Everyone deserves a decent place to live, including man’s best friend!

During “Raise the Woof!” teams of friends, families, and coworkers come together to build their best version of a pet house and compete against other teams for trophies and bragging rights. All money raised via Raise the Woof! helps fund Habitat for Humanity home builds here in Champaign County.

Raise the Woof! 2023 is coming! Save the date: Saturday, September 9th!

Everyone’s favorite pet habitat building competition is back for a fifth year! Raise the Woof! 2023 will be taking place on Saturday, September 9th, and is sure to be a fun day of construction, creativity, and camaraderie. The theme for this year’s event is “Under One Woof” in celebration of Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and ReStore’s recent relocation to a brand new space that we now call home!

This year, teams can build any sort of dog, cat, bird, or small animal habitat…the sky is truly the limit. And as always, every dollar raised via our Raise the Woof! event goes directly towards a home build with a local family in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing. 

Team Farnsworth Group, 2019

We are currently seeking sponsors and build teams for this year’s event! Raise the Woof! is an amazing team building opportunity for any business or organization….plus you are showing your community that you support the important work that Habitat for Humanity does to increase access to affordable housing and home ownership opportunities. 

For more information/questions about sponsorship and/or entering a build team, please contact Lauren, Habitat’s Director of Development via email, or call (217) 819-5115. You can also download this year’s sponsorship and build team forms below:

Register Your Build Team Online!

A giant “thank you” to this year’s generous Raise the Woof! sponsors:

Top Dog Sponsor

Lumber Sponsor

Leader of the Pack Sponsors

Best in Show Sponsors

Canine Good Citizen Sponsors

Raise the Woof! 2022 Build Teams