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The Boulder Foodie Package

Chef decorating a plateIf you’re a foodie, this package is for you! Enjoy fine dining at a variety of Boulder’s most delicious restaurants. Package includes $800 in gift certificates.

Gift Certificate estimates:

  • 24 Carrot Bistro $100
  • Frasca $250
  • The Cork $100
  • The Kitchen $100
  • Tahona $50
  • Pasta Jay’s $100
  • Japango $100




Flight Simulator Experience

flightEver dreamt of being a pilot? Fulfill your fantasy of soaring the skies with this flight simulator package! You will experience the rush of flying a powerful jet airliner at the United Airlines Flight Training Center and will receive guidance from an experienced, active airline pilot. The winning bidder will receive:

  • A tour of the United Airlines Training Center in Stapleton, CO
  • Attend a pilot briefing
  • Two hours of simulator time for up to four people
  • Simulator selection: Boeing 747, 777, 767/757, or Airbus A 319/320
  • Appointment required
  • Plane type and times subject to availability
  • Expires April 2017

Thank you United Airlines!

Boulder Cork Dinner Experience

diningEnjoy a truly memorable and exclusive dining experience for you and friends at the Boulder Cork – Boulder’s best steakhouse for more than 30 years. Using the best local ingredients around, the menu is an impressive display of creativity and includes enticing offerings from seafood to steak.

This package includes a personal one-on-one consultation with renowned Chef Jim Smailer, to create a custom menu for a dinner party for eight. The dinner will dazzle and delight your party, enhanced by provided champagne and wine.

  • Create an exclusive dinner menu with Chef Smailer for you and seven guests
  • Private dining room experience
  • Includes champagne and wine (provided by HSBV)
  • Expires April 2017

Thank you Chef Smailer!

Vail Mountain Getaway

VailSearching for the perfect mountain getaway? You’ve found it! This beautiful townhome is conveniently located in west Vail right off the free bus route to the slopes. The complex is close to restaurants and shops and also features a hot tub for soaks after a day on the slopes or a pool for lounging on a sunny summer day!

  • Seven nights in a Vail Point townhome
  • Four bedrooms and three bathrooms; sleeps eight guests
  • Blackout dates include December 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • BMW Package includes seven day rental, professional detail of your car and $250 towards BMW accessories and boutique items
  • Expires April 2017

Thank you Michaela & Brook Phillips and Gebhardt BMW!

Ultimate Boulder Beer Lover's Package

iStock_000041310818_MediumSanitas Brewing Co. | Twisted Pine | Nighthawk | Boulder Beer | FATE Brewing Co. | Walnut Brewery | Left Hand Brewing Co. | Bootstrap Brewing | Avery

Visit the breweries above and enjoy:

  • Tasting experience for six people
  • Brewery Tour for six people, including Q&A session with a brewer
  • $50+ gift certificate for appetizers and/or brew to complete the tasting experience
  • Expires April 2017

New this year!

  • Two general admission tickets to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver on October 6, 2016 (this event sells out!). This event represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event (unlimited samples from nearly 3,000 beer choices) plus a private competition.
  • Two tickets to BrüFrou on April 30, 2016: An evening where Colorado craft beer and wine pairings take flight
  • Two Tickets to Left Hand’s Nitro Fest on November 12, 2016
  • $200 in Uber ride credit for transportation

Riviera Maya Luxx Suite

rivieraGrande Luxxe truly is the epitome of luxury and exclusivity, offering unmatched ocean and jungle views, superb living spaces, deluxe amenities and professional concierges, butlers and private chefs to cater toyour every need.

The Spa Tower villa is a luxurious, upscale 3-bedroom, 3 bath villa at the Grand Luxxe resort in your choice of stunning Nuevo Vallarta on the Pacific side or the white sand beaches and turquoise waters on the Caribbean side of the Yucatan Peninsula in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The nearly 4,300 square foot villa is beautifully appointed and well-kept by twice daily maid service. The 3 bedrooms each have a full bath and the villa sleeps up to ten comfortably.

  • Jetted tubs, separate walk-in showers and double sinks with each bedroom
  • Private mini spa with massage table
  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, three dining areas
  • Room service available and several on-site and nearby restaurants offering everything from fine dining to eating on the beach.
  • Large wrap around terrace with private heated splash pool, a king size bed for lounging and plush lounge chairs
  • Other amenities include access to acres of pools (with wave pools and lazy river), beach, Kids Club, Spatium spa and fitness center, tennis, Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf course and an array of fine and casual dining
  • One week stay
  • Sleeps ten guests
  • Excludes airfare
  • Expires April 2017

Thank you Boni & Michele Sandoval!

Ultimate Animal Adoption

IMG_5682The winning bidder will receive the Ultimate Adoption package, courtesy of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. This package includes:

  • Adoption of the puppy featured at the event or a waived-fee adoption of another animal
  • Microchip, vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery
  • One year of veterinary care for adopted animal at our Veterinary Clinic
  • One year of training classes for adopted animal through our Training Center
  • The ultimate Puppy Prep Package (Includes everything in the photo to the right!)
  • Expires April 2017

Belize Trip


Enjoy seven nights at the 5-star Captain Morgan’s Retreat in Belize, one of Belize’s premier vacation destinations. Captain Morgan’s Retreat in Belize sits on the finest pristine beach in Ambergris Caye. Guests may enjoy three state-of-the-art swimming pools, a variety of activities and numerous excursions to any of Belize’s spectacular destinations.

  • Seven nights in Captain Morgan’s Retreat, a one-bedroom villa
    $500 in dining vouchers at resort’s best restaurants
  • Seven-day complimentary golf cart rental
  • Snorkeling trip for two at Hol Chan Marine Reserve
  • Vouchers for two open-water scuba courses at Ocean First Divers
  • Airfare not included
  • Expires April 2017

Thank you Biff Bilstein and Sheri Gerdes!

Walters & Hogsett Shopping Spree

LV22 ASSORTED & STACKED LOVE RINGS 2Love sparkle, shine, and beautiful jewelry? Get your bid number ready! Enjoy a $3,000 shopping spree at Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers – a family-owned jeweler that has been a Boulder cherished establishment for over 30 years. Their incredible knowledge, experience and personal attention paired with their extraordinary line of products and diamond gifts, guarantees you will find one-of-a-kind pieces that will last a lifetime.

  • Expires April 2017

Thank you Walters & Hogsett!

Landmark Destination Resort in Vail

vailIdeally located in Lionshead Village, this condo is just steps away from the base of Vail Ski Resort, children’s ski school, shops and dining. Offering exceptional personalized service and a stylish ambiance, guests are sure to enjoy the beautifully landscaped deck that includes an outdoor heated pool, three outdoor hot tubs, BBQ grill, fire pit and amazing views of Vail Ski Resort and Lionshead Village. The warm and inviting lobby is complete with a stone fireplace, flat screen TV and ski lockers.

  • One-week stay
  • Three bedrooms, three bath condominium
  • Blackout dates include December 17, 2016 – February 20, 2017
  • Expires April 2017

Thank you Richard & Pamela Mones!

Best In Show Wine Collection

wineAttention all wine enthusiasts! Looking to start or enhance your own wine collection? This package represents a full range of wine varietals and blends for a truly comprehensive wine cellar. Grow your current cellar or start a new collection with this premium selection!

New this year! Store your collection in a GE Profile Under – Counter Wine Center – 57 bottle capacity ($1400 value)

This amazing collection includes:

  • 1986 Dom. des Comtes Lefon Volnay-Santenots-du-Milieu Burgundy ($232)
  • 1991 Husch Anderson Valley Cabernet ($175)
  • 1997 Cakebread Napa Valley Cabernet ($185)
  • 1998 Duckhorn Howell Mt. Merlot ($100)
  • 1999 Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet ($345)
  • 2000 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet ($125)
  • 2001 O’Shaughnessy Howell Mt. Cabernet ($100)
  • 2004 Hafner Alexander Valley Cabernet ($60)
  • 2004 Kistler Vineyards Cuvee Elisabeth  Pinot Noir ($220)
  • 2005 Hafner Alexander Valley Cabernet ($120)
  • 2005 Clos de l’Obac Costers del Siurana Priorat, Spain ($75)
  • 2006 Hafner Alexander Valley Cabernet ($150)
  • 2007 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet ($140)
  • 2007 Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet ($130)
  • 2007 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet ($175)
  • 2008 Shafer Special Select – Napa Valley Cabernet ($260)
  • 2009 Domenico Clerico Ciabot Mentin Barola ($95)
  • 2010 Harlan The Mascot Napa Red ($125)
  • 2010 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet ($120)
  • 2010 Shafer Relentless – Napa Valley Cabernet ($95)
  • 2011 Behrens & Hitchcock “The Heavyweight” Napa Red ($100)
  • 2011 Peter Michael “Les Pavots” – Napa Valley Meritage ($200)
  • 2011 Philip Tongi Napa Valley Cabernet ($100)
  • 2012 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet ($140)
  • 2013 Arietta Quartet Napa Red ($90)
  • 2013 Orin Swift “Mercury Head” – Napa Valley Cabernet ($130)
  • Opus Overature Meritage ($130)
  • Suerte Tequila Single Barrel – Limited Edition Extra Anejo ($100)

Thank you Biff Bilstein & Sheri Gerdes, Cindy Warren, Don & Sabrina Shires, Patty Young, Penny Platnick, Renee Shires, Saeed Karim, April Stone, Boni & Michele Sandoval, Terry Hefty, Cellar Collections, R. Schuetze, Charlie Sander, Budd & Laura Zuckerman and Specialty Appliance!

Whistler, Canada

whistlerJust two hours north of Vancouver in the breathtaking Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is a favorite year-round destination. Plan your visit for your favorite season! There are two majestic mountains with a vibrant base village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, and hiking trails. Choose from close to a dozen resorts either in the heart of bustling Whistler Village or a quieter option off the beaten path.

  • One week stay
  • Sleeps anywhere from two to eight guests depending on your selection of condominium
  • Accommodations vary by condominium, many are equipped with full kitchens and fireplaces
  • Airfare not included
  • Reservations subject to availability
  • Expires December 2017

Thank you Gail Pederson & Chris Kingdon!

CU Experience of a Lifetime


An amazing package for the University of Colorado sports lover. Experience behind the scenes access and one-on-one time with the Buffaloes’ coaching staff. Truly an exclusive experience, crafted just for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and only available at Puttin’ On The Leash.

  • Four tickets to Rocky Mountain Showdown (CU vs. CSU Football) on September 3, 2016
  • A four-seat Touchdown Loge Box for the CU vs. Oregon State game on October 1, 2016 – featuring all-inclusive in-seat food and non-alcoholic beverage service
  • Attend a Ralphie practice the Friday night before any home CU Football Game (unlimited guests)
  • Four guests admitted to a closed football practice (Fall Camp), including a training table meal
    (lunch or dinner) with Head Coach Mike MacIntyre, a tour of the new Champions Center and Buffs football helmet signed by Coach MacIntyre
  • A golf lesson with CU Women’s Head Coach Anne Kelly
  • Lunch for four people with record setting Men’s Head Basketball Coach Tad Boyle
  • Attend a CU Women’s Basketball game with Hall of Famer Ceal Barry (four people)
  • Expires April 2017

Thank you University of Colorado Athletics!

Kauai – A Week in Paradise

hawaiiCalm Kauai delights. Located in the beautiful resort community of Princeville, Kauai, Wyndham Bali Hai Villas truly captures the splendor of Hawaii. Princeville and the neighboring town of Hanalei offers an abundance of restaurants, beaches, galleries, boutiques and challenging golf courses all within a short drive. After a fun-filled day of exploring the beautiful island, relax in your spacious one bedroom suite. The resort features two pools, hot tubs, a fitness center and a tennis court among other fabulous amenities.

  • One bedroom villa sleeps four guests
  • Situated near the beach and Hanalei Valley Lookout
  • Airfare not included
  • Condo must be used the week of November 27 – December 4, 2016

Experience the Culture of Vancouver

vancouverEnjoy a week in the heart of this fascinating city in a beautiful condominium that overlooks the water and the Cambie Bridge. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city — enjoy great shopping, cultural events, beautiful parks, markets and galleries, as well as all of the incredible winter sport opportunities nearby.

  • Seven days and seven nights
  • Two bedrooms, two baths
  • Within walking distance of Olympic Village, Granville Island and water taxis available to go explore the beauty of Vancouver
  • Blackout dates will apply
  • Expires April 2017
  • Airfare not included

Thank you Bill Goodacre!

Palm Springs Escape

Palm SpringsSituated at the base of the breathtaking Santa Rosa Mountains and clustered around a beautiful lake, Desert Breezes Resort condominiums in Palm Desert offers exquisite luxury and comfort. Head to the fashionable town of Palm Springs in your provided convertible to experience an abundance of activities, including: hot air ballooning, horseback riding, hiking and famous shopping, to name just a few. Be sure to play a round of golf at one of the over 10 area golf courses.

  • Seven days, seven nights
  • Two bedroom, sleeps six
  • Includes use of new Mustang convertible for one week
  • Four tickets for Palm Springs Aerial Tram
  • $50 gift certificate to Peaks Restaurant at the top of the Tramway, a fine dining experience with a breathtaking view of the Coachella Valley below
  • $400 toward airfare purchase
  • Expires December 2017

Thank you Gail Pederson & Chris Kingdon!


New Smyrna Beach, Florida Trip

floridaFeel the sand beneath your toes and the ocean breeze in your hair!

Enjoy a week of sun, sand and seawater at this picturesque, beachside condo located along Florida’s sparkling New Smyrna Beach. This exclusive condominium has three bedrooms, each with its own bath and boasts breathtaking views of Florida’s coastline.

  • Seven-night stay
  • Three bedrooms, three bath Ocean-front condo
  • Expires September 2016
  • Dates subject to availability

Thank you Michaela and Brook Phillips!

Summer Party: BBQ, Brews & Blues

bbqIt’s party time! You’re in for a fun BBQ, Blues and Brews party for you and 25 of your friends at a location of your choice! Throw an epic summer party at your own home or business! Enjoy mouth-watering homemade Texas style BBQ and all the fixin’s, slow cooked and made with love along with a keg of Avery beer while listening to a private concert from Old’s Cool Rock!

  • 25 person catered BBQ party by Rat’s Woodshack BBQ
  • Three sets of rockin hits from Old’s Cool Rock to complete the experience
  • Location of choice
  • 1 keg of Avery Beer
  • Expires April 2017

Thank you Budd & Laura Zuckerman, Rat’s Woodshack BBQ, and Old’s Cool Rock!

Colorado Sports Package

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 6.32.19 PMLove sports? This package is for you! Package includes tickets to a game for several of Colorado’s amazing sports teams!

  • Four tickets to Colorado Rockies home game – Outfield box, any Monday – Thursday game
  • Two tickets to Broncos home game – Section 128, game TBD
  • Two tickets to Nuggets home game – Lower Level, game TBD
  • Four tickets to your choice of any Avs home game, Section 321
  • Four tickets to Mammoth home game – Mid-Level box seats, game TBD

Thank you Dax Craig, Gail Pederson and Jim Strouse!

Heads or Tails Prize: Trip to St. Lucia

St Lucia ResportWin the Heads or Tails game this year, and you and a guest will be headed to St. Lucia, a true gem of the Caribbean! This once-in-a-lifetime vacation package includes:

  • Seven nights for two at the luxurious St. James’s Club Morgan Bay Resort & Spa
  • Adult-only trip (must be 16 years or older)
  • $2,000 in Visa gift cards to purchase airfare for two
  • All-inclusive resort includes dining, beverages, resort activities, taxes and service charges
  • Expires May 1, 2017

Thank you Baxter and Cindy Lee of the Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation!