2017 Evening of Pawsibilities

Bidding Ends at 9:15 Tonight, Sept. 23!



The night of our silent auction is finally here! After registering your free bidding account, you can officially create your watch list and get to bidding! The silent auction ends at 9:15 tonight, and remember, all auction items can be won by anyone bidding online from anywhere in the world–as long as you can pick your items up at Second Chance in the month following the event!


2017 Evening of Pawsibilities

Auction Entry Tickets Sold Out – You Can Still Bid and Get Raffle Tickets!



Many of our silent auction items are now able to be viewed, marked as favorites, and bid on!

While we are still unveiling new items (check back often!), you can officially create your watch list and get to bidding!

Live auction items can only be won by those at the event, but the silent auction (and raffle) items (of which there are a couple hundred!) can be won by anyone bidding online from anywhere in the world–as long as you can pick your items up at Second Chance in the month following the event!

A Small Sampling of the Items…

Heart Paw Print Pendant (Item #305): From the ASPCA Tender Voices Jewelry Collection, this sterling silver pendant features paw print cutouts in the heart. Round diamonds accent the bail of the pendant. An 18-inch sterling silver chain is included.

Dinner and a Hurricanes Game (Item #703): Enjoy dinner at Backyard Bistro with a $50 gift card; then head over to the Hurricanes game with these two center-ice tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes regular-season home game of your choice and a general parking pass. Show up decked out with a scarf, toboggan, and a backpack. And top it all off with an autographed photo of Jeff Skinner!

#WashYourself (Item #520): #WASHYOURSELF with the Raleigh {Beer} Soapery’s artisan, small-batch beer soap of many delicious (non-beer) scents! R{B}S uses the finest North Carolina craft beers and natural ingredients to handcraft soap. This basket includes a black R{B}S drawstring backpack in which you can store the whipped body butter; black soap and salt scrub; lemon and sugar scrub; blanc clay mask; washing grains; lip balm; microfiber exfolisoft cloth; makeup cleansing bar; and eight bars of soap. After your nice hot shower, wrap up in the Luxurious Royal Comfort Bathrobe and enjoy the aroma!

The Cat’s House (Item #609): The 4″ x 6″ picture frame says it all: “It’s the cat’s house. I just pay the mortgage.” This Best Friends by Sheri cat bed is the perfect hideaway for your reserved furry friend. Features include a removable inner cushion for easy cleaning. This durable and lightweight foam-constructed bed is ideal for cats up to 20 pounds. The Pouch is filled with all kinds of interactive toys, including two Knitty Kitty balls, two Martha Stewart active-play catnip-filled mice, Zipnip, a catnip-infused wobbler, and a bee-shaped cat wand. Also included are 6 mini-paw magnets.

Sound Sport Bose Headphones (Item #534): With no wires in the way, Bose Sound Sport wireless headphones keep you moving with powerful audio and Stay Hear+ tips designed for comfort and stability. A soft silicone material and unique shape provide a secure fit that stays put and feels good. Connect to your device easily with Bluetooth and NFC pairing, and use the inline mic and remote to control volume, skip tracks, and take calls. With the Bose Connect app, controlling and switching between multiple devices is easy. These headphones are sweat- and weather-resistant and have a lithium-ion battery that delivers up to 6 hours per charge. With performance like this, the only challenge left is your workout.

Voluminous Vase (Item #528): Purchased in Nevada Center, California, this sizable astonishing glass piece is perhaps more art than utilitarian vase. Use it to hold flowers, or place it in your entryway or at the center of your dining room table to milk its intrigue as a conversation starter. This vase is simultaneously delicate, yet hefty–able to stand on its own or take advantage of its neutral earth tones to highlight the florals and foliage you showcase in it.

See these items and more HERE! Don’t forget to check back–more will be unveiled!

2017 Evening of Pawsibilities

Bidding is Now Open for the Evening of Pawsibilities!

We are SOLD OUT for the 17th annual Evening of Pawsibilities! But you can still participate and help save animals through the online raffle ticket sales (hurry! they end this Friday!) and silent auction bidding! We have OPENED ONLINE BIDDING, including for people who are NOT coming to the event! While there are still more items to unveil, there are *many* open for viewing, favoriting, and bidding! Register to bid from afar, check out items, and bid (all items won must be picked up at Second Chance) here!

Don’t Forget To Get Your Pawsibilities Raffle Tickets – Presence Not Needed To Win!



Which raffle prize will you take home?!
Will it be the $500 American Express gift card?


How about this new $1,000 Saber grill with three burners across a patented infrared cooking system?

Or maybe the 45-quart Yeti cooler that’s famous for its two inches of PermaFrost insulation?

Or, leave it all behind and escape to Asheville for the weekend, enjoying two nights at the Omni Resorts Grove Park Inn and indulging in a massage, great meals, and golf!


2017 Evening of Pawsibilities

Get Your Tickets and Be Entered Into a Drawing for a Carolina Ale House Gift Card


Serinda and Tony

Serinda and Tony are ready for the 17th annual Evening of Pawsibilities as all the Second Chance worker bees make last-minute preparations! We’ve lined up fabulous silent auction items for you to get great deals on, exciting and high-value live auction and raffle items, and a great menu! With a Wine Pull and a photo booth, the stage is set for you have a blast! All you need is a ticket to enter!

All who purchase event tickets by midnight this Sunday, Sept. 17, will be entered to win a drawing for a $25 Carolina Ale House gift card! Hurry!

Starting on September 18, tickets will be extremely limited. We will only have a few left to sell, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! Don’t take the risk–order yours today to ensure your spot!

P.S. – Many auction items were unveiled today! Check them out here! The bidding isn’t open yet, but you can get to planning by marking your favorites, like a 3-liter bottle of beer (that’s right, 3L!); diamond and citrine earrings; fun baskets for kids, adults, and pets; impressive technology; art, and much, more more! There truly is something for everyone in this auction! (Can’t join us on September 23? The silent auction items can be won from anywhere in the world–just register and join the fun with your smart phone!)

Roy Has His Raffle Tickets! Do You Have Yours?

Present or not, YOU can win a valuable prize!

Which Evening of Pawsibilities raffle prize is Roy hoping to win? Could it be the $500 AMEX gift card? Imagine how many toys and treats he could buy! Or maybe he’s looking for more than a treat–perhaps he’d like to cook something special like a mouse or bird on his new Saber grill? (Hey, to each his own!) If he makes more than he can eat, he can invite his feline friends over for a BBQ and some mews, er, brews, kept cold in a hardy Yeti cooler. Or maybe Roy will decide to leave it all behind and escape to Asheville for the weekend, enjoying two nights at the Omni Resort where he can indulge in a massage and play golf. What’ll it be, Roy?

2017 Evening of Pawsibilities

Last Call for Early Bird Tickets!

2017 Evening of Pawsibilities


Just a few hours left to get your Early Bird tickets!

September 23 – 6:30-10:00 p.m. – North Ridge Country Club

This is it, folks: today is the last day to purchase early-bird tickets for our Evening of Pawsibilities and receive a free drink ticket! Start the night with a cocktail or a glass of wine or beer on us! You’ve done so much for the animals–you deserve it!

Event Info, Tickets and Raffle

You’ve Helped the Animals–Enjoy a Drink on Us!

2017 Evening of Pawsibilities


Imagine: it’s Saturday night…


You’re all gussied up and walking into the Country Club, ready to be a hero for the animals and come home with some cool swag. You check in at the registration table and, oh, what’s that? You’re handed a ticket!


Others eye your ticket with envy; they head to the drink tickets line, while you go straight to the bar. You’re not lucky–you’re smart! You bought your entrance ticket by the early-bird deadline, and you were rewarded for it!


This doesn’t have to be an imaginary tale: this can really happen to you on September 23. Make the dream a reality–get your ticket now or by11:59 p.m. this Friday, September 1!



LAST CALL: Donate Tax-Deductible Auction Items!

This is our final reminder that you (or someone you know!) can donate items for our live or silent auction and write the donation off on your taxes! Your business will receive publicity for your donation within the mobile bidding platform our guests will be using and in the event program! If you (or someone you know) can donate goods, services, or experiences for the sake of the animals, please submit a donation form as soon as possible! We’d love to have all donated items by Sept. 1 so we can start giving you publicity–that’s THIS Friday! Don’t delay!

Don’t Forget Your Raffle Tickets!


Whether you’re at the event or not, YOU can win our raffle drawing and bring home a gift certificate for two nights at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, a Yeti cooler, a Saber grill, or a $500 AMEX gift card!


YOU get to decide which prizes you want to win and distribute your tickets accordingly!


Bark in the Park

Second 2017 Bark in the Park is on Wednesday!

Bark in the Park

The wildly popular Bark in the Park event is back for the game on April 27th! These games usually SELL OUT so get your tickets today!

Human tickets for the event are priced at just $7.99, plus tax.

Canine tickets are priced at $5, plus tax. Proceeds from the canine tickets will be donated to our friends at Second Chance Pet Adoptions.

Please purchase one canine ticket for each dog that will be joining you at the game. This will also provide a seat/space for your dog.

To ensure everyone has a fun and safe experience at the Bark in the Park events, please read and follow this important information:

  • Fans with 4-legged friends will enter through the Baker Roofing Center Field Gate (on the corner of Mangum and Willard St.) and go to the Diamond View I concourse. Seating will be in sections 128, 130, 132, and 134. DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY OTHER AREA OF THE BALLPARK.
  • We will have plenty of volunteers, courtesy of Second Chance Pet Adoptions, who will be more than happy to pet sit your dog should you need to briefly leave these areas.
  • All dogs must be current on their vaccinations
  • Dog owner assumes responsibility for the action of their dog for the duration of the Bark in the Park event
  • All dogs must be kept on fixed length leash (no longer than 8 ft.) at ALL TIMES. No retractable leashes, no dogs off leash.
  • These games will be busy and the weather might be warm. Please ensure your dog is comfortable in these conditions before planning to attend the event.

Ticket Ordering Information:

  • For group tickets: (919) 956-BULL ext 2
  • For individual tickets: (919) 956-BULL ext 1 or online at www.durhambulls.com using order code BARK
  • Frontier Communications Ticket Office windows
  • Download a Bark in the Park flyer HERE

Brixx Pizza Fundraiser this Thursday!

Enjoy a lunch or dinner at Brixx Pizza’s Bradford location in Cary on Thursday, May 25, 2017, and save some lives at the same time! Simply download and bring in this flyer and Brixx will donate money to the animals of Second Chance on your behalf!