Bow Wow Brunch

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!

Bow Wow BrunchThe 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

Gloriouso 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?

Who's in the doghouse?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

25th Annual
Bow Wow Brunch

Signature Sponsor:

Mad Dog Technology


Gold Sponsors:

Strategic Staffing Solutions
Richard & Jane
Nancy & Jim 


Silver Sponsors:

Blue Sky
Center for Computer Resources
Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine
Goyette Mechanical


Bronze Sponsors:

Axe & Ecklund, PC
Municipal Financial Consultants, Inc.
Clark Hill Legal and Professional Services
DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
DRS Services, Inc
F.Y.I., Inc.
Flagstar Bank
Stanley & Judith Frankel Family Foundation
The High Five Foundation
Lovasco Consulting Group
Neumann Smith
The Private Bank 
Quicken Logo
Sachse Construction
Taktix Logo
Talmer Bank and Trust Taubman Company  


Individual Sponsors



Lil & Alexander Erdeljan
Bob Lutz
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
Ross Lerner
Ms. Denise Lutz
Ileane & Bruce Thal
Mary & Dan Wiechec



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