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 donated by Happy Tails Playhouse (meals and travel expenses not included, certain dates available only, more details to be available soon)

  • 5 Disney World Park Hopper Tickets with FastPass+(auctioned off in one set of 2 and one set of 3, but you can bid on both!)

  • A UGA Football signed by Kirby Smart

  • A custom cat house 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 package of 4 riding lessons from High Point Farm

  • 4 Tickets to Zoo Atlanta

  • A glass vase from Bendzunas Glass

  • 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

  • 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 Spenco Exteriors

  • 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 bag of books from Avid Bookshop

  • A gift package from the Comer Vet Hospital

  • 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.

6th Annual Bark & Wine

August 17, 2019, 6-10pm

Tickets are on sale online now! physical tickets will be available in early june. check back regularly for more updates!

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, 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.

Later this summer, we’ll also have event t-shirts on sale. A brand new design is currently in the works from our favorite graphic designer Keith Przybyla-Kuchek, and they’ll go on sale later this summer. This year, we’ll have high-quality shirts available in different cuts. 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.

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!

Buy Your Tickets Online Now for Just $35!

This year we will have beautiful, full-color tickets that will make great souvenirs, but they aren't quite here yet. So our online ticket sales are now open, and we hope to have physical tickets available for purchase at the shelter and at The Dog House Too in Ila by the first week in June. 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

Buy Your Tickets Online by Donating Through PayPal Here

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.

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Animal Wellness Center of Athens

  • Focused Photography by Beth

  • Keith Przybyla-Kuchek

  • Merck

  • CM Bryson Photography

  • Four Seasons Pet Resort

  • Main Street News / Madison Journal TODAY

  • Sycamore Vet Services

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Dance FX
  • Oscar Bites
  • Pickers Paradise Auction
  • TR Tire and Oil
  • Butt Hutt
  • Dr. Lynn Beckmann
  • Pain and Wonder Tattoo
  • Pure Barre Athens
  • Canopy Studio
  • Maggie's Cafe
  • Pawtropolis
  • Saucehouse BBQ

Additional Supporters:
Bark Box, Creature Comforts, The Dawg House, Five Points Bottle Shop, Fun Galaxy, 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.