Happy Hour is literally going to the Dogs at the pet-friendly Riviera Resort Palm Springs on the first Thursday of each month starting November 1 and running through March 7, 2019.  At this monthly “Yappy Hour” from 5 to 7 PM, we encourage humans to bring their well-behaved dogs on a leash.  Yappy Hour benefits Animal Samaritans, a 501©3 charity established in 1978 to improve the lives of animals and people.

Resort Setting, Music, Drinks, Food and Non-Alcoholic Options 
A $20 suggested charitable donation includes complimentary wine, passed hors d’oeuvres, dessert and musical entertainment in the private Chiki pool area of the Riviera Resort.  A cash cocktail bar also offers a “mock-tail” option for nondrinkers with a portion of proceeds benefiting Animal Samaritans.  Sponsors include H3K Home Mod Dog, The Riviera Resort  and Palm Springs Life Magazine, with donations from  “Mixed Breed” of C.G. di Arie Winery, Mosaic Wine Alliance, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Petco Palm Springs and Wabi Sabi Japan Living.

Well-behaved Dogs Welcome
Well-behaved, socialized and leashed dogs are welcome to attend with their owners.  People without dogs are welcome as well.   “At Animal Samaritans, we view dogs and cats not as mere animals, but as family members,” says CEO Tom Snyder. Attendees will be able to pose for glamour photos with their pets at this “only-in-Palm Springs party.” Locals and visitors, alike, are all welcome to meet and mingle at Yappy Hour.  

Animal Samaritans Celebrates 40 years of Improving the Lives of Animals and People
The beneficiary of Yappy Hour is Animal Samaritans, a comprehensive animal welfare organization whose programs include veterinary clinics, no kill animal shelter and adoption center, animal rescue program, feral cat program, animal assisted therapy program and humane education. Animal Samaritans has been serving thousands of people and pets in the Coachella Valley since 1978.