In the News: LHK9 Rescue's Sips & Seafood Fundraiser - Last Hope K9 Rescue
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In the News: LHK9 Rescue’s Sips & Seafood Fundraiser

In the News: LHK9 Rescue’s Sips & Seafood Fundraiser

Proceeds to Directly Benefit Rescue Dogs

BOSTON (July 30, 2019) – Last Hope K9 Rescue (LHK9), New England’s largest entirely volunteer-run, foster-based non-profit dog rescue will be hosting its signature fundraising event, Sips & Seafood, on August 17 at Community Rowing Inc.’s Harry Parker Boathouse in Brighton. Two hundred guests are expected to celebrate the rescue’s accomplishments and help raise over $100,000 to support its ongoing medical, training, transport, and other expenses associated with caring for the approximate 1,250 dogs that are adopted annually through LHK9.

“Every dollar raised will directly benefit our dogs,” said Nikkilee Condon-Sheehan, President of the Board. “The Event Committee has been working tirelessly to plan this event and we hope that many will join us for what is sure to be an incredibly fun-filled evening.”

The event kicks off at 5 pm with a cocktail reception, live music by local band Element 78, silent auction, and wine toss. A traditional New England-style clambake dinner will be served along with a program to highlight the work LHK9 has accomplished as an organization this year. The evening closes with a live auction, followed by live music and dancing.

Amazing Live Auction Items

Following dinner, emcee and auctioneer, Chuck Dukas, will present the amazing live auction items for bidding, including:

  • 7-night Marriott Interval getaway in a two-bedroom condo (generously donated by G. Lopes Construction, Inc.) with hundreds of destinations to choose from, along with two roundtrip SouthWest Airline tickets.
  • A priceless Rob Gronkowski autographed New England Patriots field game helmet.
  • Napa winery getaway with Clif Family Winery seasonal wine tasting experience for four, along with a $1,200 gift card for a stay at Harvest Inn Napa Valley.
  • A four night/five days Montana vacation for up to eight guests at the beautiful Ranches at Belt Creek. Includes personal ranch host, full concierge services, and 24/7 access to amenities.

Event Sponsors

This year, Sips & Seafood is presented by “Leader of the Pack” sponsor FMC Ice Sports, and “Pick of the Litter” sponsors New England Recycling, Inc. and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

About Sips & Seafood

Tickets are on sale until August 7th and can be purchased here. The event committee is still actively seeking sponsorships and donations for the live and silent auctions. Anyone interested can check out the sponsorship package or email


Last Hope K9 is dedicated to saving abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters. The organization has found homes for over 7,600 homeless dogs since its founding in 2012. LHK9 does not have a physical shelter and all dogs are placed in loving foster homes where they are cared for until they are adopted. For more information on adopting, fostering, volunteering, and donating, visit our website:


Media Contact

Lauren Fopiano

Assistant Director of Marketing & PR

Last Hope K9 Rescue

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