First Class Canine Training – Dog Playstyles/Introductions
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hoping to help your dog learn a few new tricks? Looking for help with some basic obedience and dog manners? Join us for First Class Canine dog training class on Saturday, November 23rd starting at 10:30 a.m at Heist Brewing and Barrel Arts located a 1030 Woodward Avenue (Camp North End)!  Please note that these classes are $30 each and not part of a series.  You can either attend one or attend several!

Led by HSC’s Intake & Behavior Programs Manager, Zach Boerboom, First Class Canine will cover the basics to help you and your dog build a foundation for basic manners and life skills. A positive training plan and basic obedience skills will help your dog lead a happier, healthier, calmer, and more productive life. Our training philosophy, based on behavioral science, positive reinforcement, and fear-free tactics leads to a stronger human-animal bond with your dog and a life-long sense of trust.

Holiday Shopping with David Yurman @ Southpark Mall
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a holiday shopping event at David Yurman in Southpark Mall! 10% proceeds during this time will go back to HSC.

Can’t make it to the store between 5-8pm on 12/3? Call in your order or stop by the store before the 3rd to hold your item for purchase.
(704) 366-7259

Kendra Scott Give Back Event @ Kendra Scott - SouthPark Mall
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Kendra Scott in SouthPark mall for a give back event with perfect timing for holiday shopping! KS will donate 20% of proceeds from 6-8pm.

Can’t make it in person? No worries! Call the store between 6-8pm to place your order and don’t forget to mention the Humane Society of Charlotte.
Store # (704) 837-7689


YAP Holiday Paw-ty @ 10 Park Lanes
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

YAP members can paw-ty on at 10 Park Lanes for their annual holiday party!

This event is for YAP members only. Learn more about our Young Affiliated Professionals group here 

Winter Cat Shelter Build @ Humane Society of Charlotte Spay/Neuter Clinic Parking Lot
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Community Cats get cold too! Mark your calendars and come to the Humane Society of Charlotte on December 7 from 11 am – 1 pm and help build Community Cat Winter Shelters. It’s a great volunteer activity for the whole family! When you’re done, either take your Winter Cat Shelter to help Community Cats near you or donate it back to HSC and our Community Cat Coordinator will spread them out over the city near Community Cat colonies. All participants should bring their own 30-gallon plastic tote with lid per shelter they plan to make. HSC will provide all other supplies!

Please RSVP to ensure we have enough supplies:

The Derby @ The Manchester
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Twice a year in the English Premier League campaign, two of the most popular and successful soccer clubs in the world compete in The Manchester Derby. On December 7, Manchester United travel across town to face their noisy neighbors and defending back-to-back English Premier League Champions, Manchester City.

The Manchester United Charlotte supporters group, the Queen City Red Devils, will be watching The Derby at The Manchester in Charlotte. During the match, they will hold a raffle with great items such as Manchester United gear, restaurant gift cards, and a signed Manchester United photo; the proceeds of the raffle will go directly to the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Please come on down and watch The Derby while supporting HSC!


Twirl to the World @ World Nightclub
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

11th Annual TWIRL TO THE WORLD Holiday Celebration of Giving
Presented by Hearts Beat As One Foundation
Saturday, December 7, 2019
9-10pm Hosts & Sponsors; 10pm Doors open for General Admission

WORLD Nightclub
900 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206

$25 and a new, unwrapped toy/book -or- $40 without
$75 VIP Admission/Access (included in Sponsorships)
100% goes to this year’s local charities

Event Sponsorships available!
Your donations are 100% tax-deductible
Sponsorship Levels and Benefits (PDF):
Sponsorship Form:

* Smart Start of Mecklenburg County (2 Programs – All enrolled families are of low socioeconomic circumstances and struggle to meet their young child’s basic needs.
2019 Shopping Wish List (PDF): COMING SOON

* Humane Society of Charlotte (no-kill philosophy building a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals)
* Transcend Charlotte (mission is to promote authenticity, connection, and social justice for transgender individuals and all people impacted by oppression and/or trauma)
* Winter Awakening (programming for local LGBT in recovery for alcoholism & addiction)

Internationally acclaimed DJ and Producer

Zoë Badwi (Australia: “Release Me, Freefallin, and more”)

2019 HOSTS:
Lucky Anneheim, Matt Beavers, Jake Flowers, Johnny Fletcher, Roger Howard, Jose Hill, Zuni Johnson, Mike Mazza, Jeremy McClellan, Jason McCraw, Bethany McDonald, Clyde Owens, Robbie Stavrakas, David Stout, Zach Wheeler


Hearts Beat as One Foundation

FROSTY ($2,500+)
Howard Upchurch & John Hoemann – Just Twirl ZŪTOPIA PRIDE Party

NUTCRACKER ($1,000+)
Bradley Brothers – CBMDesign – Choquette Properties – Mike Decker – Edentity Marketing – Johnny Fox – Greg Jenkins – Make A Move – Dr. Ryan Maxwell – NoDa Brewing Company – John Richardson – Allyson Siegel – Zachary Luke Designs

SANTA’S HELPERS ($500-999)
Matt Brooks – Michael Doney & Edwin Wilson of 5 Points Realty – Dalton & Derek Holdge-Smith – Josh Lemke & Ryan Shelton – Mike Litherland & JC Neilson – Glen Read and Jason Oergel – Rich & Bennett – Siam Garden Thai Restaurant – D Brian Williams, DDS – John Williams

RUDOLPH ($250-499)
John Arrowood – Jay Biles & Dan Swift – Scott Bishop & Ron Sperry – Mike Blackwelder – Blake Bommelje – Janet Ross Brinkley – David Corkett & Bill O’Malley – GEICO Charlotte – Graphic Siren – Christopher Jones & Steven Wilson – James Kiselica – Ben McKay – Dennis Mendoza – MVB Mortgage – Mythic – Royal Handyman Services – Silver Monkey Images – Andrew Simmons & Joe DeRoche – BJ Smith – Haisley Smith – Tyler Smith – Matt Sprayberry & Dave Tyson – Brent Stough & John Vick – Terra Anne Hair – Keith Towery & Bret Marshall – Guy Ward Realty – Everett Warren & Friends – Bobby Wilkinson – Robert York – Joe Zarro & Shawn Patrick O’Neill


As always, 100% of money and items collected at the door will go to local charities thanks to the generosity of our Hosts and Sponsors who cover the event expenses.

Since 2009, our events have collected over 4,500 stuffed animals & toys for area children and donated over $120,000 to local charities and programming!

Twirl to the World: “”Making a Difference, one dance step at a time!”

Scout and Molly Southpark Give Back Event @ Scout and Molly
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us at Scout and Molly Southpark for a holiday shopping give back event! 10% of proceeds from 4-7pm will be donated to HSC.

Straw Day
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Calling all volunteers! Kick off the holiday season by helping those in need and join the Humane Society of Charlotte on Saturday, December 14 as we deliver straw to our iBuild clients. Any and all volunteers are welcome – bonus if you have a pick-up truck to help us make deliveries. Sign up today by emailing

Pet Palooza 2020 @ Southside Park
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save the date and join us for Pet Palooza on April 25th, 2020 at Southside Park!