Pacific Sotheby’s Realty of Encinitas hosts benefit for Next Step Service Dogs


Generously sponsored and hosted by Pacific Sotheby’s Realty of Encinitas on Feb. 19, an impressive set of large-scale artwork by San Francisco artist Kelly Cool was sold and auctioned to benefit Next Step Service Dogs (NSSD), a growing 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Escondido.

NSSD has successfully trained and placed over 20 dogs for veterans with PTSD within the past two years, saving lives of men, women, and rescue dogs in an innovative cost-effective training program.

The beautiful artwork was enhanced by wine, food, and music, plus totally well-behaved service dogs strolling among the crowd, and a spirited auction. Special thanks to Sotheby’s Vicki Podwell, Kelly Lucas, and Steve Games for a superb event!

For more information and to donate, please see or call Judy Keene at 760-438-9190.

Photos by McKenzie Images.