Fundraise for Friends

Parties for a Purpose

It takes a village to help some 2,500 dogs and cats each year. And the Friends are fortunate that members of the community come to their rescue. In 2014, businesses and individuals raised more than $77,500 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 Aubrey Huff at ahuff@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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