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The Animal Foundation’s 14th Annual Best in Show at a new venue, the Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV

April 23, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Experience a dog show like you’ve never seen before, featuring more than 50 amazing shelter dogs competing for the title of Best in Show…and your heart. Though they are all winners, only one dog will gain the title of Best in Show! All dogs will be available for adoption at the conclusion of the show in hopes of finding their forever families.

Join local celebrities and Las Vegas news personalities for Las Vegas’ favorite dog show and family-friendly event benefiting the community’s lost, unwanted and abandoned animals.

Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV

April 23, 2017

11:00 AM:

VIP Brunch and Silent Auction


General admission area opens and
Concourse Vendor Fair begins

12:45 PM:

14th Annual Best in Show begins


General Admission: $10, Children 5 and under free
(Additional fees may apply at checkout)

For group sales information, call 702-955-5973


Get up close and personal with the dogs in the show. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available and include admission to the VIP gala brunch and silent auction portion of the show beginning at 11:00am.


Bring positive exposure to your business by being a part of this heartfelt event and introduce your products/services to over a thousand pet lovers in the General Admission area on the concourse level of the Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV. Show your community that you support Nevada’s homeless animals by purchasing a program ad in our Best in Show event program.


Show your support by contributing items, gift certificates or services to be bid on during the silent auction. Your in-kind contribution is tax-deductible and provides great support to The Animal Foundation.


Provide a temporary home for dogs participating in Best in Show and help prepare them for adoption.


Many volunteer positions are available for Best in Show. Get involved in our largest fundraising event of the year. Sign up as an individual or group. We cannot have a successful event without the support of our volunteers and staff.


Can I bring my dog with me to the event?

No pets are allowed at this event, except service animals. We love dogs, but Best in Show is for the dogs participating in the show only.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No, parking is free for this event.

Where should I park?

Entry will be the main entrance to the Thomas and Mack Center located on the southwest side of the building. Volunteers will be directing traffic when you arrive. Please follow their instructions to ensure you park in the proper place.

Can I bring kids?

Yes! This is an event for the whole family. Everyone loves seeing adorable dogs and puppies, no matter what age. Children should be with a parent/guardian at all times.

When do adoptions start?

Adoptions will take place on the show floor directly following the Best in Show event, which will conclude at approximately 2pm.

How will I find the dog I am interested in adopting after the show?

Make your way to the arena floor directly following the show. There are 6 categories of dogs in the show:Small, Medium, Large, Variety, Puppy and Special Needs. Be sure to pay attention during the show so you know what category the dog is in. Once on the show floor, look for a large sign above the dog categories; each sign shows the category in that area. Then, find an Animal Foundation volunteer or staff in that area and let them know you are interested in adopting a particular dog (if more than one person is interested in adopting the same dog, there will be a bidding process).

Will there be food?

Concession stands will be open during the event for the general public.

Will there be vendors?

The concourse will have a pet-friendly vendor fair giving you
a chance to bring a present home to your pooch after the event!

Do I have to purchase tickets ahead of time?

No, you are welcome to purchase tickets the day of the event at Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV.

Will donations be collected at the event?

Every contribution is meaningful and will support The Animal Foundation’ life-saving and life-changing programs and services. We will have a moment during the show where you can make a monetary donation to our cause.

For more information, call 702.955.5973 or email esheldon@animalfoundation.com

Meet our dogs! Photography Courtesy of Pet’Ographique!

Large Dog Group

Medium Dog Group

Puppy Group

Small Group

Special Needs Group

Variety Group


April 23, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154 United States