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

Kansas City's Ultimate Dog Day Out

September 13-15, 2019 | #furloughkc

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Connecting dogs from our community with Kansas City

Furlough is the opportunity of a lifetime for 30 shelter dogs and 30 Kansas City families and companies
How does it work?

On the weekend of September 13th, 30 of our shelter dogs will be taken out on Furlough to experience the ultimate dog day out in Kansas City! Furlough gives these dogs the opportunity to experience what life is like outside the shelter and what it feels like to be a part of a family. Attendees have the option to sponsor a dog from our shelter for a deserved day on the outside.

And, new this year, there is also an option for dog owners to bring their own pet out to participate in the fun! We have partnered with multiple businesses all throughout the Kansas City area that will offer giveaways and fun, dog-friendly activities. Your sponsorship raises money for the 10,000+ animals we care for every year. It also includes one waived adoption fee should you (or someone your dog meets on Furlough) decide you’d like to keep them forever!


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 have the opportunity to 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 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 dog for the weekend

Have opportunity to foster a dog overnight or just for the day

KC Pet Project foster kit

Free admission to furlough events

Receive free adoption waiver

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 10,000 pets will come to KC Pet Project in 2017, 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.

Furlough a dog for 1 day


This is a one day commitment to foster a KC Pet Project pet. Your sponsorship will go towards the health and care of the 10,000+ animals we will take in this year and includes the following:

Dog collar, leash, bowl, bag of treats, and food for your foster dog

1 free adoption for you or someone your dog meets on furlough

A pawsport to present for fun giveaways and activities at participating businesses around Kansas City

*Pick up/drop off dates: Friday, September 13 until Saturday night or Saturday, September 14 until Sunday morning.

Friends of Furlough


Bring your own dog along on Furlough this year!

Your sponsorship includes a Furlough t-shirt and a pawsport to bring to businesses around Kansas City for fun giveaways and activities over the weekend.

Your donation will go towards the health and care of the 10,000+ animals we will take in this year.

In-Kind Sponsor

Partner with KC Pet Project for Furlough 2019! This is a commitment to promote the event and offer incentives to these foster families for the weekend. Your sponsorship includes recognition and promotion on KC Pet Project’s website and social media channels. Participants are encouraged to utilize social media during this event with #furloughkc.

Fundraiser Option

You also have the option to build your own fundraising page to Furlough a dog!

When you register for Furlough, there is an option to create your own fundraiser. You are in charge of your page so you can upload your own photos, write your own description, and create your own unique URL. Your page can be sent out to friends and family to get to your goal of $500. Once $500 (or more!) is raised, you will be officially registered for Furlough 2019.

Why Furlough?

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 30 loving families and businesses the opportunity of a lifetime.

This event raises awareness for our pets at KC Pet Project by getting them (and you!) out into the community all around the Kansas City area. This gives your dog, and other KC Pet Project animals, an opportunity to find their fur-ever home!

A $500 donation will feed a KC Pet Project dog for one year.

Company and foster recognition: There will be social media contest and campaigns, local press engagements, advertising support, and web recognition to make sure your generosity is rewarded and marks your company as one that cares about Kansas City.

A donation of any size will go to the health and care for the over 10,000 animals we see every year.

Prizes for sponsors and fosters: Best Instagram photo tagged with #furloughkc

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!”

-Brookside Barkery & Bath


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