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Happy Tails Celebration & FUNdraiser 2023

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Two couples at C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration and Fundraiser holding their hands out like cat claws to express excitement.

What a successful Happy Tails Celebration & FUNdraiser! WOW! We raised a record $175,000 to assist pet families in need and cannot thank our donors, sponsors and auction contributors enough for the incredible support. We loved the pawsitive energy, especially during the fast-paced live auction, which raised $50,000 for C.A.R.E.4Paws’ critical programs. A very special thanks to Sparacio Foundation for the matching grant and to our hard-working volunteers!

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A heartfelt thanks to our 2023 Happy Tails sponsors!

Avalan C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


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.

Advanced Veterinary Specialist C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


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.

Chrissie's Fund C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


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. Chrissie’s Fund is not only a supporter of C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Spay/Neuter Program for many years, but a sponsor of Wags n’ Whiskers since 2010.

Outsource Marketing Group, Inc C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


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 C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


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!

LaLieff C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


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.

Rincon Brewery C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


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!

Rincon Brewery C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


Whiskey ‘N Rye is an American smokehouse and tavern that features a varied menu of barbeque classics along with an eclectic mix of modern wine-country cuisine. Our dining experience focuses heavily on grill and smoke cooking techniques, with several unique signature dishes including our Hickory Smoked Brisket and Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Romaine Caesar, Smoked Spaghetti Squash, BBQ Chicken, Grilled Flatiron Steak with Chimichurri, and our Whiskey ‘N Rye Brisket/Short-rib Burger, just to name a few. Enjoy your meal with our full bar featuring Signature Craft Cocktails, Zero-Proof Elixirs, and more than 60 specialty whiskeys from both local as well as national and international distilleries. With both covered patio and cozy indoor dining areas, Whiskey ‘N Rye is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed afternoon lunch or evening dining experience. 



Andrew & Kendra Feshbach and Bill & Kathy Borgers

Karen & John Jostes

Ron & Betty Ziegler


In honor of Hazel, Gracie & Cooper


Greta Hansen

Elizabeth Skatoff & Larry Sferra

Suzanne Von Drehle


Ed & Ann Brady

Charles & Jan Clouse

Joel & Vasanti Fithian

Gary & Lynn Larson

Marilyn Makepeace

Nguyen-Aguilar Family

Mona Rose


Sally Bulles

Barbara Hilaire

Suzanne Martin-Reay

Lisa Reed & Diane Frances

Jillian Title & Marco Innocenti

Manuel & Theresa Valdes

Andrea Wells & Matt Hernandez

Trela Cowan


May 21
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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805.968.CARE (2273)


Music Academy of the West
1070 Fairway Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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