Toto's Gala

Thank you ALL for making Toto's Gala a fantastic success! We love celebrating with everyone - including our passionate supporters, generous sponsors, giving partners, talented volunteers, dedicated staff, and (of course) adorable animal greeters! We were thrilled to share stories of the lifesaving work happening at DCHS everyday thanks to your support.

SAVE THE DATE FOR TOTO'S GALA 2025 - March 14, 2025

Check out our Toto's Gala photos here and photo booth here.


Join Dane County Humane Society as we return to Toto’s Gala – at Monona Terrace! This event brings over 400 supporters, sponsors, and friends together to celebrate our love of animals. 

Your generosity reunites lost pets with their families, provides care for thousands of injured or orphaned wild animals, connects the next generation of animal lovers with unique educational experiences, helps keep pets with the families who love them, and helps thousands of companion animals find their way home each year.

This year, we’re excited to introduce a new VIP experience to Toto’s Gala. VIP guests will get the chance to mix and mingle with the stars of the Madison Firefighters Charity Calendar! Hang out in the VIP lounge with extra animal greeters, get to know the generous firefighters raising money for DCHS, and maybe even have your own calendar photo shoot!

**Ticket sales have closed as of March 4, 2024. Thank you!**

Event Information:

  • Event Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
  • Location: Monona Terrace
  • Attire: Semi-formal

- 5:30-7:00 pm VIP Lounge

NEW THIS YEAR: VIP guests will enjoy extra perks, meet animal and human celebrities, and beat the lines with early check in. This year’s special guests will include the stars of the Madison Firefighters Charity Calendar!

- 6:00-7:00 pm – Cocktail Hour
Puppies, kittens, and more will greet all our guests at the door to the Grand Terrace. Enjoy mingling with the animals, tasting our signature cocktail, and perusing the silent auction.

The Cocktail Hour is hosted by The BerbeeWalsh Foundation

The Puppy Greeters are hosted by Mounds Pet Food Warehouse

- 7:00-9:00 pm – Dinner and Presentation

We’ll move to the Ballroom for a chance to celebrate our Philanthropist of the Year. Then, dinner is served as you hear stories of animals who know that there’s no place like home.

Guests can choose lemon caper chicken (gluten free) or sweet potato and coconut curry (vegan, gluten free) for dinner.

- 9:00-11:00 pm – After Party

Turn up the tunes and get out on the dance floor! Grab a dessert and celebrate a successful event together.

Online Auction

We'll have nearly 200 items generously donated by local businesses, DCHS volunteers, and other supporters available in our online auction. All proceeds go to provide comfort and care to our animals.

Watch this page for the auction launch on Friday, March 8!

      Browse and Bid on our Silent Auction




      Platinum Sponsor

      Puppy Greeter

      Gold Sponsor

      Silver Sponsor

      Bronze Sponsor

      Company Table

      DJ Entertainment Sponsor

      In-Kind Sponsors and Partners