Whisker Whirl Event Details

Two four-legged guests at Whisker Whirl 2017

Let it snow  the show must go on! We're expecting several inches of snow on Saturday, but Whisker Whirl will begin on time. Please adjust your travel plans to ensure you have plenty of time to get to Union Depot in St. Paul. We can't wait to see you!


Union Depot • 240 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul 55101


5:30‒6:30 p.m.
Exclusive reception for VIP ticket holders (with cocktail and hors d’oeuvres)

6:30 p.m.
“The Whirl” — Cocktail party style with a delicious array of hors d’oeuvres and food stations, cash bar, silent auction, and fundraising activities (no formal table seating)

8:15 p.m.
Program, fund-a-need, and live auction (assigned, theatre-style seating)

9:15 p.m.


Food stations with filling hors d’oeuvres and small plate options will be available throughout the evening. Menu coming soon! Whisker Whirl is not a formal, sit-down dinner.


Complimentary valet parking is available for VIP ticket holders at the corner of Broadway and Kellogg.

Individual ticket holders can access parking lots B and C for $5 at Union Depot. For more information on parking view the parking map or visit Union Depot’s website.

What to wear

Semi-formal or cocktail attire is encouraged.


While you mingle with friends, participate in fundraising activities and fun photo ops. Learn more.


Animal Humane Society has reserved a room block at the Hyatt Place St Paul, directly next door to Union Depot. Book by February 2 to receive a discounted rate of $139/night while supplies last. Book online here or call 1-888-492-8847 and mention the Whisker Whirl room block.


Tremendous thanks to our Whisker Whirl Gala Committee:

  • Suzy Clifford 
  • Stacy Pagano  
  • John Glenn
  • Dick Hall
  • Joshua Arnold

For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

Contact the Pet Helpline