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Raise Your Paw Auction 2024

  • Date: 4/20/2024
    Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Location: The Meadows Events Center at Prairie Meadows
    1 Prairie Meadows Dr
    Altoona, IA 50009
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April 20, 2024
at The Meadows Events Center at Prairie Meadows

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Join us for the 32nd annual Raise Your Paw Auction 

Reserve your tickets to the ARL's largest event of the year supporting hundreds of pets who will enter our doors this year. Enjoy a night out with other animal lovers, just like you, for a chance to win silent or live auction items, meet the ARL's TheraPet teams, and more! 

  • Live music 
  • Appetizers 
  • 200+ silent auction items
  • 50+ live auction items
  • Kitten Cuddle Lounge 



Individual Ticket

Party Animal Ticket 

VIP Ticket 

$75 through March 18;

$90 March 19 - April 12;

$105 After April 12


$100 through March 18;

$115 March 19 - April 12;

$130 After April 12


  • Individual ticket benefits
  • Swag bag with
    • ARL bottle opener
    • Animal House store coupon
    • Buy One Pint, Get One Free Coupon to Paws & Pints 


$130 through March 18;

$145 March 19 - April 12;

$160 After April 12


  • Party Animal ticket benefits
  • Premier seating
  • One drink ticket
  • Access to the VIP Express Check-In
  • Entered to win a private kitten party for you & 10 guests 

 get tickets 


Reserved Table of 10 VIP Reserved Table of 10 

$800 through March 18;

$950 March 19 - April 12;

$1,100 After April 12

$1,350 through March 18;

$1,500 March 19 - April 12;

$1,650 After April 12 

Includes VIP Ticket benefits for each guest

 reserve tablE 

Tickets must be purchased in advance, they will not be available at the door.

Donate to the Auction

We are seeking donations for the Raise Your Paw live auction, and silent auction!  Donations accepted through March 31, 2024 and can be dropped off at our Main location during normal business hours. 

  • Gift Certificates or gift cards
  • Home improvement items
  • Tickets to local events
  • Animal-themed artwork
  • Services
  • Themed gift baskets

Contribute to our Whine (wine) and Whiskey Wall

The Whine (wine) Wall is now the Whine (wine) & Whiskey Wall! When you donate bottles of wine, or whiskey, valued at $10 or more, they will be featured in our Whine & Whiskey Wall to be raffled off to participants. 

Donate today! 

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Sponsor, Underwrite or Advertise

If you’ve ever considered making an investment in the welfare of animals in central Iowa, this is the place to do it. The Raise Your Paw auction is the most significant event for homeless pets in central Iowa and as a sponsor, underwriter, or program advertiser, you or your organization will be highlighted and recognized for your support. 

Sponsor - NEW opportunities available! 

A variety of sponsorships are available and offer an array of benefits to you or your business. Benefits may include: WHO radio commercials during the ARL's Animal Connections show, mentions in social media to 110,000+ followers, company name included in e-newsletter, and so much more!


The underwriting donations help cover the cost expenses of the auction so that all funds raised at the event goes directly to the help the animals. You may make your underwriting gift in honor or in memory of a person or pet. 

Program Advertisement

The program ads also help offset the event cost. Program ads are a wonderful opportunity for a business to show its support of the ARL. You have a captive audience of 900+.

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Questions about the Auction?

If you have questions about the auction or donating an item, please contact our team:


Will I receive a ticket for the event?

  • You will not receive a physical or digital ticket for the event. Once you register, we will only need your name, or the name your ticket is listed under, to check-in.
  • If you have a table, or have a guest joining you and you haven’t provided the names of your guests, please email their first and last names to This will make check-in for your guests much faster!  

What should I expect for attire?

  • We encourage you to dress in your best Vegas attire! 

Where can I park for the event?

  • Parking is FREE and first come, first serve. For more details on parking, please visit their website here

What time do doors open? 

  • Although you may check in as early as 4:30 pm, doors will not open until 5:00 pm. 

How does bidding work for the in-person silent and live auction?

  • Once checked in, you will receive a text message with the link to the bidding portal. From this link, you will automatically be logged into your account – which is how you will know your bidder paddle number, table number AND how you can bid on silent auction items!
  • Remember to come with a fully charged phone

What are Prairie Meadows rates if I want to book a hotel room?

  • Prairie Meadows is offering a discounted rate for those attending Raise Your Paw on April 20 (while availability lasts). Click here to book your room!
  • Group Code: 41923ARL
  • Password: 863006660


Matt and Molly Vincent



 KDSM         US Private Wealth Managment  

    Geenland Homes  


Tito's Handmade Vodka


State Farm - Reyna Immerfall


Iowa State Bank 

Bankers Trust

Polk County 

Dentons Davis Brown 

First Medical Inc.

Covid-19 Information:

We ask all event attendees to practice current recommended safety guidelines. If you have questions about our COVID-19 safety measures, please contact 

By purchasing a ticket, you may be seated next to individuals outside of your household unless you purchase a full table. 


To see some of the pets YOU have helped, please enjoy our 2023 Raise Your Paw Auction video.