Dine and dance with your dog at the Bark & Whine Ball™!

Walk the red carpet, enjoy sumptuous cuisine from McCalls Catering, luxury wines from the Boisset Collection, dancing to PanExtasy Caribbean/reggae steel band, drinks, entertainment, special guests, contests, raffles and bidding on fabulous items in our Silent and Live Auctions!

This year we will raise funds to help victims of the Wine Country fires, and pay tribute to military veterans and their canine companion/heroes. Proceeds from the gala will benefit US War Dogs AssociationRocket Dog Rescue, and SaveABunny.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of The Bark & Whine Ball — CLAW’s single largest, annual fundraising event — as well as the 30th anniversary of CLAW. All are welcome to attend with their well-behaved dogs!

Dress up your pet, dress up yourself! Black tie optional.

WHAT: 20th Bark & Whine Ball™
WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
WHERE: San Francisco Design Center Galleria
Music: PanExtasy
MC: Renee Richardson
Auctioneer: Richard Habib
Catering: McCalls Catering & Events
Wine: Boisset Collection

Tickets & Sponsorships CLICK HERE

Meet Navy Seal Trevor Maroshek and Chopper at the Bark & Whine Ball!

We are honored to have as our special guests two national heroes; retired Navy SEAL Trevor Maroshek and his 12-year old veteran military working dog, German Shepherd “Chopper” from San Diego.

Trevor and Chopper accomplished several Combat Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, finding hundreds of IEDs & massive enemy weapons/explosive caches.

Together they neutralized many Al Qaeda and Taliban enemy personnel hidden to ambush patrols, set IEDS, and attempt dangerous insurgent behavior.

Trevor developed a program of standard operating procedures that are vanguard staples of training in developing the most efficient working dog teams in the world.

Trevor and Chopper worked together throughout their service in the Navy Seal world. Chopper is a permanently retired and Decorated Multi Purpose FROG/SEAL DOG. Chopper saved Trevor’s life and countless lives of Navy Seals and coalition forces in Multiple Theaters in countless extreme combat environments and Seal missions. On their watch no one was killed or injured by IEDS.

Chopper is enjoying his retirement in SOCAL as a surfer and is now both Trevor’s pet and a certified therapy dog helping Trevor with his PTSD.

Trevor says, ”He is my best friend, and is a part of me. I love him like I love my family and especially appreciate him as a SEAL dog. Chopper has the kindest soul and the bravest heart I have ever seen. Proudly, Chopper and I represent and uphold the Honorable, NAVY SEAL CREED, on and off the battlefield. In retirement, Chopper and I founded:

The Seal Dog Foundation (http://www.sealdogfoundation.com) 501©3.”

Trevor adopts and rescue dogs and provides a service for veterans with PTSD, TBI, and various physical issues, to acquire, professionally train, validate, and register service dogs in accordance with the American Disability Act (ADA).

Hear Trevor speak about his special bond with Chopper, meet them personally and even take a special photo with them at the Ball. Thank you Trevor and Chopper for your great service to our country! We look forward to meeting you!

Sponsors

of the 20th Bark & Whine Ball™



 

BARK & WHINE BALL CO-CHAIRS
Susan Bahary
Anne Minkin

CORPORATE SPONSOR CO-CHAIRS
Susan Bahary
Anna Pennington Boucher

GRAPHIC ARTS & PRODUCTION
Charlotte Lee, Mat Squillante

CATERING CHAIR
Anna Spraungel Williams

WEBMASTERS
Bob and Anne Minkin
Patrick Villyard

AUCTION CHAIR
Denise Zanze

BALL COMMITTEE
Susan Bahary
Anna Pennington Boucher
Judy Fong
Charlotte Lee
Anne Minkin
Judy Ranzer
Anna Spraungel Williams
Nancy Trogman
Patrick Villyard
Denise Zanze

Critter Lovers at Work (CLAW)

CLAW EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Jill Kramer – Founder
Anne Minkin – President
Judy Fong – Treasurer
Jennifer Madden – Secretary

CLAW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Susan Bahary
Anna Pennington Boucher
Stacia Culp
Judy Fong
Jill Kramer
Charlotte Lee
Anne Minkin
Missy Nelson
Patrick Villyard
Papsie Sherman
Anna Spraungel Williams
Denise Zanze

CLAW ADVISORY BOARD
Richard Avanzino
Terry Mino