Best in Show Pet Show and Brunch - Presented by Hill's Pet Nutrition
Sunday, October 24, 2021

11:00am – 12:00pm

Silent Auction now open!

Best In Show Pet Show and Brunch

Join us on October 24 at 11:00AM for Best in Show Pet Show and Brunch where a panel of celebrity judges will select the overall winner of the Pet Show! Register your mobile phone to bid on auction items and get event updates. The silent auction bidding opens on October 18 at 8:00 am!

Best in Show 2021 Host Scott Poore

Hosted by Scott Poore

Three-category winner of Kansas City Magazine’s 2021 Best of KC awards and owner of Mission Driven Goods

Best in Show Pet Photo Contest

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Enter your pet in the Pet Show! The top two pets in each category are included in the Great Plains SPCA 2022 calendar and the overall winner is featured on the cover! You can enter them in one or more of the six categories.

Claim a day on the calendar! Do you want to recognize your pet’s birthday? Your mom’s birthday? Your wedding anniversary? Upload a photo and reserve the day of your choice for a donation of $15.

Best in Show Pet Photo  Categories:

  • Cutest Kitty
  • Most Adorable Dog
  • Best Outfit
  • Sweetest Senior
  • Grumpiest
  • Fluffiest

Vote for the pet that you think best represents its category! Vote for your pet, your friend’s pet or just the pet that you think is the best!


  • The top two pets in each category are included in the Great Plains SPCA 2022 calendar.
  • The winner of each category gets a fantastic gift bag and advances to Best In Show Virtual Brunch and Final on October 24.
  • A panel of celebrity judges crowns one lucky dog AND cat as “Best in Show” to appear on the cover of the calendar!

Best in Show Judges

Mackenzie Justice, Morning Show Diva, 94.9 KCMO

Mackenzie Justice

Morning Show Diva, 94.9 KCMO

Mackenzie rocks the mic like a vandal weekday mornings on 94.9 KCMO with her partner Kelly Urich. She has three pets, Clive the Wonder Poodle, age three, GPSPCA Alum, Simon the orange tabby age seven, and Fred “Have a Rotten Day” the Jerk Cat aged seven, also a shelter alum. “When I think of all the people who work to rescue the animals we have had in our lives, I become overwhelmed with gratitude. Anything I can do to say thank you is a no brainer.”

LauraBeth Cabott, Stylist and Founder/CEO of Artistry by LB

LauraBeth Cabott

Stylist and Founder/CEO of Artistry by LB

Artistry by LB is the newest wave of collaborative beauty–a salon located in the River Market housing some of the greatest in the beauty industry. Laura has a six-year-old pit/mastiff mix named Monty. “Great Plains is special to me considering I adopted Monty from this amazing organization. It’s important to me to give back and I love nothing more than supporting Great Plains SPCA.”

Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins, DVM, DACVIM

Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist and Scientific Communications Specialist at Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Hill’s is a science-first pet nutrition company dedicated to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Dr. Mike has a 10-year-old domestic medium hair cat named GQ. As a veterinarian and animal lover, Dr. Mike says “being able to help bring attention and awareness to such a fabulous organization is the least I can do for the future family members those at the Great Plains SPCA help watch over.”
Claira Hollingshead, Lead Adoptions Counselor, Great Plains SPCA

Claira Hollingshead

Assistant Manager Adoptions, Great Plains SPCA

Great Plains SPCA is one of the largest animal shelters in the Kansas City area serving 4,000 pets annually. Claira’s pet include Bruce, a five-year-old Saint Bernard Rottweiler mix, Samantha a six-year-old Labrador Retriever, Peggy a one-year-old cattledog Corgi mix and four cats: Nug, Nene, Mau and Snuggle, ages four to 15 and Arlo, the two-year-old ferret. “I love Great Plains SPCA and the pets we serve so much! I work at the best animal shelter in the Kansas City area and I take pride in working for such an outstanding organization.”

Best in Show Raffle

Upgrade your tailgate at Arrowhead or in the backyard with this bonanza of party hardware including a new Chiefs corn hole set, Chiefs table and two chair set, Chiefs foam finger, tattoos, cups, plates and napkins and a 12-pack of Boulevard Pale Ale. Total value of $240.
The winner will be chosen at the Best In Show Virtual Brunch and Pet Show Final on October 24 at 11:00 am. You need not be present to win.

Raffle tickets are $5

Click here
then choose “View Items” and then “Instabuy” to get your raffle tickets.

Best In Show Raffle - Chiefs Tailgate Package

Best In Show Brunch

Enjoy a brunch of pastries from McLain’s Bakery and sparkling wine from Mike’s Wine and Spirits Westport, during the event. Order your brunch now and it will be delivered to you the afternoon before the event.

Brunch Ordering Instructions

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After clicking the ORDER BRUNCH button, you will be directed to the event purchase page. To order your brunch, follow the instructions below.
1) Click “
View Items” 
2) On the following page, “Instabuy,” to purchase brunch.

Silent Auction Donors

  • 24PetWatch
  • Bangs Salon
  • Bark Box
  • BarK
  • BCN Bracelets
  • California Closets
  • Capital Grille
  • Charlie Hustle
  • Chicken and Pickel
  • Clothes Mentor
  • Peggy DeCarlis
  • Dior Restaurant
  • Elanco
  • Evie Pearl Handmade
  • Fabletics
  • Four Paws Pantry & Spa
  • Grunauer Restaurant
  • Harrah’s
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Houndstooth
  • Hotel Doggy
  • Alyx & Thad Hubler
  • Indigo Wild
  • J Frothingham Studio
  • Jason Kane
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Keith & Associates Dental
  • LaDonna Waldo
  • Chuck & Jennifer Laue
  • Lowe’s Raymore
  • Mission Driven Goods
  • Madison Minter, DVM
  • Mixed Mutt Creamery
  • Lorraine Moore
  • Nall Hills Animal Hospital
  • North Italiano
  • Osteria il Centro
  • Pawz in Oz
  • Sharon Ramsey
  • Scheels
  • SETS Tennis
  • Sharp Transportation
  • Summersalt Ice Cream Company
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • The Gent’s Place
  • The Woodhouse Day Spa
  • Tom Bradley Photography
  • Toner Jewelers
  • Transport Brewery
  • Va Bene
  • Warwick Theatre
  • Well There Ya Go
  • Cindy Wilbur-Kleopfer

Best In Show Pet Show and Brunch Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Morgan Stanley

Best In Show Pet Show and Brunch In-kind Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring Best In Show, you may make your sponsorship donation here or contact Tracy Lewandowski at or 913-808-3313 for more information.

Not able to participate in the event? Make a donation to Great Plains SPCA to help homeless pets.

Great Plains SPCA | 5424 Antioch Drive  Merriam, KS 66202 | (913) 831-7722(SPCA)

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