Annual Events

Looking for a way to give but aren't sure what to do?
Participate in one or more of our annual events!
We are always lookings for sponsors, prizes, silent auction or live auction items and participants!
Below are some of our annual events and what they are all about.

If you are interested in participating in any of these events,
please watch our website for when registration or ticket sales occur!

If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to any of the events
email Allison at allisonk@sfhumanesociety.com


Paws to Celebrate is our largest fundraising event of the year, taking place since 2008.
It includes a silent auction, live auction, live music, wine pull and a great night of fun.
We are always welcoming sponsorships at multiple levels,
donations of silent and live auction items, and wine or spirits for the wine pull.


Crusin' for Critters is our annual poker run, taking place since 1999.
This event includes a poker run, 50/50 cash prize, and other great prizes!
We are always welcoming sponsorships at multiple levels,
any local bars who would like to be a route stop or any business that would like to donate a prize!


Artisans for Animals is a newer event that benefits the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society.
The event is a local arts and crafts festival featuring local artisans.
It is run in partnership with Artsy 605 Market and Tony Hewitt Photography.
We are always welcoming new artisans to this event, that takes place multiple times during the summer.


Fore the Animals Golf Tournament is a golf event that takes place every summer, since 2008.
This event features 4-team best ball competition, with prizes and a meal at the end of the day!
We are always accepting sponsors and hole sponsors for this event,
and of course, those who want to golf for a great cause!


Bark in the Park is a 2K Walk/5K Run Fundraiser, taking place since 2002.
It features the walk/run, contests, and booths of local businesses and rescues.
We are always accepting sponsors, donation for prizes,
and those interested in having a booth the day of the event!


Kiddie Carnival

Each summer we host a community carnival at the shelter, since 2017.
This event is aimed towards the children in the community to come out and place some carnival games,
have fun, eat some great carnival treats and maybe learn a few things about the shelter!
We give tours and have some educational items at the carnival as well as fun.
We are always looking for people who would like to have a game booth at the carnival or
those who would like to donate prizes or come with their food truck!


Fetching Fall Craft and Bake Sale

The fall craft and bake sale typically takes place every October.
This event features the amazing baked goods and crafted items donated by local members of the community.
This event focuses more on fall, autumn and Halloween items. 
We also have a costume contest for dogs at the event as well, with the winners being chosen via our Facebook page!
We are always looking for crafters and bakers who are willing to donate their amazing items.


Pawliday Pet Portraits

Pawliday Pet Portraits is your chance to get great holiday portraits of your pets and family!
Typically hosted at the Subaru dealership, local photographers donate their time
to capture adorable portraits of your animals and your family.
All pets are welcome as we have had dogs, cats, guinea pigs and even a pig!
We are always looking for photographers who are willing to donate their time,
and companies who will sponsor or provide winter or holiday-themed backdrops!


Tinsel and Tails Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

The holiday craft and bake sale typically takes place every December.
This event features the amazing baked goods and crafted items donated by local members of the community.
This event focuses more on winter, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year items. 
We are always looking for crafters and bakers who are willing to donate their amazing items.


If you are interested in participating in any of these events,
please watch our website for when registration or ticket sales occur!

If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to any of these events,
please contact Allison at allisonk@sfhumanesociety.com

3720 E Benson Rd, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-338-4441



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