Bidding now Open in our Pawsibility Ball Auction!

Annually, our Pawsibility Ball is our largest fundraising event, bringing revenue to support 10% of the Humane Society of Summit County’s annual budget. Due public health concerns, we are limiting our in-person event and bringing portions of our event online to virtual ticketholders and to the public. While only virtual ticketholders will have access to our streaming program and our catered meal delivery, bidding in our Silent Auction, pre-event bidding on Live Auction items, and donating through our Fund-a-Need will, for this year, be open to the public this week prior to the event on August 29th, 2020. We hope you will join us in support of animal rescue!!

Over 100 items are up for bid in our Silent and Live Auctions at!

Bidding on Silent Auction items will be open from Saturday, August 22 to 9pm on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

Pre-Event Bidding on Live Auction items will be open from Saturday, August 22 to 5pm on Saturday, August 29, 2020. During the Live Auction (about 8:30-8:45 on 8/29), the items will open up one-by-one for bidding from (in-person and virtual) guests of Pawsibility Ball. If you have placed a pre-event bid, you will be notified if you are outbid during the Live Auction, and, while the item is open, have the opportunity to continue bidding.

How to Bid:

  • Visit in your browser OR text pball2020 to 76278 and answer the account set up questions via text to receive your personal bidding link.
  • Click Browse, Bid & Buy: “View Items”
  • Browse items, click on an item for more information, and register or sign in to bid
    • If you already have an account with Givesmart (from our 2019 event or another event), sign in.
    • Click “Register Now” to create an account (check the box to agree to receive text messages to be notified if you are outbid).
    • You must have a valid credit card on file to bid
  • Place your Bid: Enter your bid amount and click “Bid”, or
  • Set Auto Bid: Enter your maximum bid amount and the system will automatically keep you bidding until your amount is reached, or
  • Click “Watch This Item” to receive notifications about the item.
  • Instant Items: You may purchase Wine Pull or Gift Bag Pull items instantly.
    • If you are attending in person, you may pick these up at Pawsibility Ball on 8/29
    • If you are attending virtually and opting for meal delivery, these will be delivered to your home if purchased by Wednesday, 8/26.
    • If you are not a ticketholder, you may pick these items up per the instructions below.

If you win an item:

You will be notified by text message and email after 9pm if you are an auction item winner! Click the link sent to you to view and pay your invoice online.

Items will be available for pick up at the Humane Society of Summit County (7996 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg):

  • Wednesday, September 2, 12-7pm
  • Saturday, September 5, 9am-2pm

Need help? Call or text (330)416-4906 or email for support.


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