Here's a list of dog-related events happening this week in the Kansas City metro.
Thursday, March 14
Watch the Big 12 championship games while helping the animals at the KCMO animal shelter. Hoops for Hounds is a benefit for KC Pet Project. It’ll be in the Muehlebach Suite at Boulevard Brewing Company (2501 Southwest Blvd., KCMO) from 6 to 10 p.m. Purchase a single ticket for $65 or a pair for $100. Tickets include heavy appetizers, desserts, complimentary wine and Boulevard beer, a commemorative custom pint glass and participation in the silent auction.
Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17
The Heart of America Cluster dog shows begin this Thursday at Bartle Hall (301 W. 13th St., KCMO). Breed judging begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Group judging begins at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, and 1:45 p.m. on Friday and Sunday. Click the show article link under “Suggested by the author” for details.
Saturday, March 16; Sunday, March 17
You’re bound to see some of our local breed clubs and animal welfare groups taking part in the parades this weekend. On Saturday, the Snake Saturday Parade starts at 11 a.m., and the Brookside St. Patrick’s Warm-Up Parade begins at 2 p.m. Then on St. Patrick’s Day, the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade gets underway at 11 a.m. Find out the parade routes and what dog clubs and rescue groups will be participating by clicking the parade article link under “Suggested by the author.”