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KHS Signature Events

In 2023, the Kentucky Humane Society’s signature fundraising events raised over $663,400 to support our lifesaving mission of helping homeless animals in need. Your attendance and commitment to our events help us continue saving nearly 6,000 dogs, cats and horses each year!  

Waggin’ Tail on the Waterfront

Join us for the 30th annual Waggin’ Tail on the Waterfront on Sunday, June 2 at Waterfront Park’s Festival Plaza for an exciting and heartwarming festival that more than 1,000 animal lovers and their pets attend each year! Tickets for this event go on sale in March.

Tuxes & Tails

Our 2024 Tuxes & Tails Gala is Saturday, August 10 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. This special evening features high-energy entertainment, special four-legged guest appearances, raffles, spirited live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing, and specialty cocktails that create an unforgettableevening. In 2023, over 500 guests attended Tuxes and Tails, and together, we raised over $500,000 for our shelter animals!  

Tuxes & Tails is your opportunity to leave an impact and make a difference in our community. Your support will help animals in need and give you and your guests lasting memories.

Interested in sponsoring the event? Check out our Sponsorship Packet here.

Pars for Pets

The 2024 Pars for Pets golf scramble is Monday, October 14 at the University of Louisville Golf Club. Pars for Pets is the Kentucky Humane Society’s annual charity golf scramble. Foursomes enjoy a day of golf, games, and giving. During lunch and the cocktail reception, golfers enjoy fantastic raffle prizes with proceeds benefiting animals in need. Golfers may register their team at any time throughout the year by contacting Haley Aldridge at [email protected] or 502-515-3134.

KHS Calendar of Events

There are many fun opportunities that benefit KHS animals throughout the year. Stay up to date on events such as behavior classes for you and your pup, local business fundraisers that benefit KHS, our equine open houses and so much more.

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Positively Puppies, pups 8-15 weeks
6 weeks Saturdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm *No class 7/27 Instructor: Cherie $120 +tax Our in-person group class for puppies age 8-15 weeks old and their handlers to learn the basics in socialization and early foundation skills to start your puppy off right. *Puppies should be 8-15 weeks old on the first day of class.
Pet Pals Lunch and Learn
July 10, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us for a delicious lunch provided by our fur-iends at Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill and an uplifting presentation by Alisa Gray, our President & [...]
Pet Food Bank
July 10, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PET FOOD BANK ALERT! We're hosting a Pet Food Bank THIS WEDNESDAY (7/10) at 1 p.m. in the gravel lot next to our Sam Swope [...]
Manners for Life, dogs 4 months and older
July 10, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
*This class is currently full. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. 6 weeks Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Instructor: Melissa $120 +tax (or $140 +tax for PLUS!) Get your dog going with the basics! Teach your dog sit, stay, leash skills, and all of their other foundation skills in the presence of dogs, humans, and other distractions.
Pup-Up Adoption Event
July 13, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us on July 13 at the Middletown Feeders Pet Supply for another paw-some PUP-UP ADOPTION EVENT! KHS staff will be on-site from 10 a.m. [...]
West Sixth July Giveback
July 19, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sixth for a Cause: July Giveback at West Sixth NULU! Quench your thirst while supporting the furry friends at The Kentucky Humane Society! When you [...]
Positively Puppies, pups 8-15 weeks
July 20, 2024    
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
$127.20
6 weeks Saturdays, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Instructor: Sue $120 +tax Our in-person group class for puppies age 8-15 weeks old and their handlers to learn the basics in socialization and early foundation skills to start your puppy off right. *Puppies should be 8-15 weeks old on the first day of class.
Manners for Life, dogs 4 months and older
July 20, 2024    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
6 weeks Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am Instructor: Sue $120 +tax Get your dog going with the basics! Teach your dog sit, stay, leash skills, and all of their other foundation skills in the presence of dogs, humans, and other distractions.
Bark and Brunch by the Bridge
July 21, 2024    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Waterfront Park, KHS and Feeders Pet Supply are excited to join forces for the return of Bark and Brunch by the Bridge, a pet-friendly event. [...]
Joe's Crab Shack Gives Back!
July 25, 2024    
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PAWS AND CLAWS! Thanks to our friends at Joe’s Crab Shack, you can enjoy some delicious seafood and support the animals at KHS! Join us [...]
Events on July 6, 2024
Events on July 10, 2024
Pet Pals Lunch and Learn
10 Jul 24
Louisville
Pet Food Bank
10 Jul 24
Louisville
Events on July 13, 2024
Pup-Up Adoption Event
13 Jul 24
Louisville
Events on July 19, 2024
West Sixth July Giveback
19 Jul 24
Louisville
Events on July 20, 2024
Events on July 21, 2024
Bark and Brunch by the Bridge
21 Jul 24
Louisville
Events on July 25, 2024
Joe's Crab Shack Gives Back!
25 Jul 24
Louisville

Event Sponsorships

Are you a business looking for sponsorship opportunities? Click here to download our Annual Sponsorship packet (PDF) to see which signature event will help you meet your marketing goals. Event sponsorships are designed to help you and your company increase visibility in the Kentuckiana area and generate valuable exposure for your brand to targeted audiences. Let’s delve into strategies for collaborating and strengthening our bond with the community! Contact Savannah Gregorchik-Menendez at [email protected] or 502-485-5486 to learn more or visit https://www.kyhumane.org/get-involved/corporate-partners/.

Other Event Opportunities

Pet Tales Lunch and Learn 

The Kentucky Humane Society is pleased to offer Pet Tales Lunch & Learns to the public the second Wednesday of most months. Join us for a delicious lunch sponsored by Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill and uplifting presentation by Alisa Gray, our President & CEO. Then get a behind-the-scenes tour of our Sam Swope Pet Treatment & Lifesaving Center.  Learn more and sign up now.

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