Puttin’ On The Leash

A Night at the Amusement Bark!

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 6-9 p.m.
Boulder Jewish Community Center | 6007 Oreg Ave

Grab your Bark ticket and get ready to change lives. We can’t wait to see you there!

A gala and auction to benefit the


Puttin’ On The Leash 2024

Step Right Up to Save Lives!

Capacity is limited to 300 guests – don’t miss out on the Amusement Bark! | Event is 21+

This spectacular event will feature:

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Browse The Boardwalk!

Savor whimsical theme park fare from Three Leaf Catering, Pasta Jay’s and Camp Bow Wow.

Enjoy unlimited libations and the signature drink ‘Loop-de-Lemonade’ from Superior Liquor.

Visit the Animal Arcade and meet puppies and kittens who are benefiting from your generous support.

Play the Ring Toss and take home a great bottle of wine or liquor.

Capture these thrilling memories with a picture at the photo station and have your caricature drawn.

7:30 – 9:15 p.m.

Hop on the Ride!

Take your taste buds on an adventure with a gourmet mini-meal provided by Three Leaf Catering.

Delight in dessert generously donated by Lucky’s Bakehouse.

Play Heads or Tails – win a trip to Mexico!

Swirl on the Carousel of Compassion with HSBV animal ambassadors.

Bid in our electrifying live auction featuring luxurious trips, exclusive dinners and priceless HSBV experiences!

Learn about the thousands of animals’ lives saved because of your generous support, like Clancy – a three-legged wonder!

Change the lives of thousands of animals in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Play Heads or Tails

Sign up early for the Heads or Tails game to win a Grande Luxxe getaway in Mexico!

Simply stop by the Heads or Tails booth located in the lobby – but don’t worry, if you run out of time enjoying the other attractions, you will still be able to sign up during the Live Program by holding up your bid number.

You could win a week in your choice of beautiful Nuevo Vallarta or Riveria Maya, Mexico! Grand Luxxe is truly the epitome of luxury, offering unmatched ocean and jungle views, superb living spaces and deluxe amenities. The villa in the Spa Tower is a luxurious, upscale three-bedroom, three-bath villa at the Vidanta Grande Luxxe resort in your choice of stunning Nuevo Vallarta on the Pacific side or the white sand beaches and turquoise waters on the Caribbean side of the Yucatan Peninsula in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The three bedrooms each have a full bath, and the villa sleeps up to eight comfortably.

  • Seven-night/eight-day resort stay in a three-bedroom/three-bath villa.
  • Two king beds and two double beds accommodate up to eight guests.
  • Wrap around terrace with a private heated splash pool, a king-size bed for lounging and plush lounge chairs.
  • Other amenities include access to acres of pools, beach, Kids Club, Spatium spa and fitness center, tennis, and an array of fine and casual dining.
  • Two complimentary basic spa treatments.
  • $1,000 Visa gift card to be used for airfare, food and beverages.
  • Options for other locations including Los Cabos (accommodations and amenities vary).
  • Reservations subject to availability. Must be booked by December 31, 2024. Expires April 20, 2025.

Live Auction Items

Welcome to your luxury West Vail sanctuary! This fully renovated, spacious townhome boasts a wonderful open feel, accentuated by luxury upgrades and an oh-so-contemporary vibe. You’ll love the prime location, nestled on the mountainside just minutes from Vail Mountain Resort! Hop on the free local bus out front for easy travel to the slopes and nearby attractions — including downtown Avon and Lionshead Village. Enjoy a dip in the seasonal pool and year-round hot tubs down the street.

  • Five nights/ six days in a four bedroom/ three bath townhome – sleeps eight people.
  • Beautiful upgrades, full kitchen.
  • Seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Washer/Dryer in unit.
  • Non-smoking only.
  • $200 Visa gift card for dining of your choice.
  • Subject to availability. Blackout dates will apply. Expires April 20, 2025.

Thank you, Smittkamp Family!

Ezulwini, the Zulu word for ‘Place of Paradise’, is situated in the Olifants West Nature Reserve, within the Greater Kruger National Park, where Africa remains unspoiled. Ezulwini prides offers an exceptional African setting, indigenous fauna and flora as well as unique character and charm, to provide you with an authentic experience. Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge, situated on undulating plains, is nestled deep in the heart of lion country and offers three standard chalets as well as three ultra-luxury suites. Ezulwini River Lodge is on the notable Olifants River, within a large riverine habitat, and affords wonderful sightings of elephants, hippos, and crocodiles. River Lodge offers four standard chalets, four ultra-luxury suites and a family suite adjoining the main lodge area. All ultra-luxury suites have their own lounge area, private deck & plunge pool, indoor & outdoor shower plus super king-sized bed.

  • Six-night stay at Ezulwini.
  • Guests will stay three nights at Ezulwini River Lodge and three nights at Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge in a private thatched roof en-suite Luxury Chalet.
  • Twice daily game drives.
  • All meals, lodging, game drives, and beverages included.
  • A wine sampling evening in the wonderful Tasting Room at Ezulwini River Lodge or the amazing underground Wine Cellar at Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge.
  • Subject to availability. Blackout dates include most holidays.
  • Expires April 20, 2026.

Thank you, Ezulwini Safari!

Make a difference, save a life, and have your “pick of the litter”! Add a special new member to your family and let us do what we do best – support your relationship right from the start through our programs and services. The winning bidder will receive the Ultimate Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) Experience, courtesy of HSBV.

This package includes:

  • Your choice of the puppies or kittens featured at the event or a waived-fee adoption of another animal of your choice.
  • Microchip, vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery at HSBV Veterinary Hospital.
  • One year of veterinary care for the adopted animal at HSBV Veterinary Hospital.
  • One year of training classes for the adopted animal (up to $1,000 value) through our Training & Behavior Center.
  • Four complimentary HSBV Puppy Club sessions ($600 value). Puppy Club is an enriched environment where your puppy’s senses will come alive! Your puppy will experience sights, sounds, smells, textures and playtime with other puppies in a way that results in comfort, curiosity and confidence.
  • The ultimate Puppy Prep Package – treats, toys, bedding, and enrichment items to start your puppy off on the right paw.
  • First birthday party complete with Pupcakes and party favors courtesy of Lucky’s Bakehouse.
  • Expires April 20, 2025.

Named for its famous hot springs, Steamboat Springs is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure junkies. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, its plethora of outdoor pursuits are what entice visitors.

This gorgeous home is located at the coveted Lake Catamount beneath Rabbit Ears Pass. Watch the eagles fly, the fish jump, and the cranes and pelicans play. Home features in-deck hot tub to really enjoy the tranquility of your home away from home.

  • Four-night/five-day stay in a beautiful, fully-furnished three-bedroom/ three ½ bath cabin at Lake Catamount outside of Steamboat Springs, directly beneath Rabbit Ears Pass. Sleeps six adults.
  • Soak in the hot tub and enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of nature on the beautiful wrap-around porch.
  • Non-smoking in unit.
  • $100 Visa gift card for dining or adventure of your choosing.
  • Subject to availability. Blackout dates include most holidays.
  • Expires December 24, 2024.

Thank you, Budd and Laura Zuckerman!

HSBV proudly provides a lifetime of love to pets of all ages, including our special seniors, all year long. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month which shines a light on our sugar-faced, vintage puppies and kittens who deserve amazing homes during their golden years. These animals often require more veterinary resources from HSBV to keep them feeling their best, and we are here to keep them young, thriving and up to their geria-TRICKS! The winning bidder will be the Senior Pet Hero of HSBV, sponsoring Adopt a Senior Pet Month and inspiring care for our far-from-forgotten senior sweethearts.

“My face may be white, but my heart is pure gold. There is no shame in growing old.” – Anonymous

This package includes:

  • Your name and pet’s photo used in onsite signage at HSBV.
  • Your name and pet’s photo on an HSBV website homepage banner during the month of November 2024.
  • Your name and pet’s photo in at least one HSBV digital publication (sent to 70,000 subscribers).
  • A private consultation with HSBV Training Center to customize activity plans to keep your senior sweetheart enriched and engaged through their golden years.
  • A curated gift basket with age-appropriate goodies specifically selected for your pet.
  • Therapeutic massage for your pet courtesy of Peak Animal Wellness and Massage.

Truly an exclusive experience for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and Puttin’ On The Leash – one of Boulder’s finest, renowned Chef Jim Smailer, will return to the Boulder Cork Restaurant for one night only to host your party at a custom curated meal. Enjoy this exclusive and unique dining experience for you and your friends while savoring a truly coveted opportunity with an animal-loving and celebrated guest chef.

  • Create your exclusive dinner menu with returning guest Chef Smailer for eight people.
  • Includes champagne and wine for eight people.
  • Expires April 20, 2025.

Thank you Chef Jim Smailer and The Boulder Cork!

The majestic town of Telluride is nestled at the end of a lush canyon and surrounded by some of Colorado’s most rugged 13,000 – 14,000 ft peaks unlike anywhere in the world.

Incredible alpine skiing, perfect summers full of cultural events and endless outdoor activities, and authentic mountain character make Telluride one of the most beautiful spots in all the Rocky Mountain high country.

This gorgeous home is located in the heart of Telluride, just two short blocks to Lift 8 and the gondola station as well as Main Street (Colorado Avenue). Walk into this beautiful three-level townhome and enjoy the south-facing patio overlooking the ski area. The home features updates throughout and includes a gas fireplace, full kitchen with granite countertops, and a jetted tub.

  • Seven nights/ six days in three bedroom/ three bath townhome.
  • Sleeps nine guests.
  • Parking spot for one vehicle in the driveway – additional paid parking available.
  • $200 Visa gift card for dining of your choosing.
  • Subject to availability; Blackout dates include Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.
  • Expires April 20, 2025.

Thank you, Trent and Stephanie Hein!

We know you share a very special relationship with your pet, here’s your chance to let them be the star! Win this package and your pet will be the face of 2025’s Puttin’ On The Leash – reaching Boulder Valley’s top animal lovers and Humane Society friends. Your companion will receive a photography session of glamour shots for our creative materials and have a special publication within next year’s event program.

 Don’t miss this exclusive chance for your pet to be the inspiration for changing the lives of 16,000 pets next year! Any age, breed, size or shape pet can be the star and change the lives of thousands of pets and people starting tonight!

  • Your pet featured in the promotion and theme of the 2025 Puttin’ On The Leash gala.
  • Private photography session for glamour shots to be used in promotion of Puttin’ On The Leash 2025. You receive the digital copies of the original photos.
  • Custom inclusion in 2025’s event program highlighting your special companion.
  • Pet featured in Humane Society of Boulder Valley publication.

Thank you, Nuf Said!

Escape the doldrums of fall and discover the tranquil paradise of Desert Breezes resort in Palm Desert, California! Surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Santa Rosa Mountain range, Desert Breezes Resort features Mediterranean-style villas with spacious accommodations and alluring amenities. Palm Desert provides plenty of local activities with world-class shopping, champion golf courses, and live entertainment, which make it an unforgettable experience.

  • Seven-night/eight-day stay in a two-bedroom Desert Breezes condo featuring mountain or lake views between November 8 – 15, 2024.
  • Sleeps up to six via one king bed, two twin beds and one queen sofa bed.
  • Enjoy meals in or out with a modern kitchen and charming balcony.
  • Resort amenities include pools, tennis and pickleball courts, putting green and fitness center.
  • $50 gift certificate to incredible vegan restaurant Chef Tanya’s Kitchen.
  • $500 for rental car.

Thank you, Gail Pederson and Chris Kingdon!

More auction details coming soon!


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