Fur Ball Event | PAWS Chicago


The PAWS Chicago Fur Ball

Friday, November 17, 2017 • 6 p.m.

The Drake Hotel

 The 16th Annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball is Chicago’s premier pet-friendly black tie event! Set at the legendary Drake Hotel, this unique gala invites over
900 guests to dress their pets in four-legged formal wear and walk the red carpet for an exciting celebration to benefit PAWS Chicago.

Guests will delight in the silent and live auctions with one-of-a-kind items, raffle, dancing and dinner buffet,
and can commemorate the experience with a photograph at the Fotio Booth.

Lucky dogs in attendance will also be treated to an evening of indulgences - including a divine dinner served in crystal goblets at the special Dog Buffet,
and are also encouraged to stop by the Paradise 4 Paws where they can enjoy pawdicures, massages by an animal masseuse and delightful scent spritzes.

Be sure to check out some of our images from last year, below!

For 2017 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Denning Petersen at dpetersen@pawschicago.org or 773-843-4884. 
For auction donations or general event inquiries, please contact FurBall@pawschicago.org .

Thank you again for all your support, and thank you to our sponsors and committee!

Fur Ball

The Fur Ball is the most important event of the year for Chicago's homeless pets, raising the funds that are instrumental to PAWS Chicago's lifesaving operations. While Chicago's homeless pets have come a long way since PAWS Chicago's founding in 1997, when more than 42,000 cat and dogs were killed in the city, nearly 8,000 cats and dogs were still euthanized last year. Events like the Fur Ball are working to change that reality and save the homeless dogs and cats who are at risk. In 2016 PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,125 homeless pets and performed 17,236 spay and neuter surgeries through its Lurie Clinic and GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van and 75 percent of those surgeries were provided for free.

The PAWS Chicago Fur Ball was voted the Best Fundraising Gala
by Make it Better's Best of 2016!