An Emerald Affair – There is No Place Like Home

An Emerald Affair – There is No Place Like Home is just around the corner and although 2020 has brought many changes but one constant is our amazing auction! Join us online Tuesday, August 4 at noon as we kick off our first ever ONLINE annual auction.

As our largest fundraiser of the year, this event allows MLD to continue to offer services like Compassion Grants and Spay/Neuter services to our community during these unusual times.

Why is this important you ask? Here is the story of Chloey – just one such reason! We were contacted by our veterinary partner regarding 11-year-old Chloey. Chloey is a sweet little chihuahua who had been battling an ongoing toe infection long term. The doctors could not get the toe to heal no matter what they tried and had decided that it was necessary to amputate. Chloey’s owners could not afford the procedure due to the ongoing costs of her toe infection. We were able to step in and provide a Compassion Grant to help with the surgery costs and Chloey is now living pain and infection free!

Thank you to our awesome sponsors!

This event and the work we do would not be possible without the support of our partners and sponsors! Please take a moment to check them out and support them as they support us!

With over 70 auction packages to bid on – everyone is sure to find something to their liking. Here are is a sneak peek at just a few!

Explore Astoria

Package #100

Enjoy a quick getaway to beautiful Astoria, Oregon! You and your guests will enjoy:

  • $200 to Commodore Hotel to be used for your stay
  • $40 to Fort George Brewery
  • $50 to Astoria Coffee House
  • $25 to Bridge & Tunnel Bottleshop Taproom & two stickers
  • $20 to Frite & Scoop for some delicious ice cream
  • Receive four passes to Columbia River Maritime Museum. This Museum has the largest collection of Pacific Northwest maritime artifacts in the country.
  • Receive a parking pass along with four gliders to enjoy The Column. This unique work of Northwest art offering an unparalleled view of the meeting of many roads. Also includes a commemorative book.

Special Thanks to Our Generous Donors:

Friends of Must Love Dogs NW, Fort George Brewery & Public House, Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro, Bridge & Tunnel Bottleshop & Taproom, Frite & Scoop, Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum

For the Wine Enthusiast

Package #108

This basket contains all the best of Maryhill Winery. Receive eight bottles of wine and a variety of wine accessories so you can taste the best versions of these wines. It includes:

  • Proprietor’s Reserve 2009 Sangiovese
  • Proprietor’s Reserve 2009 Serendipity
  • Proprietor’s Reserve 2013 Zinfandel
  • 2012 Merlot
  • 2011 Syrah
  • 2012 Zinfandel
  • 2012 Syrah
  • 2013 Barbera
  • Eight of “The Wand” Wine Purifier
  • Set of wine glasses, a Houdini wine aerator and wine preserver

Special Thanks to Our Generous Donor: Trina Collie

Kate Spade Pug Necklace

Package #144

This golden Kate Spade pug charm necklace warms our hearts! The gold tone chain, lobster claw clasp, and embellished sparkling crystal collar will add an extra special touch to your wardrobe. This limited-edition gold pug is up for adoption bid on him today!

Special Thanks to Our Generous Donor: simple pleasures events

Zip Line Adventures

Package #140

Enjoy family friendly zip tour for two featuring eight zip lines through beautiful forests, across majestic suspension bridges, and near breath-taking Brunswick Canyon. This Pumpkin Ridge tour is an amazing way to experience the natural landscape of Oregon while zipping through the forest canopy. You will soar past tall Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedars, and experience the forest from a viewpoint usually exclusive to birds.

Special Thanks to Our Generous Donor: Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tours

Sign up before July 31 and be entered to win $75 in lottery scratch tickets! Register at today! Here are some quick directions to make it easier: 

Step One: Visit our online auction site at MLD Online Bidding Page

Step Two: Click the “Start Bidding” button in the upper right. Then click on the green “Create Account” button

Step Three: Enter your email address and confirm

Step Four: A confirmation email will be sent to you, please follow the link and continue the registration process.

Please note if you have been to one of our previous fundraisers, we will still need you to complete this form as this is a new and different process. Additionally, your credit card will only be charged if you win one of the auction items or donate to the special appeal.