Join us for a fancy shindig at the Shining Mountain Golf Club – where parking is as free and plentiful as the Colorado sky!

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour where you can wet your whistle while you wander and gander at the exquisite silent auction. A live guitar player will tickle your ears and get ya ready for a wild and rowdy night with your posse!

The delicious dinner fixin’s this year will be masterfully prepared by the house chefs at the Bella Vista Restaurant on site!
After dinner, we’ll gab a bit about the great feats we’ve accomplished at the shelter this year and then some hootin’ and hollerin’ (with paddles raised) for a new TCRAS wagon for our critters. Wear your fanciest cowboy and cowgirl outfits! Giddy up!

Tickets are $50 each. Purchase tickets online, at the shelter in Divide and at the door – if tickets are still available.

Sponsorships are available beginning at $500 – see tabs below. This year our fundraising goal is $75,000. TCRAS is committed to executing a first-class event and using our creativity to show support and appreciation for our local business leaders and sponsors who so generously help build enthusiasm for our cause. We can’t wait to see y’all there!

The Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS) was created in 2001. Its mission is ‘forever improving the lives of animals in our community.’

What does that mean? We provide education and outreach in our community, medical services for animals in need, safe shelter for homeless animals, and strong adoption and foster programs to ensure that every companion animal lives in a safe, loving, and secure home.

We’re a ‘limited intake’ shelter – what’s traditionally been known as ‘no-kill’ – meaning once a pet comes into our care they get the time, care, and compassion they need until we find their new beginning.

While we have a limited contract with the county where we work with and assist their animal control department, we do not receive any funding from the city or state. TCRAS relies on the support of donors and volunteers like you to continue to serve the neglected and homeless animals of the Pikes Peak Region.

“I have been delighted to work with TCRAS for the past 15 years; it’s been 17 years for my wife. Both of us have worked in many different roles with the shelter: from volunteer to paid staff; from contract work to members of the board of directors.

I remember the early days when there was only one person working at the shelter on a daily basis. There was one manager that had another full time job and who, with help of friends, paid the wages of the one other staff member when needed. From the beginning, it was the love of animals that kept the doors open.

We have made a quantum leap since the old days – training staff and kennel techs to provide the best care for our guests and adding a lot of new wonderful people with skills to bring the shelter to its next level.

With the addition of a new and very attractive front reception area plus our new cattery, we are able to care for more pets and make the adoption process more efficient.

I am so thankful for all of my animal friends and the 70 years they have enriched my life. Through hard work , dedication and the support of our community and beyond, we are making dreams come true for our guests at the shelter. It’s important to remember that the things we take for granted every day are only a distant dream for some. I truly believe one small act of kindness can change a life forever.”

-Edward Pine
TCRAS Board Member
Pine Construction Specialist Builder

  • Electronic save the date—over 2,500 local donors, supporters, and sponsors
  • Save the date postcard —450 past event attendees
  • TCRAS Website (11,000 views/month)
  • Social Media Event Promotion – our reach is broad – over 10,000 in Teller and El Paso Counties
  • Wild Whiskers Posters – throughout Teller County
  • Press Release by event Committee Chairman
  • Advertising in The Gazette, Pikes Peak Courier, Ute Country News, The Mountain Jackpot
  • Invitations to Online Auction – email/social/website
  • 250 event Programs

In the past ten years at TCRAS:

  • We’ve had 13,024 animals in our care –
    • 6,120 have been re-united with their families,
    • the rest we’ve worked tirelessly to find their forever homes.
  • We’ve had over 102,170 outstanding volunteer hours.
  • We’ve fed over 134,000 pounds of high quality, nutritious meals.
  • We’ve had over 2,405 animals in foster care.
  • And we’ve spayed or neutered 7,635 pets.

The entire community can be proud of these accomplishments!

The following sponsorship opportunities are currently available.

For more information or to take advantage of one of these opportunities,

please call Lisa Robertson at 719-686-7707 or email Lisa at Lisa@tcrascolorado.com.

Wild Whisker Title Sponsor – $10,000

  • Exclusive title sponsor of TCRAS Wild Whiskers Event
  • VIP table at the event
  • Recognition in all printed and digital materials
  • Full page ad in event program – inside front or back cover
  • Company name, logo and link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event
  • Recognition on TCRAS donor wall & annual report
  • Mention in press release

Platinum Sponsor – $7,500

  • VIP table at our Wild Whiskers Event
  • Recognition in all printed and digital materials
  • Full page ad in event program – inside front or back cover
  • Company name, logo and link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event
  • Recognition on TCRAS donor wall & annual report
  • Mention in press release

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

  • VIP table at our Wild Whiskers Event
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials
  • ½ page ad in event program
  • Company name, logo and link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event
  • Recognition on TCRAS donor wall & annual report
  • Mention in press release

Silver Sponsor – $2,500

  • Recognition in printed and digital materials
  • ¼ page ad in event program
  • Company name/link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name in digital display at event
  • 8 seats at event dinner

Bronze Sponsor – $1,000

  • Recognition in printed and digital materials
  • Company name/link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name in digital display at event reception
  • 8 seats at event dinner

Table Sponsor – $500

  • Company name displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name in digital display at event reception
  • 8 seats at event dinner

Can’t make the event? Consider sponsoring a table for the TCRAS Staff and Volunteers! – $500 (2 available)

  • Company name displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name in digital display at event reception
  • Full page ad in event program

Want to get extra exposure for your company? Become an underwriter! Check out the opportunities below –

For more information or to take advantage of one of these opportunities,

please call Lisa Robertson at 719-686-7707 or email Lisa at Lisa@tcrascolorado.com.

Invitations & Programs – $2,500

  • Your company logo printed on 450 invitations as ‘Invitations Underwritten by…’
  • Your company logo printed on 250 programs as ‘Programs Underwritten by…’
  • Recognition in printed and digital
  • Additional recognition in the program (full page ad)
  • 8 seats at event dinner
  • Company name/logo/link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event

Bar – $2,500

  • Printed napkins with your logo
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials
  • Additional recognition in the program (full page ad)
  • 8 seats at event dinner
  • Company name/logo/link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event

Table Favors – $2,500

  • Your company logo printed on 250 commemorative table favors…we’ll work together to find just the right favor to gain your company the most exposure!
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials
  • Additional recognition in the program (full page ad)
  • 8 seats at event dinner
  • Company name/logo/link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event

Online Auction Sponsor – $2,500

  • Your company logo on each online auction item and live auction item bid sheet.
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials
  • Additional recognition in the program (full page ad)
  • 8 seats at event dinner
  • Company name/logo/link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event

Photography – $1,500

  • We will have a photographer at the event
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials
  • Additional recognition in the program (full page ad)
  • 8 seats at event dinner
  • Company name/link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event

Centerpieces – $1,000

  • Your company name/logo printed on centerpiece cards “Centerpieces Underwritten by…”
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials
  • Additional recognition in the program (1/2 page ad)
  • 8 seats at event dinner
  • Company name displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event

Entertainment (Music) – $1,000

  • Your company logo printed on a banner set up behind the entertainer
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials
  • Additional recognition in the program (1/2 page ad)
  • 8 seats at event dinner
  • Company name/logo/link displayed on TCRAS website
  • Company name and logo in digital display at event