Bark After Dark Gala

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Since our founding in 2011, Bailing Out Benji has educated millions of people about the cruel puppy mill industry through our advocacy and rescue efforts- but we couldn’t have done this alone. You have been crucial in helping us grow and reach an audience that we have never been able to before. We have decided that this Puppy Mill Awareness Day weekend, we want to invite our closest friends and supporters to our first annual “Bark After Dark” Gala on Saturday, September 15th, 2018!

This semi-formal event will benefit our nationwide advocacy efforts, as well as going towards the vet care of the over 500 puppy mill dogs we have saved in the last 4 years. Tickets will be $30 each ($50 per couple) and will include admission, dinner, dessert and drinks. There will be a silent auction and raffle with many donated items, as well as special guests from all over the country- including Actress Kristen Renton from the hit series “Sons of Anarchy”, author Rory Kress “The Doggie in the Window” and our Emcee for the evening will be Lou Sipolt from our local “We Are Iowa” news station. You will also get the opportunity to meet some of our volunteers from all over the country who will be traveling in for the evening!  We will also have a red carpet, photo backdrop hosted by MMC photography with free photos being taken of this special night.


For those out of town guests who wish to stay in a hotel, we have a block of rooms at the StayBridge Suites in Downtown Des Moines! You can book your room using this link

We are still  looking for sponsors for the evening as well! Whether you are a supporter, an owner of a puppy mill dog, a volunteer for us (or another organization) or even a business owner- we have a sponsorship level that everyone can meet!You can view our sponsorship form here: BarkAfterDarkSponsor or you can become a sponsor online and save paper (just make sure you email us your answers for the questions on page 3 of the paper form!) For any questions, email us at 

Thank you so much for all of your support over the years and thank you for falling in love for every puppy mill dog we’ve saved. We hope to see you on September 15th! 


Mindi Callison

Executive Director,  Founder

Bailing Out Benji 

Special Guests Include: 

THANK YOU to Webber Designs , one of our sponsors for the evening! They created this amazing save the date and will be the design masters behind everything we do and have printed for Bark After Dark!