The 5th Annual Raining Cats and Dogs Auction is just a little over a month away and we are excited to share some of the exciting auction items we’ll have:

  • Seattle Police Department Canine Unit Ride Along – Back by popular demand, we’ll be auctioning off an evening with a Seattle Police Canine Handler and his or her Police Dog Partner. This is a great opportunity to get a feel for how these patrol dogs work and see them in action.
  • Private Tour for 15 at the OOLA Distillery (New Item for 2015) – The OOLA distillery produces small batches of gin, vodka, infused vodkas and bourbon whiskey.  This auction items offers a private tour for you and 14 of your closest friends at the distillery.
  • Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest: Tour for Six – Also back by popular demand, be part of the privileged few who get a behind-the-scenes look at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. You and five friends will get a personal guided tour of the sanctuary, which is not open to the public.
  • Two Night Stay at the Hotel Van Zandt in Austin – Known for it’s legendary live music scene, burgeoning restaurant scene, and unique culture, Austin is a great place for a weekend getaway. Win this auction item and get a two night stay in a Deluxe King room at the Hotel Van Zandt, located in the heart of Austin.

This is just a sampling of some of the auction items you’ll see at our 2015 Raining Cats and Dogs Auction.

While we have some great auction items lined up, we are looking for more and would love your help in securing more items. Right now, we are looking for airline or cruise tickets (or airline miles that can be transferred), tours and experiences, new sporting equipment and electronics, stays at vacation homes (local and international), and specialty wines and liquor.

If you have something else in mind to donate, please contact us directly at to discuss.  We are happy to arrange item pick-ups or they can be dropped off at the shelter.

More information about the auction is available at and the donation procurement form can be found here.  Buy tickets for the auction here!