Here’s a list of this week’s dog-related activities in the Kansas City metro.
Through Thursday, Sept. 20
Brio Tuscan Grille (502 Nichols Drive, KCMO) will donate 20 percent of food sales to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. The promotion is valid for dining at the restaurant or with takeout orders. Gift cards can’t be used. Be sure to mention the shelter when placing your order.
Friday, Sept. 21
Jerry’s Bait Shop (302 S.W. Main St., Lee’s Summit) is hosting another Draws for Paws fundraiser, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Furry Kids’ Refuge. The cost is $10 per person at the door; admission includes brisket, pulled pork, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls and a drink ticket. Draws for Paws is from 5 to 8 p.m.
Join the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation for a book swap beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Sulgrave Regency on the Plaza (200 W. 49th St., KCMO). Here are the details.
Saturday, Sept. 22
Wayside Waifs’ annual Strutt With Your Mutt event will be at 63rd and Brookside Plaza in KCMO. The morning includes two 5K races (with and without dogs) and the traditional 3K walk. Day-of registration begins at 7 a.m., or you can register online before 4 p.m. on Friday. Check out the complete schedule and list of activities on the Strutt event page.
Go Dog Go! is a benefit walk for the Leavenworth County Humane Society. The Basehor Community Library is sponsoring this event, which will be at Basehor-Linwood High School (2108 N. 155th St., Basehor). Register in advance for $20 either online or at the library (1400 158th St., Basehor). Registration on the day of the event begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be $30. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., get a hot dog, chips and a pop at Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption (5918 Broadmoor, Mission). The lunch is $5 per person, with proceeds going to the shelter. Guests are welcome to tour the shelter and meet the available animals.
Sunday, Sept. 23
Bring your dog for Ciao Bow Wow at SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza in Lee’s Summit (1808 N.W. Chipman Road) or Overland Park (6541 W 119th St.). Tickets are $25 per dog, with proceeds going to Wayside Waifs. Pet owners order off the regular menu for the regular prices. Your dog will get a special pizza dinner and dessert from Three Dog Bakery. Seatings are from 3 to 8 p.m. Reservations are required; make yours by calling 816-246-SPIN (7746) for the Lee’s Summit location or 913-451-SPIN (7746) for the Overland Park location.
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