Raining Cats & Dogs is October 14th and we thought it would be fun to take a look under the umbrella so to speak and preview what’s new and special this year at SASF’s 7th Annual Auction.  For those of you with tickets in hand, get ready for some new experiences and start prepping your bidding strategy.  And for those who don’t have tickets yet, there is still time to join an awesome group of SASF supporters, for a fun and memorable evening supporting Seattle’s animal community,  so get your tickets by noon on Wednesday the 11th.   General tickets and a limited number of VIP tickets are still available – individually or as a table of 10 – but only until noon tomorrow!

Just ahead of her 10th birthday, we’ll recognize Seattle Police Department K9 patrol dog Ziva as she heads toward retirement after 7.5 years of crime fighting and supporting Seattle’s animal community. She was the SPD’s and Washington state’s first female patrol dog and with her partner A/Sergeant Mark Wong attended 5000+ police calls, drove 104 arrests and more plus helped raise $40k+ in bids at charity events for local shelters and animal organizations, including SASF.

Cats have 9 lives, so in honor of that, how about 9 pours of Polynesian Purrs plus a bonus one so your entire table of 10 can imbibe with this special cocktail creation available only during the live auction.

Eight letters spell a great international escape: V-I-C-T-O-R-I-A. Your two-night trip for two begins with transportation on the Victoria Clipper, gorgeous view and room and The Victoria Marriott Inner Harbor, tour via Tesla and dinner at the renowned Blue Crab Seafood House.

For beer and animal lovers, the live auction has your 7th heaven. Be a brewmaster for a day and create your own beer with Urban Family Brewing’s Andy Gundel.  Then name it, brand it and invite your friends in when you get to pour the first pint.

Six special reasons why a VIP ticket may be right for you: a $75 tax-deductible donation to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation, new open bar benefit, first commemorative SASF pin, recognition in the auction catalog, invite to our first pre-auction reception with K9 Ziva and early sneak peek at silent auction and other event activities.

How about a 5-Star cruise? Check out the Top Dog Cruise Raffle when you arrive to event as only 100 tickets will be sold.  For $100 a ticket, you’ll be entered in the drawing for a Holland America Cruise for 2 people. The winner may choose any cruise up to 7 days to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England. The journey will include extraordinary dining, spacious staterooms, elegant surroundings and days filled with new discoveries and gracious pampering by an award-winning crew.

Get a photo with 4-legged friends at a new complimentary photo booth experience.

Locavore Lovers Delight in the live auction: Truffles, Dogs, Friends & Food! Embark on a trufflehunting Adventure for you and 3 of your closest friends right here in the Pacific Northwest! Enjoy a day out in the forest with your guide and specially trained dogs foraging for scrumptious truffles.

Two times the fun with Jackson Galaxy, star of “My Cat from Hell.” You and a friend get a private meet-and-greet and photo opportunity before the book event plus other VIP perks. MeoWOW!

Make your 1 and only a true petlebrity, SASF-style.
For the first time ever in the live auction, we are giving one lucky dog, cat or critter the chance to be the new face of the Raining Cats & Dogs auction and be inspiration for new branding and all promotional materials.