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Painters for Pets

March 28, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | 

Join us for the 8th annual Painters for Pets, celebrating local art and supporting our mission to feed and keep pets in their homes.  Whether you are a pet lover or an art collector, this is the event for you!   

Painters for Pets features unique artwork from a wide variety of local artists – including painters, photographers, ceramicists, woodworkers, metalsmiths, and more.  Hosting both silent and live auctions, we know you will find something to fall in love with. 

We’re back in person and better than ever!   

Date: Thursday, March 28th
Venue: Mainframe Studios, 900 Keo Way, Des Moines
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm, live auction at 7:00.
Tickets: $25 for single ticket, $40 for double, $15 for each additional guest.
Ticket admission includes one beverage per person and light snacks at the event.

If you are an artist and would like to donate a piece of artwork, please contact Tammy Crall

Griff Gives Back

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Partnering since 2014, The Pet Project has teamed up with Griff, Drake University’s live mascot for Griff Gives Back. Each spring, in conjunction with Drake’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Griff hosts a pet food drive in support of our programs. We are so appreciative of Griff and his supporters, as this drive helps provide food to patrons for half the year!


Cool Cars for Cats: Car Show and Cat Food Drive

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Thank you to all who made the 2023 event a great success! Together, we raised $1,000+ and collected 500+ pounds of pet food!

The Pet Project is teaming up with WesleyLife’s Meals on Wheels and Iowa Charity Cruisers for Cool Cars for Cats! This annual car show and cat food drive supports feline needs in our programs. Awards will be given for cars entered into the show and attendees will have an opportunity to tour The Pet Project. Admission is one unopened bag of adult cat food (preferably 3lb) or a free-will donation. Small bags of food help us better distribute the appropriate amount of food and are easier for patrons/volunteers to manage.

Discount coupon provided by neighboring restaurant, Faustinos Taqueria! Interested media, please contact Tyler.

Santa Photos

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Get a jump start on your holiday cards with a pet photo with Santa! For a suggested donation of $20, you will receive a digital copy of your pet and Santa to use for the upcoming holiday season!

Thank you, Bone-A-Patreat for your partnership to make this a great holiday event!