MABTR participates in events throughout the year in order to educate the public on our existence and rescue efforts. We will continue to do our part by exhibiting at events and participating in fundraisers in order to spread the word.

Events are added regularly and posted below by state.  Hope to see you there!

Year-Round Events: click on event for more details


  • Saturday, October 8 Centennial – Halloween Hounds Pet Portraits from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Chuck and Don’s.  2253 E. Briarwood Ave.  $5 include two photos.  Click for details.
  • Saturday, October 22 Glendale – Boston Boo Halloween Bash from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at For the Love of Dog Doggie Daycare – 4751 E. Virginia Ave, Glendale.  $5 per person.  Costume contest, beer & wine, and raffles.  Click for details.


Kansas City

  • Saturday, October 1 Shawnee Mission Park, KS – Barktoberfest.  A celebration of music, food, drinks, pets and families from 10am to 8pm at 7900 Renner Rd.  Free admission.  Click for details.
  • Sunday, October 16 Blue Springs – 23rd Annual Dogtoberfest from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Kemper Outdoor Education Center – 8201 S. Jasper Bell Rd.  Free Admission.  Dog food drive, walk, games, booths.  Click for details.
  • Monday, January 2, 2017 Kansas City, MO – Pizza Ranch Fundraiser from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 4801 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO.  10% of all sales (buffet, carry-out and delivery) will go to MABTR.
  • Saturday, March 18 2017 Kansas City, MOAmazing KC PetExpo 2017 MABTR along with other rescues and pet vendors will be present for two days.

St Louis

  • Wednesday, October 19 Rock Hill – St. Louis Wing Co Fundraiser from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 9816 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill, MO.  All you can eat boneless wings and 20 Wing Dine-In special.  Mention you are with MABTR. Click for details.
  • Sunday, October 30 St. Louis – 2nd Annual Boston Boo from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the AKC Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park.  1721 S Mason Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131.  Costume contest, raffle, goodie bags.  $5 admission.  Click for details.
  • November 5 and 6 St Charles – 8th Annual St. Louis Pet Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center.  Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. 1 Convention Center Plaza.  Bring your pet!
  • Saturday, November 19 St. Louis – Play Date at AKC Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park.  1721 S Mason Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131.  Click for details.
  • Saturday, December 17 St. Louis – Celebration of the Dog at AKC Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park –  1721 S Mason Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131.  FREE EVENT.  We will have raffles, food, dog games, vendors, adoptable dogs talent contest and much more.  Jennifer Misfeldt will be our special guest.  Click for details.


  • Sunday, October 2 Omaha – Walk for the Animals from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the NHS Meadow (89th and Fort St).  There will be a 5K and 1-mile walk, food trucks, games and activities for dogs and families.  Click for details.
  • Sunday, October 9 Omaha – Pints and Paw Pub Crawl from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Get half price pints across six Benson Bars/Breweries and visit with local rescue groups.  For more details and to purchase tickets in advance click here
  • Saturday, October 15 Omaha – Boston Boo Halloween Bash from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at 5109 S. 51st St.  $5 per person (includes a brunch).  Both human and dog activities.  Click for details.


  • More coming

**If you would like to help at any of the following events please contact the local Event Coordinators.**

Region Name/Email Phone
CO Springs, CO Laurie Spear 719-439-9827
Boulder, CO Dana Mielke 720-618-7462
Denver, CO Cindy Marques 303-475-8155
Kansas City, KS Tiffany Paulie 913-226-4078
Kansas City, MO Sara Schuster and Brian Lawrence 816-522-6874
St Louis, MO Crystal Hall 314-471-1878
Omaha, NE Nicole Gidden 402-301-6937
Cheyenne, WY Ryan Sutherland 307-630-9077