THE 23rd ANNUAL STARLIGHT AUCTION
Nov
25
6:00 pm18:00

THE 23rd ANNUAL STARLIGHT AUCTION

  • SANIBEL HARBOUR MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA

THE NIGHT SPARKLES WHILE ORPHANED PETS SHINE!

As ARC’s signature event, the Starlight Auction is an opportunity to gather and celebrate the year’s successes and support ARC’s efforts to help homeless pets in need.


ARC's 5th ANNUAL CASINO ROYALE 007
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

ARC's 5th ANNUAL CASINO ROYALE 007

  • Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

ARC’s Casino Royale 007 is just around the corner!

Join our guest celebrity Rob Spicker, WINK TV news anchor, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Try your luck at Blackjack, Texas Hold’um, Roulette and Craps. Convert your winning “money” into raffle tickets to win fabulous items. 

Lily & Co. Birthday Bash - Dress Your Dog to the K-9's
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Lily & Co. Birthday Bash - Dress Your Dog to the K-9's

  • Lily & Co

Lily the Labradoodle is celebrating her thirteenth birthday by inviting you all to attend her party on April 22nd from noon to 4 at Lily & Company located at 520 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel. Store co-owners, Karen Bell and Dan Schuyler, really know how to throw a party under the “big tent.” Dogs are welcomed to compete for best dressed awards and enjoy fresh baked “pup-cakes.” Their guardians will be treated to hot dawgs, fruit, chips, birthday cake and cold drinks courtesy of Bailey’s Catering.

Raffles are always a huge hit and consist of a variety of high end items that include a high end pendent by Lily & Co, and highly desirable items donated by fellow Sanibel businesses who attend the event. Always a favorite, are caricatures that delight guests who elect to have themselves or their pets (or both) sketched for a donation to ARC.

So mark your calendar and come out to this festive event, wish Lily a happy birthday, and support SW Florida’s largest no-kill shelter. Oh, and by all means, treat yourself to something “sparkly” at Lily & Co, voted “Best of the Islands” eight consecutive years.  

We'd like to thank all of our partners: J.McLaughlin, Morningstar Dog Training, Pet Caricature by Rafael Diaz, Dr. Patty Curtis - Coral Vet Clinic, Jessica Chaney-GMI Pet Products, Jan Pearsons-Graham - Grand Affair Photography, and Annette Pennacchia - Bow-Wow-N-Meow-Pet Care Services. Special thanks to Bailey's Catering.

3rd Annual Purses for Pooches: Presented by Bonney Leckie - Century 21 Selling Paradise
Mar
4
12:00 pm12:00

3rd Annual Purses for Pooches: Presented by Bonney Leckie - Century 21 Selling Paradise

  • Fiddlestix Country Club

This annual event is now in its 3rd year! Come join us at Fiddlestix Country Club!  This great event features a fabulous lunch, live and silent auctions, a purse fashion show and great giveaways!  We have both sponsorships and individual tickets available.


Catwalk Sponsorships include the following:

  • Corporate logo prominently displayed on a sign by the runway
  • Corporate logo displayed at your table
  • 6 complimentary tickets
  • Corporate name announced during the runway show

Table Sponsorships include the following:

  • Corporate logo displayed at your table
  • 4 complimentary tickets

ANNUAL LIGHTS OF LOVE
Dec
10
6:30 pm18:30

ANNUAL LIGHTS OF LOVE

  • BELL TOWER SHOPS

During the holidays we see lights everywhere.


We will again this year offer  an expanded program dedicated to celebrating life and those we treasure most within it. Join us for a festive evening of Christmas carols sung by a local choir.

2nd Annual Pet Rescue Festival - Charlotte County Fairgrounds
Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

2nd Annual Pet Rescue Festival - Charlotte County Fairgrounds

  • Charlotte County Fairgrounds

This is a MASSIVE, multi-rescue event.  ARC participated heavily in last year's event, and we had fantastic success with 7 of our residents finding forever homes that day!  Get ready for dock diving dogs, mini-dog races, a Halloween costume contest, LIVE music with the Brass Heart Band, and MORE!  This event is FREE!  Free admission, free parking!  More than 20 shelters will be represented, with 200+ animals looking for homes.

Dog Daze at Miromar Outlet
Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

Dog Daze at Miromar Outlet

  • Miromar Outlets

Come join us!  We are so very excited!  This is the second of these monthly events to benefit ARC!  Dog Daze! will be held the FIRST THURSDAY of every month at 6pm.  Enjoy pet-friendly specials and entertainment with your four-legged friends at participating stores and restaurants!  

Future Dog Daze events: October 6th, November 3rd and December 1st!

Feel free to Contact Us with any questions!

9th Annual Peace Day in the Park
Sep
18
12:00 pm12:00

9th Annual Peace Day in the Park

  • Jaycee Park

Join us at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral for the 9th Annual Peace Day in the Park.  This is a family and pet friendly event.  This event is FREE, and includes a food and blood drive, meditations, yoga, workshops, live music and dancing, arts, crafts, raffles, kid activities and food, inspiring and creative local vendors, pet adoptions and more!

LIA72 Fundraiser to Help ARC
Sep
3
3:00 pm15:00

LIA72 Fundraiser to Help ARC

  • Snowbird Station

This is going to be a great event!  Bring the family and come and enjoy Live Music and Great Food!  All proceeds from this event benefit the Animal Refuge Center.. There will be a 50/50 Cash Raffle, $10 Food Plates from River Station Deli, Fames and Prizes, Live Music, and of course, Dogs and Cats on site!

Dog Daze at Miromar Outlets!
Sep
1
6:00 pm18:00

Dog Daze at Miromar Outlets!

  • Miromar Outlets

Come join us!  We are so very excited!  This is the first of these monthly events to benefit ARC!  Dog Daze! will be held the FIRST THURSDAY of every month at 6pm.  Enjoy pet-friendly specials and entertainment with your four-legged friends at participating stores and restaurants!  

Future Dog Daze events: October 6th, November 3rd and December 1st!

Feel free to Contact Us with any questions!

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES Casino Night
Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES Casino Night

  • The Ranch

Come join us at The Ranch!  Proceeds to benefit Community Cooperative and ARC!  Expect fabulous prizes, a silent auction, Vegas-style tables, and DJ Judy... $25/person includes $2000 in poker chips and complimentary soda, water and appetizers.  For tickets please call:

Tracie: (239) 220-8151 or email at tracie.hurley@floridamoves.com

Roxann: (239) 470-1632 or email at roxann.james@floridamoves.com

First Annual Pups & Pints
Jul
16
11:00 am11:00

First Annual Pups & Pints

  • Ford's Garage

Come join us at Ford's Garage in the Miramar Outlets!  This event features a Pet Costume Contest, Best Trick Contest, and Pet Trivia on the patio!  There will be a 50/50 raffle, as well as other great giveaways!  Purchase an Islamorada Beer and 100% of the proceeds go to The Animal Refuge Center.  Can't wait to see you there!