The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Makes Christmas Come Early for Homeless Pets in San Mateo County

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay donates $4,300 to the Peninsula Humane Society.

Yappy Hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay will present a check for $4,300 to the Peninsula Humane Society at the coastal resort’s year end Yappy Hour on Thursday, December 19. The money represents the net proceeds from Yappy Hour events, as well as $10 from each Posh Pooch Package.

Each month, guests and locals are invited to stop by the resort’s Gazebo Lawn between 5 and 8 p.m. when the canine clientele can enjoy complimentary treats and flavored waters while their owners enjoy specially priced beer and wine from the bar, as well as a special “Yappetizer” menu. Items from the resort’s Pampered Pooch menu, including Bow Wow Meatballs and Rice and Canine Casserole will also be available for purchase.

Pups and their human parents are invited to schmooze and sniff with fellow canines on the following Yappy Hour dates for 2014.

  • January 30: Welcome to 2014 New Year Celebration
  • February 27: Winter Games
  • March 27: March Madness
  • April 24: Easter
  • May 29: Summer BBQ
  • June 26: Independence Day
  • July 31- Swim Suit Contest
  • August 28: Dog-Gone End of Summer Celebration
  • September 25: Harvest Festival
  • October 23: Yappy Halloween
  • December 18: Christmas Celebration

The Posh Pooch Package includes luxury accommodations in the resort’s pet-friendly guest houses, a plush doggy bed, Ritz-Carlton water bowl, Ritz-Carlton Frisbee or chew toy, gourmet welcome treat, one epicurean item from the Chef’s Pampered Pooch menu, and a “woof” privacy sign to alert staff of the furry guest. Guests will also receive a coastal trail map and a list of the top five things to do with their pooch while visiting Half Moon Bay.

Yappy Hour is part of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay’s Community Footprints program. Community Footprints was created to encourage leadership in volunteerism, fundraising, product donations and mentoring programs at a local level. No project is considered too large or too small. Dedicated Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen provide a wide range of support and services to their community, including fund-raising for local charities, reading to the blind, preparing and serving lunches at homeless shelters, donating books to schools and volunteering at food banks. The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints stresses that the most important resource is not always money, but time.

About the Peninsula Humane Society
The Peninsula Humane Society is a private non-profit agency that builds healthy relationships between people and animals. As an ethical choice, PHS accepts all animals in need of care and often provides a second chance to the neediest animals. PHS also serves as the County’s provider of animal rescue and control services.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room destination spa and golf coastal hotel and the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort. Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline, the timeless oceanfront estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience, whether for a romantic getaway, meeting or special event.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, MD., currently operates 84 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

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