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.

At the wedding reception of Mike and Michelle Newman, if someone wanted the happy couple to kiss, they were required to place a donation to HAWS in the collection jar…and the Newman’s raised $100!!

The combined efforts of the WINNEBEERGO club at Pewaukee Beer Garden, plus the Grabowski Family, resulted in a cash donation of $250 for HAWS…along with “dog beer” for the pups at HAWS to toast the holidays in style!

Diversified Benefit Services, Inc. of Hartland held a giant workplace drive to collect items for HAWS.

A supply drive competition was held between the various departments at Rogers Behavioral Health, Oconomowoc. HAWS was the true winner!

The amazing folks at Two Men and a Truck, Waukesha, collected both supplies for HAWS and made a corporate donation through their Movers for Mutts promotion. Businesses assisting in the campaign were PetSmart Pewaukee, Bentley’s Pet Stuff of Brookfield and New Berlin, End of the Leash of Mukwonago and Pewaukee!

Waukesha Animal Hospital donated $300 in bordetella vaccines to HAWS to keep our shelter residents healthy!

Haven Animal Rescue not only donated needed supplies but also pledged sponsorships of the adoptions of a dozen pets at HAWS!

A pet costume contest was held by CSE powered by HALO – entries required a donation to HAWS, and voting ended up in a tie with 2 great winners (along with the paws and claws at HAWS, of course)!

Recently, Redemption Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa held a Pet Blessing, collection donations for HAWS.

“Team Walsh” at Walsh Products, Brookfield donated beautiful leather leashes and collars…all made with love in Brookfield!

Pet Chef Express Inc. definitely helped restock HAWS’ cupboards with over 100 bags and 32 cases of pet food!!!

Kahlil Sabra led the Barre District Lake Country in a class on Labor Day, with donations going to HAWS!

J.I.M. Medical held an office collection drive and donated both cash and pet/cleaning supplies.

The St. Rita’s Tabblesetters Service Group collected pet toy donations for the paws and claws at HAWS!

Brandy Zamber led the employees at Harken, Inc. in an all-company collection for monetary and supply donations for HAWS.

HAWS thanks Mick & Jodi Jurena and family! Their annual summer party is also a donation collection event for HAWS…and they’ve been very successful over the years!!

The students at Paul Mitchell the School Milwaukee/Pewaukee held a pet supply drive – for every item donated to HAWS the donor received a free haircut!

Dave Simuncak and the Phluff Management Sircuit was at it again, raising cash and bringing in goodies for HAWS!

Jamie Hibbert led the great people at Orbis, Oconomowoc in a huge pet supply drive and fundraiser in June.

Thank you, Carol Thompson, for the home-made bandanas to spiff-up HAWS’ resident K9s.

The Barrel of Blessings drive at Shorewest Realtors Waukesha West was used in June to collect needed supplies, plus dollars for HAWS to purchase kitten formula!

Kim & Scott Adkins led the Myths and Legends of Milwaukee Charity Tournament at Wisconsin Comic Con, donating cash earned to HAWS.

The Metro Milwaukee Women’s Hockey Club held a fundraiser during their spring tournament…raising enough for HAWS to purchase a centrifuge AND brooder intensive care unit!

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.

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

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