Fundraise for Friends

Parties for a Purpose

It takes a village to help some 2,800 animals each year. And, the Friends are fortunate that members of the community come to their rescue. In 2013, businesses and individuals raised more than $72,800 through innovative and creative fund- and friend-raisers. They truly “party for a purpose.”

We have provided some ideas on how you can “party for pets,” but we invite you to come up with your own ideas.

Adults & Businesses: Please contact development staffer Andrea Kuentz, at akuentz@dearbornanimals.org or call 313-943-2697, for more information.

K-12 & University Students: Please contact development staffer Andrea Kuentz at akuentz@dearbornanimals.org or call 313.943-2697, for more information.

Complete your application: If you’re interested in hosting a fundraiser (called a third-party event), please print out the Third-Party Fundraising Proposal and submit the completed form as described.  Online application coming soon.

Featured Fundraisers

K-12 Kid Crusaders

  • Organize a Lemonade Stand
  • Hand out Candy-o-grams at Christmas or on Valentine’s Day
  • Request donations from our Wish List for your birthday

University Students

  • Sponsor a pet-treat Bake Sale
  • Host a Super Bowl (puppy bowl) or World Series party
  • Team up with the Friends for a College Pub Night
  • Create a 2015 Mutt Strut Walk Team


  • Request donations from our Wish List in lieu of gifts at your Wedding or Bridal/Baby Shower
  • Organize a Backyard BBQ or Winter Potluck
  • Create a 2015 Mutt Strut Walk Team with family and friends


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