Black Tie & Tails at Home Watch Page

The lights are down, the cameras are off and we have to admit, our party animals are missing the spotlight! But, we are pleased to present an encore presentation of our Black Tie & Tails virtual gala in case you missed the party.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy the show! And, be sure to share it with your family and friends to help spread the word about Animal Friends’ lifesaving work.

Please note, our Black Tie & Tails Raffle and Online Auction are closed. 

Presented by

Shelter in Place Challenge

At Animal Friends, we are committed to offering programs and resources that ensure that pet owners in our community do not have to face the difficult decision to surrender their beloved pets.

Help us keep the pets of our region in loving homes where they belong.

Please give generously – your donation could provide …


Online Auction

We may not be able to gather together for the Best Gala in the ‘Burgh this year, but we still want to give you the chance to win fabulous prizes while you support the animals and our lifesaving work. From a private Italian cooking class to memorable vacations, fabulous fashion items, unbelievable sports memorabilia or endless treats to spoil your beloved pet, you’re sure to find the perfect cure for your cabin fever.

Bid Now

Feeling Lucky?

Take a chance – or two or three – on tail-wagging prizes in our annual Black Tie & Tails Raffle!

First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $2,000
Third prize: $1,000

Tickets are only $10. Winners will be pulled on Monday, Oct. 5 and need not be present.

Event Program

Special Guests

Our Honorary Chair

Gisele Barreto Fetterman is an access and equity advocate, a hugger and the Second Lady of Pennsylvania. She is the co-founder of For Good PGH, a nonprofit that works to advocate inclusion and inspire kindness.

Our Guest Emcees

Heather Abraham and David Highfield are co-hosts of “Pittsburgh Today Live” on KDKA-TV. Heather is a Pittsburgh native and award winning journalist who has been nominated for several Emmy awards. David is an 11-time Emmy award-winning host, anchor and reporter who got his start at KDKA as a writer in 1991.


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Black Tie & Tails Host Committee

Event Steering Committee Co-Chairs: Gina Carlos*, Beth Henry*, Sarah McKean*
Animal Friends’ President & CEO: Kathleen Beaver

Alisa Angelo
Marleen Ashton*
Leslie and Scott Baker
Kathleen and Kent Beaver
Mary Ann Bogosta*
Dorothy Boyer*
John Boyer
Kirk Burkley and Penny Zacharias
Erin and Matt Butkovic
Erin Byrne
Debbie* and Jimmy Campbell
Gina* and John Carlos
Marlene Cornelius
Andrea Curtis and Doug Kredel
Jeff* and Wendy Dutkovic
William and Susan Follansbee
Bob Fragasso*
Jeff and Kelly Gleason
Patricia Hasselbusch
Beth* and Dave Henry
Elizabeth* and John Klamut
Sheryl Levine-Everett*
Howard* and Rosemary Loevner
Margery Loevner
Claire LoPresti
Bonnie* and Chuck Loya
Kevin McCluskey
Sarah McKean* and PJ Maloney
Jim and Gail Mezynski
Sandra Miller
Mark and Catherine Moir
Matthew Monsour*
Jeff and Jenn Mulrooney
Sarah Nass
Robert and Maryanne Purdy
Michelle* and Steven Race
Dan and Sherry Ringer
Cindy* and Andy Russell
Heather Sheehan
Linda Shooer and Ted Osial
Doug* and Sarah Shriber
Charlotte* and David Stephenson
Ward and Julie Strang
Marcy Tenaglia and Brian Gates
Jessie VanSwearingen
John Weinstein*
Cris Winter* and Ron Ramsey
Stephen* and Mary Zappala

*Animal Friends’ Board of Directors

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Thank You to Our Sponsors …


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