SATURDAY, mAY 6, 2017 from 6 - 10 p.m.

It's the Only event where you can rub shoulders with famous faces from the NFL to the lacrosse field, rockers to race car drivers - all while cuddling furballs over cocktails. To date, Pawject Runway has raised more than $400,000 though cash and in-kind contributions to provide care for Baltimore's homeless and abused animals.

This year, we'll be featuring a Selfie Station and Cuddling Corner staffed with four-legged super models, along with music, food, cocktails and one of the most enviable sports and one-of-a-kind "experience" auctions around.

Over the years, the event has grown from a couple hundred attendees to nearly 800, making the Royal Farms Arena the only venue big enough to host it - and it's family friendly! All proceeds benefit BARCS, Maryland's largest open admission shelter and Show Your Soft Side - the anti-abuse campaign that started in Baltimore.

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)

More than 11,000 unwanted, abused and stray animals enter the doors of the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) each year – dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, even wildlife and exotic animals. BARCS is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization operating Maryland’s largest open-admission animal shelter and pet adoption center, nestled in downtown Baltimore's Federal Hill neighborhood.


Show Your Soft Side

Show Your Soft Side is a public service campaign that was created to change the mindset of young people who all-too-often view the maiming and torturing of defenseless cats and dogs as a sign of “toughness” or “manhood.” The campaign’s message that compassion toward animals is a strength, not a weakness is one that, overnight, struck a nerve with old and young alike. Today, Show Your Soft Side uses its reach and resources to build a better world for animals and, in doing so, build better adults. 

Our generous 2017 Sponsors