Puppy Play Time has been a proven successful fundraiser for organizations involving families. The idea behind this fundraiser is to contact local animal shelters and see if they will loan you out some puppies (or playful dogs) that play well with children.

You will need to set up a gated puppy play area and charge a donation fee to allow people to come in and play with the puppies. Most kids (and adults) can’t resist. You can even make it a bigger event by adding a raffle for the parents and including some fun games for the kids to play. Sell puppy-themed snacks and drinks for even more revenue.

The shelters and/or rescue groups can also use this as an opportunity to find housing for some of the dogs. They should also be able to provide transport for the dogs and shelter volunteers to help you out at the event and care for the dogs.

You will likely need to have parents sign a release form and have plenty of food and water available for the dogs. Don’t forget the poop bags! (for the dogs of course).

You’ll want to start promoting this fundraiser at least 1-month in advance. Be sure to promote heavily on all your social media channels. Also, create posters and flyers that you can place throughout the community.