The Rescue

The Rescue

It's time to "eat, drink and bid your tails off"

It's time to "eat, drink and bid your tails off" at the Providence Animal Rescue League's signature fundraising event, "The Rescue!" It will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at the Pawtucket Armory. located at 172 Exchange Street in Pawtucket, RI.

The Rescue continues to boast an evening of swanky spirits, fabulous food and spectacular auctions. Starting at 6 PM, there will be a private chic VIP lounge hosted by Millonzi's Fine Catering, Bottles, EPAV, Revival Brewing and Party By Design.

The Main Event begins at 7:00 PM with the Top Dog Culinary Competition! Guests will to sample delicious “tasty bites” from a variety of Rhode Island's top restaurants and catering companies as they compete to be "Top Dog" of the evening! This exciting evening of food and auctions comes to a wrap at 10:00pm!

Online Ticket Sales will begin in March 2016! Stay Tuned for more updates!

Top Dog Culinary Competition Participants!

  • Ten Steak & Sushi
  • Poco Loco
  • Duck & Bunny
  • Thirsty Beaver
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Boneheads Wing Bar
  • Julians
  • Dave's Marketplace

    More to come…

    Let The Judging Begin!

    Each competitor is judged on their dish by a local celebrity judge for their chance to win the title of Top Dog! YOU are a judge too! You will be voting to give someone the title of Howlin’ Crowd Pleaser! Each guest will receive a voting “paw print” when arriving, once you have tasted each competitors dish, you can decide your favorite and vote by placing your paw print in the voting vase on their table!

    Top Dog Culinary Competition Judges!


    Al Matthews

    Since 1990, Southern New England has woken up with Al, the foodie half of the successful Paul & Al radio show at rock station 94HJY in Providence. Organic gardener, home cook, hungry and thirsty traveler, father, and Iron Chef stalker, Al's off-air life is all about food for family and friends, from curing and smoking his own bacon to making his own honey liqueur. You can check out Al’s foodie blog here. Al has been a judge for our event for three years, back for his fourth….he’s ready to see what’s cookin’for 2016!

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    Logan Ryan

    Now in his 4th season with the New England Patriots, Super Bowl Champion Cornerback Logan Ryan has certainly made an impact. He has collected 11 career interceptions, leading the team in 2015. With a big appetite off the field, he spends his free time in the kitchen or local restaurants, appreciating the art of comfort food. The bigger, the better! As a Chopped fanatic, Logan looks forward to spending another year as one of our culinary competition judges! Live Auction Items… Stay tuned for more updates!

    “Face” of Pet Walk 2016!

    Would you like to see YOUR dog in advertisements? Your dog’s face could be on the web, postcards, posters and magazine ads all over Rhode Island! The highest bidder’s dog will become the official Pet Walk dog of 2016! After a professional photo shoot your dog will be on all Pet Walk posters, brochures, advertisements and will be the special guest who kicks off the 28th Annual Pet Walk!

    Event Inquiries

    All inquiries pertaining to the event can be directed to the Fundraising Manager, Connie Kile at
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    The Rescue Sponsorship Packet 2016.pdf424.02 KB
    The Rescue 2016 Culinary Establishment Entry Form.pdf525.08 KB
    THE RESCUE 2016 Competitor Brochure.pdf1.44 MB
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