Online Holiday Auction

Welcome to our first ever online auction!

Scroll down to see the items our friends have generously donated. Each is new, vintage or handmade, and every one will come with a little tag explaining how it helps raise money for Paws Cause, making each gift extra special.

To bid on an item, do so directly on our Facebook auction page, or send an email to northcountypawscause@gmail.org and tell us the item you're interested in and how much you would like to bid. We will confirm your bid by return mail.

We will update this page at least once a day with the latest bids and the bidders' names (for privacy, just first names will be listed). Monitor your bid on this page and bid again if you are outbid and want to continue. If you are the winning bidder, we will contact you to make arrangements for payment and delivery. If you have any questions, please call us at 805-226-8311.

Thanks for your support!

KITTY CHRISTMAS STOCKING

This item was "won" by one of our first bidders but never paid for or picked up. So, we're offering this fishy Christmas stocking one more time for a great minimum bid! It's filled with different kinds of treats, a new bowl, a stuffed kitty doll, a frog toy and a couple of other new toys. The retail value of the whole stocking is around $20.


Starting bid: $8.00

Closing date: Saturday, December 15, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping cost: $4.00

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Negotiable

No bids yet, 12/11/12

THREE MORE D'ANBINO WINES

We wish you could see the happy kitties at the vineyard north of Paso, they are orange and white with beautiful blue eyes! They help protect the vineyard from rodents, and the family has invested in keeping the cats healthy. Great Paws Cause partners. Bid on these three wines, perfect for holiday celebrations: an '07 Syrah, a '10 Cabernet and a '10 Sauvignon Blanc. The three retail for about $65. See photos of the vineyard here


Starting bid: $35.00

Closing date: Saturday, December 15, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: not available

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Negotiable

Latest bid: $40.00, Twila, 12/10/12

LAVENDER HAT

This is one of our favorite of Denise's creations. Again, the photo doesn't really capture the subtle shades of lavender changing to turquoise near the brim. It's really nice.(Click on the picture to enlarge.)


Starting bid: $3.00

Closing date: Friday, December 14, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: $2.00

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Not available

Latest bid: $5.00, Twila, 12/10/12

MYSTIC COOKBOOK

Subtitled "The Secret Alchemy of Food," this cookbook has received glowing reviews from several well-known chefs. The authors, Denise and Meadow Linn, are local to the Central Coast, and Meadow has signed this copy for you! The cookbook sells for $20, and because it includes a wish from Meadow for the winning bidder, we're asking a minimum bid of $20. Interested? Read more about the cookbook, the authors and the recipes here.


Starting bid: $20.00

Closing date: Saturday, December 15, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: $6.00

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Negotiable

Latest bid: $30.00, Heidi, 12/10/12

HEALTHY KITTY, HAPPY PEOPLE!

This is our last kitty package, and it is a great big one. There's a shiny new litter box (with odor door, litter box wipes, an eco-scoop and mat for catching stray bits). Inside is a bag of World's Best Cat Litter (love that stuff), plus a bag of Blue Wilderness holistic, grain-free food. There are Greenies for clean teeth, two packs of flea treatment and a glow in the dark collar. Plus a few catnip toys for fun and exercise. Wow! All these items would retail for at least $75. (Click on the picture to enlarge.)

The package was kindly donated by Ronda and Howard, people we helped place their two cats when they moved out of the area. Thank you!


Starting bid: $40.00

Closing date: Saturday, December 15, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: not available

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Free

Latest bid: $40.00, Judi, 12/10/12

FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE JUST ONE BOTTLE

Here's a red blend from the cat loving folks at D'Anbino Vineyards. We helped fix and shelter their vineyard cats last year, and they have supported us ever since! We're offering a bottle of their 2007 Quadraphonic, a Bordeaux/Syrah blend, that retails for $28.


Starting bid: $15.00

Closing date: Friday, December 14, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: not available

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Negotiable

Latest bid: $20.00, Twila, 12/10/12

FARMHOUSE PHOTO AND WINE

This is another of our friend Lorrie's photos of a SLO County scene; this one's of an old farmhouse. It's offered in a simple frame that goes well with the image. We've added a bottle of Sculpterra wine, the Maquette Bordeaux blend that retails for $38. (Click on the picture to enlarge.)


Starting bid: $25.00

Closing date: Saturday, December 15, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: not available

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Free

Latest bid: $25.00, Twila, 12/10/12

COLLECTIBLE DOLLS

If you know someone who collects dolls, this could be a good gift. These "Collector's Choice" dolls have never been out of the box. They move and play music when you wind them up: the little boy plays Beautiful Dreamer and the girl plays Everybody Loves Somebody. You'll find dolls like this on Amazon and eBay for $20 - $75. (Click on the picture to enlarge.)


Starting bid: $20.00

Closing date: Friday, December 14, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: not available

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Free

No bids yet, 12/8/12

LAPIS FROM AFGHANISTAN

For those of you who like the beads we're auctioning, here's our last set. This is a 23" necklace of 10mm blue lapis lazuli from Afghanistan with matching earrings. These beads are slightly mottled too, like the lighter set we've put up for bid, but they are darker. And there won't be much more lapis coming out of Afghanistan very soon! (Click on the picture to enlarge.)


Starting bid: $40.00

Closing date: Friday, December 14, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: $2.00

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Negotiable

No bids yet, 12/8/12

HAPPY KITTY BASKET

One of our fosters put together this wonderful basket for the auction. The kitty who receives it will be one happy feline! There's a handmade food bowl, a scratcher, some treats and toys and a cute picture frame. You also get a gift bag so you can present it to your favorite kitty in grand style! We believe all the items together would retail for about $35. (Click on the picture to enlarge.)


Starting bid: $20.00

Closing date: Thursday, December 13, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: $6.00

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Negotiable

Latest bid: $20.00, Laurie, 12/7/12

WINE AND WINE COUNTRY

You can tell the folks at Sculpterra love cats the moment you approach the winery. There's a beautiful, huge cat sculpture right out front to greet you! And the tasting room manager worked with us to spay/neuter his vineyard cats so all can be healthy and non-reproductive. Then, he donated these two lovely reds for our auction! There's a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2008 Maquette--a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. (Click on the picture to enlarge.) The two bottles retail for $74. We've paired the wine with a vineyard photo in a wooden frame with gold highlights, donated by our friend Lorrie. You get the reusable bag from Sculpterra, too.


Starting bid: $40.00

Closing date: Thursday, December 13, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: not available

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Free

Latest bid: $45.00, Janeen, 12/6/12

HALTER RANCH WINE

If you've been to visit Halter Ranch, you know what a beautiful place it is and what wonderful wine they produce. Here are two estate bottles wines donated for our auction, and we'll throw in a gift bag (just in case!). The 2008 Ancestor is the winemaker's favorite blend from that year--predominantly Bordeaux varietals with some Syrah as well. The 2010 Cabernet is a fruit-forward wine that's full and rich but soft on the palate. These two bottles retail for more than $80. (Click on the picture to enlarge.)


Starting bid: $40.00

Closing date: Tuesday, December 11, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: not available

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Free

Latest bid: $100.00, Lisa, 12/6/12

100 YEAR OLD FRAMED SEED PACKETS

These are gorgeous, stone lithographed seed packs printed between 1910 and 1917. Never used, the seed packets sat in an abandoned warehouse for decades, until some were salvaged and framed. These three colorful examples--Salvia, Hollyhocks and Salpiglossis--are double matted and framed in nice 5 x 8" wooden frames. There is a certificate of authenticity on the back of each one. Burt's seed packets are popular collectors' items and go for about $10 each on Etsy unframed. (Click on the picture to enlarge.)


Starting bid: $35.00

Closing date: Tuesday, December 11, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: $6.00

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Negotiable

Latest bid: $39.00, Twila, 12/8/12

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER'S TILE AND CARD

Cheryl Strahl, a talented local photographer, donated these two pieces showing a familiar Central Coast scene (again, your auction photographer can't do these items justice!). On the left is her photo of Morro Rock at sunset beautifully rendered on an 8 x 5" tile--crisp and clear with wonderful colors. The tile has a hanger on the back plus little protective feet, so it can be used in more than one way. Cheryl has also included a notecard with envelope showing the same scene, and the colors on the card shimmer as you tilt it in different light. The two items retail for $40. (Click on the picture to enlarge.)


Starting bid: $20.00

Closing date: Monday, December 9, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping: $5.00

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Negotiable

Latest bid: $35.00, Ingrid, 12/2/12

OAKLAND A'S TICKET PACKAGE

Did you catch the wacky season the A's had this year? (We thought they'd be meeting the Giants in the World Series, didn't you?) Be there in person next year to catch some of the action at its unpredictable best. Our friend Ken Korach, lead sportscaster for the team, will make it possible for you to have a great time at a 2013 Saturday game. He has donated three terrific seats just a few rows behind the first base dugout on the lower deck, and he'll throw in free parking at the Coliseum. Paws Cause will include a $25 gas card to get you, well, maybe to the next rest stop. Choose from one of these three games:

The value of this package is about $175.


Starting bid: $80.00

Closing date: Tuesday, December 11, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping cost: $1.00 (confirmation and instructions will be mailed)

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: No

Latest bid: $95.00, Cici, 12/5/12

PERFECT GETAWAY

The Cottage at Shadow Canyon is located in a gorgeous, quiet, sunny spot in the Paso Robles/Templeton area. Amid wineries and wildlife, the cottage sleeps up to four people. The generous owners are offering a two-night stay (midweek) and a bottle of Hearthstone Grenache to enjoy on the private deck overlooking the canyon. If you have guests coming to town, or if you have friends who like to visit the area, treat them to an unforgettable stay! The package is worth $375.


Starting bid: $100.00

Closing date: Saturday, December 1, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping cost: $1.00 (confirmation to be mailed)

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: No

Latest bid: $180.00, Erik, 12/1/12

HANDMADE STAINED GLASS SUN CATCHER

This stained glass heart is made of bright green glass with a delicate texture and clear glass with a lattice pattern. It is about 5 inches by 5 inches, and retails for $15.50. Created and donated by Carol of Carol's Stained Glass and Garden Art in Templeton.


Starting bid: $8.00

Closing date: Monday, November 26, 7pm Pacific Time

Shipping cost: $5.00

Pick up at Anthology in Templeton: Free

Delivery within SLO County: Negotiable

Latest Bid: $13.00, Brandy, 11/17/12