Pawject Runway

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ramada Plaza Fort Wayne Hotel
Fort Wayne, IN
Doors open at 6pm
Runway competition begins at 7pm

Groomers will compete for prizes and bragging rights at the 4th Annual Pawject Runway. All proceeds will benefit the Allen County SPCA’s Angel Fund, a special account to pay for major medical expenses for shelter pets.

Groomers will style their clients’ canines for presentation on the runway, but this isn’t just any regular grooming show. This is creative grooming, which takes dog styling to a whole new level. Celebrity judges, will score the contestants.

Attendees can expect an entrance on the red carpet with photographers (pup-arazzi) snapping photos. Once inside guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while being entertained.

Adoptable dogs from the Allen County SPCA will also be on hand. Experience our silent auction featuring many pet and human items and services. Want to help? We are currently collecting auction items. Download the sponsor form to drop off at the shelter with your auction item.


Very limited Platinum ticket holders will enjoy reserved seating along the runway, two complimentary drink tickets at check-in and a swag bag. Limited Gold ticket holders will enjoy gold level seating and one complimentary drink ticket at check-in.

Platinum Tickets - $150 (reserved seating along the runway) SORRY PLATINUM TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!
Gold Tickets - $100 (unreserved in 2nd & 3rd rows along the runway)
Silver Tickets - $50 (general admission) SORRY SILVER TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

Thank you for a sold-out event. Check back later for details on next year's show.


We are in the process of planning the 2019 Pawject Runway, a red carpet fundraising affair, where all of our local pet salons and stylists can compete to show off their inventive sides, using one (or more) of their own pet clients. This event will be a great opportunity for you to create, style, and flaunt your talents while helping other pets finds their fur-ever homes! Last year's event featured 18 groomers working their magic! Download your groomer competition packet below.Groomer Competition Packet


Be a part of an exciting, red carpet event showcasing the creative talents of local groomers competing for bragging rights and awards. This event will be a great opportunity for you to advertise your company and products to a targeted audience of creative stylists, pet-lovers and shelter supporters. Plan to become a sponsor today, and mark your calendar to attend! Download your sponsor packet below. Sponsor Packet

Silent Auction

Our silent auction is a big part of our fundraising. Please help us by donating silent auction items and services! Download your auction sponsor form below and drop it off with your item to the shelter during business hours. Silent Auction Form

Here are a few highlights from the 2016 Allen County SPCA Pawject Runway event!

Hightlights from 2015 Pawject Runway event.


Special Thanks To The Following Sponsors


Felderman Design Build

Whitman Sharpening and Repair

Haller & Colvin Attorneys at Law

Grinsfelder Associates Architects

Smoochie Pooch


Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne

Heritage Parts

Pawsitively Paradise Pet Resort

Bush's Best

Cinda b

Stewart, Brimner, & Peters

McMahon's Best One Tire & Auto Care

Paw's-n-Claw's Pet Care Palace

Re/Max Home Connection

Kelli Southern State Farm

Digital Communication Products, Inc.

Pathfinder Homeownership Center

Dog Guard


Allen Veterinary Hospital

Dupont Veterinary Clinic

Fort Wayne Pet Hospital

Grabill Veterinary Clinic

H.O.P.E. For Animals

Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic

Aboite Animal Hospital


All Occasion Party Rentals

Brook & Co.

cinda b

Contoure Full Spectrum Spa

Dog Tag Art

First Impressions Salon

Fort Wayne’s NBC


Mark of Distinction Salon & Spa

Office Concepts, Inc.

Pin-Up Curls

Rogers Formalwear

Satya Salon

Shaffer Multimedia

The Warehouse Salon

Wavelengths at Sweetwater


Event Photos from our Puparazzi

Thank you to our photographers Dan Church, Jen Moser, Leaha Meinika, & Sue Sells.

Click here to view event photos.