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Kansas City dogs: Events this week

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
©AKC/Mary Bloom

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

Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27

Furry Kids’ Refuge is having a rummage sale at 1035 S. 7 Highway. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days.

Saturday, April 27

The Applebee’s restaurant at 1501 N.E. Douglas in Lee’s Summit will host Pancakes for Puppies from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For a $7 ticket, you get three pancakes, some sausage and a drink. Proceeds benefit Chain of Hope.

The Second Chance Pet Adoptions 5K begins at 8 a.m. at Smithville Lake. Activities end at 11 a.m. Families and family dogs are encouraged to attend. More details are at

The Kansas City Corgi Meetup starts at 1 p.m. at Liberty Dog Park (901 S. La Frenz, Liberty).

Barks in the Park is from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ironwoods Park (147th St. and Mission Road, Leawood). The event is free, with no registration required. A dog costume contest begins at 3 p.m. Other activities include microchipping and demonstrations. Pet-related vendors, adoptable animals and a fenced, off-leash area will be on site. The Leawood Animal Control Division and the Leawood Parks & Recreation Department are hosting this event.

Local artists will have artwork available during the Picassos for Pets silent auction. The event, a benefit for HELP Humane Society, is from 2 to 5 p.m. at Grandview Assembly of God (12400 Grandview Road, Grandview). You can R.S.V.P. either on the Facebook page for Picassos for Pets or by emailing

Sunday, April 28

The Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Dog Walk/Run will be at Forest Park (405 N. Locust St., Ottawa). Registration is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the shelter (3173 Highway K-68, Ottawa), with the walk at the park beginning at 2 p.m. You can also register online. If you’d like to walk a shelter dog in the event, call the shelter ahead of time at 785-242-2967. The person collecting the most pledge money wins a Toshiba video recorder. Contests will also be held during the afternoon.

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