“Ruff” night for Royals with dogs watching

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was a "Ruff" night for the Royals on Tuesday, but some fans in the seats didn't seem to mind. It was the second annual Bark at the Park, where dogs actually get to enjoy the game too.

The dog days of summer officially end Wednesday, but don't tell the four-legged Royals fans, most of them getting their first ever chance to see the team in action, in their very own seats at the stadium.

The Cain-ine's favorite player seemed to be Mike Moustakus (or was that Moose-dog-us?) Moose; a popular name for Royals fans.

"I love Moustakus it was easy as soon as I saw him I was like ‘his name is Moose,’" Laura McConnell said about the dog she rescued.

"I saw his ears and the way he looks, he looks like a Moose," Moose's owner said.

The 500 dogs had their own section along the left field line. Each ticket got their owners two seats, one for them and one for their pet, though some dogs like a 100-pound Great Pyrnees named Albus didn't exactly fit.

"I don't know we'll have to see, if not I guess he'll be sitting on one of our laps," Albus's owner LeeAnn Stidham said.

Roadrunner, a severely abused dog, was on hand to help throw out the first pitch, and other KC Pet Project pups were up for adoption.

"It's a great night for our pets, wonderful exposure and we couldn't be happier to partner with the Kansas City Royals," KC Pet Project's Tori Fugate said.

Even though the night on the field for the Royals was truly one for the dogs, the families getting to spend a night with their pooches didn't care.

"We'll remember it for quite a while," one father of three said.

The event raised $2500 for KC Pet Project's Roadrunner fund, helping ill and injured animals.