Bone Appetit


Bone Appetit for Secondhand Hounds


This inaugural event featured dogs, chefs and fundraising! The evening needed to be memorable and also comply with animal and food permits while raising money to support Secondhand Hounds. As a first-time event, the committee was new to planning and soliciting, and audience interest was unknown too.


Come. Sit. Stay. An evening for dogs and dog-lovers! Guests came together for a memorable event filled with incredible food, puppy love and a live auction to support the cause. The evening featured a unique culinary experience for foodies featuring Minnesota’s favorite chefs. By the end of the night, guests were connected to the mission, full and happy. We are collaborating with Secondhand Hounds for year three of this event that will raise more than $130,000.

In 2016, we decided that Secondhand Hounds needed to have an event that was on a larger scale than we were used to. We hired Do Good Events to help us put on our first Bone Appetit gala - what a great choice that ended up being! From planning to execution, DGE really delivered and helped make our event the biggest one ever! We raised over 3 times more than usual and every year since has increased! Last year we were able to raise over $130,000!

Rachel Mairose, Executive Director

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