Mascot of the Match Presented by FunkAway

Mascot of the Match

This season, KC Current is teaming up with local animal shelters in support of pet adoptions. In partnership with FunkAway, the club has launched the Mascot of the Match campaign, spotlighting one local animal ready for adoption for each home and away match of the regular season.

Adoptable Pets:

Dave

Dave is 4 years old and has been at the shelter since June. He is very playful, social, and loves to be by your side. Whether you are taking a walk, heading out on an adventure, or just hanging out at home, he'll be right there with you. This handsome boy has a ton of energy and would best fit into a household with people or other dogs who can match it! Dave would love a doggy sister or brother to play with and a yard, or nearby park, to get his zoomies out. His adoption family will receive gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Adopt Dave

Dave is currently housed at KC Pet Project, a shelter working to build a more compassionate community for both pets and people. They care for over 14,000 animals a year and work with other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community. Their mission is “leading the way in creating a compassionate, safe community for pets and people through progressive, lifesaving programs and services, community resources, and educational opportunities.”

Bel air

Bel Air s a two-year-old terrier mix that was rescued through the shelter’s HERO outreach program. He is 67 pounds of pure muscle and a whole lot of love. He will do anything for a tasty treat and is extremely food motivated. This good boy already knows a ton of commands but is anxious to learn more! He loves to make his humans happy by either making you laugh with his goofy personality or just letting you know how much he loves you with a few kisses. He will make an excellent companion and he can’t wait to meet his people. His adoption family will receive gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Adopt Bel Air

Bel Air is currently housed at Great Plains SPCA. As an independent 501(c)(3) no kill shelter, with a 98% live release rate, GPSPCA provides lifesaving services for approximately 4,000 animals annually in the greater Kansas City area. Great Plains SPCA exists because of our caring Kansas City community and generous donors. They offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with their three-pronged approach: prevention, adoption, retention. Their mission is “to drive change in our community through innovative programs that promote adoption, outreach and a better life for pets and the people who love them.”

Cindy pawper

Cindy is an approximately 2-year-old Husky/Lab mix. She's super friendly and loves other dogs and people of all ages. She loves puppies (both canine and human). True to her name, if you sing to her - she'll dance a very wiggly dance! This very sweet girl is hoping to settle in her forever home soon. Thanks to a partnership with Bissell Pet Foundation, Cindy's adoption fee is only $25! Her adoption family will receive gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Adopt Cindy Pawper

Cindy is currently housed at Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. They became the KC metro area’s first no-kill shelter in 1994 and their Affordable Care Clinic is the only veterinary clinic operated by an animal welfare organization in Kansas City that is open to the public. Their mission is "to save and improve the lives of dogs and cats throughout the Greater Kansas City community by providing preventive veterinary care and spay/neuter services, education and adoptions.”

Hope solo

Hope Solo is an adorable eight-month-old, Shepherd Mix who is anxious to find her forever home. She has the sweetest face, the most beautiful coloring, and a lot of love to give. She has a great personality and of course loves to play as she’s still just a pup. This happy girl is up-to-date on her shots and ready to find her people. Hope Solo’s adoption family will receive gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.  

Adopt Hope Solo

Hope Solo is currently housed at Midwest Animal ResQ, a small foster-based rescue group focused on saving dogs from inhumane conditions at local large scale breeding facilities. With the help of dedicated supporters and volunteers, MARQ has grown into a multifaceted group in just a short period of time. This has allowed them to increase their scope to serve the animals of the greater Kansas City area. Their mission statement is "Completing families one tail at a time,” which combines their focus of getting to know their pets and customers so they can make a perfect match!

Victoria

Victoria is an adorable two and a half year-old mixed breed, excited to meet her new family. Victoria has been spending time in KC Pet Project’s administrative offices and is a staff favorite! She is very sweet and loves to be around her people and other dogs. This playful girl also loves treats and knows the command sit. She is looking for a home where she can take long, afternoon naps and play with a furry sibling or two. Victoria’s adoption family will receive gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Adopt Victoria

Victoria is currently housed at KC Pet Project, a shelter working to build a more compassionate community for both pets and people. They care for over 14,000 animals a year and work with other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community. Their mission is “leading the way in creating a compassionate, safe community for pets and people through progressive, lifesaving programs and services, community resources, and educational opportunities.”

 

Successful Adoptions:

Cleopatra

Cleopatra is a striking lady! She has an exotic, regal look, and has a long neck and a mile-long tail. Cleo did a great job of raising her five kittens who have all found their forever homes. She loves to watch the birds out of the windows, play with toys, and take a nap in the sun. She is friendly and likes to be around you, but she isn’t too demanding of your time or attention. Cleo's adoption family received gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Cleopatra was previously housed at Kitty City Kansas Rescue in Lenexa. Kitty City is a licensed cat rescue and 501(c)3 non-profit group of rescuers and individuals who have an affinity for cats. Kitty City rescued her with her 5 babies from a kill shelter and now she's found her forever home.

Georgia

Georgia is a recent mother six adorable pups. We're beyond happy that Georgia along with her six pups have all been adopted. Georgia’s adoption family received gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Georgia was previously housed at Midwest Animal ResQ, a small foster-based rescue group focused on saving dogs from inhumane conditions at local large scale breeding facilities. With the help of dedicated supporters and volunteers, MARQ has grown into a multifaceted group in just a short period of time. This has allowed them to increase their scope to serve the animals of the greater Kansas City area. Their mission statement is "Completing families one tail at a time,” which combines their focus of getting to know their pets and customers so they can make a perfect match!

Ginger

Ginger is a sweet and energetic German Shepherd girl who loves everyone she meets. Squeaky toys are her favorite and she'll do anything for a treat. She loves to play and snuggle, and is good in a kennel. We're so happy to say that she found her special forever home! Ginger's adoption family received gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Ginger was previously housed at Unleashed Pet Rescue, a licensed, non-profit animal shelter founded in 2011 that works to save the lives of homeless pets and strives to improve the image of bully breeds in society. They work daily with local high kill shelters throughout the area to pull “unwanted” pets to safety are proud to say that they have created an organization that is no-kill. Every day their team works hard to provide a safe environment for animals throughout Kansas City.

Kona (Previously named Dublin)

Kona is a two year old American Bulldog who has found his forever family. He’s an incredibly friendly pup that loves people and other dogs. He will lay down anywhere and roll over for belly rubs. This good boy is house trained, fun loving and easy going. Kona’s adoption family received gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Kona was previously housed at Great Plains SPCA. As an independent 501(c)(3) no kill shelter, with a 98% live release rate, GPSPCA provides lifesaving services for approximately 4,000 animals annually in the greater Kansas City area. Great Plains SPCA exists because of our caring Kansas City community and generous donors. They offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with their three-pronged approach: prevention, adoption, retention. Their mission is “to drive change in our community through innovative programs that promote adoption, outreach and a better life for pets and the people who love them.”

Duke

Duke is an adorable Beagle and Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix who has found his forever home. He's the perfect match for his new family since he’s so great with kids and other dogs. He’s very friendly, funny, and athletic. As much as he loves playing and running around, he also loves being a couch potato. This sweet pup is so happy finally be at home. Duke’s adoption family has received gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Duke was previously housed at Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. They became the KC metro area’s first no-kill shelter in 1994 and their Affordable Care Clinic is the only veterinary clinic operated by an animal welfare organization in Kansas City that is open to the public. Their mission is "to save and improve the lives of dogs and cats throughout the Greater Kansas City community by providing preventive veterinary care and spay/neuter services, education and adoptions.”

Neena

Neena is a professional heart stealer. She was a staff favorite at KC Pet Project, loves treats, and still plays like a puppy. She is now loving her new home where she can nap in the sun and receive affection till her heart's content.

Neena was previously housed at KC Pet Project, a shelter working to build a more compassionate community for both pets and people. They care for over 14,000 animals a year and work with other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community.

Knox (previously named Incognito)

Knox was our first Mascot of the Match, and is a 4-year-old Hound and Boxer Mix. Knox is the perfect little wiggle waggler! He is attentive, affectionate, and patient. Knox has cutest speckles and freckles you will ever see! Incognito's adoption family received gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Knox was previously housed at KC Pet Project, a shelter working to build a more compassionate community for both pets and people. They care for over 14,000 animals a year and work with other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community.

Leche

Leche and his littermates were rescued from our community and have now find a forever home of their own! He's very playful and treat motivated - which will be great for training. He gets along well with other pups and enjoys being held and snuggled by his humans. Leche’s adoption family received gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Leche was previously housed at Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. They became the KC metro area’s first no-kill shelter in 1994 and their Affordable Care Clinic is the only veterinary clinic operated by an animal welfare organization in Kansas City that is open to the public. Their mission is "to save and improve the lives of dogs and cats throughout the Greater Kansas City community by providing preventive veterinary care and spay/neuter services, education and adoptions.”

Jersey

Jersey is an adorable pup that’s almost three years old with plenty of love to give to her new family. She enjoys going on walks, exploring hiking trails and having plenty of cuddle time. She’s great with basic commands and is eager to learn more. She’s great with people and enjoys helping others. Jersey’s adoption family received gift bags from KC Current and FunkAway as part of the sponsorship.

Jersey was previously housed at Wayside Waifs. Wayside is the largest no kill pet adoption campus in Kansas City, placing approximately 5,400 animals each year. In 2019 Wayside adopted more than 5,800 animals in loving forever homes. They do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in their care. Their mission is to prepare pets and people for the bond of their lives.