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Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue presents:

Kibble & Bids™ 2018
Year of the Dog – In Harmony with the Dogs

Saturday, September 29th, 4-7PM
Exclusive Sponsor Reception: 3-4PM

Cielo Estate Winery – Just off Highway 50
3040 Ponderosa Rd., Shingle Springs, CA 95682

A very special event – in support of the dogs we love!

This year, Homeward Bound’s Kibble & Bids™ event will be held at Cielo Estate – a tranquil country vineyard setting in the foothills. Be close to home, yet transported, as you enjoy a casual late afternoon and early evening overlooking the vineyard as we spoil you with two open bars with three selections of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks, three different grazing stations featuring Bonne Vie Kitchen’s rustic and refined cuisine with a European wine country flair, melding organic local produce and provisions and highlighting seasonal flavors into innovative dishes (including vegetarian selections). Guests are invited to visit Cielo’s wine tasting room to taste and purchase wines to drink at the venue, as well.

Irresistible deals are waiting in our Silent Auction, Raffle, and a Wine Wall – each featuring wines from a host of wineries from near and far along with an outstanding selection of other must haves! And topping off the evening, a special presentation by Jody Jones, President and longtime Homeward Bound friend, Susan Siravo.

Our Golden Greeters will be waiting with wagging tails and sloppy kisses to thank you for the support you offer to the hundreds of dogs rescued and placed in loving homes each year.

Event Itinerary

3-4PM: An exclusive Sponsor Reception in the Victoria Farmhouse overlooking a beautiful vineyard with a selection of wines, beers, fabulous farm-to-table passed appetizers, and a musical presentation from Broadway performers, Standing Room Only. Sponsors enjoy valet parking, one-on-one with our Golden Greeters, and reserved seating in the main outdoor event area.

4PM: All guests are welcomed for pleasing melodies from the bandstand, three different farm to table grazing stations, open wine bars serving a selection of Cielo wines and event features for everyone. Non-alcoholic beverages and water will also be available. Meet old and new friends as you vie for deals in our silent auction, premium raffle, and wine wall surprise offerings while being introduced to and learning the stories of our Golden Greeters.

6PM: Our memorable program gets underway sharing highlights of our mission of rescue and all that you contribute to.

For Guests Traveling From Out of Town

 Click here for a list of nearby lodging where you and your fur-kid are welcome.

Support Our Special Project

New Flooring for our Golden Guests! With your help, we have updated the kennels, increasing the size of our “dorm rooms” using modern materials that bring light and cleanliness while-sound proofing the walls and ceilings for as quiet and calm an experience as possible. We have a newly repaired roof and gutter system to keep us dry in a storm. But one foundation feature was missed in our top-to-bottom makeover – the floor! While we have undertaken numerous repairs over the years, just like the kennels – new materials offer longevity, safety and improved hygiene for the dogs. It’s a big undertaking – one that will definitely need your support!

Ticket Purchases

How to Purchase Tickets

  • Purchase securely online via PayPal or using your credit card if you prefer. Click Below.
  • Purchase by check or card, or simply make a donation by printing and mailing this form (click here to print the form).
  • Purchase tickets in person at the Homeward Bound Sanctuary
  • Purchase by phone by calling us at 916-655-1410

Become A Sponsor!

Be a force for the dogs and become a Kibble & Bids Sponsor. We have sponsorship opportunities to fit every budget. Each sponsor level includes sponsor tickets, valet parking, entrance to our exclusive Sponsor Reception,  recognition in our event program, on our website, and more! For more information on sponsoring click here. For questions about sponsoring, contact Linda Sekany at You’ll be in great company.


Another Way to Help

Auction and Raffle Donations: High quality items for our silent auction or raffle may be tax deductible and will be very much appreciated. Please consider donating your vacation properties for guest stays, golf rounds, gift cards, and premium merchandise. Deliver or mail your auction items directly to Homeward Bound or contact Candy Courtney at: if you have questions or need assistance.

It’s going to be a very special celebration! We hope to see you there.