Palm Valley Animal Center, The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center, the Puppy Love Committee and Bert Ogden Rio Grande Fiesta Dealerships know that “Everything is Coming up Roses” at our 8th annual Puppy Love Gala. This elegant, charitable event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the McAllen Convention Center.

“People go to Puppy Love to have a great time while helping a great cause, but its auctions are definitely one of the highlights. Original art by many of the Valley's most talented artists are offered alongside fabulous dinners and trips, like this year's Indy 500 getaway,” said Keely Lewis, Palm Valley Animal Center Board of Director’s Secretary and Puppy Love Committee Member. “The first ostrich egg from the Gladys Porter Zoo is just one of many one-of-a-kind items at Puppy Love. With three different types of auctions throughout the evening, there's something for everyone.”

The Puppy Love Gala is an evening that includes exciting live, blackboard and silent auctions, an open bar and fabulous dinner to raise funds to help Palm Valley Animal Center and The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center care for homeless companion animals, and enhance the relationship between animals and people through adoptions, education and community outreach.

“We (PVAC/PAWS) have changed the way we care for the animals under our care and we have seen these changes bring about a real difference to the quality of life for those animals,” said Rebeca I Villanueva, Director of Development. “We are spending more money and time on keeping healthy animals healthy by extending our medical testing procedures, vaccination policy and including all dogs in our PLAYgroup program.”

The Puppy Love Committee and sponsors hope you join us as we raise funds to bring about a new era of animal welfare to our community. This event is a wonderful opportunity, not only for a superb night out, but for our community to contribute to an organization that strives for the humane treatment of animals in the Rio Grande Valley.

Puppy Love is open to the public, however, advanced registration is required and sponsorship tables are available. For more information about reservations, tables, and/or sponsorships, please feel free to call Tim Ousley, Amanda A. Taylor or Rebeca I. Villanueva. Contact via email at, by phone at (956) 720-4563 or visit