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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

Our Unleash Your Heart Gala is the event of the year! Grab your friends and enjoy a special night with great food, wine, stories of impact, and a live auction at ilani. We'll celebrate and raise critical funds to support our mission to rescue, return, restore, rehome, and reconnect one animal at a time. Unleash your Heart for the animals! 

Join Us

October 7, 2023
ilani, Cowlitz Ballroom | 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield

6:00 pm | Social Hour & hors d'oeuvres
7:00 pm | Dinner & Auction - 
Unleashed After Party following program
Cocktail/semi-formal dress is recommended.

Make your evening a true getaway with a room at ilana Hotel! Special rates are available for Gala guests. 

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Live Auction Preview

There's something for everyone at Gala - and just being there is exciting enough. But if you're itching to get something truly special for yourself, the Live Auction is not to be missed! Check out what's included in this year's auction. 

Live Auction Preview

Virtual Silent Auction

The fun of Gala isn't limited to the night of the event. It actually starts a week early with our Virtual Silent Auction, open September 29 - October 7! You'll bid on amazing packages including:

  • Local and International Travel
  • Arts and Culture
  • Local Dining and Cuisine
  • Beauty and Wellness
  • Sports Packages
  • Home and Garden
  • Pampered Pets

Bidding begins September 29 and ends October 7 at 11 pm. Attendance at Gala is not required to participate in the Silent Auction.

Registration opens soon! Please check back. 

ilani Hotel Discounts

Make your Gala experience a relaxing getaway when you book a room at the new ilani Hotel. Gala guests receive a special rate when they book using discount code: HSSW23. Enjoy the party as you support the animals knowing your luxury room is just few steps away.

Gala 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 vision of a community where everyone loves and cares for animals.

Learn more about 2023 sponsor opportunities with the 2023 Gala Sponsor Packet.

Thank you 2023 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Heart of Gold Sponsor

Virtual Silent Auction Sponsor

Gala Experience Sponsors

Allied Fastening Supply, Inc. | Program Sponsor
Columbia Credit Union | Social Hour Sponsor
ConMet | Sponsor Reception Sponsor
The Cove | Raffle Sponsor
Leonardo's Pizzeria | Photo Booth
Main Event Sports Grill | Libation Station
On Line Support Tech Solutions | Paddle Raise Sponsor
Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center | Live Auction Sponsor
ThinkTank IT | Cocktail Napkin Sponsor
Umpqua Bank | Mission Video Sponsor
VCA Animal Hospitals | Dessert Dash Sponsor

Best Friend Sponsor

Biggs Insurance Services
Brown & Brown
Fuller Group
Kam and Randy Garner
Heritage Bank
JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance
Landerholm, P.S.
Midwest Trust/FCI Advisors
Miller Nash LLP
Perkins & Co. Accounting
Riverview Bank
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
TwinStar Credit Union
The Standard
Walter E. Nelson Co.
Washougal Times
Waste Connections

Media Partners

The Columbian

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

Questions? Contact Emily Stennes at [email protected] or 360.984.6063

Gala and Auction Chairs

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


Tiffini Feliciano
Julia Fish
Kara Fox-LaRose
Tom Leaptrott

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