Paws Vegas

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Overland “Bark” Convention Center

Doors open 5:30 pm

Event Information

Fur Ball Event Chairs

Joann Fuller & Forrest Cook

Nick & Margaret Davis

Event Emcee:

Gary Lezak and his dogs Sunny & Rainbow


We encourage guests to dress in theme! This year’s theme is Paws Vegas! About 75% of Fur Ball guests dress in theme. Feel free to get creative with a full costume or go casual with polo shirt or dress, or pull out your snazzy attire, swanky suit or dancing dress!

Don’t be afraid to bring out the razzle dazzle – remember this event is all about having fun! If you don’t want to dress in theme, that’s purr-fectly okay, you are welcome to come in slacks or a summer dress.

Get some inspiration from our Pinterest board!


5:30 – 7:30 pm
Social Hour & Silent Auction Bidding

7:30 pm

8:15 pm
Special Presentation & Live Auction

9:15 pm
Fur Ball After Paw-ty


*Coming soon!

*If you have dietary restrictions, please notify Amanda Smasal at

A Special Thank You!

Thank you to our Fur Ball event PAW-tners!

It takes a tremendous team to throw this paw-ty and our Fur Ball Vendors make us look good – while keeping expenses to only 11% – that means money raised goes to helping homeless animals. Thank you to these Vendors who provide discounted services and/or pro bono services to make Fur Ball look and run fabulous – while coming in under budget: 

Digital Design

George Nigro

Guy Guinta

Jack Pullan

JNA Advertising

Landers’ Visions, LLC

Overland Park Convention Center


Q: When is 2023 Fur Ball?  
A: Fur Ball is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Overland “Bark” Convention Center.
Q: How do I become a sponsor?
A: View Fur Ball sponsorship levels and benefits here.
Q: Do you have an e-vite? 
A: Yes! View it here!
Q: I can’t attend, can I still make a donation?
A: Yes, of course! Please make your donation here. Thank you!
Q: Is the event open bar? 
A: Of course it is! Please drink responsibly.
Q: How do I donate an auction item?
A: We are looking for unique, high valued items to feature in our silent auction. For more information or to donate, please contact Amanda Smasal at, 816-986-4409 or visit our Auction page.
Q: Do you have directions to the venue? 
A: Yes, you can find directions here. Overland Park Convention Center is located at 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas 66211
Q: Do you need volunteers for the night of Fur Ball?
A: Yes, we will need volunteers! Please contact Morgan Edmiston to discuss options at
Q: How much of my ticket is tax-deductible?  
A: Fair market value is $90 per person.