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Kansas City dogs: Upcoming parades include local dog clubs and pet rescue groups

Two Basset Hounds giving kisses at the Brookside Parade in 2007
Two Basset Hounds giving kisses at the Brookside Parade in 2007
K. Wall,

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, the coming weekend has plenty of Irish-themed parades on the schedule. And among the bands, green floats and general revelry, you’re bound to see some of our local breed clubs and animal welfare groups taking part in the festivities.

Here is some information on the big parades on March 16 and 17, along with known participating dog-related groups. Click the links for the parade websites and more specific details. If your organization is not listed and would like to be, please email

Saturday, March 16

Snake Saturday Parade & Festival (North KC)

  • Festival hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Parade start: 11 a.m.
  • Parade route and festival location
  • Participating groups: Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, Heart of America Newfoundland Rescue, Kansas City Sheltie Rescue, M’Shoogy’s Animal Rescue, Northland Animal Welfare Society, S’Wheat Rescues, Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption

Brookside St. Patrick’s Warm-Up Parade (KCMO)

  • Parade start: 2 p.m.
  • Parade route
  • Participating groups: Irish Setter Club of Greater Kansas City, Great Dane Meetup Club, MoKan Greyhound Adoption, Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue

Sunday, March 17

KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade (KCMO)

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