Join Young at Heart for an enchanting evening that celebrates the Silver Paws in our lives! Be dazzled by an incredible silent auction, raise your paddle high during the fun and exciting live auction by auctioneer Jim Miller, and enjoy the brilliant live performance of The Acoustic Generation. But that's not all! Try your luck at the Wine Pull, where everyone is a winner! You may walk away with a bottle of wine valued over $100! Cocktail hour includes walking appetizers and open bar, schmoozing with our ambassadogs, and professional photos of your group. Ticket price includes a scrumptious five-course meal with vegan & vegetarian options and open bar to make your night even more enjoyable!
This very special night Under the Stars is the most important fundraiser of the year for Young at Heart, as it ensures that we can continue our mission to rescue and rehome senior pets. The funds raised during the Silver Paws gala provide comprehensive medical care to rescued senior pets, readying them for adoption and ensuring that all of their health needs are addressed while in Young at Heart's care. The funds raised also support our Sanctuary Program, which provides permanent residence to rescued senior pets with complex medical needs. Last year Silver Paws raised $100,000 towards Young at Heart's mission. As we prepare to open a safe haven for senior pets, we invite you to be a part of this important event to help provide a brighter future for homeless senior pets in shelters in our area. The night holds so much fun, and so much promise for senior pets that just need a second chance!
The night holds so much fun, but so much promise for senior pets that just need a second chance! Come celebrate Under the Stars with us!
What is the dress code?
The event is smart casual.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This event is an all-ages event, however there are no discounts for children of any age and they must have a ticket to enter. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older in order to consume alcoholic beverages or purchase any auction items with alcoholic beverages included.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Chicago Marriott Northwest is easily accessible off of the Kennedy/I-90 and Barrington Road/Route 59 via car. There is free and ample parking.
Are my pets allowed at this event?
Though we love animals more than anything, please leave your personal pets at home. They are not allowed inside the venue.
Can I buy my tickets with a check?
Yes. There is an "Show Other Payment Options" link under the "Order Now" button on the payment page. Click that and you will be instructed to mail a check.
What forms of payment do you accept for the auction?
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express are all accepted at the event.
What are my meal choices?
Beef: Parmesan Crusted Tenderloin Medallions Red Wine Demi-Glace
Chicken: Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast Finished with an Apple Demi-Glace
Vegetarian: Eggplant Parmesan with Mushroom Risotto
I have special dietary needs - can I still come?
Of course! There is a question on the ticket to choose a special diet and fill in your requirements. Email email@example.com after you purchase your ticket(s) if you have questions. We'll make sure you get the meal you need!
I want to sit with my friends, but they are buying their tickets seperarately. How do we make sure we sit together?
When you buy your tickets, there is a question asking who you want to sit with. Just list your friends' names there. We will do our best to accommodate all requests!
I want to purchase a table or a ticket for a friend to bring with me, but I don't know all my guests' names and meal choices yet. Can I purchase them today?
Definitely! Just type "Guest of" for first name, your last name for last name, and choose "Don't know yet" for meal choice. There will be a link on your confirmation email to log in and manage your tickets. The link allows you to create an account with Eventbrite if you don't already have one.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not need to bring printed tickets to the event. You will check in at the event under your name.
What is the refund policy?
All ticket sales are final. Ticket purchases cannot be refunded. If you are unable to attend the event, you may transfer your ticket to another party that can attend the event. Please just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at email@example.com or call 847-529-2025
When & Where
Young at Heart Senior Pet Adoptions
Young at Heart is a nonprofit organization specializing in rescuing "senior" dogs and cats from shelters where they are going to be euthanized, simply due to their age. We rescue them, get them all the veterinary care they need, and then care for them for as long as it takes to find them a forever home. Close to 900 senior dogs and cats have found happily ever afters thanks to Young at Heart! Events like these help ensure we can continue to save senior pets from being needlessly euthanized in area shelters, and give them a second chance they so deserve.