On July 29 and 30, the dog days of summer will be celebrated at the Kansas City Zoo. You're invited to cool off in the shade of the painted dog and dingo exhibits to learn more about these animals that look similar to your dog at home. You can also meet dogs with a very important job. Dogs from Missouri Search and Rescue K-9 will be showing off their skills.
Visit the Zoo's three painted dogs, Shania, Daisy and Bomani, at their exhibit in Africa. There will be activities for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special Zookeeper chat at 10 a.m. and a training session at 2 p.m. The painted dogs will be cooling down with ice treats at noon.
Make your way to Australia to see the dingoes. Learn more about Otto and Lefty during Zookeeper chats at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
MOSAR will be bringing their dogs out to the Zoo to show off their very special skill set. MOSAR responds at the request of law enforcement and fire departments to find missing people. Primarily responding to call-outs in Missouri and Kansas, they also have responded throughout the Midwest. In 2016, MOSAR responded to 54 call-outs and so far in 2017, they responded to 24 call-outs. MOSAR provides live find air scent dogs, scent specific trailing dogs, cadaver dogs, evidence dogs, and disaster dogs. MOSAR dogs will be at the Tropics Tent to meet with guests on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.