Happy Tails Celebration & Fundraiser

On Sunday, May 22, C.A.R.E.4Paws hosted our hybrid Happy Tails Celebration & Fundraiser at the Music Academy of the West. We raised more than $135,000 for C.A.R.E.4Paws' programs and are so grateful to everyone who supported our event, in person and virtually from home. 

A Pawsitively Fun Event!

Guests attending in person enjoyed guitar music with George Quirin, scrumptious food from Catering Connection, wonderful local wine from La Lieff Wines, delicious beer by Rincon Brewery and C.A.R.E.4Paws' famous "meowgaritas," sponsored by Los Agaves Restaurant. Our fun presentation and live auction took place inside one of the Music Academy's beautiful halls and was also enjoyed by dozens of guests virtually from home for free.

We can't thank our donors, sponsors, auction package contributors, beverage partners and guests enough for their generous support.

Save the date for next year's Happy Tails Celebration & Fundraiser on May 21, 2023!

A heartfelt thanks to our 2022 Happy Tails sponsors! 
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Avalan is a comprehensive wealth management firm that works closely with clients and utilizes a consultative approach to financial, business, investment and personal planning needs. Through its defined wealth management process, Avalan provides counseling for a limited number of high-net-worth individuals, closely held corporations, trusts and pensions. The firm's goal is to enter into long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships, which it develops to not only be lifelong, but multigenerational as well. Therefore, Avalan engages in new relationships only after its team determines that its services add substantial value in assisting clients to achieve their goals and all that is important to them. In every aspect of Avalan's work, the firm provides an uncompromising commitment to administer world-class client service while striving to accomplish each of its clients’ highly individualized wealth management needs.

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Chrissie's Fund is a private foundation that supports programs that reduce dog overpopulation, promote adoptions and help eliminate the suffering of dogs. Its funding is allocated primarily for bully breeds, large dogs of any breed and mix, and seniors. 



A supporter of C.A.R.E.4Paws since 2010, Montecito Bank & Trust has an enduring commitment to maintaining the strength and vitality of the communities where we live, and puts this commitment into action every day. The bank's philanthropic efforts include anniversary grants to 10 local nonprofits and the well-known Community Dividends program, which contributes $1 million annually to over 100 nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. But monetary contributions are only part of the story. Bank associates contribute generously of their personal time and talents as local volunteers. What's more, Montecito Bank & Trust helps local organizations prosper by providing them with valuable financial tools – banking services and special benefits designed specifically for nonprofits.



Outsource Marketing believes that storytelling is the most powerful way to cut through the digital noise. Founded in 2000, OMG is a woman-owned content marketing company specializing in Pharma and Finance. They research, interview and write compelling narratives that captivate audiences around the globe. From economic reports to the latest breakthroughs in science and medicine, OMG crafts top-tier journalistic articles and consumable digital news stories. Their marketing and communications channels include TV, Radio, Print, Social Media, Direct Mail, Blogs, eBooks, Email, PR and media coverage in premier online publications. OMG knows that strong corporate messaging is not possible without engaging stories that resonate across all forms of multimedia content and communication.


La Cumbre Animal Hospital
 (LCAH) has been proudly serving the community of Santa Barbara for over 60 years. The clinic recently moved to a new state-of-the-art facility at 3910 State Street. The LCAH team strives to provide the highest level of medical care and compassion. The clinic focuses on the whole patient as an individual and highly encourages and educates clients on preventative care. The vet team focuses on Fear-Free techniques to reduce anxiety and provide the most pleasant experience possible for your furry family. LCAH provides a complete range of services, including cold laser therapy, dental therapy and surgery options. The clinic has the ability to run comprehensive and emergency laboratory tests, take digital x-rays and emergency ultrasounds. LCAH is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment that promotes healthy living habits, happiness and excellence among all team members. The staff looks forward to helping you!

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Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS) is a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital located near downtown Santa Barbara. AVS provides pets with diagnostics and therapeutics that complement the care provided by your trusted family veterinarian. Many of AVS's doctors are board-certified specialists who have extensive training in fields such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Dentistry. 



La Lieff Wines is a women-owned and operated wine company under the stewardship of GAIA! The La Lieff label represents a commitment to the earth/environment and a goal to provide encouragement and support to women in the wine industry. This dedication is reflected in La Lieff's growing practices, associations with select wine makers and vintners. La Lieff is generously sponsoring the wine served at C.A.R.E.4Paws' Happy Tails event. Also, stay tuned for the opening of the La Lieff tasting room opening soon in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. 

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In the fall of 2014, Rincon Brewery opened its door in the quiet beach town of Carpinteria, CA, striving to provide delicious craft beers and quality food for the local community. With strong ties to community, the ocean and thriving farms, Rincon Brewery (RB) has continued to hone its beer selections and menu offerings, all while continuing to grow its brand, reputation and RB Family. Lovers of Rincon Brewery can now enjoy all that the brand has to offer in Carpinteria, Ventura and Santa Barbara’s "Funk Zone.” The awesome team from Rincon Brewery will be there to serve its tasty brews at C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Happy Tails event!



At Los Agaves Restaurant, you can expect the bold flavors of Mexico, an authentic dining experience and high-quality ingredients. Los Agaves, an award-winning Mexican restaurant, offers inventive and innovative dishes in a warm, friendly environment.  The restaurant is kindly sponsoring the tasty tequila for our Happy Tails Meowgaritas! 



Gracie, Cooper and Hazel 


Ron & Betty Ziegler



Bob Bourgoin & Beth Climo

Thomas & Lora Fisher


Gary & Lynn Larson

Hugh & Keets Cassar



Charles & Jan Clouse


Dan & Julie Crutcher

Greta Hansen

Dan & Darcy Keep


Karen MacCain

Mona Rose


Garland & Sally Bulles

Peter & Susan Cheney

Joel & Vasanti Fithian


Richard & Michelle Konoske


Larry & Claudia Mitchell

Nick Pierce & Donna Peterson 

John Snowball, CPA

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