Paws Vegas

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Overland “Bark” Convention Center

Doors open 5:30 pm

Event Information

Fur Ball is SOLD OUT!

For payment or ticket information, please reach out to Amanda, Special Events Manager at or 816-986-4409.

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



Flame Roasted Fuji Apples, Smoked Almonds, Goat Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Greens, pomegranate vinaigrette


Braised Beef Short Rib with Black Garlic Demi and Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce Duo

Lemon Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Baby Carrots with Tops

Vegetarian/Vegan Entrée   

Pumpkin coconut risotto with beyond beef, kale pesto, roasted garlic, roasted red pepper puree, colorful cauliflower and crispy kale


Fresh Berry Teardrop Tartlet with White Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Shavings served with vanilla ice cream

*If you would like the vegetarian/vegan entrée or have any 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 9.5% – 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:

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.