Bark in the Park, Plus More Local Ways to Spoil Your Pup

The Royals are off to a great start this season and who better to catch a game with than your best friend? Wayside Waifs’ annual Bark in the Park event on Tuesday, April 21 at Kauffman Stadium gives you the chance to bring Fido along to cheer on the home team. This year’s event is sold out, but if you weren’t lucky enough to get a ticket there are still a lot of ways to show your pup some love, KC-style.

Screen shot 2015-04-17 at 1.36.30 PMWatching the game at home? Crack open a cold one for you and your dog. While you enjoy one of Boulevard’s brews, your BFF can lap up a bottle of Beer Paws Doggie Beer. Founded by local gal Crystal Wiebe, the Beer Paws lineup includes non-alcoholic beer brewed just for pups, as well as dog biscuits made from the spent grains leftover after brewing. Available in grocery, liquor, pet and other stores around Kansas City. Visit beerpaws.com for retailers or to order. A portion of sales goes to local shelters.

nicherndesignsOlathe-based Ni-Chern Designs owner Nicole Wall creates dog collars and leashes in a wide variety of colorful prints backed by sturdy nylon webbing. The products come in a variety of sizes and can be customized with your choice of buckles and can even be embroidered with your pet’s name. Available from MADE in Lawrence or online at nicherndesigns.com.

Dog-lovers Bill and Elaine Schwing decided to start making their own dog treats because they wanted a safe, wholesome alternative to the readily available “mystery ingredient” products for their adopted pooch, Saint. KCCanine jerky products are literally good enough for humans to eat too—seriously, check out the all-natural ingredients. Available at grocery and pet stores all over Kansas City and online at kccanine.com.

 

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