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FREE Open Streets ICT event Downtown 2023

Open Streets FREE Downtown

Wichita Parks and Recreation will host another Open Streets ICT – a FREE event in Wichita, KS. Over 100 vendors will be in attendance. Open Streets ICT brings Wichitans of all ages downtown for an active, fun, community-building afternoon on Wichita’s iconic Douglas Avenue. We will be participating this year. Find the Wichita on the Cheap […]

Woofstock Wichita 2022

Woofstock Wichita

Wichita-area dogs are invited to bring their humans to Woofstock is the annual dog-friendly fundraising event that benefits the Kansas Humane Society and the pets they care for. Woofstock will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Sedgwick County Park.  [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] What to Expect at Woofstock:  Participate in the Woof Walk & Breakfast […]

Pet photo with Easter Bunny at PetSmart

Free pet photo with the easter bunny at petsmart

They are NOT doing this for 2023 Easter is all about bunnies, chicks and just about any baby animal. However, it doesn’t mean our beloved dogs and cats can’t get into the springtime fun. Pet parents will want to hop over to PetSmart for a memorable photo with the Easter Bunny. It’s also the perfect time to […]

Free pet photos with Santa at PetSmart

FREE pet photos with Santa Wichita

You have photos with Santa for the kids, but what about our furbabies? PetSmart is giving away FREE pet photos with Santa this month. Santa photos are available by reservation in all PetSmart  stores in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico from 12 – 3 p.m. (local time) Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and […]

Yappy Hour at Bradley Fair

You love your fur babies and they love rides and ice cream, right? This event is for them!  Register, then bring Fido to Yappy Hour at Bradley Fair on one Wednesday per month for treats and fun for Fido – and for you.  They’ll have dog-friendly patios, shopping, and drink specials so you can bring […]

Empty the Shelters adoption event at KS Humane Society

bissell pet foundation empty the shelters adoption event

If you’ve been planning to adopt a pet, May 8 might be your day. The Kansas Humane Society in Wichita is having an Empty the Shelters adoption event. What that means is cheaper pet adoptions! Empty the Shelters adoption event The Bissell Pet Foundation is sponsoring this event, which lowers the adoption fee for one […]

Free pet food giveaway from KHS

cute dog with one ear raised

Another pet food giveaway is being organized by the Kansas Humane Society (KHS) for June 5 and June 7, 2020. Hill’s Pet Nutrition has donated food for this giveaway. If you  find yourself in need of food for your pet, you can take advantage of the free pet food giveaway at KHS.  KHS will have […]

Furry Film Fridays at KHS

Bring the kids to play with animals, eat pizza and watch a movie at Kansas Humane Society Furry Film Fridays! Every second Friday of the month Kansas Humane Society Kids hosts a movie event at the KHS from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Children will have […]

Pet photos with Santa for $9.95 donation at Petco

petco pet family pictures with santa

This December, make a contribution to animal welfare in our city by getting a photo of you and your pet with Santa. The Petco Foundation will be offering pet photos with Santa at its Wichita stores for a $9.95 donation, which will benefit local animal organizations. This will be a great opportunity to include your […]

Kansas Humane Society Free black pets, other pets $25

Free Black Pet Saturday 2019

Have you been thinking about getting a new pet this holiday? If you’re ready for the responsibility, giving a pet a warm and loving home is a great idea. The Kansas Humane Society will be holding its annual Share the Love adoption event this Saturday, November 23, 2019. It’s like an early Black Friday sale! […]

Beauties and Beasts 5th Anniversary Bash

Local animal rescue organization Beauties and Beasts will celebrate its 5th anniversary in Wichita with a big party. The Beauties 5th Anniversary Bash and Family Carnival will be held at WAVE venue on September 28, 2019. It will be a family-friendly event open to all ages. They’ll have carnival games, prizes, face-painting, a cake walk, […]

Midwest Dogfest

dog parks wichita ks

A popular social event for dogs and their people in Wichita! Midwest Dogfest will be held October 12, 2019 at Chisholm Trail Pet Resort. Admission is $5. Bring your well-behaved and vaccinated pets for some fun, off-leash play. There will also be shopping, a silent auction, adult beverages, food trucks, canine demos, and other fun […]

Canines at Cowtown

Canines at Cowtown 2019 flyer

Canines at Cowtown is a fundraising event put on by local veterinary hospitals and sponsored by pet product companies and local businesses. It’s a dog-friendly event at Wichita’s Old Cowtown Museum! The event raises funds for the Paw It Forward Foundation, which is a non-profit that provides financial assistance to pet owners in need to […]

Free Spaying and Neutering Available Based on Income

Sedgwick County residents who meet income guidelines can register for free spaying and neutering for pet cats on Saturday. The Kansas Humane Society is offering FREE cat spay/neuter and microchip services for low income households!($40,000 or below annual household income.) Proof of income is not required. The cats must be friendly and easy to handle. […]

Pet Adoption Expo at Towne West Mall

Friendly happy dog

The Wichita Animal Action League, Petco Foundation, and BOBs from SKECHERS will hosting the first-ever Pet Adoption Expo this weekend in Wichita. The event brings many different pet-rescue organizations together for a big event featuring 200+ animals available for adoption. It will turn Towne West Mall into an indoor mega-adoption event. Participating animal rescues include: […]

Dog and Family Day at Lawrence Dumont Stadium

Does your pooch need a playdate? Do the kids need some fun and free time? City of Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting a Dog and Family Day at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on October 6. Thanks to reader Tori for letting me know about this event! They’ll have food trucks, a pop-up dog park, and a […]

Low-Cost Microchip Clinic from the Wichita Kennel Club

Friendly happy dog

The Wichita Kennel Club will be hosting a microchip clinic for dogs on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. It is open to any dog, as long as they can stand still for chipping, for only $20 per dog. (Cash or check only – no credit cards.) Microchips help reunite pets with their owners […]

Free “Meet the Breeds” event this weekend

Considering getting a dog to add to the family? The Wichita Kennel Club is hosting a FREE “Meet the Breeds” event this weekend at Century II. Members of several local dog, kennel and training clubs will be on hand with their dogs to answer questions and help visitors decide which dog breed is right for […]

Eddy’s car dealerships FREE Adopt-A-Pet Day

Sunday drive with the family and our puppy dog

Wow, if this isn’t a good deal for everyone! Eddy’s car dealerships are hosting a big annual Adopt-A-Pet Day on May 15 and will cover all of the adoption costs for you to bring home a new pet. They’ll have animals at each of their locations throughout Wichita from various local animal shelters, including the […]

Wichita Cat Fancy Cat Show


It isn’t a musical–these are real live pedigreed cats being judged to see who’s purr-tiest. There’s also a household pet division. I’m not sure exactly what categories the cats will be judged on (probably not obedience), but if your family are cat-lovers, it might be fun to attend.  A weekend pass is only $10 for the […]

Pet Adoption Event at Tractor Supply (East)

Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tractor Supply will be hosting a pet adoption event. Rescued pets from several organizations will be available for adoption, and sponsors have generously donated gifts (like collars) to go with each adopted dogs. Big Dogs, Huge Paws , Dog N’ Bone, Lifeline Animal Placement & […]

Low-cost Spay and Neuter Program from KHS

I’ve never heard of an animal shelter that didn’t have more business than it could handle. One way to be part of the solution is to get your pets spayed or neutered. The KHS offers a discount spay and neuter program for families who meet income guidelines. You know how it is: you bring home […]

Yappy Days Only $2 for Kids

Yappy Days are here again. Tomorrow (Saturday, March 27) is the 8th annual Yappy Days at the Kansas Coliseum Pavilion II. Bring your dog and the kids for a fun-filled day of activities, information, and treats. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for kids ages 5-12, and it appears that dogs get in free. 🙂 […]

Dog Day Afternoon at Exploration Place

Exploration Place kicks off its spring/summer series of outdoor events on the first day of spring break with Dog Day Afternoon. Admission is free. Show up with Fido at the Entrance Plaza between 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. for a dog-themed afternoon, with EP’s Ready Vet Go exhibit, talks from local experts on pet care and […]