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Raise Your Paw Auction

  • Date: 6/19/2021
    Time: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Iowa Events Center
    730 3rd St
    Des Moines, IA 50309

Save the Date

The Raise Your Paw auction is the ARL's largest fundraiser of the year and supports the thousands of homeless pets that come through our doors every year.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 5 p.m.
at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
at Iowa Events Center


The in-person gala will feature:

Appetizer & Live Music
Live Auction 
Silent Auction with 100+ items
Access to the Online Auction with 200+ items
... and so much more!


Reserve your tickets before they are gone to the ARL's largest event of the year supporting hundreds of pets who will enter our doors this year. Seating is limited this year due to social distancing requirements so don't wait!

Individual Tickets Tables
  • $65 through May 17
  • $75 after May 17
  • $700 through May 17
  • $800 after May 17


Donate to the Auction

We are seeking donations for the Raise Your Paw live auction, and silent auction!  

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

Contribute to our Whine (wine) Wall

When you donate bottles of wine valued at $10 or more, they will be featured in our Whine Wall. Winners of the wine raffle will receive a 12-bottle variety. 

Donations accepted through: May 21, 2021

Email our Team

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. 


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 100,000+ 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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Tickets must be purchased in advance, they will not be available at the door.

Questions about the Auction?

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

Presenting Sponsor

Adventureland Resort

Contributing Sponsor

KDSM       Markey's

CopyCat              DSM Print

Best Friend Sponsor

Iowa State Bank

Covid-19 Information:

All event attendees are required to wear a mask when not sitting at their seat, eating or drinking, and are required to practice current recommended safety guidelines as-appropriate including (but not limited to) social distancing of 6 feet or more and frequent hand washing is encouraged. Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the event. 

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.