The auction at Tails and Ales is the main event and we like to go BIG! Below you will find pictures and descriptions of previous years’ baskets. We aim to have a little something for everyone each year.


If you and/or your business may be interested in sponsoring a basket, please reach out to Kayla at 540-635-4734 or by emailing We also accept donations in the form of gift cards/certificates and bottles of booze for game and door prizes. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the shelter – 1245 Progress Drive. Front Royal, VA 22630. 




Lemon Kitchen – Lemoncelo tin, lemon hand soap, lemon candle, table runner, hand towels, lemon bar mix, lemon ginger tea. Approximate Value $75. Thank you, Kayla Wines!









Coffee Connoisseur Basket– Gevalia 12-cup coffee maker, coffee grinder, coffee mug, bottle of baileys Irish cream, bottle of Kahlua, 10 bags of coffee including – FDC medium roast, Grounds & Hounds morning roast, Grounds & Hounds belly rubs, Kill Devil Coffee – secret to life blend, Spirit Infused medium roast, Bones coffee in the following flavors – chocolate orange, glazed jelly donut, French vanilla, sea salted caramel mocha and mint chocolate chip. Approximate Value $215.  Thank you, Sue Wagoner!




Taste of the Town – $50 gift card to Main St. Mill, $50 gift card to El Maquey, $50 gift card to Front Royal Brewery, $25 gift card to Spelunker’s, $25 gift certificate to On Cue Sports Bar & Grill, $10 in Lilly bucks to Blue Wing Frog, (3) $5 gift certificates to DL Campus on Main Coffee Shop.  Approximate Value $220.  Thank you to all of the donating businesses!








Sunshine and Self-Care Basket – Yellow “Be Happy” laundry basket, self-care book, lemon, ginger & manuka honey tea, diffuser necklace & lemongrass essential oil, bottle of red wine, wine flutes, “Wiks for Wags” candle in Sunny Citrus, surfing cat wall decor, Light therapy lamp and gift certificate to Ruby Yoga.  Approximate Value $210.  Thank you Jessica Preist-Cahill and Ruby Yoga.





Princess Tea Party – Child’s Tea set with storage case, 3 tins of caffeine-free princess tea (Snow White, Cinderlla and Sleeping Beauty), tiarra ,wand, sating gloves and jewelry.  Approximate Value $40.  Thank you Jim & Kathy Dodge.








Ladies…. Treat Yo’ Self! – Giani Bini handbag, gift cert to Naked Mountain Winery, gift certificate to Blake & Co., certificate for pedicure. Approximate Value $200. Thank you to all of the businesses that donated!











Taco Tuesday – Galvanized tub, table cloth, CD, Tequila, Triple Sec, Margarita Mix, margarita glasses, shot glasses, taco holders, cookbook, margarita recipe book, inhale tacos sign, tub, salt, salsa, nacho cheese, seasoning. Approximate Value $175. Thank you, Meghan Bowers!











Cat Lover – “Crazy cat lady” mug, cat journal, cat purse, cat wine tumbler, wine, wine glasses, fridge magnet. Approximate Value $90.










Take me out to the Ballgame! – Two tickets to Washington Nationals Baseball game for the 2022 season, 6-pack of beer, peanuts, jack links, cracker jacks. Approximate Value $120. Thank you, Washington Nationals  Club and Troy Wines.












Springtime Basket – Hand made dog-themed bird house, beautiful mosaic glass bird feeder, bird bath & planter, flower bulbs.  Approximate Value $140.  Thank you Ginger Reuling, owner of Fly Home Birdhouses.







For the Love of Fall– Wreath, pumpkin dip dish, wall décor, pumpkin candle holder, panini maker & recipe book, soup starters, fall candles, pot holder, placemats, napkins, scone mix, slow cooker recipe tins, herb garden kit. Approximate value $200.