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For thirty-five years, Paw in the Door has rescued, rehabilitated, and found forever homes for the neediest cats in Midcoast Maine. At our Paw Palace, cowering cats gain confidence, lonely cats learn love, and hurting cats are healed.

Your support of the Cat and Caboodle Auction will help us continue this important work. With over 300 items to choose from, we have something for everyone and in every price range. Bidding opens May 1 and closes at 8 p.m. on May 15, 2021. If you have questions, please email us at

To see the kinds of cats your bidding will help, we invite you to enjoy a slide show of Paw in the Door alumni below.


Cat quilt



  • Click on the View Items button at the top of this page. You may scroll through all the items or search by the categories listed in the menu at the top. For information about an item, click on its picture.
  • Offerings include interesting antiques; useful items for home and kitchen; jewelry for all occasions; beautiful art, photography, and textiles; and things to amuse the reader, hobbyist or child. You will also find items cross-listed in our favorite categories: Cats and Maine!


  • Register via the Register Now button at the top of this page.
  • Go back to View Items and click on the item you want to bid on. You will find the minimum bid at the bottom of the page.  If you are outbid, you will receive a text message.
  • You may alternatively set an auto bid indicating the maximum price you are willing to pay for an item. The program will automatically increase your bid by increments and alert you by text when the maximum has been reached.
  • To follow the bidding on a specific item, click Watch This Item at the bottom of the bidding page. To view all the items, you are watching or bidding on, go to My Activity in the categories menu.
  • Items will be sold to the highest bidder. There will be no exchanges or refunds, and all winners are final.
  • We encourage you to watch the How to Bid tutorial at the end of these instructions.


  • When the auction closes, check out by clicking PAY at the top of the home page. You may pay the administrative fees for this transaction to further support our work.
  • Winners will be notified by email of when and where their items will be available for pickup. Winners out of the area can have their items shipped to them at their expense.


Noah's Ark

Additional Offerings

Raffle: This year's featured item is a beautiful stained glass panel of Saint Gertrude, the patron saint of cats (Item 10). The winner of the raffle will be announced on July 4.

Buy it Now: Paw in the Door T-shirts (Items 20-22) are available for a set price in the Buy It Now category.

Donations: To make a one-time or monthly donation, click on DONATE in the top menu or scroll to the bottom of this page.


St Gertrude

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