Check out this year’s gorgeous new venue at the Historic Smithonia Farm:

The Historic Smithonia Farm
2289 Crawford Smithonia Rd.
Colbert, GA 30628

Live & Silent Auction Items:

We are still adding auction items every day, but below is a current list of all of the items that we will have available at The Bark & Wine: 

  • A one-week stay in Cancun, Mexico, April 18-25th at the Royal Sands Resort donated by Happy Tails Playhouse.

  • A 3 night stay at a luxury 3 bedroom/3 bath condo in Highlands, NC with gorgeous mountain and golf course views. This package will include a spa certificate at the Old Edwards Inn Spa, two napa wines, Kilwines chocolates, his and hers Molton Brown bath products, and more! (more details to be available soon)

  • Ten Disney World Park Hopper Tickets with FastPass+(auctioned off in one set of 6 and one set of 4, but you can bid on both!)

  • A UGA Football signed by Kirby Smart

  • A gift basket with 4 Braves tickets to the Saturday, September 7th game against the Washington Nationals (Section 37 - Dugout Reserved by the third baseline - Row 5, Seats 9, 10, 11, 12) including a parking pass, a $10 concessions credit per ticket, and other Braves goodies donated by Carol Magill

  • A custom cat house and indoor, wall-mounted “catification” ledge from Catio Bob the Catio Builder

  • A gift package from R.E.M.

  • 4 Free Pints at Monday Night Brewing Company

  • A one month pass for dance lessons at DanceFX

  • A gift basket from Oscar Bites

  • A one night stay at the Boutier Winery and Inn with complimentary wine tastings and a bottle of their excellent wine

  • A package of 4 riding lessons from High Point Farm

  • 4 Tickets to Zoo Atlanta

  • 2 matching glass vases from Bendzunas Glass

  • A signed poster from Widespread Panic

  • A gift certificate to Creature Comforts

  • 1 Night Stay in a One Bedroom Suite at the Georgia Gameday Center

  • 3 Lessons with PGA Professional Jeff Chleboun at Double Oaks Golf Club

  • A gift certificate for 4 free greens’ fees at Double Oaks Golf Club

  • Movie passes to University Cinemas

  • A 30 minute lesson at Canopy Studio

  • A Family Pass (2 adults & four kids) to the Atlanta History Center, which can be used at either the Margaret Mitchell House or the main Atlanta History Center facility, which includes the Swan House

  • A gift certificate to The Dawg House for grooming or boarding

  • A 3 class pack from Pure Barre

  • 2 full photography sessions with Beth Ingram of Focused Photography by Beth

  • A gift certificate to Athens Board and Brush

  • A gift basket from Athentic Brewing Company

  • A custom painted pet portrait by Bella Bouquet Watercolors

  • Dinner and dessert for two from Saucehouse BBQ

  • A basket of fishing lures from Zoom Bait

  • A Bark Box package for your pup

  • A gift certificate to Bulldog Car Wash

  • A gift basket from Bone-a-Fide Dog Training

  • 4 Tickets to the Atlanta Botanical Garden

  • 4 Tickets to the World of Coke

  • Gift certificates to Butt Hutt

  • Gift certificates to Cicis Pizza

  • 4 passes and skate rentals at Fun Galaxy

  • Gift certificate to Olive Garden

  • Gift certificate and t-shirt from Pain and Wonder Tattoo

  • Gift certificate for an oil change at TR Tire and Oil

  • 4 Gift baskets (including gift certificates) from Animal Wellness Center of Athens

  • A pet photo shoot with Kathy Sweat Schultz of Farm Fresh Photography

  • One weekend of luxury boarding in a private suite for one dog and a go home bath at Barking Hound Village

  • Gift basket from Pawtropolis

  • Gift basket from Tito’s Handmade Vodka

  • Gift certificates to the Athens Gun Club

  • Gift basket from the Olive Basket

  • A large three-tier cat tree from the Bogart Sam’s Club

  • Gift certificates to Maggie’s Cafe

  • A gift bag of books from Avid Bookshop

  • A complimentary pet photography session and a $450 credit toward heirloom wall art from CM Photography

  • A gift certificate to Goodness Grows

  • A dual membership to Ciné

  • Art from Dr. Lynn Beckmann

  • Gift certificates to Sycamore Vet Services for 1 Basic Laser Therapy Series consisting of 7 weekly sessions, 1 Luxating Patella Laser Series consisting of two treatments a week for 4 weeks on both stifle Joints, and 1 Canine Annual Wellness and Health Package consisting of an exam, blood work, and vaccines.

  • 2 Tickets to the Georgia Aquarium

  • Family Series Voucher for 4 all-inclusive tickets to any Family Series Performance at the Center for Puppetry Arts

  • 2 Tickets to Stone Mountain Park

  • 2 Tickets to the Wildwood Revival

  • A gardening gift basket from April Cross

  • 8 art classes from K.A. Artist Shop

  • A gift certificate to Grail Bra Specialists

  • A private horseback riding lesson from Heart of Dixie Farms

  • A gift certificate to Longhorn’s Steakhouse

  • 3 Mary Kay gift baskets

  • A gift certificate for 4 rounds of golf at the Victoria Bryant Highland Walk Golf Course

  • 2 framed, original paintings from Randy Hogue

  • A gift certificate for custom pet or child portrait(s) from Campbell’s Charcoals

  • A gift certificate for a photo session and $200 in print credits from Generations Photography by Heidi Tweedell

  • Gift cards to Ace Hardware (Danielsville)

  • A basket of yarn with four skeins of local wool from Georgia Rustic Wool

  • A 2 hour spinning lesson (including materials) from Georgia Rustic Wool

  • A 2 hour yarn dyeing class (including materials) from Georgia Rustic Wool

  • A hand crafted pottery bowl from David Morgan Pottery

  • A gift certificate to Bark Dog Spa

  • A gift certificate to Cofer’s Home and Garden

  • A gift package of jewelry and other accessories from Duncan and Company Fine Jewelry

  • A portable massage table and gift basket from Keli & Shannon Davis-Burns

  • A gift package from Southern Brewing Company

  • A 1 hr trail ride for two at Classic City Clydesdales

  • A gift certificate to Lucky Dog Agility

  • An assortment of honey from Bear Hug Honey Company

  • A book package from Normal Books

  • An XL camouflage dog carrier and gift basket from Petsense

  • A gift certificate to George’s Lowcountry Table

  • A gift certificate to ARTini’s Art Lounge

  • Multiple dog- and cat-themed gift baskets

  • A brand new bee hive from Honey Pond Farm

  • A rustic and artistic wall hook rack as well as a t-shirt and a Dixie Bell paint start kit from Lexington Vintage

  • 4 gift certificates for a free brush out and bath from The Dog House Too

  • 2 gift certificates to Southern Hardware

  • A gift package from Southern Brewing Company

  • A one-month membership and assorted weekly access passes to Crunch Fitness

  • A gift package from Five Points Bottle Shop

  • A counter-top, six-bottle wine fridge

  • A gift package from KD Graphics

  • Carved wooden bowls from Mike Sellers of Wood Pappy Designs, including one carved from wood from The Tree That Owns Itself

  • Jewelry from Aurum Studios

  • A gift certificate to Gina Belles restaurant

  • A foot bath and heated cat bed with assorted items donated by Storybook Serpents

  • An antique GA Bulldog student desk and a porcelain cake plate and server set from The Hen House

  • 3 gift baskets with veterinary services (including a free spay day) and pet supplies from the Animal Wellness Center of Athens

  • A waterproof, wireless/bluetooth speaker from by Jackson EMC

  • 3 months of Shiraz’ Wine Club

  • A gift certificate for $25 off per person for a class of 6 or less (value $150) from Cardiaction - CPR and First Aid Classes

  • A handmade pottery mug and dog bandanna from Winterhawk Pottery, Inc.

  • A one-hour in-home massage by Alexin Boyd, LMT

  • Many of our auction items will include large bags of dog food donated by Diamond Pet Foods (including Taste of the Wild and Diamond Naturals) and Midway Farm Supply

  • A gift basket from Puppie Love

  • Lots of colorful collars and harnesses from Hot Dog Collars

  • Gift certificates to Square One Fish Company

  • A dog fountain and wind chime from Tractor Supply Company

  • A custom Italian decanter set and wine goblets as well as artwork from HIP Handmade & Vintage

  • A swag bag from Atlanta United FC

  • A one-hour PEMF treatment for people, horses, or other pets with A Leg Up PEMF

  • A 3 Day Boarding certificate at Four Seasons Pet Resort, including activities and a bath

  • 2 boxes of cupcakes from Gigi's Cupcakes

  • A gift package from Cork and Bottle

  • A gift certificate for five hours of graphic design by Daniel Fell

  • 2 gift baskets - including gift certificates for veterinary services - from Maggie’s Menagerie Veterinary Services

  • A bulldog-themed basket (complete with Chala Bulldog bag!) from Native America Gallery

6th Annual Bark & Wine

August 17, 2019, 6-10pm


Join us at the Historic Smithonia Farm for our largest fundraiser of the year! Guests will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres compliments of Carrabba's Italian Grill of Athens, a dessert and coffee bar from Mama’s Boy, live music from Nathan Sheppard, a complimentary glass of wine from Boutier Winery and Inn (or two non-alcoholic drinks of your choice), access to our live and silent auctions with select prizes and gifts, raffles held throughout the night, and more.

Scroll down to see our growing list of live and silent auction items as well as our many generous sponsors. Items and sponsors are being added daily, so check back often to see the latest additions!

T-Shirt Pre-Orders are now CLOSED!

This year’s t-shirts are available in two colors: teal and indigo blue. They’re also available in unisex or women’s cut from size small to 3X, and all shirts are in a soft style, ring-spun cotton t-shirt that we know you’re going to love! T-shirts will be $23 at the event or 2 for $40, but we will only have a limited supply of shirts available. Please arrive early to buy yours at the event if you did not already pre-order.  Can't make it to the event but still want a shirt? We will be happy to ship one to you within the USA after the event for an additional $5 in shipping. Please contact the shelter or email us at for more information about t-shirt orders.

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This year we have beautiful, full-color tickets that will make great souvenirs! They are available for purchase online, at the shelter, or at The Dog House Too in Ila. If you purchase your ticket online via PayPal, please put "Bark and Wine" in the comments section. We’ll have your physical ticket(s) waiting for you at the event or you can make arrangements to pick them up at the shelter. Have questions? Email us at

Thank You Sponsors!

We could not put this fantastic event on each year without the support of our many local and regional sponsors. We are incredibly thankful for their support, and we hope that all of our attendees will consider our sponsors for all of their business and entertainment needs.

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Ace Hardware (Danielsville)
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Board and Brush
  • Cofer's Home and Garden
  • Five Points Bottle Shop
  • Gigi's Cupcakes
  • Heyward Allen Toyota
  • Maggie's Cafe
  • Oscar Bites
  • Pickers Paradise Auction
  • Southern Brewing Company
  • TR Tire and Oil
  • April Cross
  • Bark Dog Spa
  • Butt Hutt
  • Connor Magill, Attorney at Law
  • George's Lowcountry Table
  • Gina Belles Restaurant
  • Jackson EMC
  • Mothership Tattoo
  • Pain and Wonder Tattoo
  • Pure Barre Athens
  • Southern Hardware
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • ARTini's Art Lounge
  • Bill's BBQ
  • Canopy Studio
  • Dance FX
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Grail Bra Specialists
  • KD Graphics
  • Normal Books
  • Pawtropolis
  • Saucehouse BBQ
  • Stone Mountain Park
  • Winterhawk Pottery, Inc.

Additional Supporters:
Bark Box, Bear Hug Honey Company, Creature Comforts, The Dawg House, Five Points Bottle Shop, Fun Galaxy, Heart of Dixie Farms, Longhorn's Steakhouse, Monday Night Brewing Company, Olive Garden, and University Cinemas

Want to become a sponsor?

Email us at or call the shelter at 706-795-2868, and we’ll be happy to send you our sponsorship package.