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.

MSI general donation team!

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.

The office collection at Fiserv in New Berlin brought in all sorts of goodies for the paws and claws at HAWS!

The good folks at MSI General collected $1200 for HAWS through their True Blue program.

Tri-North Builders Community Engagement Team held a fundraiser and supply drive for HAWS…bringing in over $1000 worth of goodies!!

Thank you to the customers of PetSmart – Brookfield for the amazing donations!

Jessica Tallinger of Tally’s Tap & Eatery in Waukesha used March Madness to benefit HAWS, with a cash bracket to collect donations to purchase much needed supply items.

The residents of Silverado Memory Care/Nexus brought a basket of thank you items for their tour of HAWS!

The ladies of the Stay at Home Moms Group 2 donated pet and general supplies.

Caryl Solsrud held an open house party, asking her guests to bring donations for HAWS rather than a hostess gift!

The Sussex Lady Bugs club held a cash collection for HAWS.

Inception Health, Waukesha donated in honor Susie Tandarich.

Marshfield Lab held a donation drive over the holidays for HAWS.

A group of Minooka Park Dog Walkers banded together to collect many, many new supply items for the paws and claws at HAWS!

The North Lake Bridge Club donated $250 to HAWS.

Burleigh Road Animal Hospital dedicated their 2018 Giving Tree to HAWS along with holding a Pictures with Santa event to raise funds for HAWS!

American Deposit Management, Pewaukee held a charity drive in December.

The clients of Animal Wellness Center in Waukesha brought in HAWS Wish List donations.

The employees of Durham School Services did a supply collection drive.

Fairway Independent Mortgage, Branches S13 and S14, collected food, treats, toys and bedding.

Melissa Arps of Fox River Workouts held her 3rd annual holiday party, collecting donations for HAWS.

Krista Galbraith let a drive of the employees of K&S Manufacturing, Ixonia.

Donations were brought in by the IT Department of ProHealth Care.

ReMax Service First brought in cash and supply donations, resulting from their Pictures with Santa event!

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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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