Joplin Outlaws Veteran Appreciation Night

The Outlaws are Joplin’s local MINK league collegiate baseball team. Every year they host “Veteran Appreciation Night”.  Last year, the Outlaws were the MINK League South Champions and are poised to repeat this year. HK9 is happy to announce we are parting with their organization to raise awareness and funds for future HK9 teams and yep, you’re invited!

It will be an All-American night of baseball, Veterans, service dogs, raffles, giveaways and great people! Bring your families and friends and enjoy the night and help raise money for our next HK9 team!

Cost: $5 entry (Veterans, service members, and first responders get in free with ID)

When: 20 JUL 24

Time: 6 PM

Where: Joe Becker Stadium 300 S. High St.  Joplin MO

We are actively looking for sponsors and raffle donations for this event. Would your organization want to be a part of this event?

2023 Events

Off Road Poker-Run Southwest Missouri Off Road Ranch Seymour, MO

Poker Run, Time Trial, Hill Kill, Raffles, Give-aways, and LIVE MUSIC featuring Kevin Upshaw and One Night Stand!


4 NOV 23

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

2023 Events

Mending the Line, Invitation Only Event Bookhouse Cinema Joplin, MO

Movie and Fly-fishing demo, as well as a service dog graduation. This event is by invite only, as we have limited space.


5 NOV 23

Time: 130 pm – 9 pm

K9 Demonstration and Meet and Greet with Bass Pro Shops Branson, MO

It is going to be an exciting summer with Bass Pro Shops in Branson, located just by the Landing! All spring and summer long, HK9 will be on location at Bass Pro educating and showing the public what service dogs are made of! We hope during your trips to Branson, MO this year you take time to come say “Hi” to the Heartland Team and stock up on all your outdoor needs!


27-29 May 23

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

7-8 Jul 23

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

11-12 Aug 23

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

2-4 Sep 23

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Bass Pro Shops, Branson MO

2023 Past Events

Tactical Paws Event

This is a meet and greet opportunity with some of our local HK9 Veteran K9 Teams! Come on out and enjoy some coffee, watch a demonstration and talk to our Veterans about our organization!

When: 4 FEB 23

Time: 10 am -12 pm

Where: Cup O Joe, 901 S. Maiden LN Joplin MO

2023  Events

MAHA 6th Annual Educational Seminar & Trade Show

6th Annual Breeder Educational Seminar and Trade Show

When: 7-8 SEP 23

Time: 8 am – 6 pm

Where: University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q
Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65806

2023  Events


Entertainment, Food Trucks, Kid Activities, and more

When: 1 OCT 23

Time: 1 pm – 6 pm

Where: Copeland Theater in Branson, MO

2023  Events

St. Puppy’s Day

This Event gives you the ability to purchase from industry friendly companies, increase your professional knowledge, and enjoy some well-deserved attention while being served a home-cooked meal. The presenters who speak at this event offer up years of experience, expertise and insight to you.

When: 5 AUG 23

Time: 8 am – UTC

Where: White River Conference Center 600 West Sunshine Street Springfield, MO 65807

Steel Thunder on Route 66 Car Show and Music Festival

Steel Thunder on Route 66 is our annual event to celebrate our community, our Veterans and the heritage of Route 66! Each year the event gets bigger and attracts more participants. This year we have expanded the activities and include a full blown music festival at the Landreth Park Pavilion. We have great food vendors, retail vendors and provider tables to help share information on available resources in our community. We have also partnered with Heartland Canines For Veterans and will have a Service K9 Team Demonstration and help raise funds for this amazing nonprofit organization!

Join Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5293 and Heartland Canines For Veterans as we put on the 3rd Annual Steel Thunder on Route 66 Event!

This year is our biggest yet and we’ve moved to Landreth Park in Joplin to accommodate all the activities! The Car Show will begin at 10:30 AM and run until trophies are announced at 4:30 PM. The Music Festival will begin at 4:30 and run until Dark. Vendors will be available all day. A full itinerary will be published before the event.

We are actively looking for sponsors and raffle donations for this event. Would your organization want to be a part of this event?

Print this flyer to put up at work or share with your friends. Heartland needs your help!

2023 Past Events

“One of Us” Campaign Check Presentation and K9 Demonstration

We are so grateful for our continued partnership with Petland! Come out on the 4th for our check presentation as well as meet our newest K9 Bella, and then stick around to watch one of our K9 demonstrations.

When: 4 Mar 23

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

Where: Petland Joplin 3102 E. 7th St