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Pets

Leawood’s only dog park will soon have increased walkability. The Leawood City Council this week formally accepted a $50,000 donation toward a new walking path at the central city dog park. The trail will circle the dog park Assistant Parks and...
A Prairie Village couple is suing the city of Mission Hills after their two dogs were severely injured by coyote traps at a city park earlier this year. Last week, Elisabeth Kirsch and Douglas Drake filed a lawsuit against Mission...
Brookside Barkery & Bath, a local pet supplies and spa company, is expanding into Johnson County, with two new locations opening in the coming months. Brian and Jennifer Murphy, the new owners of Brookside Barkery & Bath, are planning to...
A new on-the-go pet groomer is "zooming" around Johnson County. Zoomin' Groomin', a mobile pet spa, started making the rounds in the Johnson County area earlier this year. Zoomin' Groomin' grooms pets in the driveway The mobile pet spa comes to...
Over the years, many kids have completed the Lenexa Playground Passport program, which challenges park-goers to visit the city's nearly two dozen park playgrounds. But Scout, a 14-year-old golden retriever, may be the first dog to go the full park...
Johnson County coffee- and cat-lovers can now get both their fixes at the new Second Cup Cat Café in Olathe. Where exactly: Second Cup Cat Café opened earlier this fall at Suite H at 417 North Rawhide Drive, just off...
Transport Brewery in Shawnee is not a dog-themed taproom per se. A better way to describe it might be “dog forward.” There’s a large collage on the wall with pictures of dogs and their owners, and that’s next to a...
Local animal rescue groups say they are facing an influx of “pandemic pet” returns along with a sudden drop in adoptions as the world begins to return to normal. The Shawnee Mission Post talked to Melissa’s Second Chances in Shawnee,...
It's a happy new year, indeed, for a litter of puppies rescued last summer by volunteers from a Shawnee animal shelter. Officials with Melissa's Second Chances, 11015 W. 75th Street, say the nine puppies and their mother that were found...
Next week, the Prairie Village city council is expected to decide whether to repeal its pit bull ban. Prairie Village is one of a shrinking number of Shawnee Mission area cities that have such "breed specific language" on their...
The Prairie Village city council on Monday directed staff to draw up language that would repeal the existing ban on pit bulls in the city. The proposed ordinance change will come before the council for formal consideration at a...
The Prairie Village City Council on Tuesday will discuss the possibility of repealing language on its books that prohibits residents from owning pit bulls. The item is set to come up for discussion as part of the council committee of...