You asked and we listened! Agape is bringing the ball back—Agape Animal Ball, that is!
The formal masquerade ball will be back and better than ever featuring dinner, dancing, special performances, a new Canine Casino, live and silent auctions. Guests will also have the opportunity to see (and hopefully fall in love with) some of Agape’s most beloved rescue dogs.
“After a few “ruff” years of having to scale back our public fundraisers during a pandemic, the Agape Animal Ball is back and better than ever before. We are excited to bring you a refreshed ball with surprises around every corner. The dogs need our support now more than ever!” said Tanya Willis, Agape’s Founder and Executive Director.
“Agape Animal Ball is a night to dress up, let loose, bid on luxury auction items, and raise a Tito’s Vodka martini in the air to celebrate the fact that thousands of dogs are happy members of loving families because of Agape’s programs.”
We hope to see you for the most unique masquerade event in Nashville!
What should I wear?
Dress to WOW! You will see extravagant gowns, tuxedos, flirty cocktail dresses and suits—you pick! Feeling a little adventurous? Tito’s Handmade Vodka is hosting Agape Animal Balls 007 Casino Royale themed adventure! Just remember, this is an upscale social event, so please dress accordingly.
Where do I get my themed mask?
The AAB committee handpicked a variety of mask makers and providers to meet every budget and personality—from costume stores to custom designers ready to match your attire or even create a mask that looks like your pet. For our preferred vendor list, click here.
Will I be able to sit with my friends?
When you purchase your tickets, you will have the option to list who you would like to be seated with. We will do everything in our power to accommodate your requests, based on availability. To ensure you are seated together, you can purchase tickets together. Tables accommodate up to 10 guests.
What does my ticket include?
Your ticket includes admission, dinner and dessert, complimentary wine and beer, Tito’s Vodka cocktails, a “Canine Casino Bucks” to use at our gaming tables, an amazing performance by local artists and a live and silent auction.
At Agape, we have seen it all when it comes to man’s best friend. But despite the misfortunes these animals have endured, our commitment to them remains steadfastly clear: to provide loving, emotionally stable, nurturing foster care for them while they wait for their forever homes, for their forever families.
Through no fault of their own, our dogs found themselves in homeless situations. We are dedicated to making a positive difference in these dogs’ lives from the moment they enter our foster program. Our goal is to help these animals in every way we can…emotionally, socially, physically…so that the transition onto their forever homes will be as smooth as possible. We strive to teach our dogs basic obedience skills, including proper leash manners and friendly house manners. And we strive to match our dogs with the best family possible, working through as many applications as necessary to find a home that offers the dog the most fulfilling, enriched life.
MISSION: Agape Animal Rescue & Training Center is dedicated to finding forever families for abandoned and displaced dogs through our signature foster and adoption program while cultivating better communities through dog training, owner education and outreach programs.
VISION: Through our work with both animals and humans, Agape strives to make Middle Tennessee a more inclusive environment where everyone can experience the transformative benefits of responsible, humane pet ownership.
On behalf of all the dogs waiting for a forever family, we thank you for your interest in improving the lives of these deserving animals.