Party Like a Rock Star!


After a year’s hiatus and last fall’s online-only fundraiser, we invite you to join supporters and friends at Vashon Island Pet Protectors biggest fundraising event of the year – The Fur Ball™!!  This year’s theme is The Rock ‘n Rolliest. In true pet-lover fashion, auction guests arrive dressed for the occasion, wearing costumes and decorating tables to reflect their interpretation of the theme. Will it be Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix trying their hand at the Cat Box, or a table full of Heart scooping away? Will the Boss, the King or the Stones walk away with all the best Live Auction prizes? The VIPP Fur Ball is truly is one of Vashon’s most celebratory fundraising parties of the year, with 300 guests turning out to support one of our island’s oldest and most beloved non-profits.

Guests will be delighted with the assortment of items up for bid at this year’s auction – fantastic trips to far-off destinations (including Provence and a wine tour in Italy), original art commissioned just for pet enthusiasts, unique treasures from island businesses, hand-crafted jewelry and furniture, gourmet dinner parties, and more.

The Rock ‘n Rolliest Fur Ball Ever will feature a Silent and Live auction along with a variety of games – from Heads and Tails to the Cat Box Scoop with prizes galore! Renowned auctioneer Laura Michalek returns to lead the event with the support of Geoff Fletcher, our Master of Ceremonies and VIPP Board President. Dinner service features the wonderful flavors of The Hardware Store Restaurant, and many refreshment options will be on hand as well, including wines from Palouse Winery and Cliff’s Beer – and of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without a scrumptious Dessert Dash!

The Rock ‘n Rolliest Fur Ball Ever will be held at Open Space for Arts & Community on Saturday, October 27, 2018 beginning at 5:00 PM. Dinner is included in the ticket price of $60 per person. Tickets are available now at Pandora’s Box and Vashon Bookshop, or online at

Vashon Island Pet Protectors is grateful for the generous support of our auction sponsors: Windermere Vashon, Swanson Gardner Meyers PLLC, Island Escrow Service, Palouse Winery, Fair Isle Animal Clinic, Island Home Center & Lumber, Pandora’s Box, JR Crawford Realtor, Summit Veterinary Clinic, Trigg Insurance Agency, Vashon Thriftway, Advantage Graphics, Bandstand Music, and Dale Greenfeld & Patrick Cunningham.

Vashon Island Pet Protectors, affectionately known Island wide as “VIPP,” was established in 1984. VIPP works each day to improve the quality of life for domestic pets on Vashon Island. Vashon Island Pet Protectors is a no-kill and non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization run by compassionate and dedicated volunteers. Our primary objective is to make sure there are no homeless pets on the Island. Learn more at