Each year, Brookside Barkery holds a holiday fundraiser in hopes of changing the lives of Kansas City metro area pets in need. With the help of our customers, we were able to donate 4 tons of food to a rescue group that’s near and dear to our hearts, Chain of Hope. This year, we hope to exceed last year’s donation and buy 5 tons of pet food for Chain of Hope!

About Chain of Hope

The heroes at Chain of Hope venture into Kansas City’s most blighted neighborhoods, looking for animals who’ve been ignored, neglected, or mistreated. In addition to saving abandoned animals, this organization educates uninformed pet owners, and provides survival supplies for animals in need.

  • Chain of Hope gives away over 1000 pounds of pet food alone per week to struggling pet owners.
  • They spend thousands of dollars every week on medical care for pets in need.
  • Chain of Hope receives 30+ calls a day reporting an animal in need, and sometimes those calls come too late.

Chain of Hope volunteers see so much cruelty and neglect within the urban core of Kansas City. Yet, they continue to improve the lives of animals with the same goal in mind: break the chain of ignorance, break the chain of suffering, and break the chain of unwanted litters.

How You Can Help

To help us reach our goal of 5 tons of food for Chain of Hope, we’re hosting a virtual auction loaded with items from local businesses that you can bid on and win! Register for the auction now, and begin bidding on Tuesday, December 7th at 9:00am. The auction closes at 5pm on Friday, December 10th!

Auction items include gift cards from Brookside Barkery & Bath, Chain of Hope, Elly May Moments, plus a Pet Friendly Airbnb Stay, Boulevard “Beer at Home” certificate, dog & cat goodies & much more!

More Ways to Help

As a grassroots organization, Chain of Hope operates SOLELY on donations. When you support Chain of Hope, you are directly helping animals in need. In-store, we are asking every customer to donate $1 to our fundraising effort. We’re also selling raffle tickets for dog & cat gift basket giveaways at each store location!

You can make a donation or purchase raffle tickets on our online store! Your generous donation will help us in buying 5 tons of food for this incredibly deserving organization.


Winners will be drawn on December 21st, 2021!

Click here for more stories about the animals that have been helped by Chain of Hope.