Homeless animals in El Dorado, Kansas, don’t have many places to go, but with a couple great local shelters, many of these animals are removed from the streets and placed in new homes.
The El Dorado Animal Control and Shelter is part of the City of El Dorado. The shelter takes in cats and dogs from El Dorado and from rural Butler County to provide care for them. Once the animals reach El Dorado Animal Control and Shelter, they are given shelter, food, and medical care, while the shelter tries to find new homes for them. Because of limited space, the shelter is constantly trying to remind local residents to get their animals spayed or neutered to prevent unnecessary euthanasia in the shelter.
Heartstrings Animal Advocates is a new organization that is dedicated to helping county shelters find homeless animals new families and places to live to prevent euthanasia. The organization visits shelters in areas where there is a high number of animal euthanized each year. The group pulls out animals when necessary and acts as a halfway house. In other instances, Heartstrings Animal Advocates helps with adoptions. A large number of the animals that the group has helped have been from Texas and Oklahoma, but it has also helped the El Dorado Animal Shelter, Kansas Humane Society, and Caring Hands Humane Society all in the area.
If you are in the El Dorado area looking for a new pet, consider contacting one of these organizations to find a new furry friend.
Each May, Bark in the Park brings over 100 dogs to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium to watch the Wichita Wingnuts play baseball! In addition to the baseball game, you and your pup can enter various contests and raffles. Get your photos taken and meet adoptable dogs from the area who are looking for new homes!
The first 150 dogs in the park will get a free bandana. Tickets are just $10, and the proceeds are donated to the Cowley County Humane Society, Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, Wichita Animal Action League, or K-9 Karma Animal Advocates. Tickets are available online, via Facebook, and at participating organizations.
Join the Kansas Humane Society each October for its annual Woofstock event! Woofstock will be held in the month of October and generally runs from 9:30 am to 3 pm. During this annual fundraising event, the Kansas Humane Society hopes to raise enough money to help care for even more animals each year!
During the event, you can participate in the silent auction, visit the vendor booths, and join in with other locals for a variety of different activities.
The more you help raise for the organization, the more incentives you can earn for yourself!
General admission for Woofstock is $10. This event takes place at the Sedgwick County Park in Wichita.
Each October, head over to the ICT Urban Pop-Up Park with your pooch for some pre-Halloween festivities! This fun event features live music, local food trucks, and costume contests with prizes for the winners. The whole event is a giant costume party for the dogs of the area, so be sure that you dress up your pup.
The event runs from 12 pm to 3 pm and is free to attend. Donations are welcome, however. If you donate $5 or more, you will receive a ticket to the giveaway contest, which gives you a chance to win some great prizes!
On two days in April, join the Kansas Toy Dog Club for their annual Toy Breed Dog Show! With more than 100 dogs competing in the show, you are sure to see pups of all different toy breeds at the show. Each breed will have its own competition, and the winners of the breed contests will move on to the Best in Group show!
This Dog Show takes place at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas.
This two-day event begins at 9 am both mornings and wraps up at 4 pm. Admission is free both days.
You won’t want to miss out on the annual Wheat State Bully Bash and Dog Expo at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas. This event is held to honor bully breeds in the Wichita area. During the event, you can watch or participate in a dog show, where the Best in Show will take home a prize! There will also be vendor booths and an area for children’s activities.
Doors open at 8 am, and the first show starts at 10.
All dog breeds welcome. Admission for adults 15 and older is $15. Children under 15 get in for free. Dogs are admitted for $5 each.