Pete & Mac’s offers Pet First Aid & CPR Classes at both locations. Be prepared for pet emergencies by taking a class taught by American Red Cross Certified Trainers. Once you complete the class you will be American Red Cross certified for pet First Aid & CPR. The class is held on the second Saturday of each month, lasts 4 hours and costs $40 (includes book). Call either Pete & Mac’s for more information on exact dates and times and/or to reserve your spot. Lenexa: 913-888-8889 or Lee’s Summit: 816-246-1116.
Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets sponsors a Pet Grief Recovery Group open to anyone grieving or trying to prepare for the death of an animal companion. The goal is to aid in the grief recovery process by allowing people to talk about the pain of this unique loss with others who understand how they feel. The Group meets at Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM. For more information, call Nancy Piper or Beverly Cox at Rolling Acres, 816-891-8888. There is no charge for the group.
For those mourning the loss of a pet, preparing for the loss of a pet or would like to help someone grieving the loss of a pet, there is a Pet Grief Support Group that meets on the first & third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. in the Heritage Room of the Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., KCMO. For more information, call (816) 561-4466.
Heart of America Humane Society Pet Adoptions are held at the Ward Parkway Petsmart every Saturday from 11– 3; at the Olathe Petco (135th & Blackbob) on Saturdays from 12 – 3; cats only are available for adoption any time at the Overland Park Petco (95th & Quivira); at PETsMART in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month from 11 – 3; and at the Overland Park PETsMART (115th & Metcalf) on Saturdays from 12 – 3.
Friends Of Parkville Animal Shelter Adoptions are held every Saturday at the Petco in NKC 2600 Burlington, N.K.C; MO.; (816)842-1810 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for dogs & 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for cats AND on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month at the Liberty PETsMART just west of I-35 & 152 Hwy. in Liberty, MO.; from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for both dogs & cats. For more information please visit our website: www.parkvilleshelter.com or call (816) 587-0918.
Jerry’s of Westport hosts the Missouri Pit Bull Rescue adoption. Please contact Jerry’s or the Missouri Pit Bull Rescue, www.mprgroup.net, for details as specific dates & times vary.
The Bea Martin Peck Animal Shelter participates in an adoption event every Saturday at PETCO in Overland Park (95th & Quivira) from 12-3 (Dogs/Puppies & Cats/Kittens). They also feature cats-only on Sundays at PETsMART’s 115th & Metcalf location in Overland Park from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. For more information & for shelter hours go to www.bmpas.org or call (785) 242-2967..
KC Siamese Rescue Adoptions; held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month at the Lee’s Summit Petco 1860 NW Chipman Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081; 816-246-0169 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM AND on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at the North Kansas City Petco 2600 Burlington, N. KC, MO 64116; 816-842-1810 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Waldo Pets on most 1st Sundays of each month from 12:00 – 5:00 PM; Petco on 135th & State Line from 12:00 – 5:00 PM on most third Saturdays and Sundays of each month. Please visit www.kcsiameserescue.org for additional adoption locations and schedules as some locations are subject to change.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions’ mobile adoptions are held at the Merriam PETsMART (I-35 at Johnson Drive). Cats are shown all week; appointments can be made during the week for cat adoptions. Cat and dog adoptions are every Saturday from 12:00-4:00 PM. You can also find the Mobile Pet Adoption Van at the Target parking lot; 169 Hwy and Barry Road in North Kansas City. Dog and cat adoptions are there every Saturday from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (weather permitting).
HELP Humane Society Adoption Center at 311 Main St. in Belton is open every Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 PM. www.helppets.org or 816.331.5291.
LL Dog Rescue ADOPT-A-PETS on the first and third Saturday of every month at Petco on 75th & Metcalf (one block East of Metcalf on 75th St.) in Overland Park from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Animals Best Friends has an Adopt-A-Pet every Saturday and Sunday at the Independence PetSmart from 12-4. Pet smart is located at 4010 So. Bolger Dr. (39th St. and 291 highway). Their phone # is 816-350-2100. Independence Shelter animals will be available for adoption. Cats can be seen all week at PetSmart. Come on out and find a forever friend!
“Pet Connection” – Tune in to Channel 2 on Time Warner Cable for a 10-minute program shot on location at the Sarah Lucito Animal Adoption Center. The program, hosted by 5th District at-large Councilwoman Becky Nace, is devoted to saving the lives of homeless and unwanted pets through pet adoption. Airs 12:05 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun.; 5:05 p.m. and 12:05 a.m. on Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs.; 12:05 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. on Fri, Sat., Sun. Schedule changes monthly so go to www.kcmo.org & type in keywords: pet connection for schedule information.
Missouri House Rabbit Society’s BUNNY BRIEFINGS are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 3 PM – 5 PM at Hecker Animal Clinic, 7240 Wornall Road, KCMO. Educational/adoption event. Meet adoptable rabbits, have your questions answered about your pet rabbit. Free nail & hair trims. Items available for sale for you and your rabbit. For more information call 816-356-3900.
Safe Harbor Prison Dog Program Adoptions are held most Saturday's at the PETsMART on Shawnee Mission Parkway at Lackman Road. For information on available dogs and adoption events, please visit www.safeharborprisondogs.com or call 913-634-5955
Furry Kids Refuge is at the Lee's Summit Petco (50 Hwy and Chipman Rd) every Saturday from 11-3 with many wonderful rescued dogs and cats. Please come by and maybe give a homeless animal a new loving forever home! Please check our website for verification, www.furrykidsrefuge.org.
Beak n Wings Bird Adoptions are on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Petco, 2600 Burlington in NKC. For more information contact 913-322-3398 or go to www.beaknwings.org
Dog Scouts of America local Troop 135 meets the first Monday of every month. Each meeting will include training tips and an exercise to practice. Meetings start at 7:00 pm and last one hour. They are held at the ARK Animal Hospital, 291 Highway, Liberty, Missouri - Call 816-510-9153 to leave a message or email DSATroop135@yahoo.com. For more information about Dog Scouts go to www.dogscouts.com.
Citydog’s Sniff and Be Sniffed on the 1st Sunday of every month at Penn Valley Dog Park, 31st and Wyandotte, 10a-12p. citydog brings FREE COFFEE for the people and FREE BISCUITS for the dogs -- EVERYONE IS WELCOME! For more information go to www.citydogwalking.com.
Kansas City Disc Dogs’ playdates are held the first and third Sunday of each month. The first Sunday of the month on the field behind Puppy's Playpen, located at 5205 W. 95th Street in Overland Park and the third Sunday of each month at Howard Park, 3498 NE Independence Ave., Lee's Summit, MO. Bring your dog, a disc, water and a leash or crate. All skill levels and breeds (pedigreed or mutts) welcome!! The Kansas City Disc dogs are a group of dogs and their owners that enjoy playing frisbee, both for the pure fun of it and for competition. We welcome anyone that enjoys the same or is interested in teaching their dog to play frisbee, whether they just want to play with their dog in the backyard or get involved with competing and performing. Anyone with a dog and a frisbee and a desire to have fun is encouraged to join. Beginners are more than welcome; hopefully we can help you train your dog to play frisbee. For more information go to kcdiscdogs.com.
Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society's (L.A.W.S.) pet adoptions are held on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. at the Leavenworth Animal Control Shelter 1720 S. 2nd Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048 (behind Price Chopper). Adoptions are also held at the Olathe, KS Petsmart (15255 W. 119th Street) most Saturdays with our LAWS foster animals. Please visit our websites at http://www.lv.petfinder.com and http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KS50/html. Contact 913-758-6644 or 913-683-2948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kitty Cat Connection mobile pet adoption: Animals in Need Thrift Store
(formerly NationAL's Surplus), 2520 NW Vivion, KC MO. 11-4, Saturdays. For more information visit www.kittycatconnection.org.
Kitty Cat Connection mobile pet adoption: For Pet's Sake, 14460 S. Hwy 169
Smithville. 11-3:30 p.m., Saturdays For more information visit www.kittycatconnection.org
Kitty Cat Connection mobile pet adoption: Pete & Mac's, 5860 Prairie View Road, KC MO. Noon-3:30 p.m., Saturdays. For more information visit www.kittycatconnection.org.