KC Pet Project shows dogs life on the outside

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Pet Project partnered this weekend with several area business to let some of its dogs experience life on the outside.

The shelter hosted it's first Furlough Event, designed to raise money for the shelter, by letting dog foster families take their pups to local businesses who've opened their doors to diners and dogs.

KC Pet Project Volunteer Beth Dillow said, "The shelter is a really stressful environment for the dogs and so it's really great for them to be out, to be with families, to be in situations that they would be in if they were in a home."

Dog foster parent Ashton Kleekamp and her husband took their five-year-old pit mix to KC Bier Company, which opened its doors to dogs and diners.

"Being able to sit outside on this nice day and enjoy ourselves and the dogs being able to enjoy themselves too is nice," said Kleekamp.

Other businesses that partnered with the shelter include Brookside Barkery & Bath, which threw a party for their furlough dog Cinnamon. Check out those pictures, along with other dogs on furlough, below:

This is the shelter's first Furlough event.