Friday, October 7, 2011

Support Our Canine Heroes Wine Auction a Success!

Joan Boyd, Rochelle Bochner, Phred and Karen StarkweatherLast Saturday, 250 guests turned out to support our 9th annual Canine Heroes Wine Auction. Held at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, the event raised nearly $470,000 to fund veterinary care for our dogs and pups.

A live auction highlight close to our hearts was the “Paddle Raise for Veterinary Care.” Through the generosity of our guests, this auction lot alone generated more than $133,000. The funding will support everything from urgent care treatments and life threatening conditions, to annual exams including vaccinations and lab work.

It was a lively and spirited evening all around, complete with delicious food and wine, a moving program featuring keynote speaker Theresa Duncan with her black Lab guide, Dario, and a host of puppy raisers mingling in the crowd with their pups.

Kudos to the numerous staff and volunteers that helped make the event such a success, and special thanks to our generous sponsors: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Callan Associates, Eaton Vance Management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P., StarkweatherBondy Architecture, LLP, BlackRock, Inc., BNY Mellon Cash Investment Strategies, Friess Associates, Mesirow Financial Private Equity, Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin, All-American Printing, 55 Degrees.

To see all of the photos from the event, please visit

Pictured at top: Event Chair Joan Boyd, Rochelle Bochner with a black Lab Guide Dog puppy, Phred and Karen Starkweather.

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