If you have a bidding account from a previous event, you'll be able to sign in and update your information when the event starts at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 28. If you don't have an account from a previous event, you can register to bid on auction items using the button above.
Once you have registered as a bidder, you'll be able to come back here on Wednesday when the auction opens at 7 a.m. and log in to begin bidding. Until then, you can see a preview of the items below.
Online auction runs from
Wednesday, April 28, at 7:00 a.m. through Saturday, May 1, at 9:00 p.m.
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Purses & Pearls is always a favorite event, though we’re going to miss seeing you in person this year. Last year, the pandemic prevented us from holding the event, so we’re excited to bring it to you this year—even if it is virtual. With over 550 items, there should be something for every occasion. Mother’s Day is around the corner, and you’ll find the perfect gift item at Purses & Pearls! We’ve all been stuck inside for a year—now that we’re able to be out and about more, wouldn’t it be fun to bid on a new purse, tote, and new jewelry items?
This year, our annual Purses & Pearls event will be virtual, and, as always, you’ll find the perfect purse, wallet, handbag, or jewelry items. The online auction will start Wednesday, April 28, at 7 a.m., and end on Saturday, May 1, at 9 p.m.
Friends of the Shelter is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit that funds the medical care for sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center. Each year, our volunteers organize events to raise the money for this care, which exceeded $200,000 last year. While the pandemic has made it much more difficult for all charities—including Friends of the Shelter—to fundraise, it hasn’t stopped the need.
To learn more about Friends of the Shelter, please go to:
You’ll see photos and descriptions below of the great auction and raffle items. As we did previously for our other events like PupArt and 5K for K9s, we’re using mobile bidding with ClickBid. Register to bid now, so you'll be ready to bid when the auction starts. Please note that if you set up an account for a previous event, your account should still be active (including the bidder number), but you may need to re-enter your credit card information.
The opening bid is listed on the item. You can place a bid or you can set a maximum bid so that the auction software will bid for you throughout the week up to your maximum bid. You’ll receive notifications when you’ve been outbid, and you can increase your bid if you wish.
Thank you all for your donations! Your support for the shelter dogs has been amazing! Since all of the items were donated, we can’t confirm the authenticity of the items.
When the auctions end, you can either check out yourself or we will run the credit card you used for registration for any unpaid items later that day or the next day. If you check out yourself, you can choose to use the credit card you used for registration or another online payment option—Apple Pay, Venmo (mobile only), or PayPal.
We will be in touch with you after the event to arrange for contactless pick-up or drop-off. Shipping is available! We can ship most of the items, if desired, at your cost. Jewelry items are estimated at $5 for shipping in central Ohio. Shipping for the first purse is estimated at $10 and each additional purse at $5.
Thank you again for supporting Friends of the Shelter and helping fund the medical care of the shelter dogs.