Toledo Area Humane Society Gears Up for 7th Annual PawVillion Event

Daily Dose  |  08/22/2019 9:00 am

The Toledo Area Humane Society is gearing up for its largest fundraiser of the year, PawVillion. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the home of Susan and Allan Block. It is sure to be an evening that you won’t soon forget!

PawVillion guests will enjoy an amazing four-course meal prepared by local Chef Scott Peirce, owner of Tree City Catering. Chef Scott Pierce should need no introduction to guests who have attended PawVillion in the past three years. Scott is classically trained, which means he has learned the components and technical skills required to prepare classic French cuisine. His passion lies in using fresh ingredients, never frozen and it’s apparent in his food.

Susan Block and Chef Scott have worked together to plan and finalize the menu selections for the evening and we’re sure it won’t disappoint.

Cocktails will be served at 6:00 p.m., and guests will take their seats for dinner at 7:00 p.m. Dress is country club casual. Ladies are asked to wear flat or wedge shoes for the event. The event will be held on the lawn.

Guests will have the opportunity to bid on multiple auction items selected specifically for the event: a chance to win an “In Home Dining Experience” prepared personally by Chef Scott, a “Private Cooking Class for 16” provided by Chef Moussa Salloukh, a “Wine Dinner for 10” also provided by Chef Moussa Salloukh of Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar, an “Omakase Dining Experience for 4 at Kengo Sushi & Yakitori” and last but not least, Chef Erika Rapp, owner of Registry Bistro, has donated a “Private Craft Cocktail Class for 8”.

Tim Bublick, TAHS Board Chair, said, “Events like PawVillion are crucial to the existence of the Toledo Area Humane Society and the funds raised allow us to fulfill our mission and vision each and every year”. When asked how important the funds raised at PawVillion are to the shelter’s livelihood, Stephen Heaven, President/CEO, responded, “Events like this ensure that we’re able to continue providing lifesaving services to the pets of Lucas County”

To help us achieve our goal of $125,000, we are asking individuals to participate in this year’s event as a Table Captain. As a Table Captain, you will bring at least nine other people to the event who share the same passion and support for TAHS as you do! Table Captains play an integral role in making PawVillion a success. Amazing food, friends, and cocktails, all while supporting the Toledo Area Humane Society, what could be better?

The cost to attend is $250 per person. To reserve your tickets or to register to become a table captain, please call the shelter at 419-891-9029 or go online to

The event is presented by the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund KeyBank, Trustee, Block Communications Inc., Buckeye CableSystem, Buckeye Telesystem, The Blade, Taylor Automotive Family, Hylant, Yoder Machinery, VCA and Karnik on Black.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we are committed to the welfare of animals by providing temporary shelter and care while seeking permanent homes. The Toledo Area Humane Society has served northwest Ohio for over 130 years and operates completely on donations and funds raised at our events. All proceeds benefit the animals of the Toledo Area Humane Society. Donations help us continue our mission of leading the community in efforts focused on relieving the suffering of, preventing cruelty to, and providing for the humane treatment of animals. The Toledo Area Humane Society is open Monday-Friday from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit or