Staff Report

The fifth annual “Pups & Purrs” fundraiser returns to Fess Parker Winery in Los Olivos on Saturday, May 12, to raise money for Santa Barbara County animals in need.

Old Yeller Ranch Rescue will host the event, which it calls “the pawty” of the year,” from 4 to 9 p.m. It will feature food from K’Syrah, wine from Fess Parker Winery, beer by Third Window Brewing, and music by Just Dave Band and Chelsea & Phoenix.

Silent and live auctions will include a variety of packages including vacation getaways, wine collections and high-end spa treatments as well as local art and jewelry.

General admission costs $60 through May 11 and $70 at the door. VIP tickets are $150 through May 11 and $250 at the door.

VIP admission includes a special check-in process, entry to a “garden lounge” with a selection of beer, appetizers and reserve wines, and priority seating at dinner.

As Old Yeller Ranch Rescue’s largest fundraiser of the year, the event provides critical funds to support its mission of ending canine homelessness by providing education and a safety net of services.

“This event is critical to the success and foundation of our organization,” said Amanda Parker, Old Yeller’s co-founder. “We are grateful for the community’s support, without which these animals would not have a safe space to land.”

To buy tickets or get details about the event, visit To speak to someone about the event, email or call 805-500-6977.