Briefly Noted: KC-area Three Dog Bakery raising money for local pet shelters

Some of the proceeds from a fundraiser by KC area Three Dog Bakery will go toward Melissa's Second Chances to help pay for care for puppies like this one. Photo courtesy Melissa's Second Chances.

KC area Three Dog Bakery raising money for local pet shelters

Three Dog Bakery, a Kansas City dog bakery with locations in Leawood and southern Overland Park, is working this month to raise money for local pet shelters, including Melissa’s Second Chances in Shawnee. The pandemic prompted many pet adoptions, but adoption numbers have declined in 2021, and rescue shelters need funds to care for adoptable pets, according to local shelters.

August is designated as the month to celebrate birthdays for rescue dogs, since owners may not know their actual birth dates. Throughout “DOGust,” Three Dog Bakery stores nationwide are selling pet bandanas for $5 each with the net proceeds donated to a local rescue shelter in the community. In Kansas City, the shelters benefiting from these donations are Melissa’s Second Chances as well as Lucky 13 Rescue in Kansas City, Missouri.