & Michael Hisala
Jennifer Falcinelli
Frank Rewold & Sons Inc.
Harold G. Schaevitz Industries
Yvonne Fisher McCready
Lynette Nixon
Rick & Patti Phillips
TD Auto Finance
Joe & Mary Ann Troy

Special Thanks to our MARL Friends
Union AdWorks



*Beth Davidson
*Laura Fenton

Canine Co-Chairs
Connor Davidson
Hank Fenton

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


*Jody & Gary Astrein
Betsy Barnes
Tracie Berry
Hon. Jim & Janet Blanchard
*Ralph Caplan
Jennifer Falcinelli
Beth Hall
*Jenny Heinrich
Connie Hogan
*Daniel Kelly
Deanna Malczewski
Lois Paquin
Molly & Brady Phillips
Stacey Walker
Lisa Wasserman
*Kimberly & Kenneth Whipple
Ann Wiacek
Lauren Willette Strzempek
*Robin Wright
Lori Yankel

*2020 Board of Directors



A Successful Yappy Week!

  This year, MARL faced the difficult decision of what to do with its biggest annual fundraiser, Yappy Hour, in response to COVID-19.  While many events around the world were canceling, the needs of our animals remained.... Read More