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Adoptions in Brookside – Mid America Bully Breed Rescue

Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue (MABBR) is a foster home network affiliated with Kansas Pit Bull Rescue and is maintained entirely by volunteers. MABBR has successfully placed over 500 pit bull-type dogs into permanent homes since its expansion in 2005.

Stop by the Barkery in Brookside and meet with the volunteers and dogs looking for their loving forever homes. Help us at MABBR make a difference in the lives of these loving dogs!

 

Pawtini Fundraiser

 

Great Plains SPCA is a local nonprofit No Kill shelter hosting its most important event of the year, Pawtini, with the theme of “007.”

Be ready for action on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Marriott Muehlebach Hotel in Downtown Kansas City, MO for a top secret rendezvous to support Great Plains SPCA. Your mission… to join us and the other elite spies of the Kansas City Metro to support the 35,000 pets and people served by Great Plains SPCA annually – while looking sharp, with a Pawtini in hand – shaken, not stirred.

Help Great Plains SPCA by supporting this event and SPCA’s mission to drive change in our community through innovative programs that promote adoption, outreach, veterinary care, and a better life for pets and the people who love them.

Adoptions in Brookside – Rescue K-911

Stop by the Barkery in Brookside and meet the dedicated volunteers with Rescue K-911. Rescue K-911 works diligently to find homes for pets who have been left with no other option. They will be bringing some lovable dogs that are looking to find an equally loving family. Let’s help these pets find their forever homes!

National Walk Your Dog Day

Grab a leash and hit the streets, National Walk your Dog day is February 22. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits. It is a great excuse for you and your pet to go outside and get some extra exercise, bond with each other, and relieve stress at the same time. Stop by the Barkery on your outing, we’d love to see you and your best friend!

Valentine’s Week at Brookside Barkery & Bath

There is no doubt that the love we feel for our pets is as strong as (or more strong than) the love we have for other humans. Share the love this week by stopping by the Barkery in Brookside or Lee’s Summit and treating your pup to a gourmet cookie. You will receive a free bag of treats to share!

Adoptions in Lee’s Summit – Kansas City Retired Greyhounds as Pets

Stop by the Barkery in Lee’s Summit and meet the dedicated volunteers with Kansas City Retired Greyhounds as Pets! Whether it’s rescuing or fostering, they do everything possible to give homeless pets a great shot at a healthy life in a forever home. They’ll be bringing adoptable friends to the Lee’s Summit store for a meet and greet, and will be eager to help you find your perfect match when it comes to furry friends!

Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fats: Dietary Supplement or Dietary Dilemma?

A recent article surfaced on social media from an anonymous dog owner that noticed her three-year-old Neopolitan Mastiff became terribly lame after eating 8 fish oil tablets a day. One day, her dog had trouble rising and it was discovered that he was suffering from Vitamin E deficiency. She immediately stopped giving him fish oil supplements and switched to Vitamin E, and within a week, her dog was completely back to normal.

Should You Supplement Fish Oil for Your Pet?

In today’s modern world, supplementing your dog’s diet with omega-3 rich foods like fish oil would be a good idea, right? Well, yes. But instead of mindlessly supplementing our dog’s diet with fish oil, shouldn’t we first look at the reason why they might need it? Because, as one Neopolitan Mastiff owner found out, the descent into fish oil and omega-3 supplementation can be a slippery slope indeed.

How Do Dogs Get Omega Fats?

Sources of omega-6 fatty acids include vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. Hopefully a small part of you thought “well that shouldn’t matter because my dog doesn’t eat vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.” Hopefully, you’re beginning to see that diets high in omega-6 fatty acids aren’t all that natural for dogs.

We all know that dogs are carnivores, right? We know that dogs don’t have any nutritional requirement for grains. Just as modern diets have caused chronic health issues in  people, they’re doing the same to our dogs. There is one really big reason why dogs need fish oil in the first place: processed dog food contains omega-6 rich plant oils and grains.

Instead of feeding our dogs fish oil, wouldn’t it be really good idea to feed them what they’re supposed to eat – and then perhaps they wouldn’t need the fish oil? Slapping a fish oil Band-Aid on a poorly constructed, processed diet certainly isn’t the best thing you can do for your dog’s health, because there are some real concerns with feeding fish oil in the long term. In the meantime, here are some important diet changes you should make for your dog before reaching for the fish oil tablets:

  • Feed your dog a meat-based diet, free of grains.
  • Avoid vegetable oils of any kind. They’re loaded with omega-6 fats and your dog doesn’t need them.
  • Look for grass-fed meats whenever possible. These will have a better balance of polyunsaturated fats.
  • Look out for vegetable oil in disguise (many ingredient lists can disguise vegetable oil as other ingredients).

 

To learn more about supplementing fish oil, click here to see the full article by Dogs Naturally Magazine.

February Special – OC RAW DOG!

OC Raw Dog is made from REAL RAW food that is just as easy to feed as it is wholesome and nutritious. OC Raw Dog uses only premium ingredients—all natural, whole muscle and organ meat, and farm fresh produce—with absolutely zero indirect or direct preservatives, chemicals, fillers or grains. The result is healthier, happier dogs. Health concerns such as red eyes, dry skin, loose stools, excessive shedding, and low energy are dramatically mitigated when your dog is eating what nature intended! A raw food diet results in lower vet bills and fewer vet visits making happier pet parents.

Humane Society of Greater Kansas City Adoption Event

The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City celebrates over 100 years of faithful service to the lost, abandoned, and broken pets of the Greater Kansas City area. Their mission is to save and improve the lives of dogs and cats throughout the Greater Kansas City community by providing preventive veterinary care and spay/neuter services, education and adoptions.

Amazing shelter pets are waiting to go home with you. Stop by the Barkery in Brookside and make a difference in a homeless pet’s life!

National Cat Month

We’re not sure why there is a National Cat Month since every day is a celebration for our feline rulers. So, in honor of the fluffy, adorable, independent, sassy, mastermind, evil, clumsy, demanding, affectionate, indifferent kitties that make our lives so much better on a daily basis, we have BUY 2, GET 1 FREE cans of FROMM and WERUVA from Feb 1-Feb 11!

Stop in the Barkery and grab a few goodies for your feisty best friend and share your love with them all month long!

Events

Adoptions in Brookside – Mid America Bully Breed Rescue

Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue (MABBR) is a foster home network affiliated with Kansas Pit Bull Rescue and is maintained entirely by volunteers. MABBR has successfully placed over 500 pit bull-type dogs into permanent homes since its expansion in 2005.

Stop by the Barkery in Brookside and meet with the volunteers and dogs looking for their loving forever homes. Help us at MABBR make a difference in the lives of these loving dogs!

 

Pawtini Fundraiser

 

Great Plains SPCA is a local nonprofit No Kill shelter hosting its most important event of the year, Pawtini, with the theme of “007.”

Be ready for action on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Marriott Muehlebach Hotel in Downtown Kansas City, MO for a top secret rendezvous to support Great Plains SPCA. Your mission… to join us and the other elite spies of the Kansas City Metro to support the 35,000 pets and people served by Great Plains SPCA annually – while looking sharp, with a Pawtini in hand – shaken, not stirred.

Help Great Plains SPCA by supporting this event and SPCA’s mission to drive change in our community through innovative programs that promote adoption, outreach, veterinary care, and a better life for pets and the people who love them.

Adoptions in Brookside – Rescue K-911

Stop by the Barkery in Brookside and meet the dedicated volunteers with Rescue K-911. Rescue K-911 works diligently to find homes for pets who have been left with no other option. They will be bringing some lovable dogs that are looking to find an equally loving family. Let’s help these pets find their forever homes!

National Walk Your Dog Day

Grab a leash and hit the streets, National Walk your Dog day is February 22. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits. It is a great excuse for you and your pet to go outside and get some extra exercise, bond with each other, and relieve stress at the same time. Stop by the Barkery on your outing, we’d love to see you and your best friend!

National Cat Month

We’re not sure why there is a National Cat Month since every day is a celebration for our feline rulers. So, in honor of the fluffy, adorable, independent, sassy, mastermind, evil, clumsy, demanding, affectionate, indifferent kitties that make our lives so much better on a daily basis, we have BUY 2, GET 1 FREE cans of FROMM and WERUVA from Feb 1-Feb 11!

Stop in the Barkery and grab a few goodies for your feisty best friend and share your love with them all month long!