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Whiskers & Wine Raffle & Silent Auction

Feeling lucky? Don’t miss the debut of the Whiskers & Wine’s silent auction, as well as the return of the evening’s raffle. Advance raffle tickets can be purchased for an attractive range of prizes.  Check back often, as more items are added weekly!

Please note that all prizes must be collected in person the evening of the event.

All funds raised through the silent auction and raffle will go directly to helping the animals under our care and protection.

Silent Auction Items

Bidding for silent auction items will open at 6:00PM on the the night of the event.  All bids must be entered in person.

Wang Theater Ticket Package

4 Tickets to David Blaine on Sunday, July 1, 8PM at the Wang Theatre |  Death-defying magician, David Blaine is taking his mind-blowing show ‘David Blaine Live’ to the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage. Blaine is known for his exceptional fusion of magic and stunt work, unlike any other modern-day performer. The one-man show will be an interactive experience to shock and awe audiences.

4 Tickets to  Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52’s, and The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey on Friday July 27, 7:00 PM at the Wang Theatre  |  This is a show more than two decades in the making! With 150 million singles & records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in twenty years. The tour set list will celebrate some of their biggest hits plus give fans an advance listen to new songs. The B-52’s – World’s Greatest Party Band, and Tom Bailey, of the Thompson Twins will also be joining the show!

4 Tickets to Rock of Ages on Friday October 26, at 8:00 PM at the Wang Theatre  |  Win seats to see the Tony-nominated musical about the big bad 1980s of Hollywood. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast!

Value: $2,250

Round of Golf at Boston Golf Club

Located just south of Boston in Hingham, Boston Golf Club was designed for the passionate golfer who appreciates the old world style and the inherent challenge of the game. Every effort was made to contour the facilities with the flow of the natural landscape. The experience stresses comfort and fun while delivering personalized service to members and guests. In every sense, Boston Golf Club is a true golfer’s paradise. Winners of this prize will receive a round for 3 people with Club President, Jack Ryan, or another member. Round includes caddies. Boston Golf Club is a nationally recognized club and rated in the top 100 clubs in the United States.

Value: $1,200 – $1,500

Cape Cod Sail n’ Stay Experience for 4

Cape Cod Bay Fishing Trip – Enjoy a Saturday or Sunday morning this summer on Cape Cod Bay in a 23 foot center console fishing boat.  Trip will accommodate 3 guests and will depart early morning from Sesuit Harbor in East Dennis to fish the waters of Cape Cod Bay for striped bass and blue fish.  All tackle will be provided but guests are responsible for purchasing recreational fishing permits.

Cape Cod Sunset Sail  – Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour sunset cruise aboard the Reel Grit out onto the waters of Cape Cod Bay.   Set sail from picturesque Sesuit Harbor and head out into the bay to explore the beautiful coastline along the Northside of the Cape.  On board you can relax and enjoy your favorite drinks and food.  Perhaps use the propane grill onboard to enjoy a BBQ out at sea!

One-Night Stay at Red Jacket Beach Resort – Sit back, relax, and take in a breathtaking sweep of private oceanfront beach. Stroll the resort along our peaceful beach and oceanfront lawn or watch the birds in the nearby salt marshes. Choose from dozens of resort activities at indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and special summer family programs, including the Summer Kids Club. Treat yourself to some quiet time at the full-service on-site resort spa.

Value: $1,100

Behind the Scenes Tour of Zoo New England

Get ready to embark on a unique adventure through the Franklin Park Zoo. A zoo representative will meet you at the gate to escort you behind the scenes. You will see what the public does not, as the tour will show how the zoo operates and all the work that goes into keeping the animals happy and healthy. You will be able to get up close and personal with the animals to witness training sessions and even to feed them. Bid now for a chance to win this exclusive offer!

Value: $1,000

Live Nation VIP Concert Experience

Win 4 VIP tickets to a mutually agreeable show at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion with VIP Club access and parking for a 2018 show. A great prize for any music lover, this VIP experience is suit suitable for any genre of music. Winners will be able to select three possible shows from the schedule (available evening of the event), of which one will be decided upon between venue and winner.

Value: $1,000

2-Night Portland Maine Getaway & Pet Gift Basket

Enjoy 2 nights at a beautiful Portland, Maine condo with “62 views”! The massive water & city views from the kitchen, dining, and living areas flood this entire apartment with sunshine! Enjoy Portland’s bustling harbor while you sip on your morning coffee or glass of wine on the private roof deck. Stroll the East End, Portland’s ‘Little Brooklyn’, where you’ll find excellent greengrocers, baked goods, coffee and 3 great local restaurants…or take a short walk downtown to shop in the Old Port, and choose from all of Portland’s award-winning restaurants.  Off-street parking for one car is provided. This private apartment is an ideal place for one or two couples, small family or group of friends exploring Portland. Both master bedrooms each have a comfortable queen bed and plenty of closet space for unpacking. A second sleeping space is available in the living room where a comfortable futon easily folds down to accommodate one or two more guests.  And it’s pet-friendly! Available for two consecutive nights November 1, 2018 through May 23, 2019.

Additionally, make your pet feel right at home with an incredible gift basket from Fish n’ Bone filled with this pet boutiques favorite ‘Made in Maine’ goodies, and snuggley blanket to make the trip a little cozier.  Your dog will dine in style with two hand thrown John Clark bowls; feast on the best lobster & blueberry treats on the east coast; enjoy a luxurious spa day with their very own Mutt Nose Best U Berry Clean Puppy shampoo & conditioner; and strut their stuff walking on a lobster rope leash from Doggie Safe’N Dry. Be sure to check out the original Fish n’ Bone store on Commercial Street – and let your pup pick out their very own souvenir with a $50 gift card!

Value: $750



Raffle Items

Click here to purchase advance raffle tickets.


The Ultimate Pet Gift Basket

Your dog will be overjoyed when you bring home this incredible gift basket full of pet goodies from the Canine Company and D’Tails Pet Boutique. Winners will also receive a free veterinary exam at Boston Veterinary Care, as well as branded ARL hat and t-shirt.

Bethel, Maine Stay for 2

Enjoy a 3-day or 2-night midweek stay for two in deluxe accommodations at the Bethel Inn & Resort. This includes access to the Resort’s Health Club with Heated Out-door Pool, Saunas, and Fitness Room. Trips in the summer include access to an 18-hole Championship Golf Course, Tennis, Canoeing and Kayaking on nearby Songo Pond. Prefer a trip in the winter? This prize includes free range of 40 Kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails and snow shoeing. Spa services are available as well.

Estimated value: $400

“Love’s Echo” Framed Print by Paula Ogier

Local artist Paula Ogier has hand drawn this beautiful digital giclée print of a feline in nature. Win this 20 x 20″ work of art, which has been professionally printed with archival quality inks on archival paper, matted, and framed.  Want to see more from Paula? Check out her website to learn more about the artist and her work.

Value: $400

Everything-But-the-Dinner-Guests Package

Wine and dine your friends and family at home with 12 bottles of animal-themed wines from Bauer Wine, and a a $100 gift card to Roche Bros. Supermarkets.

Value: $400

“Barouqetopus” Sculpture by Zoe Shepherd Friend

Take home this whimsical sculpture crafted out of ceramic stoneware and oxides by local artist Zoe Shepard Friend. Check out her website to learn more about the artist and her work.

Value: $300

New England Aquarium Private Behind the Scenes Tour for 4

Learn exactly what it takes to run the New England Aquarium day to day. Now it’s your chance to get a peek at the life behind the glass. Join an Aquarium educator for a private behind-the-scenes tour of one of our many galleries. You and three guests will learn what the animals eat, how their tanks are maintained, how sick animals are nursed back to health, and other insider tidbits. This is an opportunity you will not want to miss!

Value: $300

Pet Photography Session with Kim Roderiques (Dogs on Cape Cod)

Let local photographer Kim Roderiques, capture your pet(s) in their best light! Win a dog photography session, at any location on Cape Cod. A website of all photos taken will be available for your selection. Redeemable by December 31, 2018.

Value: $250

VERY SPECIAL THANKS to the generous donors above who contributed to the evening’s silent auction and raffle prizes!


Whiskers & Wine: A Special Night for ARL’s Biggest Supporters

On Tuesday, May 16, the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston played host for more than 200 of ARL’s biggest supporters during the third annual Whiskers & Wine President’s Council Spring Reception.

The annual event gives ARL’s corporate sponsors, Board of Directors, Leadership Council, President’s Council (those who donate $1K or more annually), volunteers, and staff the opportunity to toast and celebrate its most committed supporters, who make our important work possible.

Throughout the evening, the historic Oval Room was alive with conversations containing a common thread — ARL’s continued excellence and stand-alone innovation in being an unwavering champion for animals in need. Click here to see photos.

During the speaking program portion of the evening, key ARL stakeholders discussed the impact that our donors’ generosity has on the thousands of animals who receive care through ARL’s programs and services each year. ARL served 17,884 animals in 2016 alone!

Malcolm McDonald, ARL’s Board Chair, kicked off the speaking program in grand style, with a big thank you to everyone who made the event, and the organization’s important work possible. He spoke emotionally about the bond we all share with animals, and with excitement about the innovative vision for ARL’s future.

ARL President Mary Nee also shared the successes of 2016, and the progress that has been made during Year 1 of ARL’s new mission statement of being an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.

“Our new mission and vision will guide our work in the years to come by providing community based service, getting to the root cause of problems, helping both people and animals, supporting accessible community-based veterinary services, and advocating for permanent changer to law and policy protecting animals,” Nee said.

To demonstrate ARL’s new mission in action, guests enjoyed a film highlighting the organization’s “Community Cat Initiative” which is the first of its kind in Massachusetts. Click here to see an in-house produced video about this exciting initiative!

Walter Kenyon, ARL’s Leadership Council Chair, closed out the evening by sharing his thoughts and excitement about ARL’s future, and once again thanked those in the audience who are truly committed to making a difference in the lives of animals in need.

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO… Our generous donors for expressing your love for animals, compassion, and kindness through your support of the Animal Rescue League of Boston!

…and to our corporate supporters of Whiskers & Wine 2017…


Mintz Levin

Katherine Burdon



City Side Subaru

Eastern Bank


Winter Wyman

Malcolm McDonald & Susan Passoni


Fish & Bone

Herb Chambers

Hounds About Town

Grossman Marketing Group


Blue Hills Bank

Dedham Savings Bank


Boston Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa

Lee Ann & Michael Leahy

Marsh & McLennan Agency

Douglas Zeghibe


Bowditch & Dewey

Century Bank

D’Tails Pet Boutique

East Boston Savings Bank

Kirkiles & Associates Commercial Insurance

Mark J. Lanza, Esq.

Sullivan & Worcester, LLP.

Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.

W.B. Mason


A Special Thanks to the Donors of our 2017 Raffle Prizes:

Boston Red Dog Resort & Spa

Boston Veterinary Care

Canine Company

D’Tails Pet Boutique

Kim Roderiques, Photographer

Paula Ogier, Artist

Unleashed by Petco




Animal Art is Here to Stay

Local Artist Gives Lobby Art on Permanent Loan

Mildred, an ARL alum.

Mildred, an ARL alum.

Thanks to South End artist, Paula Ogier, the art in our Boston lobby will be staying up indefinitely!

Paula dropped in at the Animal Rescue League of Boston one day in January 2013, just to take a breather from her work and visit the kitties, and she ended up adopting Tippi. “Tippi was a cautious stray who has blossomed into a playful spirit,” says Paula. “The transformation you make in an animal’s life with the gift of a home is more than matched by the magic they bring as a friend and family member.”

Her artwork was originally displayed at the League as part of Washington Gateway Main Street’s temporary Moving Gallery. The goal of displaying artwork here was to liven up the space and create an instant connection with animals before entering the adoption center. After seeing how her art transformed the lobby and receiving so much positive feedback about her artwork, Paula decided to give the collection on permanent loan to the League.

Thank you, Paula for brightening up our lobby and warming the hearts of our visitors, before they even step foot into our adoption center.

Paula paints pet portraits, and also creates art for use on products. You can view her art or schedule your pet portrait session at

Animal Art Brightens Shelter & Helps Animals!


Portrait of Mildred, an ARL of Boston alum.

The League has teamed up with a neighborhood organization called Washington Gateway Main Street to bring you beautiful animal art in the lobby as part of WGMS’s Moving Gallery, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We will be displaying the artwork of South End Artist Paula Ogier, who also happens to be a mom to ARLB alum Tippi (formerly known as Chrissie), in our Boston lobby from now until June 3, 2013. All of the artwork is for sale and Paula has very generously agreed to donate 50% of her net profits to the League! 

Paula & Tippi

Paula & Tippi

Paula Ogier is a Boston-based digital painter. Paula’s colorful, stylized approach to pet portraits is intended to creatively reflect an animal’s spirit. Color plays a predominant role in her art and is important to her as a means of expression.

Of course, we couldn’t work with Paula without asking about Tippi! Paula said that “she’s doing really well. She’s filled out a lot since we adopted her in January – she was quite thin then. She’s made herself at home and is so tuned into the routines of the house. She and our 9 year old Siamese kitty Sammy like charging around the house after each other in the mornings. And at night, she’s been slowly but steadily inching her way into our bed. She’s such a sweet girl!”

We are so thrilled to be featuring the work of an artist who adopted from us and who’s artwork portrays animals in such a joyful light! Be sure to stop by our Boston shelter lobby to view some of this incredible artwork!

“The goal of displaying artwork in our lobby is to show people that shelters are not sad places. They’re places of hope,  joy and second chances, and Paula Ogier’s artwork emphasizes this basic idea. The art in the lobby allows people to feel an instant connection with animals even before setting foot in our adoption center.” -Elizabeth Dobrska, Marketing & Creative Coordinator