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Kansas City dogs: Events this weekend

The grand opening of Great Plains SPCA's Independence campus is Saturday.
The grand opening of Great Plains SPCA's Independence campus is Saturday.
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Here’s a list of dog-related events happening this weekend in the Kansas City metro.

Saturday, April 13

All proceeds from the Corvette show in Ottawa will go to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter. The show will be at the southwest corner of 1st and Hickory streets. Participant registration begins at 9 a.m., with awards and door prizes at 2:30 p.m. Registration is $10 per car. This flyer has more details.

The public is invited to the grand opening of the Great Plains SPCA Independence campus (21001 E. 78 Highway). As part of the celebration, Great Plains SPCA will offer half-price pet adoptions, discounts at the retail store, family activities, drawings and more. The grand opening is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MOSH Pit Kansas City presents its Spring for a Pit benefit at RecordBar (1020 Westport Road, KCMO). The show starts at 7 p.m. Scheduled acts include The Grand Marquis, Kill Noise Boys, Anthony Ladesich and the Johnstown Flood Band, Gentleman Savage, Pedaljets, and Dolls on Fire. Admission is $8. MOSH Pit helps raise funds for rescue groups that have pit bulls and pit bull mixes in their care.

Saturday, April 13 through Sunday, April 14

The Great KC Pet Expo will be at the Overland Park International Trade Center (6800 W. 115th St., Suite 500, Overland Park). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is as follows: adults, $8; seniors, $6; military, $5; children ages 6 to 12, $4. Children ages 5 and under are free. View the complete schedule and list of vendors at Due to breed-specific legislation in Overland Park, “bully breeds” are not allowed at the expo. Other pets are welcome, but you must first print and sign this release and bring it with you.

Sunday, April 14

The Heart of America Humane Society Poker Tournament is from 5 to 10 p.m. at Fox and Hound in Overland Park (10428 Metcalf Ave.). This is a no-limit, Texas hold’em tournament. Full details are online.

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