2018 Online Auction 
Havanese Rescue Inc

Thanks to your generosity, we've raised

We're pleased to announce the winners of the stay in Cancun are
Rich & Christy O'Malley of Philadelphia


 Our event began at 9:00am (eastern) on Saturday 11/10
and ended at 3:00pm (eastern) on Saturday 11/17.  

Frequently Asked Questions About the Online Auction

How do I donate an item?
Send [email protected] (Laura) a description and picture(s) (or link to an online pic). Include as complete a description as possible; size, color, type of fabric, washable or not, age appropriate, framed or unframed – any details that will help bidders decide whether they’d like to bid on the item.

May I donate a gently used item?
Absolutely!  When you send the description, just mention that the item has been gently used. 

Does the item have to be Havanese related?
No, in fact, it doesn’t have to be pet-related at all, the more variety we offer, the more successful the auction.  We’ve featured dog toys, totes and treats, dog carriages, clothing, accessories and jewelry (for people & pets), artwork, pottery, books and music, children's toys and games, antiques, holiday decorations, small appliances, handbags, and more.
Where should I send the item?
After the winners are announced and HRI receives their bid money, we’ll provide you with the winner’s name and address so you can mail the item directly to them.

I don’t want to let my donated item go unless the bid is high enough; is that ok?
Sure.  Let me know what you’d like as the minimum bid and I’ll add a note to the description that reads “Please start the bidding at $xx”. 

How do I bid on an item?
Click on the link for the item and it will open a pre-addressed email with the item/description already entered in the ‘subject’ line.  Type in the amount you’d like to bid and your name (last name too) and send it!

If the link doesn’t work, can I send an email from my regular email program?

Sure.  In addition to your name and bid, I need the Item # and first few words of the description.  If you can copy the info from the website page and paste it into the subject line of the email (or type it in), that’s a great help : )  

Can I combine all of the items I’m bidding on in one email?
Receiving lists of bids makes it more difficult to keep the auction process moving along efficiently.  If necessary, you can list your items in one email, but be sure to include the Item # and first few words of the description in your message.

Can I participate if I live outside of the USA?
Yes, but we can only ship items within the USA.  If you have friends or family living in the US who are willing to receive the items on your behalf and then re-ship them to you, we would love to have you join us.   

I won’t have access to a computer during the last day(s) of the auction; can someone else bid for me?
Feel free to have someone else bid on your behalf, or I’ll be happy to bid for you. Email [email protected] with the items you’d like to bid on, the maximum amount you’d like to bid, and in what amount I should raise your bid (ie raise by $2, raise by $5, etc).  Please understand, though, that in order to be fair to all, I absolutely never exceed your maximum bid so don’t be upset with me if, in the end, someone else outbid you by a dollar or two.

Will you keep track of the items I’ve bid on, or should I?
By all means, please keep a notepad handy with the items you’re bidding on. If you lose track, drop me a line and I’ll be happy to check the spreadsheet to see which items are currently ‘yours’.

Paying for the auction items you’ve won:   
Each year, we find ourselves trying to collect overdue payments months after the auction ends. Since eTsy and most online resellers demand payment before processing your order, and some auction sites like eBay require payment within 2 days, we believe it’s fair to ask that your payment to HRI be received within 10 calendar days after receipt of our payment request/notice of items you’ve won. If not received, we reserve the right to offer the item/s to the next higher bidder, although, our desire is that everyone receive and enjoy the items they worked so hard to win, and HRI receive the higher bid amount from the original winner.