25th Annual Bow Wow Brunch
Celebrating a record-setting event
On Sunday, April 27 at the Dearborn Inn, 600 guests, Signature sponsor Mad Dog Technology and our many other generous sponsors helped the Michigan Humane Society raise a record $365,000 at the 25th annual Bow Wow Brunch!
The silver anniversary event began at 11:30 a.m. with a champagne reception, silent auction, and the opportunity to mingle with adoptable animals, followed by a gourmet brunch and live auction. All 10 adoptable kittens, dogs and puppies found new, loving homes!
Live auction items included a Ceremonial First Pitch Package at a Detroit Tigers game; the opportunity to watch a game from the luxurious General Motors suite; Breakfast with the Giraffes at the Detroit Zoo; dinner for 12 at Red House Farm in Metamora; and the opportunity to have a pet featured on the cover of the 2015 MHS Calendar.
The silent auction featured nearly 150 unique items including a stunning topaz and diamond ring, a wine weekend in Traverse City, and a ride-along with the MHS Animal Cops.
The program, which was emceed by WDIV Local 4 anchor Guy Gordon, included the dramatic stories of rescued dogs Edgar and Charlie. Charlie, a Labrador who camed to MHS with severe wounds after someone attacked him with a machete, attended with his new owners, who over the past several months, have patiently helped the dog learn to trust humans again. Charlie, sporting a tie on his collar, enjoyed all the extra attention.
Eight prominent community members, each supporting a specific MHS program such as Adoption, Cruelty Investigation and Spay/Neuter, went "in the doghouse" with a goal of raising $5,000. Together, they raised more than $48,000!
Our grateful thanks once again to all those who made this record-setting event possible. Proceeds from the Bow Wow Brunch will assist MHS in caring for more than 2,300 animals in need!
View pictures from the 2014 Bow Wow Brunch:
Purple Tree Photography
For more information, as well as to inquire about 2015 Bow Wow Brunch sponsorship opportunities, please call Nicole Senczyszyn at (248) 283-5630.
“Who's in the Doghouse?” a key component of this year’s event, includes local prominent community members who have volunteered to be “in the doghouse” as part of a greater effort to increase awareness and support of MHS programs and services.
Each volunteer represents one key program, and has set a goal of raising $5,000 with the support of the community - once they reach their goal, they’ll be “out of the doghouse.”
Bow Wow Brunch
Richard & Jane
Nancy & Jim
Lil & Alexander Erdeljan
Karen & Rick Williams
Linda & John Axe
Madge & Bill Berman
Mr. Greg Capler
Beth & Rob Correa
Rita & Ray Dallavecchia
Gale & Guy Gordon
Michelle Goff & Kevin Kruszewski
Ms. Denise Lutz
Ileane & Bruce Thal
Mary & Dan Wiechec