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First Foundation Auction Results

Many thanks to all the generous donors, volunteers, and winners who participated in the first Tripawds Foundation Online Charity Auction!

2016 Tripawds Online Auction Winning Bids

More than $2,000 was raised during the one-week online auction, thanks to Tripawds members bidding on 32 items during this inaugural fundraising auction. Proceeds from the auction will help keep the free Tripawds Community online and help fund Tripawds Foundation assistance programs.

Matching Large and Small Quilt Matching Large and Small Quilt

The most popular item was the beautiful pair of matching quilts (for pets and people) handmade by long-time Tripawds supporter Kathi (murphsmom). The quilts sold for a final bid of $555, receiving the most bids and raising more money than any other single auction item.

winning auction bids

Other popular handmade items included colorful beaded jewelry, a personalized charm from the Tripawds Etsy Store, and two original pet portrait drawings that sold for more than $250.

Mutts Auction ItemAnother popular item was the MUTTS Signature Print with Surprise drawing by MUTTS Creator, Patrick McDonnell. The classic NOW! strip is well known throughout the Tripawds community, and this signed reproduction suitable for framing earned the Tripawds Foundation $215. Speaking of comics, the first four issues of A Piggy’s Tale was another popular auction item.

ruffwear dog gear bundle

This pawesome package of Ruffwear Performance Dog Gear earned a winning bid of $181, saving the winner nearly $50 off the retail value. Plenty of other deals were had with one winner getting a $100 gift certificate or for only $51 and TruDog Premium Dog Food Bundle worth more than $300. The Pet Parlour Package of salon quality grooming products from John Paul Pet sold for just $53, about fifty percent off the retail value. Winning bidders also saved on healthy supplements from Only Natural Pet, and much more!


Auction Feedback Wanted

Did you participate in the auction? Did you win any items? Was it fun? Would you do it again? Logistically, and financially, we consider the Tripawds Foundation’s first fundraiser auction successful. We plan to do it again next Fall, and may even hold a mini-auction in the Spring, depending upon your feedback. Please leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Did you miss the auction? No worries! You can support the Tripawds Foundation anytime with a charitable contribution of any size. Various rewards are available for your gifts, and you can feel good knowing that you are helping amputee pets and their people everywhere. Stay tuned for an important announcement coming soon about how the Tripawds Foundation will be putting these funds to use, to do just that!

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9 thoughts on “First Foundation Auction Results”

  1. WELL DONE!!!!!!! WOW!! $2,000 for the Tripawds Foundation!! WONDERFUL!!

    HUGE, HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE BEHIND THE SCENES WHO HELPED MAKE THIS SO SUCCESSFUL!! The “techie work” involved in setting this up…the behind the scenes effort it took in getting donations….the follow up involved in getting the prizes out tonp the winners…sooooo much work!!!

    Kathi, I have to say your beautiful quilt is a sacred treasure for someone. Such a lovely gift to donate!

    The scrapbook….the wine charms….the jewelry….the “Sassy slings”…all the handmade items….such treasures! THANK YOU!!

    Okay…back to the questio s:

    FUN? YES!!! YES!!!


    DID I BID?? YES!!

    DID I WIN ANY ITEMS? Grrrr…..NO! But I had fun bidding and I looooove that the proceeds helped Tripawds!!

    Hope the “winners” will post some pics of their prizes!

    Looking forward to the next auction!

    With appreciation to all!!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. Loved it! I wasn’t originally sure if I was even going to participate, having so recently lost Otis and Tess, but by the time it was over, I had a dog again who will be able to enjoy his winnings! But don’t tell Gator, it’s a surprise!

  3. I thought it was great! My former employer (school) used to have an online auction that was always a HUGE success so I think this is a great idea.

    I bid, I won, I had fun! I didn’t win everything I tried to grab but am so thrilled with what I did get – it will come in handy for Miss Iz!

  4. I thought it was great fun! Even though I didn’t win anything this time, I would definitely want to do it again. I’m already keeping my eyes open for quilt ideas.

  5. I thought it was great fun! Even though I didn’t win anything this time, I would definitely want to do it again. I’m already keeping my eyes open for quilt ideas.

  6. My maw very much enjoyed the auction. She couldn’t get over how easy it was to place your max bid and get notified by email each and every time someone else bid on that same item and secretly hoping they didn’t exceed her max bid!

    The items won were received so quickly after the auction ended it was fantastic.

    It was definitely fun and we would most definitely participate again next time.

    I know it took a lot of work to organize and I hope it was a huge success so that all that work paid off!

    My maw says she will start saving now so she can bid on the quilt…she really wanted to win that beautiful quilt!


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