Whisker Whirl Event Details

Two four-legged guests at Whisker Whirl 2017

Register early! 

RSVPs received by January 29 will be entered to win complimentary valet and a one-night stay at the dog-friendly Hyatt Place St. Paul.



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. To access the valet drop-off, take North Sibley Street and turn right onto Carriage Way.

Individual ticket holders can access parking lots B and C for $5 at Union Depot. For more information on parking 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