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Special Events

Interested in hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance? Get more information!

32nd Annual Bark Ball 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Washington Hilton
1919 Conneticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Join us for the most barked about event of the year. This annual black-tie gala is the only event where movers and shakers of Washington DC can bring their canine companions as their dates. Enjoy an evening honoring the programs and services of the Humane Rescue Alliance with a reception, extensive silent/online, and live auctions, seated vegan dinner, and program.

Tickets are on sale now!


Upcoming Special Events

Max Scherzer Pitching in for Rescue Animals

Help rescue animals find their new families by pledging a donation for every strikeout Max Scherzer gets this season. The Scherzer's will be matching every dollar raised through this campaign. 

Learn more here!

2019 Pups in the Park

May 26 @ 1:35 PM
June 13 @ 7:05 PM
September 13 @ 7:05 PM
September 28 @ 4:05 PM

Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Take your pup to the ball game! 100% of the proceeds from your dog ticket benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Purchase your tickets today!

2019 Kitten Yoga

Session 1: 3 - 4 PM   |   Session 2: 4:15 -5:15 PM
Saturday, July 13
Saturday, October 12

Humane Rescue Alliance
15 Oglethorpe St. NW
Washington, DC 20011

Join Yoga Heights at the Humane Rescue Alliance (15 Oglethorpe St NW; Mural Room) for a yoga class like none other! Sweet kittens, some available for adoption, will have the run of the room while participants enjoy a gentle yoga class. There are two sessions available for each date listed below.

No yoga experience needed. All proceeds from your $25 ticket will support HRA. 

Purchase your tickets today!

Pups on the Patio 

Thursdays | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Silver New American Brasserie
3404 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20016

Enjoy Cocktails for a Cause with your four-legged friend.  Mention "Pups on the Patio" and 10% of your bill will be donated to HRA. Purchase a Tito's Handmade Vodka happy hour cocktail and $1 will be donated to HRA. 

Multiple dates: May 23  |  June 6 and 27  |  August 1

Cantina Bambina Yappy Hour

Cantina Bambina
960 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024

Join us at Cantina Bambina on the first Monday of the month to find your forever friend and have a drink or two to celebrate! 10% of proceeds will benefit HRA.

Mondays: June 3, July 1, August 5, September 30 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dog Days on the Wooftop

Wednesday, May 22 | 5:00 PM - 8 PM

City Winery
1350 Okie St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Join us at City Winery for a fun night of drinks and dogs! Available dogs from HRA will be joining the rooftop party. As official "Flights for a Cause" City Winery partner for the month of May, HRA will receive $10 back from every wine flight purchased for the entire month. 

Pints and Paws

DC Brau
3178 Bladensburg Rd. NE
Washington, DC 20018

Join us at DC Brau for meet and greet with some of DC's most eligible cats and dogs. $1 per pint will be donated to HRA. The Big Bad Woof will also be onsite selling the newest and greatest pet gear. 

Multiple Dates: Sundays - June 23, and July 21 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Book sales of Sabra the Long-legged Goofy Mixed Saluki

June 3 - June 7

Meet Sabra the Long-legged Goofy (mixed) Saluki, based on the real, mostly true and larger-than-life dog Sabra. In this beautifully illustrated children’s book published by Fagiolina Press, the story follows him as he travels halfway across the globe from Israel to be adopted by a loving family in Washington, D.C. See what happens when he grows from a small scared puppy with long legs into a gentle giant with even longer legs and an even bigger heart, capturing attention everywhere he goes.

Purchase your copy of "Sabra: the long-legged goofy mixed Saluki" and 25% of your proceeds will be donated to the Humane Rescue Alliance.

American Ice Co. Happy Hour

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

American Ice Co. 
917 V St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Join us at American Ice Co. for a fun afternoon of drinks and dogs. Available dogs from the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) will be joining the party, so if you are looking to add a four-legged family member to your crew this is an event you don't want to miss. $1 from every Titos' drink will be donated to HRA. 

Yappy Hour at Wunder Garten

Wunder Garten
1101 First St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Join us the 3rd Sunday of each month to celebrate the Humane Rescue Alliance in the friendliest of dog places!

Multiple Dates: Sundays - June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 15
| 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Happy Hour at Boundary Stone

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Boundary Stone
116 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Join us on Wednesday night for happy hour at Boundary Stone. 20% of proceeds and $1 from every Tito's drink sold will benefit HRA. 

Pasta for Pets

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Eastern Market DC
225 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Purchase your tickets today!

Pasta for Pets is back for a second event this year on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Pasta for Pets has become one of the most popular family affairs with a night of pasta dinner and bingo. Guests of all ages purchase tickets early as this event consistently sells out. Proceeds benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance.


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Cat-urday is the purr-fect day for Nats fans and cats fans! For one day only, NatsTown will turn into CatsTown, complete with cat-related scoreboard features, information tables for cat owners, a 7th inning cat nap, and other events for cat lovers. It may be the dog days of summer, but on July 6 we invite you to join us on our One Purr-suit and ignite your Catitude!

For more information or to purchase a group of 13 or more, please contact Katherine "Cat" Mitchell at 202.640.7649 or email [email protected]

Purchase your ticket right meow!

Trivia Night

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 8:00 PM 

1942 11th St. NW
Washginton, DC 20001

Join us for trivia night at Solly's with 10% of proceeds benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance. Bring your friends (the really smart ones!) and enjoy a night of fun while supporting a good cause. 

AGoldPhoto Shoot

Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

One Eight Distilling
1135 Okie St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Join us again with AGoldPhoto to get the best shot of your pet! Professional photos of your pet in a fun environment all while raising money for HRA! You don't want to miss it. 

Spots must be booked in advance at https://agoldphoto.com/events/dc.

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