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Support the dogs and cats with your donation. We can't do it without you. Give today.

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Pet Guardian Program

Home Again offers you peace of mind knowing that your pets are cared for after you pass.

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Gala & Auction!

It's the party of the year

It was a great night at our Unleash Your Heart Gala at our new home, ilani Casino Resort. Thank you for celebrating with us and supporting our work to rescue, return, restore, rehome, and reconnect one animal at a time. 

Check out all the fun from the evening - Gala 2022 Photos

Save the Date 

Mark your calendar for October 7, 2023 - We'll return to our new home at ilani Casino Resort for another great night celebrating our love for the animals. Join us and Unleash your Heart!

Thank you, 2022 Sponsors

An event like Gala & Auction wouldn't be possible without our incredible sponsors. Sponsorships support more than the event, they make it possible for us to achieve our mission to rescue · return · restore · rehome · reconnect one animal at a time.

Thank you to our sponsors. We can't do it without you.

Presenting Sponsor


Animal Hero Sponsor

Gala Experience Sponsors

Allied Fastening Supply, Inc. | Virtual Silent Auction Sponsor
Columbia Bank | Mission Video Sponsor
Fabrication Products Inc. | Live Auction Sponsor
Kevin the Berner | Paddle Raise Sponsor
Miller Nash LLP | Social Hour Sponsor
Mud Bay | Libation Station Sponsor
On Line Support Tech Solutions | Unleashed After Party
VCA Animal Hospitals | Dessert Dash Sponsor

Best Friend Sponsor

Addie's Alternative
Brown & Brown
Columbia Credit Union
Friends of Aryn Burgess
Leonardo's Pizzeria
Landerholm, P.S.
Maryellen Mech & Terry Wagie
PNW Metal Recycling
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Steel Hammer
The Standard
Taylor Transport Inc.
United Grain Corporation
Waste Connections

Media Partners

The Columbian

Gala and Auction Chairs

Thank you to our chairs. Their guidance and support makes this event possible.

Honorary Chair

Kara Fox-LaRose, President & General Manager, ilani Casino Resort


Tom Leaptrott
Julia Tickerhoof

Questions? Contact:
Emily Stennes, Director of Special Events and Sponsorship
[email protected] | 360.984.6063