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Friday, December 6th, 2019

California Pizza Kitchen, in King of Prussia, is holding a Fundraiser for Francisvale:

DATE:                  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th

TIME:                  ALL DAY

LOCATION:       470 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, (top level)

Just bring in this flyer and present to your server and CPK will donate 20% of your check to Francisvale.  You can also access this flyer from our Facebook page on your phone.  This includes dine-in, take-out, catering and all beverages.

So take a break from your holiday shopping to stop in to see us to either dine-in or dine-out and do good for our Francisvale Furries!!



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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Start off your holiday season with some charitable donations this #GivingTuesday and consider donating to Francisvale Home and all of our Francisvale Furries that will be here this holiday season!

Giving Tuesday is quickly approaching on December 3 and Francisvale has made it easier than ever to give to the dogs and cats here at Francisvale!

You can follow this link and purchase something off of our Amazon Wishlist and have it sent straight to Francisvale, or make a donation by mail or at

Thank you so much for considering Francisvale this Giving Tuesday!


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Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Join us for a Magical Evening aboard the Hogwarts Express on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Aronimink Golf Club.

Enjoy a full course dinner, unlimited libations, music and dancing, an exciting live and silent auction, and a few special guests, all while showing  your support for a worthwhile cause.

For information on tickets, sponsorships, or donations please call 610-688-1018 or email at

Please help us  make this year’s HairBall a huge success so that we can continue our mission of helping animals in need.

Hope to see you there!

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Conshohocken Brewing Company

Thursday, July 11th, 2019


Join Francisvale on Tuesday, July 23rd from 4:00 – 10:00 pm at the Conshohocken Brewing Company at 739 East Elm Street, Conshohocken, PA for an exciting Fundraising Event.

Francisvale will received 15% of the proceeds from all food and drink sold during the event.  So gather your friends and family and come out and enjoy our last fundraiser of the summer!

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Gullifty’s Fantasatic FUNdraising Event

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

You are all invited to join Francisvale for a fantastic fundraising event hosted by Gullifty’ Restaurant.

Just bring the Flyer below, present it to your server or show it on your phone and 20% of your check will be donated to Francisvale.  This includes dine-in, take-out and all beverages.

So gather your friends and come on out for an evening of great food and fun all to benefit the Francisvale Furries!!


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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Start your Memorial Day weekend ahead of time by coming out to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Wayne for some delicious food and drinks, all for a good cause.

Just bring in the coupon below or mention Francisvale when you order and we will receive 20% of the proceeds, whether you eat in or take out.  So bring your friends, have some fun and do some good for our Francisvale Furries.

WHEN:                  Thursday, May 23rd

TIME:                    11:30 am to 10:00 pm

LOCATION:         Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza,  321 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA

Hope to see you there!

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Come on out with your friends, both the four and two legged ones, and join us for some fun, food, drinks, and music, all to support Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals.

Location:            30 Main Bistro,  660 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn, PA

Date:                   Saturday, April 17th

Time:                  2:00 – 6:00 pm

Just bring this flyer with you or show it on  your phone and Francisvale will receive 20% of the profits from the event.






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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

The White Dog Café in Wayne is holding a Yappy Hour for Francisvale:

DATE:                    Tuesday, April 9th

TIME:                    5:00 – 7:00 pm

LOCATION:         100 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA

Just bring in this flyer or show an electronic version of it to your server when you order in the bar area and The White Dog Café will donate 10% of the proceeds to Francisvale.  This only includes food and drink ordered at the bar or bar area.

So come on out and have a Yappy Good Time and do good for our Francisvale Furries!


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Lucky Dog Gastropub Fundraiser from March 1st thru March 31st

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas for the 2019 HairBall Theme Contest, we received so many great entries. After a long and difficult deliberation, we finally have a decision.  And the winning theme is:


Since our theme is the combination of two entries, we have two winners, Andy Lutz and Tara and Marin Shanahan! Each of our winners will receive 2 tickets to HairBall 2019.

We are really excited to plan this year’s HairBall around this theme and hope that you will consider joining us for Francisvale’s largest fundraiser on October 19th.

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Dining for Dollars at Bertucci’s in Wayne

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Starting with this Thursday, May 2nd, and on the 1st Thursday of each month hereafter, Bertucci’s in Wayne will be donating up to 25% of the proceeds from that day to Francisvale in their Dining for Dollars Program.

Bring this Flyer with you to the Bertucci’s in Wayne (523 W. Lancaster Avenue) or mention Francisvale when ordering and we will be rewarded.  This also applies to any take-out orders.

So gather your friends and go have some good food and do some good!

WHEN:   1st Thursday of each month

TIME:     11:30 am thru 9:00 pm

Hope to see you there!


Francisvale 5.2.19 dining for dollars at Bertucci’s


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Monday, February 11th, 2019

We are looking for a fun and clever theme for HairBall 2019, Francisvale’s largest annual fundraiser, which will be held this year on Saturday, October 19th.

To enter and win 2 tickets to this year’s HairBall, just email your ideas to before the deadline of February 25th.  Some of our past themes have been, Woofstock, Paw Trek, Venetian Meowsquerade and The Wizard of Paws, just to name a few.

Hurry up and send your ideas – see you at HairBall 2019!


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Monday, December 31st, 2018

Thank you to all of our generous supporters and donors, our adopters and our volunteers for making 2018 another successful year for Francisvale.

But we cannot stop here as there are so many more animals in need of shelter, medical care and a loving home.  And we want to help as many of those animals as we can.

We are happy to do our part but we need your help to make it happen.  It is not too late to help, you can either send in a donation or you can donate from our website.

I hope that the Francisvale Furries can count on your support.  Together we can do this.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!


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Wednesday, November 7th, 2018


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Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Francisvale will be holding its largest annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 20th at Aronimink Golf Club.  Please join us for a wonderful evening somewhere over the rainbow for reserved dinner seating, hors d’oeurves, open bar, music and dancing, and our very exciting silent and live auctions.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and with a sponsorship you not only get tickets to the HairBall but also your name or business name listed on the invitation (5,000 mailed) and acknowledgement at the event.  What a great way to have a good time and also make a difference in the lives of our Francisvale Furries.

Check our Events page for the sponsorship levels.  Please contact the Executive Director at or at 610-688-1018 for additional information.


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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

A big thank you to everyone who submitted ideas for the 2018 HairBall Theme Contest, we received so many great entries.   After a long and difficult deliberation, we finally have a decision.  And the winning theme is….


The winning theme was submitted by Kyle Lukacik and he is now the proud owner of 2 tickets to this year’s HairBall!

We are really excited to plan our 2018 HairBall around this theme and hope that you will consider attending Francisvale’s largest fundraiser.  So mark your calendars for October 20th, 2018, and hope to see you there!

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Sunday, August 16th, 2015



Ashley Berke, Director of Communications, 215-898-1475/

John Donges, Communications Coordinator, 215-898-4234/

For Immediate Release

Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital and Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals Partner to Maximize Welfare and Adoptability of Pets in Need


[August 11, 2015; Philadelphia, PA] – Behavior problems are the leading cause of pet relinquishment. In order to maximize the welfare and adoptability of pets in need of forever homes, animal behavior experts from Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital are partnering with the team at the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals.

Penn Vet’s Dr. M. Leanne Lilly, DVM, will begin a special internship at the shelter, assessing and treating animal residents with behavioral problems and establishing a training program for shelter staff and volunteers. Together, Penn Vet and the Francisvale team will monitor the progress and long-term outcomes of the program. An added benefit, Penn Vet will provide support to adopters by offering post-adoption behavioral counseling.

“This partnership presents an extraordinary opportunity to further enrich the lives of the dogs and cats that presently reside at Francisvale and of those who may find themselves at our doors,” said Dorothy Claeys, Executive Director of the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals. “The collaboration will also provide an incredible educational opportunity for our staff and volunteers who will be working with and learning from the Penn Vet team. We cannot imagine a better way to advance Francisvale’s mission than by implementing a program like this to provide each one of our dogs and cats with the best possible chance at finding their forever home.”

“As a no-kill shelter, Francisvale is home to many dogs and cats that have lived in the facility for several years. This unique collaboration will enhance the welfare of these long-term residents, improve their behavior, and strengthen the training of staff and volunteers,” said Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Director of the Animal Behavior Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital. “The ultimate goal, of course, is to help animals find their forever homes and to reinforce the special bond between people and their pets.” 

About the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals, located in Radnor, PA, is one of the oldest no-kill shelters in the U.S., providing a temporary home for rescued, unwanted, and abandoned dogs and cats. The goal of the shelter is to place animals in homes for life, offering individuals and families the love and companionship of a healthy, carefully matched pet. Since opening its doors in 1909, Francisvale has saved the life of tens of thousands of cats and dogs.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 31,000 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles more than 4,000 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats nearly 36,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

For more information, visit

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Supporting Francisvale Is Quick and Easy!!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

If you are shopping on Amazon, consider using the link provided for Smile Amazon. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price (for most items) to Francisvale.  It’s an easy way to help make a difference at Francisvale.

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals


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