Our Happy Tails Celebration & Fundraiser

In 2019, C.A.R.E.4Paws celebrated 10 years of helping animals and pet owners in our community. On Sunday, May 5, we hosted our Happy Tails Anniversary Fundraiser at beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, commemorating this significant milestone and all that we have been able to accomplish since 2009—so much of it thanks to wonderful supporters! Our 2020 Happy Tails event takes place on Sunday, April 26. Stay tuned for more details!

Happy Tails!
Happy Tails!

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Happy Tails!
Happy Tails!

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Happy Tails!
Happy Tails!

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Happy Tails!
Happy Tails!

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What a fun party! 

Our Happy Tails 10-Year Anniversary fundraiser was celebrated in style with great local wine, beer from Rincon Brewery, tasty "meowgaritas" and delicious food from New West Catering. We had so many of our amazing supporters there and we're beyond grateful for the funds raised for C.A.R.E.4Paws. A special thank you to our fabulous board members and volunteers! 

Meet our super sponsors

C.A.R.E.4Paws is able to help more than 6,000 pet-owning families in need every year thanks to generous event sponsorships, donations and grants. Here are our amazing Happy Tails supporters!

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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.


Boehringer Ingleheim is a global, research-driven pharmaceutical company, embracing many cultures and diverse societies. Boehringer Ingelheim, which was founded in 1885 by Albert Boehringer, provides a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. It is a forward-looking company with a proven track record, producing pharmaceutical products and vaccines for livestock, pets and wildlife (including endangered species). Boehringer Ingelheim is a supporter of the veterinarian community and the agricultural industry. 

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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. Founded in 2012, AVS provides pets with diagnostics and therapeutics that complement the care provided by your trusted family veterinarian and values that partnership. Many of its doctors are board-certified specialists who have extensive training in fields such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Dentistry. They assess patients with complicated disorders, including kidney or liver disease, diabetes mellitus, immune diseases, heart murmurs, and anemia. At AVS, doctors perform a wide variety of specialized procedures including ultrasounds, color flow Doppler echocardiograms (heart ultrasound), endoscopy, chemotherapy, biopsies, bone marrow sampling, tracheal stent placement, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, and much more. AVS also has a CT Scanner onsite for patients that require advanced imaging diagnostics. In addition to specialty medicine, they have the distinction of becoming certified as a Level II Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. They are one of only two veterinary hospitals in the state of California to achieve Level II designation. AVS is proud of their staff and the superior medicine and service they provide to the community.


Camp Canine has been Santa Barbara's premier Pet Resort & Training Center since 1984. With over 30 years experience raising and training dogs, the care and comfort of your dog continues to be Camp Canine's passion and commitment. Here, canine guests enjoy the best cuisine and receive regular health checks throughout their stay. Camp Counselors supervise active play groups designed to match your dog's temperament and personality. You can also add Fitness Camp activities to your dog's stay to enhance mental and physical well-being. Camp Canine is conveniently located in downtown Santa Barbara, with transportation to Montecito, Summerland, Goleta and surrounding areas available. Call today for a tour and a free trial for your canine friend. 

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Unleash the fun and jump on the Bark Bus! The Bark Bus is a one-of-a-kind service for adventurous dogs of all sizes and ages. Every day, the Bark Bus gathers dogs up and embark on multiple field trips to local beaches, parks and trails in its custom-modified school bus. The certified staff has accumulated more than 30,000 hours of providing safe and affordable excursions for your dog. The company's motto is that "a stimulated dog is a happy dog," and so the team keeps things fresh and vibrant, visiting more than 25 local sites regularly. The company's locally born and raised owners pride themselves on providing a unique and unequivocal experience for your dog. It’s a full day of fun for your pooch!  


Kathleen Butler founded Blast PR 18 years ago, and has been providing solid strategic counsel and creative direction across the client base ever since. She brings unbridled energy and passion and has led strategy and execution across the agency. Kat’s passion and work ethic extend to her love for the animals on our Earth. She has personally rescued cats, dogs, horses and even a few reptiles and fishes. She calls the sunny hills of the Santa Barbara mountains her home, which she shares with her beloved pets and adorable son, Cyrus. When she’s not busy with Blast, she can most certainly be found on the back of one of her horses, exploring the multitude of trails in the surrounding area. Kat sits on the board of the Montecito Trails Foundation, for which she spends countless hours working tirelessly to manage and preserve the miles of public trails in Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria. 


Davey’s Voice
, a Santa Barbara County 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2015 by Gretchen Lieff to honor Davey, a five-month-old puppy who had to be euthanized after enduring ongoing torture by his owner. Davey’s Voice was formed to speak out for future victims of abuse, and to educate the community so another animal does not have to suffer in silence as Davey did. Davey’s Voice supports projects and programs that promote animal welfare, reduce suffering, and save lives. Davey’s Voice advocates for harsher laws and stronger legislation against animal abuse. The nonprofit pledges to make Santa Barbara the most animal responsible county in California and continue its mission throughout the United States and beyond.


Dwight & Kim Lowell


Ron & Betty Ziegler


Hugh & Keets Cassar

Lee Heller

Marilyn Makepeace



Bob & Beth Climo

Joel & Vasanti Fithian

Melissa Latimer

Larry & Claudia Mitchell

Lyn Proctor

Gary & Leslie Robinson


Ed & Ann Brady


Nick & Donna Peterson

Lisa Reed

Andrew Sharpe & Day Yeager

Marcia Spranger & Bob Gray


Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

Firestone Vineyard

Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery


Lafond Winery & Vineyard

Lincourt Winery

Rincon Brewery

Windham Wines