A Night at the Oscars

 Location: Your Place!

The 18th Annual Fur Ball is going virtual this year and what an event it is going to be! 

You and your entourage are invited to celebrate the GREATEST animals of the southwest from the comfort of your own home! Gather your friends, dress up in your Academy Award winning best costumes (pets too!) and get your ticket for access to the new activities and traditional ones you’ve come to love.

As a Network Partner of Best Friends Animal Society (Utah), Watermelon Mountain Ranch’s lifesaving efforts reach far beyond Albuquerque’s city limits. Our Mercy Missions take us all over the southwest United States rescuing dogs and cats that have unfortunately landed at death’s door. 


The Fur Ball funds many of these missions for the year, so please join us in support of our life-saving mission to save them all.

- The BIGGEST and BEST ONLINE AUCTION in Fur Ball history (over 100 items!) 
-  Steve Stucker’s Parade of Pets featuring the 
Miss/Mr. Fur Ball Competition 
- A Night at the Oscars SWAG BOX
(full of party favors & gifts for you and your pet)
- Month-long (October) community events
- Paddle Raiser to benefit WMR 4 Paws Chapel & Angels Rest Memorial Garden

Dog Walker at the Park

  Biggest and Best in Fur Ball History! 


Dooney & Bourke

Scottie Dog Tassel Tote 

Over 100 items set for bidding and “Buy it Now” options. Only ticket holders will have access to the silent auction.  Plan your own Oscar party at home to enjoy your Fur Ball SWAG gift bags and access to the biggest silent auction in Fur Ball history including artifacts of Hollywood music, jewelry, prints, decor, pet gift sets, clothing and much more! 

New for 2020!

Does your pet have what it takes

to wear the crown?


Steve Stucker and friends

Steve Stucker is your host for this virtual beauty contest for the most glam pets out there!  Upload their photo. Finalists will be featured on the competition page for final audience voting during Fur Ball Week (November 1-7, 2020).

Winners announced Saturday, November 7, 2020 during the Fur Ball.

coming soon!

Coming Soon!

Yoga Class

October 1-30, 2020 - Details to follow!

Month-long Community Engagement


Yoga Classes, Fur Ball Cookie Sales, Yappy Hours and much more! 

Get involved all October with the animals and your community as the Fur Ball celebrates Albuquerque and its wonderful merchants! Check back for our calendar as we are continuously adding things to do around town to support the animals! 


Reduced for 2020!

  • Home Delivered Fur Ball Swag Box (value $75)

  • Access to Silent Auction



Support the greatest animals of the southwest
with a Fur Ball 2020 Sponsorship!

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor or donating items to the silent auction (weekend getaway packages, jewelry, decor, services and gifts), or donate items for our Gift bags, please contact us below. 

We sincerely appreciate anything that you can do.


Sophia DiClemente, CEO/Founder, (505) 980-6354, 
Sara Heffern, Executive Director, (505) 267 6983,

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Watermelon Mountain Ranch, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is New Mexico's Largest No-Kill Animal Shelter for homeless pets providing adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs including Molly's Mercy Missions.

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