What is Growl, Meow & Wine
Growl, Meow & Wine is East Bay SPCA’s largest fundraising event. This immensely popular event sells out annually.
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Place: East Bay SPCA Adoption Center: 8323 Baldwin Street, Oakland
Valet parking is complimentary. Drop-off and pick-up will be located beyond the event tent and visibly marked with signs. You will receive a valet claim ticket upon arrival and will need to present this same ticket to a valet operator to retrieve your vehicle for departure at the end of the event. Pick-up and drop-off are in the same location.
Uber/Lyft/Rideshare drop off and pick up is located at EBSPCA van/vehicle entry driveway on Baldwin Street.
If you do not have a credit card on file, you will be asked to swipe a credit card for any winning auction bids or donations made during the event. All guests are required to have a credit card on file to receive a bidder card. Note: NO transactions are conducted when a credit card is swiped at Check-In. All actual transactions are made after the event has concluded and all totals have been calculated. If you do not win, purchase, or donate anything, no charges will be made to your credit card.
Where do I get a wine glass or beer pint glass?
Complimentary souvenir wine glasses are available at the wine station near Check-In or at any wine tasting station and in the main tent (one wine glass per person).
Complimentary souvenir beer glasses are available at the beer station outside near the Event tent (one beer glass per person).
Where do I get food/drink?
Wine: During the Reception, wine tasting stations are located in the Adoption Hall, outside near Check-In and also near the event tent. Once the program in the tent begins, the tasting stations will close but there will be wine pourers circulating in the tent.
Where do tours start? How long are the tours?
Can I visit with animals?
No adoptions are taking place today. Our Adoption Centers will be open on Wednesday at 11:00 AM.
What time does the program start in the tent?
What happens in the tent?
Brief remarks and updates from President and CEO Allison Lindquist.
Live Auction – see Live Auction items in the printed program.
Videos about East Bay SPCA created just for this event will be shown.
Where do I sit in the tent?
Where do I get my bidder number?
Is complimentary Wi-Fi available?
When does bidding for Silent/Online Auction end?
If I need help with the Silent/Online Auction, where do I go?
How will I know if I won a Silent/Online Auction item?
Winners will receive a text message and/or email from Greater Giving at 6:00 PM notifying them they were the winning bidder.
What do I do if I lost my bidder card?
Check-Out opens at 6:45 PM.
Where do I check out/pick up my item(s)?
How do I pay for auction items I won or donations made?
COMPLIMENTARY SOUVENIR ITEMS: You are welcome to take home an East Bay SPCA wine glass, a beer pint glass, and a coffee mug that is on the dinner table (one wine glass, beer glass, and coffee mug per person.)
LOST AND FOUND: Please go to Check-Out next to Check-in to drop off or inquire about lost items.