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Join fellow animal lovers for a unique experience of stepping back in time to 1888, the year of our founding! Vintage clothing, cocktails, parlour games, dancing, and music will be paired with fabulous food and an amazing live auction.


Held at the historic Temple Theatre on Thursday, April 26, guests can partake in a VIP Experience starting at 5:30 pm. VIP perks include:


  • Admission to pre-party cocktail hour
  • Express Registration
  • Dedicated VIP area bartender
  • Open bar all evening with featured vintage cocktails
  • Fast pass to activities including:
    * Cuddle Corners: interact with some of our rescued fur babies; thanks Positive Approach and The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee!
    * Psychic Area: readings of your palm or taro
    * Parlour Game: Faro card game demo and play
    * Mud Bay Photo Booth: complimentary vintage-themed photos


The main event commences at 6:30 pm for all other guests. Enjoy champagne, cocktails, and hors-d'oeuvres and get to know some of our adoptable animals — rabbits, kittens, and puppies! See what the future holds in our Psychic Area and win treats for your pup at the Faro table.


In the spirit of the era, we will be holding a Victorian Dance Demonstration at 7:00 pm. KIRO 7’s Tracy Taylor is our illustrious emcee and will call guests to dinner at 7:30 pm, where they will indulge in tantalizing vegan Saffron Risotto, Cedar Plank Salmon, or Braised Beef Short Ribs.


Eight o’ clock marks the start of the Live Auction with a rousing Raise Your Paddle. All proceeds raised will support the more than 11,000 pets in transition served by the Humane Society each year.


Desserts, live music presented by Columbia Bank, and dancing will round out the enchanting evening.


To purchase General Entry or VIP Experience tickets, please click here. For Sponsorship or Tables, please email lavernep@thehumanesociety.org

Victorian attire is welcome! Please visit https://www.thehumanesociety.org/events/society-soiree/ for inspiration. Coat check will be provided courtesy of Davies Pearson, PC.

Upcoming Events

  1. Apr

    The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County is partnering with the Tacoma Art Museum to bring you Adopt-a-Pet Day! Drop by TAM Studio to help find a home for a pet in need. Learn how to sketch animals from a local artist, enjoy TAM Cafe specials, and see what’s new in TAM Store.

    This event is FREE and open to the public from 10am until 3pm.

  2. Apr

    Thursday, April 26th

    Please click here for more information and to register for this special evening!

Thank you so much to CityLine-City of Tacoma for helping us share our story to the community!


Animals have been placed from January 1, 2018 through February 28, 2018.


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners from January 1, 2018 through February 28, 2018.

The Society has exceeded a 90% live release rate throughout 2017. Our current live release rate is 92.71%

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