Yappy Howl-O-Ween

Yappy Hour may be on pause but not The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s
beloved Yappy Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest!

Join us for a fangastic online celebration with our virtual costume contest. Submissions are open from Monday, October 26 to Sunday, November 1, 2020, with winners announced online and emailed the week of November 2nd. Winners will receive prizes like a Posh Pooch Overnight Stay and $500 resort credit at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Tito’s Vodka gift basket, Debby Carman hand-painted doggy bowls, plus more.

The costume contest is $10 per dog, per category with proceeds supporting The Veterans Initiative of Canines Companions for Independence. Please complete the category information and submit the best photo of your pup strutting their stuff!

The Winners!

Best in Show

Cereal Killer
Best Handmade Costume

Funniest Costume

Best Dynamic Duo or Group

Some 2020 Entries!
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. With a dramatic increase in wounded veterans, The Veterans Initiative™ provides an opportunity for veterans to regain their independence through the support of Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs. To date, Canine Companions has placed more than 300 assistance dogs to assist veterans, with 24 active teams from the Southwest Region.