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With extra time at home recently and away from extended family and friends, many people began to appreciate the companionship of a friendly furry face.

Many families and individuals did not have – or perhaps, did not have enough – lovable pets, so pet fostering in our neighborhoods went on the rise! The Barkery is proud of our communities for stepping up and choosing to love all creatures – great and small!

All across the greater Kansas City area, families and friends fostered the dogs and cats of the local animal shelters – Many also were adopted! This is great news!

Unfortunately, as some people are returning to regular work hours or are finding it necessary to be away from home for longer periods of time, they have less time and energy to care for the pet who kept them company for weeks and even months. Some pets have been sadly returned to the shelters and are still in need of homes. Meanwhile, there are always more pups and kitties coming into the shelters. These pals need good homes with people to love them.

If you’re ready to consider adding another member to your family, please check visit the local shelters near you for a sweet little friend in need of a good home.

Check out places like:

  1. KC Pet Projecttake a peek at some sweet faces that could become your next best friend!
  2. Wayside Waifslearn how the pet adoption process currently works!
  3. Unleashed Pet Rescueconsider donating to help support these sweet pup and kitties until they find their forever homes!
  4. Chain of Hopeconsider donating, adopting, fostering and more.

Brookside Barkery and Bath is all about supporting our local communities – and that includes the dogs and cats within them! Find other shelters near you and look for ways to be involved in your community!

We are here for all your pets and all their needs; from well-established pets to brand new rescues, Barkery and Bath has the tricks and the tools to help you make your pet as welcomed and loved as possible. Be sure to check out our grooming appointments as well as our online store – have your pet’s food, treats and toys all delivered right to your front door!

Visit to get started! Whatever you need to keep your pets happy and healthy, the we are here to help!