Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe fundraiser nets $105,000 |

Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe fundraiser nets $105,000

From fancy dresses to fabulous hats, canine guests at this year's Gala pulled out all the stops for their red carpet looks.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe’s eighth annual Black Tie & Tails event was a huge success last month, with nearly 330 guests and 100 dogs in attendance.

An impressive $105,000 was raised for the organization that works on the front lines to assist homeless pets in the region.

“Black Tie & Tails provides us with a huge boost, both emotionally and financially, as we experience hundreds of people and their beloved animals turning out to support our efforts,” said Stephanie Nistler, executive director of HSTT. “We are extremely grateful to the many wonderful businesses and individuals who give generously to make it all happen.”

Gala attendees and their pets arrived in style, parading down a red carpet at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

Guests enjoyed a swanky champagne reception complete with treats for the honored canine guests, a Hound Heaven lounge where any and every treat a dog’s heart might desire could be sampled, a best-dressed pet contest and a photo booth that provided for much merriment.

Rounding out the evening was a highly successful silent auction.

This year’s Black Tie & Tails event was sponsored by Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company, Truckee Tahoe Pet Lodge, Nature¹’ Select of California, Doctor’s Office for Pets, The Savvy Dog, Roxanne Duffield State Farm Insurance, Vino Noceto Winery, Andis Wines and Pond Collective.

This article was submitted on behalf of the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe. Founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers, HSTT has become the driving force of animal rescue and adoption for the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area. Visit to learn more.

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