6:30 pm18:30

The Kansas City Pet Telethon 2017


Tune in to help Kansas City's homeless pets by watching the 17th Annual Kansas City Pet Telethon. Join host NBC Action News Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak, 38 The Spot personality Crystle Lampitt, and other local personalities for an evening of fun and furry programming. During the Telethon you can meet adoptable pets, learn the latest in pet education and find out how you can save a life and give homeless pets a second chance.

The Paw Wash will be on air donating Paw Washes to a several lucky callers, so make sure to tune in on Sunday, February 17th from 6:30-9:30pm. Let's help these amazing fur-babies!

TV Station: Channel 41 Action News(Channel 8 for Time Warner viewers)

Click the link below for additional information on how you can help!


Dec 4

The Great Kansas City Pet Expo

KC's Largest Celebration of Pets and Pet People!

The Great Kansas City Pet Expo welcomes anyone who loves animals and pets. Whether you're a current pet owner or just thinking about bringing a companion animal into your home, the Great KC Pet Expo is for you. It's a great event for family entertainment, and with the largest pet-related trade show in the state, it's a must for your holiday shopping list!

Come by and see us at our Paw Wash Booth! Callie, the Paw Wash pup will be there demonstrating how it works! 

December 3 & 4, 2016

Saturday, December 3: 

Sunday, December 4: 


KCI Expo Center  

11730 N Ambassador Dr.

Kansas City, MO 64153

Daily Admission

Adults: $8
Seniors: $6
Military: $5
Children (6-12): $4
Children (5 and under): Free
** Cash only accepted at the Gate **

7:00 am07:00
Dogs, 5K

Strutt With Your Mutt

Join us at Strutt With Your Mutt benefiting Wayside Waifs!

When you Strutt you and your furry friend will enjoy delicious treats, contests, a beautiful 3K or 5K walk/run and shopping in our Flealess Market with more than 50 vendors. Enter the Best Costume contest, beginning at 10 a.m. on the main stage. It's a furr-tastic morning to spend with friends all to help homeless pets in their journey to finding a forever loving family.



  • Event day registration opens at 7 a.m.

  • 5K Race without dogs 8 a.m.

  • 5K Race with dogs 8:30 a.m.

  • 3K Walk 9 a.m.

  • Costume contest 10:00 a.m.


Brookside Neighborhood
63rd & Brookside Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64113



5:30 pm17:30

Bar{K} Event for Great Plains SPCA

Ink magazine, LiveKC, and Rainy Day Books welcome Elias Weiss Friedman AKA @TheDogist for Bar{k}: a Happy Hour for Dogs on Tuesday, October 27 at Barney Allis Plaza from 5:30 – 8:00 PM. The Paw Wash will have a booth set up, so make sure to come by and say hi!

All proceeds generated from the event benefit Great Plains SPCA, Kansas City Metro’s most unique and comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 35,000 needy pets annually.

All tickets are $10 and include (1) drink ticket courtesy of KC Bier Company and a special treat for the pups from Beer Paws made from local spent grains. All attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Elias Weiss Friedman, aka Instagram sensation @TheDogist, as part of his national book tour for his new book “The Dogist” releasing on October 20th.



7:00 am07:00

Strutt With Your Mutt

Date: September 20th, 2015

Please join us for the 25th Annual Strutt With Your Mutt 5K Race & 3K Walk for homeless pets in beautiful Brookside. Your support makes a difference in the lives of abandoned, abused and homeless animals. You ensure they get a second chance at the life they deserve. 

Strut With Your Mutt helps Wayside Waifs care for more than 6,500 animals every year. Proceeds from the event also help fund lifesaving medical care, local, regional and national animal rescue missions, behavior training for animals who have come to Wayside neglected and under socialized, and No More Bullying! programing to children thoughout the entire Kansas City area. Together, we can create a more humane Kansas City!


Brookside Neighborhood
63rd & Brookside Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64113