Puttin’ On The Leash 2023 – Pup, Pup and Away!

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 6-9 p.m.
Boulder Jewish Community Center | 6007 Oreg Ave

Grab your pawsport and get ready to change lives. We can’t wait to see you there!

A gala and auction to benefit the



Puttin’ On The Leash 2023

We’re soaring to the Boulder JCC for our signature, lifesaving event – 30 years in the making.

Capacity is limited to 300 guests – don’t lose your seat on this flight! // Event 21+

Event Attire: Come flight themed or cocktail attire!

We invite you to be a first-class passenger for an evening of celebration and the opportunity to save the lives of animals in our community. As Boulder and Broomfield’s premier gala helping animals in need, Puttin’ On The Leash will raise critical funds and celebrate what is possible when we come together.

Led by emcee Marshall Zelinger of 9News, this memorable event will feature:

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Memorable cocktail hour featuring hors d’oevres and a puppy and kitten “Snuggle Lounge”!

Speciality Libations including “The Irish Setter” signature cocktail from Superior Liquor.

New heights with  hot air balloon rides and photos.

7:30 – 9:15 p.m.

Gourmet cuisine with delicious hors d’oeuvres and a curated “in-flight mini meal” provided by Three Leaf Catering and Lucky’s Bakehouse.

Paws or Tails (Heads or Tails game) – win an all-inclusive vacation for two to Antigua!

In-flight entertainment from HSBV animal ambassadors.

An exclusive live auction featuring luxurious trips, exclusive dinners and more!
*Silent auction will be held online at a later date.

Heartwarming stories of animals’ lives saved because of your generous support, like Sunny – a special dog saved by our expanded veterinary hospital and training & behavior team.

The chance to change animals’ lives with Boulder and Broomfield counties’ biggest animal lovers.

Play Paws or Tails

Sign up early for the Paws or Tails game to win an all-inclusive trip for two to Antigua! 

Simply stop by the Paws or Tails booths located in the lobby or on the back patio. Don’t worry, if you run out of time, you will still be able to sign up during the Live Program by holding up your bidder number. 

Sign up to play our “Paws or Tails” game, and you could win a week in beautiful Antigua at the Verandah, a 4.5-star Resort & Spa! The Verandah Resort & Spa is an eco-friendly Caribbean beachfront resort with two spectacular white- sand beaches, five pools, nature trails to historic Devil’s Bridge, four restaurants, tennis & fitness center, non-motorized water sports, kids club, mini golf, mini cinema, and the world-class Tranquility Body & Soul Spa. Experience a majestic ambience only Antigua can offer! 

  • Seven night/ eight day resort stay at a Waterview Suite
  • Accommodates two guests
  • $500 in Visa gift cards towards the purchase of airfare
  • Includes dining, beverages, access to facilities, resort activities, service charges, and gratuities
  • Blackout dates 12/21/23-1/3/23 & 2/1/24-2/24/24
  • Expires December 20, 2025 

Live Auction Items

Welcome to your luxury West Vail sanctuary! This fully renovated, spacious townhome boasts a wonderful open feel, accentuated by luxury upgrades and an oh-so-contemporary vibe. You’ll love the prime location, nestled on the mountainside just minutes from Vail Mountain Resort! Hop on the free local bus out front for easy travel to the slopes and nearby attractions — including downtown Avon and Lionshead Village. Enjoy a dip in the seasonal pool and year-round hot tubs down the street.

  • Five nights/ six days in a four bedroom/three bath townhome – sleeps eight people
  • Beautiful upgrades, full kitchen
  • $200 gift card for fine dining of your choosing
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Washer/Dryer in unit
  • Non-smoking only
  • Complimentary pet boarding for 5 nights courtesy of Camp Bow Wow Boulder*
  • Subject to availability. Blackout dates Dec 22, 2023 – Jan 7th of 2024.
  • Expires April 22, 2024 

Thank you, Smittkamp Family!


Make a difference, save a life, and have your “pick of the litter”! Add a special new member to your family and let HSBV do what we do best – support your relationship right from the start through our programs and services. The winning bidder will receive the Ultimate HSBV Experience, courtesy of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

This package includes:

  • Your choice of the puppies featured at the event or a waived-fee adoption of another animal of your choice
  • Microchip, vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery at HSBV Veterinary Hospital
  • One year of veterinary care for adopted animal at HSBV Veterinary Hospital
  • One year of training classes for adopted animal through our Training & Behavior Center
  • Four complimentary HSBV Puppy Club sessions ($600 value). Puppy Club is an enriched environment where your puppy’s senses will come alive!  Your puppy will experience sights, sounds, smells, textures, and playtime with other puppies in a way that results in comfort, curiosity, and confidence.
  • The ultimate Puppy Prep Package – treats, toys, bedding, and enrichment items to start your puppy off on the right paw
  • First birthday party complete with Pupcakes and party favors courtesy of Lucky’s Bakehouse
  • Expires April 22, 2024

What divers’ dreams are made of! 

Imagine yourself tucked away in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea on Grand Cayman’s beautiful Seven Mile Beach. Teeming with tropical fish and some of the most diverse marine life on the planet, Grand Cayman is a paradise for divers, snorkelers and water-sports enthusiasts. After learning to scuba dive right here at home with Ocean First Divers, jump right in and finish your certification with two guided dives courtesy of Off The Wall Divers in Grand Cayman.

When you’re not in the water, enjoy your third-floor, oceanfront two-bedroom condominium at George Town Villas. Boasting expansive ocean views and a covered patio, Snorkel and swim in the Carribean waters right in front of the villas! Or, enjoy walking to the nearby world-famous Seven Mile Beach and the benefits of being in close proximity to 5-star restaurants, groceries, and Camana Bay. 

  • Four night/ five day stay in a two bedroom/ two bath condominium – George Town Villas #303.
  • A covered patio with balcony overlooks the ocean, George Town Harbor, beach, pool and gardens.
  • Open Water Class & Pool Sessions at Ocean First Divers for two people (located in Boulder)
  • Four (4) open water dives for each of the two (2) students in Grand Cayman courtesy of Off The Wall Divers (to complete the certification for two (2) students)
  • Additional lodging nights can be obtained as can two-tank dive trips from Off The Wall Divers
  • Complimentary dog boarding for 4 nights courtesy of Camp Bow Wow Boulder*.
  • Must be used May – Sept 2024, subject to availability. 

Thank you, Thomas Shopshire, Ocean First Divers, and Off The Wall Divers!


The Ultimate Steamboat Springs Experience

Named for its famous hot springs, Steamboat Springs is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure junkies. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, its plethora of outdoor pursuits entice visitors. 

This gorgeous home is located at the coveted Lake Catamount beneath Rabbit Ears Pass. Watch the eagles fly, the fish jump, and the cranes and pelicans play. Home features in-deck hot tub to really enjoy the tranquility of your home away from home.

While you’re there, enjoy a full-day’s access to a nature-lover’s dream location, the private Glas Deffryn Ranch, in the Yampa Valley. Closely situated to breathtaking destinations such as White River National Forest, Flat Tops Wilderness Area, and Stage Coach State Park. Enjoy a half-day of guided fishing on your exclusive ¾ of a river-mile section of the Yampa River, eight miles of  beginner and intermediate private mountain bike trails, or admire the working ranch with Scottish Highland Cattle (pets and feeding possible, pending time of day, with ranch owner), you’re sure to have a one-of-a kind experience in Steamboat’s pristine nature.  

  • Four night/five day stay in beautiful fully-furnished three bedroom/three ½ bath cabin at Lake Catamount outside of Steamboat Springs, directly beneath Rabbit Ears Pass
  • Sleeps six adults
  • Soak in the hot tub and enjoy the peaceful sights and
    sounds of nature on the beautiful wrap-around porch
  • Non-smoking in unit
  • Includes full day access to private Glas Deffryn Ranch
  • Includes private guided ½ day fishing trip ($400 value) on your private access to ¾ of a river-mile of the Yampa River courtesy of Steamboat Fly Fisher (not available June- August 2023)
  • Complimentary pet boarding for four nights courtesy of Camp Bow Wow Boulder (restrictions may apply)
  • Subject to availability. Blackout dates include most holidays
  • Must be used September – November 2023 to include fly fishing
  • If no fly fishing, blackout months do not apply
  • Expires December 31, 2023

Thank you, Budd and Laura Zuckerman, Glas Deffryn Ranch, and Steamboat Flyfisher!

HSBV proudly provides a lifetime of love to pets of all ages, including our special seniors all year long. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month which shines a light on our sugar-faced, vintage puppies and kittens who deserve amazing homes during their golden years. These animals often require more veterinary resources from HSBV to keep them feeling their best, and we are here to keep them young and thriving and up to their geria-TRICKS! The winning bidder will be the Senior Pet Hero of HSBV, sponsoring Adopt a Senior Pet Month and inspiring care for our far-from-forgotten senior sweethearts.

“My face may be white, but my heart is pure gold. There is no shame in growing old.” – Anonymous

This package includes: 

  • Your name and pet’s photo on promotional banner in HSBV Veterinary Hospital during the month of November 2023
  • Your name and pet’s photo on promotional banner in HSBV Adoption Lobby during the month of November 2023
  • Your name and pet’s photo on HSBV homepage banner during month of November 2023
  • Your name and pet’s photo and bio in at least one email (70,000 subscribers) promoting an adoption special for animals 8+ years during Adopt a Senior Pet Month in November 2023
  • Spa day for your pet courtesy of Woof Gang Bakery 
  • Therapeutic massage for your pet courtesy of Peak Animal Wellness and Massage
  • Wellness supplement package courtesy of HSBV Veterinary Hospital

Truly an exclusive experience for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and Puttin’ On The Leash – one of Boulder’s finest, renowned Chef Jim Smailer, will return to the Boulder Cork Restaurant for one night only to host your party at a custom curated meal. Collaborate with Jim to design your menu selections for your dinner party for eight guests, complete with wine and champagne pairings. Enjoy this exclusive and unique dining experience for you and your friends while savoring a truly coveted opportunity with an animal-loving and celebrated guest chef. 

  • Create your exclusive dinner menu with returning guest Chef Smailer for eight people
  •  Includes champagne and wine for eight people
  •   Expires April 22, 2024

Thank you, Chef Jim Smailer and The Boulder Cork!


The majestic town of Telluride is nestled at the end of a lush canyon and surrounded by some of Colorado’s most rugged 13,000 – 14,000 ft peaks unlike anywhere in the world. 

Incredible alpine skiing, perfect summers full of cultural events and endless outdoor activities, and authentic mountain character make Telluride one of the most beautiful spots in all the Rocky Mountain high country. 

This gorgeous home is located in the heart of Telluride, just two short blocks to Lift 8 and the gondola station as well as Main Street (Colorado Avenue). Walk into this beautiful three-level townhome and enjoy the south-facing patio overlooking the ski area. Home features updates throughout and includes gas fireplace, full kitchen with granite countertops, and jetted tub.

  • Seven nights/ six days in three bedroom/ three bath townhome
  • Sleeps 9 guests
  • $200 Visa gift card for fine dining of your choosing
  • Parking spot for one vehicle in the driveway – paid parking available
  • Complimentary pet boarding for 7 nights courtesy of Camp Bow Wow Boulder
  • Subject to availability; Blackout dates include Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
  • Expires April 22,2024

Thank you, Trent and Stephanie Hein


We know you share a very special relationship with your pet, here’s your chance to let them be the star! Win this package and your pet will be the face of 2024’s Puttin’ On The Leash – reaching more than 70,000 of Boulder Valley’s top animal lovers and Humane Society friends next year. Your companion will receive a photography session of glamour shots, grace all of our creative and marketing materials, and have a special publication within next year’s event program.

Don’t miss this exclusive chance for your pet to be the inspiration for changing the lives of 16,000 pets next year! Any age, breed, size or shape pet can be the star and change the lives of thousands of pets and people starting tonight! 

  • Your pet featured in promotion and theme of the 2024 Puttin’ On The Leash gala
  •  Private photography session for glamour shots to be used in promotion of Puttin’ On The Leash 2024
  • You’ll receive the digital copies of the original photos 
  • Custom inclusion in 2024’s event program highlighting your special companion 
  • Pet featured in HSBV’s The Dish newsletter

Thank you, Nuf Said!


Grande Luxxe truly is the epitome of luxury, offering unmatched ocean and jungle views, superb living spaces, deluxe amenities and professional concierges, butlers and private chefs to cater to your every need. The villa in the Spa Tower is a luxurious, upscale three bedroom, three bath villa at the Vidanta Grand Luxxe resort in your choice of stunning Nuevo Vallarta on the Pacific side or the white sand beaches and turquoise waters on the Caribbean side of the Yucatan Peninsula in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The nearly 4,300 square foot villa is beautifully appointed and well-kept by twice daily maid service. The three bedrooms each have a full bath and the villa sleeps up to eight comfortably. 

  • Seven night/ eight day resort stay in a three bedroom/ three bath villa 
  • Two king beds and two double beds accommodating up to eight guests
  •  Jetted tubs, separate walk-in showers and double sinks with each bedroom 
  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, including three dining areas
  • 16 free rounds of golf (Nayar course) included for you and your guests and 2 for 1 access to Nicklaus-designed 18-hole course
  •  Room service available and several on-site and nearby restaurants offering everything from fine dining to eating on the beach 
  • Wrap around terrace with private heated splash pool, a king size bed for lounging and plush lounge chairs 
  • Other amenities include access to acres of pools, beach, Kids Club, Spatium spa and fitness center, tennis, and an array of fine and casual dining 
  • Two complimentary basic spa treatments 
  • Airfare, meals, and private chef services not included 
  • Options for other locations including Los Cabos (accommodations and amenities vary)
  • Complimentary pet boarding for 7 nights courtesy of Camp Bow Wow Boulder*
  • Reservations subject to availability. Must be booked by December 31, 2023. Expires April 22, 2024

Thank you, Boni and Michele Sandoval!


The picturesque Bordeaux wine region is home to some of the oldest vineyards and finest wines in the world. The Appellation of Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux has been listed as a “cultural landscape” on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the first wine-growing region to be awarded this distinction. The splendid town of Saint-Émilion dates back to the 8th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, built entirely of locally mined limestone.

Located five minutes from the village of Saint-Émilion and approximately 20 miles from the heart of Bordeaux in the middle of the world-famous Bordeaux vineyards and the banks of the Dordogne River, this five bedroom completely restored stone property dates back to the 14th century. It now features all modern conveniences for an enjoyable stay. The property is surrounded by vineyards, woods, and gardens and has a large pool with an outdoor kitchen. You will be treated to a food and wine pairing of the Grand Cru Estate wines from the Château.

Your experience includes:

  • Bordeaux Wine Grower’s five bedroom/five bath château, five night stay for ten guests
  • Wine, cheese and charcuterie pairing for ten guests
  • Private outdoor pool and kitchen
  • Half-day wine and château tour in Saint-Émilion for ten guests ($1,000 gift card value)
  • Reservations must be booked 60 days before travel, and property is subject to availability
  • Blackout dates are the weeks of Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter week
  • Must be booked by April 22, 2024, and travel must be completed by April 22, 2025. May not be transferred or resold


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Absolut | Campo Viejo | Colorado Animal Specialty & Emergency | Cigna | Crest Insurance Group
Mojotech | Lucky’s Bakehouse | Jameson Irish Whiskey | Shirazi Benefits


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