Find-a-Friend Friday: Joy

February 15th, 2013 11:55 am by Kelly

My name, it suits me.
Photos courtesy of Autumn Acres.


Valentine’s Day may be a year away, but it’s never too early to find that someone special to celebrate it with. And what better sweetheart than a smiley little dog who wants you for her one and only human? Joy is a young lady who enjoys car rides and walks on the beach (or anywhere, really). She’ll tolerate cats but will save all her love for you. If this sounds like a love connection, get in touch with Autumn Acres today.

Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)/Yellow Labrador Retriever Mix: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

Energetic little girl that loves to play

My name is Joy. I am an active girl who can get along with dogs but I can be a pushy gal for the center of attention, so my best scenario home would be without another dog – just kids or a person that is willing to give me attention and give me exercise. I am ok with cats. I am loyal to my owner and I would make a great watch dog. I love bye-bye rides and I want to go with you everywhere, so you have to be careful of me trying to go out the door with you. J I walk well on a leash after I settle down from the excitement of my walk. I am potty trained. I am a smart girl and will listen to commands but I do jump when I first see you and I sometimes forget that I am not to “herd” your feet, but I will not hurt you….I just want to play. My foster mommy is working on that but she thinks I am a neat doggie. Please email Jenifer and ask about visiting with me…I need a home with someone that will keep in line with my energy, but you will be impressed how sweet I can be!!

More about Joy
Pet ID: 4678982-1640683 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots



Find-a-Friend Friday: Dana

December 3rd, 2010 7:39 pm by Kelly


Dana, a tan and brown brindled Shar Pei Mix dog.
Photo courtesy Autumn Acres.

I searched through quite a few heartbreaking listings on Petfinder

(So many recent puppy mill rescues! And yet, the Missouri state legislature is threatening to repeal Proposition B, a law recently passed by MO voters which would provide some basic – albeit still grossly inadequate – protections for dog bought and sold for breeding purposes. Tell ’em NO THANKS here.)

before finally settling on Dana, a gorgeous Shar Pie mixed breed girl who thinks cats are awesome….for chasing and eating, that is.

Dana has been with the no-kill rescue Autumn Acres for some time now, and due to a heartworm infection and subsequent sub-par treatment, has wracked up thousands of dollars in vet bills. Please consider bringing this lovely girl home for the holidays – or making a donation, however small, towards her care if you can.

Shar Pei Mix: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

We have had Dana in our program for over 2 years now. She really needs a home!! Dana is an alpha dog. She will try to rule the house and because of that needs a firm owner. Dana is NOT good with cats but is good with other dogs, kids, and horses. Dana knows how to sit, is crate trained, and housebroken.

Dana was spayed, vaccinated, and ended up testing positive for heartworms. She was treated for the heartworms but had an adverse reaction to the first shot and for some reason the vet still gave her the second shot 3 days later(she was being boarded at the vet during the time) he called us up at that point to tell us that she wasn’t doing very well. We rushed her to Columbia because she had air outside of her lungs…don’t know what its called but you could see air bubbles in her chest as she breathed. It was a long ride to Columbia but we got there. She was put into an oxygen cage and stayed there for over a week on several medications. The bill for Columbia alone was $1600. We are looking for a sponsor for Dana. We haven’t done this sponsor thing before but after having Dana for 2 years we think maybe we should start ;-). Please be kind enough to sponsor Dana. If you own a company and want some advertisement we can place a link to you’re business when we list Dana as Sponsored by…

Please sponsor Dana! For $25 a month you are helping to cover her dog food and her medical bills, past and future!

Pet ID: 40767 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats, children under 5 • Special Needs

Likewise, Kasha and Darla could use a little love and a few new friends, too.

Dog bless you for adopting!