Does your group want to help the HAWS cause? Do you need an idea for a school or club project? HAWS can always use your help!

Fund Raising Ideas

  • Get married for HAWS: Hard to register because you have all you need for your home?
    How about “registering” at HAWS? Encourage your guests to give a donation to HAWS
    to honor your special day. Even better: we’ll take care of the cards and acknowledgements for you!
  • Hold a supply drive for our shelter: This works great for kid’s birthday parties, anniversary get-togethers, etc.! Just check our Wish List for a list of what we need, or collect monetary donations to honor your special event!
  • Special equipment purchases: Contact our office for our latest “big ticket” need.
  • Collect blankets and towels for the kennel.
  • Have a lemonade stand.
  • Hold a car (or dog) wash!

Get your event started by calling HAWS for a tour! Learn all about us and get even more specific ideas of HAWS’ areas of need.

Special Causes Within HAWS

Buy a brick, tile or plaque as a permanent memorial to a beloved person or pet: call 262-542-8851, x112. Sponsor-A-Spay for our SNIP clinic to help us combat pet overpopulation and save lives every day! Put your donation towards a special HAWS’ purchase, such as our Animal Rescue fleet and equipment. We’re happy to acknowledge your gift with your business logo on your donated item!

Business Events & Special Event Sponsorships

Underwriting one of our major fundraising events or education programs gives your organization an opportunity to participate in our mission and be associated with the valuable services and education we provide to the Waukesha County community. For more information, contact our Development office at 262-542-8851 x107 or our Education Department at x118.

Each year our Romp ‘n Rally Pet Walk committee volunteers seek event sponsors, raffle prize donations, “celebrity” guests and more. If you are interested in donating to or helping with this year’s event, call the shelter to leave a message for the event chairperson.

Annually we seek both underwriting sponsors as well as live and silent auction item donors for our annual fall fundraiser, a festive night with great food, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, raffles, casino games and more, attended by more than 500 people. Call the Development office for the most up-to-date sponsorship information.


These individuals, families, businesses and groups are just a few that have held recent fundraisers and/or supply drives for HAWS! We are grateful for their support and thoughtfulness.

Kelly and Scott Shaw asked their Christmas party guests to bring a gift for HAWS!

Old Republic Surety Co. held an auction recently, with almost $3000 in proceeds donated to HAWS!

Maureen Hiller and Samuel Spencer had a Dollar Dance at their recent wedding reception, and gave all the collected funds to HAWS. Congrats, and many years of happiness to the new Mr. & Mrs.!

Thank you to CorVel Corporation and Bob Beres for the supply donations!

Sonoma Cellars, Oconomowoc, held a raffle for HAWS during their annual Brew HaHa event, raising $600!

Electa Chapter #75 of the Order of the Eastern Star held a cash and supply drive.

The Milliman, Brookfield, Employee Benefits Department collected $1300 in pet foot, treats and toys for the HAWS pets!

Donation drives were recently held by the employees of Three Pillars Senior Living Communities, Tricom Menomonee Falls, and Schneider/Mars Pet Care.

The Women’s Gathering group from First Congregational United Church of Christ, Oconomowoc, donated blankets/towels/bedding for the paws and claws at HAWS!

Between cash and supply donations, the Broads for a Cause brought in $800 for HAWS!

Many thanks to Dave Simuncak and the golfers who play in the “Phluff Management Sircuit” and the “Phluff Management Seenager Golf League” for their cash and pet food/treat donations!

Happy Birthday to Patti Nagai – and thank you to Patti and those who donated cash, food/treats/toys to HAWS to honor her special day!

Manolito Kehoss brought in a fun donation for dogs at HAWS – the teaching balls from the tennis courts at Lake Country Racquet & Athletic Club!

HAWS was in the “receiving line” for the donations from the couple and guests at Mike and Stephanie Beatty‘s wedding reception!

Hannah the dog’s family celebrated her birthday by bringing in donations for HAWS.

Staff and students of Waukesha’s own Carroll University held a supply drive for pet items and cleaning supplies.

Karen Wolfenberger led a group from Firestone Building Products in a donation drive for HAWS.

Menard’s of Waukesha held a pet supply drive.

The employees of Johnson Bank, Waukesha, did a donation drive for a little bit of everything HAWS needs!

The members of Cardinal Stritch University’s Student Nursing Association donated pet items/supplies!

Kalmbach Media Co., Waukesha holds regular (!) lunch program fundraisers for HAWS led by Tom Ford.

The employees of TJ Maxx of Waukesha held a drive to donate food/treats/toys and cleaning supplies!

The great folks of the St. Luke’s South Shore GI Department “GI Gives Back” held a donation drive to support HAWS!

Body By Design, Muskego held a Boot Camp for donations to HAWS.

The 50/50 raffle at the Waukesha Eagle’s Club trivia night was donated to HAWS.

Kim Jurgenson and Hattie sent donations (of all of Hattie’s favorite toys) to HAWS through our Wish List!

Mueller Graphics Supply, West Allis donated pet food/treats/toys on behalf of Candace Leathers.

The Pocket Pal Quilters of Norway Lutheran Church, Wind Lake made dog beds and donated towels.

Think Pawsitive Dog Training, led by Katie Oilschlager, held the annual customer appreciation party for their students, and brought in monetary and supply donations for the HAWS pets! Plus, the students of the “Canine Connections” class hand-made pillows and blankets for the pets at HAWS.

Central Bark New Berlin held a Giving Tree donation drive for HAWS, bringing hundreds of dollars worth of items from HAWS’ Wish List!

Kim Burmeister brought in cat houses – part of her business donation.

WVRC (Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center) held a “Giving Paws” donation drive, bringing items to local shelters including HAWS!

The City of Whitewater Parks & Recreation After School Program put together dog treat bags for HAWS’ pups!

Beth Nelson lead a fund drive of the employees of Evoqua Water Technologies, Waukesha.

Those attending Fox River Workouts Holiday Party brought donations for HAWS to their event.

Peoples Home Equity Inc. held an employee drive for HAWS.

Connie Grussing led a supply/fund drive of the employees of RPS Waukesha.

Airgas collected items for HAWS including cat litter and pet food/treats/toys.

The employees of the Waukesha Memorial Hospital – GI Center held their annual collection for items on HAWS’ Wish List.

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General donations help us provide shelter 24/7 365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets.
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