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Find-a-Friend Friday: Scrappy

October 19th, 2012 12:22 pm by Kelly


Ears!
Photos courtesy of Animals Best Friends.


 

Animal Best Friends in Independence, Missouri currently has a number of super-cute dogs available for adoption – including a few puppies! Scrappy here is my favorite, ’cause the boy enjoys being read to. My kind of dog! I can just picture it: night after night spent poring over His Dark Materials, snacking on pizza and pretending that we are each other’s daemons. Talk about your dream dates.

Anyway, I already have seven canine friends to take care of, so that’s out of the question. But my loss is your gain! Adopt Scrappy (or one of ABF’s other awesome canines) today – or, if you’re not able to make a long-term commitment, volunteer to foster a dog or cat. Homes, even temporary ones, are always needed!

 


 

Scrappy
Terrier/Cattle Dog Mix: An adoptable dog in Independence, MO
Medium • Adult • Male

Scrappy is irresistible when he looks up at you with those sweet eyes of his. He loves to be read to, enjoys playing with his toys and going for walks – just about anything that involves being with his people. He is a quiet guy, who will be loyal and devoted to his forever family. Scrappy likes to have all the attention, so he’d do best as the only pet. We prefer an adult only home or one with older children.

Scrappy’s birthdate is 05-13-05

If you are interested in Scrappy, please go to WWW.ANIMALSBESTFRIENDS.ORG and complete our online application. Scrappy’s adoption fee is $75

If you are interested in FOSTERING any of our wonderful animals, please go to our website, click on the tab “HOW TO HELP” and complete our foster application.

Thank you for your interest in our animals. Animals Best Friends strives to make a compatible match with our families and our companion animals. Due to the volume of e-mails and calls we only contact applications that meet our criteria. If you are selected, we contact in five business days.

If not contacted, please pursue another rescue group or shelter.

Thank you,
ABF Volunteers

 

 

Find-a-Friend Friday: Missy & the Coonhounds

May 13th, 2011 10:20 am by Kelly


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Missy, a beautiful, silken-haired, golden Cocker Spaniel mix,
curls into a contented ball on her rescue person’s lap.
Photo courtesy Animals Best Friends.

Chances are that if you’ve been reading this blog for a week+, you’re more than familiar with my love of older (read: senior) dogs – and not just ’cause I’m guardian to two of them myself. (Ralphie and Kaylee, holla!) Due to their age, seniors can be harder to rehome than their younger puppy counterparts – which is a shame, seeing as they’ve already been around the block and mostly know the ins and outs of living with humans. Their lack of excitability and puppy antics also makes seniors a good choice for older people. Besides, even the youngest pup will one day grown into a wizened old fella (dog willing) – and adopting a dog, whatever age she may be, is a lifelong responsibility. Advancing age – in all its bittersweet grace – isn’t an acceptable reason to break this commitment. We all age; perpetual youth simply isn’t part of the package. The pup you opt for now will one day grown into a “special needs” senior himself. (As will you, dear grasshopper!)

Take dear Missy here. A gorgeous golden Cocker Spaniel mix, this older lady is currently staying with Animals Best Friends. Though she’s dealing with some age-related issues – diminished hearing and cataracts – she’s still one happy, active, loving gal.

Missy
Cocker Spaniel: An adoptable dog in Independence, MO
Small • Senior • Female

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This beautiful buff colored gal is Missy. Missy is a very sweet, petite little Cocker Spaniel mix. Her DOB is 02/16/01. Missy has some hearing loss and cataracts. She gets along well with other dogs and has ignored the cats. She likes to go on walks and is good in the car. Missy is a happy girl who likes people, she wags her tail when someone comes in the room and she likes to follow you around the house. Missy is housetrained, she will let you know when she needs to go out. Missy is looking for that furever home to finish out the rest of her life receiving unconditional love…

Missy’s rehoming fee may be negotiable. If you are interested in meeting Missy, please go to WWW.ANIMALSBESTFRIENDS.ORG and complete our online application.

If you are interested in possibly fostering ANY of our WONDERFUL pets, please go to our website listed above, and go to the tab “HOW TO HELP” and fill out a foster application and someone will get in contact with you! 🙂

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Thank you very much for taking the time to check out our kids!! Thank you for your interest in our animals. Animals best friends strives to make a compatible match with our families and our companion animals. Due to the volume of e-mails and calls we only contact applications that meet our criteria. If you are selected, we contact in five business days. If not contacted please pursue another shelter or rescue group.

Thank you, ABF Volunteers

If you’re looking to welcome a new friend into your home, please consider adopting a senior. Ditto: other special needs animals, such as those with health problems, behavioral issues, or those belonging to breeds which are commonly discriminated against. Dog will love you. Ceiling cat, too!

Bonus Friends!

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Two large male coonhounds – both of whom are white, tan and black in color – stare balefully at the camera. “What are we doing here!?!” their eyes implore. (The heartbreak, I’m bringing it.)
Photo courtesy City of Gladstone Animal Control.

While searching Petfinder for this week’s Friend in need, I came across this listing for two coonhound boys. That’s it; no name, just “Coonhounds.” How sad is that? Can you imagine – not having a name? Of course, they probably do have names – or did in another life – but sadly, those days are long behind them. And to not even be considered worthy of even a temporary moniker. Sigh. At least these guys aren’t numbered, consumable item styley. That’s something, right?

Anyhow, I found it all so terribly depressing that I had to share. Someone bring these guys home and spoil them with plenty of noms and snorgles, mkay? They so deserve it!

Coonhounds
Treeing Walker Coonhound: An adoptable dog in Gladstone, MO
Large • Adult • Male

The picture just doesn’t do these two justice at all! We think they were abandoned outside our shelter when we were closed (we found one early in the morning and a citizen brought the other in the next day). Both are just as sweet as can be. Both are a bit timid of strangers at first but warm up very quickly. These two are young (about a year old) and would make fantastic family dogs. Please come see them today!

More about Coonhounds
Primary color: Tricolor (Brown, Black & White) • Coat length: Short

Find-a-Friend Friday: Ali

November 12th, 2010 11:18 am by Kelly


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Ali is a black, tan and white basset hound/dachshund mix – though her short, thick legs, long body, droopy ears and large head give her that classic wiener dog look.
Photos courtesy Animals Best Friends.

I combed through dozens of Petfinder listings this morning, looking for THE perfect dog to introduce y’all to. Problem is, they’re all perfect! Every animal is special and unique in her own way, and the many canines whose stories I pored over today are no exception. Finally I settled on dear Ali, for no reason other than that she reminds me of my own dachshund friend Ralphie, who underwent surgery to remove his right eye yesterday (melanoma; we’ll know next week whether it was malignant) and is recovering on my lap as we speak. Point being, Ali is just one of thousands of wonderful, loving individuals in need of a home at this very moment. If you’re looking to welcome a new nonhuman friend into your family, please consider adopting – rescuing – one of these many Friends in need.

Okay, so. On to Ali, who is currently staying with Animals Best Friends in Independence, MO. Here’s what he foster peeps have to say about this lovely lady:

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I know that look! Miss Ali is about to stir up some trouble.
Photos courtesy Animals Best Friends.

Ali
Basset Hound/Dachshund Mix: An adoptable dog in Independence, MO
Small • Adult • Female

This cuddle bug is Ali. She was born in 2006. She LOVES attention and to be loved on as much as you are willing to give her. She does great with other dogs and loves to sniff and play outside whenever she has the chance to… She is crate and house trained as well. She would make a great companion for someone. She is looking for that furever home. Please open your hearts and your home to this pretty girl.

If you are interested in meeting Ali, please go to WWW.ANIMALSBESTFRIENDS.ORG and fill out an application. If you are interested in possibly fostering ANY of our WONDERFUL pets, please go to our website listed above, and go to the tab “HOW TO HELP” and fill out a foster application and someone will get in contact with you! 🙂 Thank you very much for taking the time to check out our kids!!

More about Ali
Pet ID: AbfAli • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained

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Ali smiles up at the camera.
Photos courtesy Animals Best Friends.

You heard them, friends! If you live in the Kansas City area, get in touch with Animals Best Friends to adopt, foster or donate today, mkay?

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