Bark After Dark Gala


Date: September 21, 2024

Time: Social Hour begins at 5:00pm with our program beginning at 7pm. 

Location: Downtown Des Moines Marriott. 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA  50309

Join us for Bailing Out Benji’s  Bark After Dark Gala on September 21, 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa. 

We are honored to invite our friends, supporters and volunteers back to Des Moines for a night of networking and celebration of all that has been accomplished in the fight to end the cruel puppy mill industry. 

Reserve your tickets now to Bailing Out Benji’s largest event of the year and support our efforts to continue researching and advocating against puppy mills. Enjoy an evening full of music, great food, guest speakers, a silent auction and a room full of advocates who share your passion for helping animals.


Individual Ticket


Pair of Tickets


Reserve a Table (8 seats) 


Includes access to the gala, appetizers, food, dessert and drinks.

If you have any financial barriers that will prohibit you from attending the gala please contact Mindi Callison: . 


Sponsorship and Table Reservations

 If you are interested in investing in a future with no more puppy mills, this is the spot to do it! A variety of sponsorship levels are available that offer an array of benefits to your family and/or business. 

Hall of Puppy Mill Survivors

As a part of our social hour and the entirety of the Bark After Dark Gala, Bailing Out Benji will be showcasing puppy mill survivors from across the country. These dogs are the reasons why we do what we do and we want to honor their stories and share them with the world. 

All canvas prints will be displayed throughout the evening and can be picked up at the end of the night or will be shipped to the family within 2 weeks after the evening of the gala. 

Slideshow: Your survivor’s photo and story will be featured in our slideshow during our gala. 


8X10 Custom photo canvas display


8×20 Custom photo canvas display


11×14 Custom photo canvas display


16×20 Custom photo canvas display


 Silent Auction

This year, our silent auction will be virtual, while also having additional items that will be available in-person only.

If you are interested in donating items to our silent auction, please email Jalaine Crees:


2023 Bark After Dark Sponsors

Friend of Benji Sponsor


Proud Supporter