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Kansas City dogs: Events this week

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Here’s a list of dog-related events happening this week in the Kansas City metro.

Thursday, April 18

Hamburger Mary’s (101 Southwest Blvd., KCMO) will host charity bingo from 8 to 10 p.m. for Kansas City REGAP (Retired Greyhounds as Pets).

Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21

Furry Kids’ Refuge is having a rummage sale at 1035 S. 7 Highway. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. This event repeats April 25 to 27.

The Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club is hosting four days of agility trials at Sports City (425 NE Mock Ave., Blue Springs). The trials begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on the remaining three days. This is a great opportunity to learn about this fun dog sport. Only dogs entered in the trials should be on the site.

Saturday, April 20

For $7 and a donation of three canned goods, you can get your pet’s rabies vaccination during Pets Helping People. The event benefits the Grandview Assistance Program. Microchips are available for $20. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Conn-West Elementary (1100 High Grove Road, Grandview). You don’t have to live in Grandview to participate.

The Gladstone Parks & Recreation Department’s Walk n’ Wag will be at Happy Rock Park (N.E. 76th and N. Antioch). Games and activities begin at 8:30 a.m., with a canine fashion show at 9:15 a.m. and the one-mile walk at 10 a.m. The walk benefits the Gladstone animal shelter and the parks department. You can register on the day of the event for $25; please print and fill out this registration form and bring it with you. The Dogs’ Spot will conduct an agility course and AKC Canine Good Citizen testing. Please note: the city of Gladstone has a “dangerous dogs” ordinance. According to the ordinance, dogs that are defined as “pit bull breeds” are presumed—by city code—to be “dangerous.” Therefore, the parks department is prohibiting these dogs from participating in this event.

Also held during Walk n’ Wag will be the Kansas City Disc Dogs Spring Shootout. Registration for the event — a Skyhoundz Disc Dogathon qualifier — begins at 8:30 a.m. Competition starts at 9:30 a.m. More details are here.

Northland Animal Welfare Society will offer microchips and dog washes at the Green Acres Market Tasting Fair (4175 Mulberry Drive, KCMO) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption is collecting supplies for its shelter pets from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hy-Vee in Mission (6655 Martway St.). Items needed include peanut butter, heavy-duty trash bags, laundry detergent, dish soap and Clorox bleach. View the wish list for other suggestions.

Lend a Paw, a benefit for Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption, will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mission Community Center (6200 Martway St., Shawnee Mission). Camp Bow Wow Olathe is presenting this event. Sharon Woodrum of Personable Pets Dog Training will provide the evening’s entertainment. Buy your tickets at Unleashed (5918 Broadmoor, Mission) or Camp Bow Wow Olathe (1150 W. 151st St., Suite D). Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Sunday, April 21

Learn how to talk to your animals at an animal communication class at Northland Animal Welfare Society (3400 N.W. Vivion Road, Riverside). The class runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuition is $125, with a portion of the fee going to NAWS. To register, contact Linda Trent at 816-781-4445.

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