Welcome to Critter Lovers at Work (CLAW)

Critter Lovers at Work (CLAW) is an all-volunteer support group whose mission is planning and producing events to raise awareness, support and funds for local animal rescue organizations.

Founded by Jill H. Kramer in 1987,  CLAW’s first events were The Great Cat and Dog Fair, and the inaugural holiday windows at Gumps — which featured dog and cats available for adoption.

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

Meet Navy Seal Trevor Maroshek and his hero dog 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.

It’s the 20th Bark & Whine Ball™!

It’s time to put on the dog!

Walk the red carpet with your dog, 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.

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

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