All Dogs Deserve the Royal Treatment!

Posted by Pia

Deserving shelter animals are getting the royal treatment in Kansas City! And by "Royal" treatment, I mean that provided by the dog loving, adoption supporting, major league baseball players on THE Kansas City ROYALS!

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This Royals fan came out to show appreciation for The Royals support of shelter animals.

1 This Royals fan came out to show appreciation for The Royals support of shelter animals.

Billboards like these help to educate others on the treasures that await your love in shelters everywhere.
Humans L to R: Mitch and Karrie Maier, Jeff and Catie Francoeur, Luke and Ashley Hochevar, Alex and Jamie Gordon.
Canines: George and Diesel Maier, Bruiser, Brodie and Bella Francoeur, Gracie Hochevar, Ruby and Lucy Gordon

2 Billboards like these help to educate others on the treasures that await your love in shelters everywhere. Humans L to R: Mitch and Karrie Maier, Jeff and Catie Francoeur, Luke and Ashley Hochevar, Alex and Jamie Gordon. Canines: George and Diesel Maier, Bruiser, Brodie and Bella Francoeur, Gracie Hochevar, Ruby and Lucy Gordon

Royals fans- both human and canine come out to support their team on 'Bark at the K' bring your pooch to the game day!

3 Royals fans- both human and canine come out to support their team on 'Bark at the K' bring your pooch to the game day!

'Bark at the K' is the Royals annual bring your pooch to the park day!  This year's game was against the White Sox.

4 'Bark at the K' is the Royals annual bring your pooch to the park day! This year's game was against the White Sox.

A lucky rescued canine Royals fan attends the game to show team support!

5 A lucky rescued canine Royals fan attends the game to show team support!

Royals team player, Alex Gordon, wife Jamie and their canine kids, Lucy and Ruby, join forces with Adopt-a-Pet.com's Abbie Moore to spread the word!

6 Royals team player, Alex Gordon, wife Jamie and their canine kids, Lucy and Ruby, join forces with Adopt-a-Pet.com's Abbie Moore to spread the word!

Kansas City Royal Alex Gordon with Ruby- gearing up to film a public service announcement about the importance of adopting shelter animals.

7 Kansas City Royal Alex Gordon with Ruby- gearing up to film a public service announcement about the importance of adopting shelter animals.

Adopt-a-Pet.com's Abbie Moore on Kansas City morning show to launch Royals Adoption supporting campaign sponsored by Bayer.

8 Adopt-a-Pet.com's Abbie Moore on Kansas City morning show to launch Royals Adoption supporting campaign sponsored by Bayer.

Another Royals fan at the game and dressed for the rain!

9 Another Royals fan at the game and dressed for the rain!

As we all know, the deserving animals that abound in city shelters and rescue groups nationwide need as many of us to speak for them as possible! If we don't who will? So when heavy-hitters like The Royals speak up as advocates of adoption- animals are saved! Whether you are a baseball fan, a Kansas City native or a critter lover in general- the efforts of these compassionate players and their families are sure to save lives!

At this very moment, thousands of wonderful, cats, dogs, bunnies, birds and other homeless animals are eagerly waiting to become your best friend. Many are former family pets and are already trained. These furry souls are up to bat with only one shot left at a home run.

Won't you team up with the Royals, and other compassionate professional athletes, and speak on their behalf? Even if you can't adopt or foster, you can "Twitter a Critter" or feature adoptable animal profiles on your Website, Face Book page or other social networking venues.

Go Team!

In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Some special Kansas City critters awaiting adoption

P.S. Sending a big Woof and congrats to shelter animal advocates, David and Kelly Backes, as David Backes was just chosen to be captain of The St. Louis Blues! Besides being an amazing hockey player, David (and wife Kelly) work tirelessly on behalf of homeless animals- needless to say, many furry paws are applauding this great news!

Comments (6)

  • Hello Dr. Pia,
    Good for the Kansas City Royals to get involved with the animal shelter pets. That is just awesome. My mom is involved with a place called Best Friends. They take in all kinds of animals that have lost their homes or been abused. It is so sad but she is glad that there are so many caring people and organizations around to try to offer comfort to these poor pets.
    Well, Rhyder and Harley got good reports from the vet yesterday except Harley is too shall I say, "chubby". She has to start walking more to get her girlie figure back. And when I am here in Marlyand with them it is my job to guard the refrigerator. So, I lay in front of it and put my back feet against it so Harley can't open it and get to the bacon and stuff like that. I am very good at whatever task is given to me. Uh Oh, here she comes now. Gotta go, gotta beat her to the fridge.
    Later,
    Maddox

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    And hello to you Dr. Pia. Now that’s a good idea there. Zoe you should have your favorite team try doing the same thing. I would bet that many of the animals in the shelter would be taken and cared for. Boy did fall ever arrive. More rain yesterday, thunderstorms during the night and now a little drizzle this morning. Expecting more storms this afternoon. I’ll have to get my naps in early; won’t be able to sleep with all that thunder going on.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Dear Dr Pia,
    What a great day at the ballpark. Did the dogs get a hot dog? (ha, ha, ha,).
    Hey Maddox..I bet you're a great fridge guard!
    Hasta luego,
    Rebel

  • I love the 'Bark at the K' day, what a great idea and what great YouTube videos...Kudos to KC Royals(my old stomping grounds)The team and families can be such a wonderful example for adopt-a-pet.

    All you pooches here on the blog stay well...oh yes and their keepers. ;)

    d~ & Kitty =^..^= meeuw!

  • Hi Dr. Pia, The Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Blues athletes sure are great people who care very much about helping shelter animals in many ways! These photos and this information are so important to save more and more deserving animals. My heart goes out to these wonderful people! In my area, we have lots of Organizations that appear online, on TV, and in our Seattle Times newspapers quite often to help shelter animals find great homes and care givers. Thanks for sharing this information! It's always great to see your blog post every Thursday! Have a great weekend! Jan

  • ...every animal deserves a good home, thankfully there are people who care. Here at the farm/ranch people dump cats at the end of the drive-way..guess they know they will be cared for the rest of their lives, a lot of people around where we live can't afford to feed themselves let alone their animals...it is a sad situation. Where did everything go wrong? over and out, Cora-belle, the cattle dog

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