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Raise Your Paw Basket Party

  • Date: 2/22/2024
    Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Location: ARL Main, Auditorium
    5452 NE 22nd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
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Basket PartyJoin us at the Basket Party to help us prepare for the ARL's biggest event of the year - the Raise Your Paw Auction! 

The Basket Party is a great opportunity to have a fun girls night, family night, or just another excuse to hang out with your pack - all while helping pets in need! Participating in the Basket Party is easy - just bring the donated items for your basket and we'll provide all the supplies to assemble the basket! 

The RYP Basket Party is FREE to attend with the donation of a basket, but RSVP below to let us know you're coming! 

  1. RSVP at the link below and tell your friends and family so they can join in on the party.
  2. Collect new or like new items you'd like to donate and include in your basket.
  3. Show up during the party to assemble your basket and we provide your assembly supplies - including the basket! 

Pro tips:

  • Give your basket a fun theme
  • Stop by the ARL's Animal House store to pick up supplies for your basket to help support homeless pets further. Find home goods, pet supplies and more!

YEs, I'd like to RSVP! 

What's included when you donate a basket: 

  • Cash bar
  • Assembly supplies and baskets 
  • FREE pizza & snacks 
  • FREE beverage 
  • Get the best hand in our poker game and win a FREE pair of tickets to the event in April
  • A $5 gift certificate good toward your ticket to the auction in April
    • Or create THREE, OR MORE, baskets and receive $15 OFF an upgraded ticket!



Bring a group of 4, or more, and receive a complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy while you are creating your basket(s)! Just RSVP all members of the group by February 21 and once all of the members of your group arrive, we'll uncork the bottle for you! 


Can't make the party? You can now buy a virtual basket through the RSVP link! Just choose from one of the preselected basket themes, submit your donation and then we'll gather the supplies and assemble the basket for you! 

  • "Sucker for Succulents" Basket - $25 (1 available)

    • Includes several succulent candles and succulent themed coffee mug 

  •  Movie Basket - $55 (2 available)

    • Includes a variety of candy, popcorn, snacks and other movie night goodies. 

  • Game Night - $80 (2 available)

    • Includes a variety of family friends games and snacks. 

  • "For Him" Basket - $55 (2 available)

    • Includes a beard care kit & a variety of hot sauces and BBQ sauces

  • "Herbs in the Burbs" Basket - $90 (1 available)

    • Includes a "herbs in the burbs" herb garden kit, gardening tools, gardening stool and more. 

  • Unwind & Relax - $45 (2 available)

    • Includes lotions, bath items, and the essentials for a relaxing night at home. 

  • Local Gift Card - $50 (unlimited)

  • Vegan Snack Basket - $65 (1 available)

    • Includes a variety of vegan friendly snacks 

Send a basket


  • Grillin’ & fixins
  • Wine lovers
  • Baby basket
  • Nutrition
  • Bird Lovers
  • Camping
  • Lawn and Landscaping
  • Shopping Spree
  • Movie Basket
  • Game Night
  • Puzzles Dress up Basket (kids dress up clothes)
  • Pot of Gold, Lottery Basket (chocolate coins, variety of lotto tickets)
  • Fun on the Water (pool/lake toys)
  • "As Seen on TV” items
  • Spa/pamper
  • Picnic
  • Home Improvement
  • Spices, Herbs & Oils (cooking)
  • Chocolate lovers

Prefer to drop off your pre-made basket?

No problem! Download, print and complete a procurement form before dropping it off during the basket party. As long as the form is completed, you will be in and out with little to no contact!

Download the procurement form HERE

If you are bringing a pre-made basket, it works best to not wrap the basket in cellophane so bidders can see all the items included in the basket! 

Covid-19 Information:

We ask all event attendees to practice current recommended safety guidelines as-appropriate for each individual including (but not limited to) social distancing of 6 feet or more. If you have questions about our COVID-19 safety measures, please contact

Fine print:

The ARL adheres to a no-refund, no-credit policy. Once registered, if you are unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation. 


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