2019 Fourth Annual Lucky Dog Gala
A Wonderful Evening of Fun, Generosity and Heroes!
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue’s fourth annual Lucky Dog Gala was held on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at a private club in Pebble Beach. Two hundred and thirty dedicated supporters and one adorable canine ambassador, Hero, attended the event. Hero, an 11-year-old mixed breed who had been found as a stray, wooed the crowd in his Lucky Dog attire. He may have even found his forever home with one of the guests who was particularly smitten with his calm demeanor and shining spirt.
The evening began with a wine reception overlooking a gorgeous view of Monterey Bay. Guests bid on a variety of marvelous silent auction items and enjoyed passed appetizers.
During dinner, Executive Director and Co-Founder Carie Broecker spoke about our mission, our accomplishments since 2009, and an exciting part of POMDR’s future: our very own veterinary clinic, scheduled to be completed by October of this year. The evening kicked off our celebration of a decade of POMDR: 1,756 dogs rescued and over 900 Helping Paw clients served! The highlight of the evening was our 10-year retrospective video, A Decade of POMDR, created by Board President and Co-Founder Monica Rua.
Our auctioneer, Lisa Taylor, auctioned off six exciting Live Auction items, then encouraged guests to raise their bid paddles to “Fund a Dog’s Life.” The first of our guests to raise his paddle and donate $25,000 was F. Robert Nunes, a longtime POMDR supporter. Debbie Landi, another longtime supporter, joined him at that very generous level.
The event raised $278,550 to support our lifesaving work!