What is Bowl-4-Animal Rescue

Bowl-4-Animal Rescue (B4AR) is a 3-month pledge-drive that culminates in a huge bowling/auction/raffle event to support homeless animals in need in our community. The perennially sold-out B4AR attracts nearly 300 animal lovers of all ages—from children to seniors. While we do attract professional bowlers, homeless animals don’t care if you’re a good bowler, a bad bowler, or no bowler at all—they’re just “bowled over” by your generosity! Plus, you do don’t even have to bowl to participate in the pledge drive and make a real difference.

When: August 10, 2019 7:00pm-10:30pm
Where: Country Lanes – 30250 W. 9 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Make a Donation


  • Registrations & Pledge Drive begins June 1st!  Pledge Drive ends August 31st!
  • 3 games of “9-pin no tap” bowling, shoe rental, food
  • Features Awesome Auctions, Music, RED ROBIN food, Cash bar
  • You can win some amazing prizes for raising pledges!
  • You do not have to bowl to participate
  • Proceeds helps animals in need!
Check out the 2018 B4AR Recap

Why do we host B4AR?

We host this event because WE ARE PASSIONATE about helping animals in need and strive to be a VOICE for them. The homeless animal problem in Michigan continues to be an epidemic; we want to continue to do everything we can to alleviate the problem to help the many animals who need us.

We think about them everyday and want to RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS to help them. We want to spread the word to ADOPT, not shop, as there are so many souls already out there who need to be rescued, even in PUREBRED shelters.

Rescued is our favorite breed

YOU CAN HELP! With our wonderful community of friends, TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH MORE and that is what this is all about.Homeless animals don’t care if you are a good bowler, a bad bowler, or no bowler at all!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of homeless animals.

  • Registration / online pledge drive begins June 1st
  • Fundraisers can win some AMAZING PRIZES!
  • Bowlers who also fundraise are eligible for even more prizes!
  • New:  Paw Print Campaign and other Fundraising Tips
  • Meal Tickets available for Bowling/Auction Party on Saturday, August 10, 2019 @7:00pm!

Who are the 2018 Bowl-4-Animal Rescue beneficiaries?

Cat Tail AcresCat Tail Acres is a sanctuary for feral and unwanted cats. We are not a traditional shelter and do not accept socialized adult cats or kittens who are more adoptable. We believe all of God’s living and breathing creatures deserve a right to a good life. Learn more.


The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD) are dedicated to the rescue and protection of animals in the community, while inspiring healthy relationships between people and their companion animals. As animal advocates, we are committed to saving all adoptable animals, providing high-quality animal care and adoption services, delivering innovative outreach programs and activities that promote education, promoting animal welfare legislation and embracing environmental responsibility with earth-friendly practices and facilities. Learn more.


MAAN logoThe mission of the Michigan Animal Adoption Network (MAAN) is to provide proper housing, straw, food and supplies to animals living in outdoor conditions as well as offer assistance to families with animals living indoors. MAAN targets low-income communities by decreasing dog and cat homelessness and overpopulation through low-cost sterilization programs and other resources to families in need. MAAN also provides education on proper pet care to pet owners. Learn more.

Watch the 11th Anniversary Event Recap:

Become a Sponsor



2018 Event Partners


2018 Lane Sponsors

Advanced Animal Chiropractic
Advanced Marketing Partners
Automotive ER, Inc.
Faro Screen Process
First Cut Hair Salon – Dearborn
Gibraltar Rug & Furniture Outlet
Jim & Carol Boudrie: Lori Welsh
Joe Hindy
Kinczkowski Family
Jeri Lantzy
Mary Kay Cosmetics – Stacy Khalaf
Mobil (Haggerty & Joy Road)
Nancy Byder
North Channel Graphics
Performance Creative
Ramona & Max

2018 Auction Donors

Antonio’s Pizzeria
Applebee’s Dearborn Heights
Belle Tire
Carol & Jim Boudrie
Herbert H. Cheesman
Dimitri’s Party Store
Howard Faber
Fanatic U
Faro Screen Process
First Cut Hair Salon
Pete Galda
George’s Livonia Gardens
Sandra L. Giardini
Monica Higman
Gail Jenereaux
Joe’s Produce
Kramar Jewelry
Lemongrass Spa
Massage Green
Mike McCallum
Barbara Moten
Pet People
Randy’s Bar & Grill
Roto Grip, Inc.
PNC Bank
Pro Sports Zone
Storm Bowling
Tire Discount House
Ann Marie Ventinique
Warren Valley Golf Course
Westborn Market
Wine Castle

2018 Media Partners

Listen to FB LIVE – April 27, 2018

Listen to Podcast: July 31, 2017

96.3 WDVD Blaine Fowler Morning Show
Michigan Animal Welfare Foundation Proceeds Chart

Proceeds help Animals in Need!

Michigan Animal Welfare Foundation Tax ID#: 81-2139193

Important Dates:

Oct 2018 – Jan 2019 MAAN Food Drive

January 31, 2019 – Food Drive Bowling Ball Raffle

Apr 27, 2019 – 4th annual  FUR BALL

June 1, 2019 – B4AR Registration/Pledge Drive Begins

Aug 10, 2019 – 14th BOWL-4-ANIMAL RESCUE!

Aug 31, 2019 – B4AR Pledge Drive Closes

Dearborn Family Pet Care Dr Cheryl Good
Chap's Feed Store
Kramar Jewelry
Premier Pet Supply
Red Robin Restaurants

Westland Livonia

Financial Architects
Metropolitan Process Service
Kristy M Smith DMC
Apac Paper & Packaging Corporation
Budget Blinds Ferndale
Kramer Chiropractic Livonia MI

2018  MAAN Food Drive

Aleta Sill’s Bowling World is an Official Drop Off Site to Accept Donations.

The amazing volunteers of theMichigan Animal Adoption Network / Animal Care Network do street rescue on the weekend to feed many animals who desperately need our help.

We remain a voice for those who cannot help themselves.