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.

Tammy Bohne and the residents Rolling Meadows held a neighborhood lemonade stand for HAWS.

Lori Callow shared her stimulus check with her favorite charities…one of which was HAWS!

Sherry Rohmann donated $1000 in medical supplies to HAWS.

To honor her new HAWS pet, and in memory of “Ryder,” Nicole Sprader held a held a supply and donation drive.

Our #MilkMoney campaign got a huge boost with the donation of $1000 by Mary Barnhardt!

The great folks at Seesters Mexican Cantina, Pewaukee, held a fundraiser for HAWS, bringing in $200+!

Sherry Rohmann donated $1000 in medical supplies.

John Perrin delivered almost $450 in very useful general supplies and food.

We are so grateful for the continued support from our friends at Westallion Brewing Company!

Thanks to the employees of Walter USA, LLC for donating the proceeds of their recent chili cookoff!

Derek Peterson/Shorewest Realtors, Brookfield, dedicated a marketing department drive in memory of a dear colleague.

Starbucks on Bluemound Road, Brookfield, collected supplies for HAWS, led by barrista Rebecca Klupp.

Thanks to Paws4Change for the awesome toys donation!

The Princeton Club, New Berlin again held a collection drive for HAWS…now an annual event!

Fred Astaire Pewaukee, led by Russell Larson, held a supply drive!

Burleigh Road Animal Hospital had both a supply drive and holiday pictures collection for HAWS.

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!!!

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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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