The most unique event in pet shelter history

September 9-11, 2016 | #furloughkc

Only Kansas City, and KC Pet Project, could pull this off.

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Sponsor a Dog

Connecting Companies, Kansas Citians, and Our Dogs.

Furlough is the opportunity of a lifetime for 50 special dogs and 50 loving Kansas City Families and Businesses.

How Does it Work?

On the weekend of September 9, 2016, 50 dogs will be sent on Furlough to 50 pre-screened homes to enjoy a weekend on the outside. They will go on walks, play ball, snuggle on the couch- whatever their little hearts desire! For that weekend, the dogs get to experience what it means to be part of a family, and families get a free test drive with a dog that may end up in their forever home.

Each dog will be sponsored for either a one-day or two-day Furlough. This covers all costs for the family, including a waived adoption fee, should they keep their dog. It also raises money for KC Pet Project, the largest No-Kill, open admission shelter in the Midwest.


Allow a dog to go on Furlough with a pre-screened family

Feed a dog at KC Pet Project for one year

Receive a free adoption waiver for participation

Each dog and company will be tagged in social media posts, creating mini commercials for the dog and the sponsor


Feed a dog at KC Pet Project for one year

Receive recognition in printed and online materials

Help to waive adoption fee for sponsored dog

Have option to foster a Furlough dog for free

Receive free admission to Furlough events

Foster Families

Foster dog for the weekend

Have opportunity to foster  for one or two days

KC Pet Project Foster Kit

Free Admission to Furlough Events

Receive free adoption waiver

Only need to sign up. There is no fee to foster.

About KC Pet Project

KC Pet Project, the 501c3 nonprofit operator of the Kansas City, MO animal shelter, is the largest No-Kill shelter in Kansas City, MO, and the 3rd largest open-admission No-Kill shelter in the United States. We are keenly focused on progressive, life-saving policies and programs and work under the motto “Solutions – Not Excuses.”

More than 11,000 pets will come to KC Pet Project in 2016, each one in need of a soft bed, medical care, nourishing food, life-saving vaccinations and hope for a home. Your support and generosity will make the difference in the life of a homeless dog or cat in Kansas City. Together, we are creating a No-Kill Kansas City.

Sponsorship Levels & Details

2-Day Furlough


2-Day Commitment Includes:

Foster a KC Pet Project Pet for 48 Hours

Furlough dog collar, leash, bowl, bag of treats, and food for your pet

Furlough T-shirt

1 Free Adoption for You or Someone Your Dog Meets on Furlough

Fun incentives to foster a pet through Furlough companies located around Kansas City

A 1-Day bonus: Take your dog to work

A name plaque on a kennel for one year showing your on-going support for KC Pet Project

Agree to pick up your pet between 7am-noon on Friday 9.9 and return noon-5pm on Sunday 9.11

1-Day Furlough


24-hour Commitment Includes:

Foster a KC Pet Project Pet for 24 hours


Furlough T-shirt

1 Free Adoption for You or Someone Your Dog Meets on Furlough

Fun incentives to foster a pet through Furlough at companies located around Kansas City

A name plaque on a kennel for one year, showing your on-going support for KC Pet Project

Agree to pick your pet up between 7am-11am on Saturday, 9.10 and return noon-5pm on Sunday, 9.11.

Friends of Furlough


General Supporter of the Event and its success

In-Kind Sponsor

Promotion & Day of Event Partnership

Partner with KC Pet Project to Promote the Event and Provide incentives for our foster families

Furlough is an Opportunity

Unlike any other program in the United States

Together, we have a chance to continue to build the reputation of our city and KC Pet Project as national leaders in animal shelter management and adoption. Join us in giving these special animals and 50 loving families and businesses the opportunity of a lifetime.

Prizes for Companies and Foster Families

Prizes include: Best Instagram photo tagged with #FurloughKC and Best Sponsor.

See a Lot of Smiles All Over KC

Furlough will touch every part of Kansas City. For one special weekend, there will be dogs, families, and events throughout the city recognizing our sponsors and foster families.

Company Recognition

There will be social media contests and campaigns, local press engagements, advertising support, and web recognition to make sure your generosity to the community is seen and marks your company as one that cares about Kansas City.

What else can my company do other than sponsor a pet?

Host a donation drive for the pets of KC Pet Project. Throw a party at work or at someone’s home for their Furlough pet. Post your Furlough pet through your company’s social media to help him/her get adopted. Enjoy incentives offered by our Furlough partners.

What People Are Saying

“The 2015 KCPP Furlough event was my first exposure to fostering. KCPP were so thoughtful about selecting dogs to participate, they paired me up with a sweet little lady named Posey who was a perfect fit for our home and family. She was so much fun to have all weekend and we really enjoyed the excuse to get out around town in order to show her off at the different KCPP events. The experience was so rewarding that we not only kept Posey as a foster until she was adopted into her forever home, but went back to KCPP for more, continuing to foster dogs, all because of the furlough opportunity.”

-Lindy, Citibank

“We’ve partnered with KC Pet Project on a number of things, but this one was easily the most rewarding. We were paired with a shy redbone coonhound named Cinnamon, and for her furlough, we pulled out all the stops. Everyone at our store loved her to pieces, with the entire staff showing up (sporting party hats) for a welcome party. She ran around in big backyards with other dogs, ate all the healthy treats we could put in front of her, and generally learned that life can be pretty great. We ended up fostering her until the day when her forever family came to meet her and whisk her off to a 15 acre farm. We were sad to see her go, having fallen in love with her. But we were happier still for having had her in our lives. Furlough is one of the most engaging initiatives that KCPP has ever done. Count us in, every year!”

-Jason, Brookside Barkery & Bath


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Contact & Locations

Kansas City, MO

Animal Shelter

4400 Raytown Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64129

Zona Rosa

Adoption Center

7351 NW 87th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64153


Adoption Center

11620 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66214

Please contact Tori Fugate for more information:



Donations also accepted online at:

Special Thanks

Furlough Sponsors

The Mai Agency

John & Jan Girando


Friends of Furlough

In-Kind Sponsors

Up-Down Kansas City

Char Bar

Brookside Barkery & Bath

Bier Station