Tails of Celebration

Tails of Celebration, an Evening with Paws & Think, is our annual extravaganza where we bring together partners and leaders in the community, who are all dog-loving supporters, to raise funds to help improve lives through the power of the human-dog connection.


Thursday, October 10, 2024
6:00* – 8:30 PM

*VIP entry will start at 6pm, all other attendees can enter after 6:30pm.


Indianapolis Art Center
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Map & Directions


Tickets will be available for purchase on August 19

Join Paws and Think, Inc. as we celebrate the year’s accomplishments at our 2024 Tails of Celebration fundraising event.

You will witness the power of the human- dog connection by hearing stories from our volunteers, venue partners, and staff, all while celebrating our amazing organization!

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, bar, caricature artist, therapy dog petting booth, and much more will be included in the evening’s festivities! Your support as an attendee and/or sponsor will provide life-changing programs to people and dogs in need!

We’re thrilled to announce Jillian Deam as the emcee for our Tails of Celebration Event, an Evening with Paws & Think! The delightful host of Indy Now on FOX59 will be gracing our event with her vibrant energy and passion for all things dog-related. With over a decade of experience in the media industry, Jillian is a familiar face in the Indianapolis market. Not only does Jillian bring her charisma to the screen, but NBA fans may also recognize her from her previous role as Host/On-Court Emcee for the Indiana Pacers. 

All funds raised help cover our Animal-Assisted Intervention and Youth-Canine Programs. Your support helps us in our endeavor to make sure every person who could benefit from a dog gets the opportunity, and every dog fulfills its potential.

Unleash Your Support

Sponsorship Opportunities for Tails of Celebration!

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Download the Sponsorship Opportunities packet to learn about the levels and benefits. For additional questions,  please contact Ashleigh Coster at acoster@pawsandthink.org


Top Dog Sponsors


Preferred Pooch Sponsors

Dog's Best Friend Sponsors

Paw-Some Pal Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the event attire/dress?

Great question! We’re aiming for a comfortable yet classy vibe, so business casual is the way to go. Think of it as your chance to look sharp without the need for a tie or formal gown. It’s all about enjoying a relaxed and stylish evening with fellow dog-loving supporters.

Can I bring my dog?

We’d love to see your furry friend, but due to limited space at the Indianapolis Art Center, we ask that you leave them at home this time. However, we promise to have a few therapy teams on-site, so you can still get your doggie fix!

Where should I park?

We’ve got you covered! There’s a spacious parking lot towards the side/back of the building, offering ample parking. You’ll be parked and celebrating in no time.

Where do I enter when I arrive?

Just head for the main doors off 67th St. That’s your entrance to a night of fun, laughter, and the incredible world of Paws & Think.

How can I support Paws & Think beyond this event?

Great question! We appreciate your passion for our cause. You can support us by becoming a volunteer, making a donation, or spreading the word about our mission.

Are there any COVID-19 safety measures in place?

Your health and safety are a top priority. We’re following all local guidelines and taking extra precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable event. Rest assured, it’s all about celebrating while staying safe.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

We recommend purchasing tickets in advance to guarantee your spot at this fabulous event. It’s going to be a “barking” good time, and we want to make sure you don’t miss out.

How will my ticket purchase support Paws & Think?

Your ticket purchase is a direct investment in our mission to improve lives through the power of the human-dog connection. The funds raised help us sustain and expand our programs, benefiting our community in countless ways. Your presence at Tails of Celebration makes a significant impact.

Are children welcome at the event?

We welcome families to join the celebration. It’s an excellent opportunity to introduce the young ones to the power of the human-dog bond. We also welcome youth volunteers so this a great way to get them involved!

Can I bring a friend who hasn’t purchased a ticket yet?

Friends are like treats – they make everything better! We’re thrilled to welcome your friends at the door, and they can purchase a ticket online on the spot. However, we do recommend they purchase tickets in advance to ensure a smooth check-in process. Encourage them to fetch their tickets soon!

Tails of Celebration 2023 Recap & Photos

From Wagging Tails to Grateful Hearts

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the vibrant community that turned our 2023 Tails of Celebration into a night to remember. Over 150 passionate supporters came together, creating an atmosphere of fun and fellowship.