There is so much happening in the Tucson pet community — many fundraisers for cats and dogs happen in March and April. If you cannot adopt a pet, consider fostering or volunteering another way. Please help get the word out about all these great events and adoption groups in need. Thank you
Casa de los Gatos
Wednesday – March 23
5 to 9 p.m. at Park Place Mall
Dine out on delicious food while helping the Casa de los Gatos sanctuary cats. Bring this flyer to the Bamboo Club at Park Place Mall to sup on awesome appetizers, dazzling dinners, and half-price bottles of wine. A portion of your food cost will be donated to the Casa de los Gatos kitties. Please print the flyer to share with others. You must present the flyer in order for the felines to benefit.
Friday – March 25
9:30 p.m. at Surly Wench Pub at 424 N. 4th Avenue
This benefit hopes to raise much needed funds for the foster program and spay and neuter services for pit bulls and rare mastiffs. Four bands will be playing (Love Mound, Hogjaw, Cogswell and Iggy Edible) plus a silent auction including autographed pictures of Shorty Rossi from Animal Planet’s hit show, “Pit Boss” and lots of other great items. If you have items to donate for the silent auction, contact Lizzie at 520-624-9954.
Saturday – March 26
8 to 11 a.m. at 4000 N. Silverbell Road
Join the dogs & cats for the Pima Animal Care Center breakfast and pet adoption event. For the kids, let them get exercise in the jumping castle. Free food! Music! A yard sale! And special adoption discounts that apply throughout the day, so let’s get those doggies and cats adopted.
In the Arms of Angels & Rescued Helpers
Sunday – March 27
1 to 5 p.m. at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
Lucky Dog Adopt-a-thon, Car Show, & Bike Show
This event benefits In the Arms of Angels (501 (c)(3) pending) and Rescued Helpers Inc. Join in the Celtic theme family event filled with vendors, games, jumping castle, car & bike show, and of course dog adoption. All vendor fees and rescue fees are used to purchase items for the event such as the park rental, insurance, prizes for games, and awards for the car show. Any money left over is divided between the two dog adoption groups. Please bring dog food to donate to the dogs.
If you’re a vendor or want to enter the car show, click here?
Northwest Tucson Pet Adoption Event
Saturday – April 9
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 77 North Marketplace at 16733 N. Oracle Road in Catalina
Attention: Oro Valley, Marana, Saddlebrooke, Catalina, and Oracle neighbors – 100 pets are ready for their forever homes from 20 rescue groups. Let’s get a love connection going between the NW adopters and all the pets that need to be adopted.
(5 miles north of Tangerine Rd., across from Eagle Crest Ranch)
Hermitage Cat Shelter
Sunday – April 17
5 to 8 p.m. at Double Tree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way
My apologies to Simon & Garfunkel on their famous song, Feelin’ Groovy’ but what a fun idea to trip back to the groovin’ 60s all to benefit the Hermitage Cat Shelter. Enjoy dinner, live music, silent and live auction. Tickets cost $50/each or a table of eight for $375. Visit the website or call 520-571-7839 to reserve tickets. Cool!
Humane Society of Southern Arizona
Friday – April 29
5:30 to 9 p.m. – Tucson Country Club
“Puttin’ on the Dog” is a unique fun-filled extravaganza benefiting the homeless animals within our community. (Blogger’s note: I went two years ago and am going again this year perhaps with my greyhound. This event is a blast!). Local celebrities model high fashion accompanied by their cherish pets. Tucson Originals’ restaurants provide the hearty hors d’oeuvres and libations. The silent auction is huge, plus a lively live auction, and much more. The cost is $125/per person in advance or $150/at the door + $10/per pet which includes a bandana and dog biscuit buffet. The money raised helps dogs and cats in our community.
Please send your animal fundraising events and pet photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photo: Karyn Zoldan took this photo of Luna who is much loved by my friend Judy Olsen. When Judy’s son was attending the UA, he found Luna as a puppy deserted by students who left for the summer.)