Show off your Pet and help 3 local causes!

Donate $20 along with a photo of your pet and a BPS student artist’s rendition of your pet will be sent back to you!

The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation has partnered with the BPS Fine Arts programs within BPS and Central Dakota Humane Society to bring you the first ever Paw Art fundraiser!

For each photo submitted with along with a $20 tax-deductible donation you will receive the following:

  • A hand-drawn rendition of your pet scanned and emailed to you. This could be done by a Kindergartner or a Senior. Not knowing what you get back is half the fun! (Mailed Submissions will be mailed.)
  • Your pet, along with their drawing, featured in a Paw Art Parade video that will be promoted on the BPSF and CDHS Facebook and websites.
  • Satisfaction in knowing you have helped 3 non-profit programs within the Bismarck-Mandan community! This is also a great way to honor your furry friends, both past and present.
  • For an additional $25 you can receive a 4×6 canvas featuring your pet and their drawing showcased on an art easel shipped to your home.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 14th

Artist renditions sent to donor: March 22nd -April 2nd

Paw Art Parade video release date: Saturday, April 10th  (date tentative, link for video will be sent to all donors and shared on the BPSF website)

To participate, submit your donation along with your pet’s photo online at  or mail-in entry form by Sunday, February 14th.

Mail-in the entry forms may be downloaded from or picked up the following locations:

  • The Capital Gallery
  • In-Dog-Neat-O
  • KT Animal Supply

Thank you to our media sponsors the Bismarck Tribune and KFYR-TV, allowing us to bring greater exposure to this worthy cause!


Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director