Find-a-Friend Friday: Petey

August 31st, 2012 11:07 am by Kelly


Petey the beagle.
Photos courtesy of Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland.


Petey? That’s my dog kid’s name too! Well, his name is spelled a bit differently – Peedee – but it’s all the same to canine ears. And yesterday was his tenth birthday, which is probably why Petey here jumped out at me!

Petey is a friendly, mature beagle boy who’s currently being fostered in Rapid City, South Dakota, but is listed with Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland (BBRH) in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. If you fancy this little guy – and I know that you do; how could you not? – transport might be an adoption. FYI!



Beagle: An adoptable dog in Shawnee Mission, KS
Medium • Adult • Male

Petey is a seven year old beagle who loves trick-or-treating. If you treat, he will do tricks all day long! He is friendly and outgoing and always has a smile on his face. He gets along with the other dogs in the house and loves to go for walks and spend time outside. Petey is well-mannered and walks nicely on the leash. He is also crate trained and knows how to sit, shake and sit pretty. He is very snuggly and will happily sit in your lap and watch TV. Petey is fairly quiet, but still knows how to be a beagle when the situation calls for it. He is just an all around great dog and will make a nice family addition. He is neutered, microchipped, on heartworm treatment and up to date on all of his shots. Petey is a chunky monkey at 47 pounds. Like many of us, he could stand to lose a few, but a good diet and daily walks should help. He is currently being fostered in Rapid City, SD but transport can be arranged for the right home! His adoption fee is $150.00. New video!


Doing the dinner dance. Guess his foster peeps aren’t lying when they say that Petey loves to eat!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Bailey

November 18th, 2011 1:02 pm by Kelly


Bailey the senior couch potato is seeking a fellow layabout
with which to share a couch. He’ll even let you drive the telly!
Photos courtesy of Companion Pet Rescue.

Meet Bailey, y’all! Bailey is an adorable older gent who, like so many before him, was displaced from his home when a baby showed up. Totally not his fault, right? Sure, so maybe he didn’t like to share his toys with the new arrival, but I’m hardly one to talk – I don’t like to share my stuff with babies either! Bailey is an easygoing guy who seems like he’d be a good fit for an equally easygoing person or family. (Just look at all those pics of him chillaxing on the couch. Dude just wants a soft warm cushion!)

Will you give this sweet guy the retirement home he so desperately needs and deserves?



Beagle/Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in North Kansas City, MO
Small • Adult • Male

Who wouldn’t fall in love with that little face?! Bailey is a Terrier/Beagle male that was born on the 4th of July, 2001. He was adopted as a puppy by a young woman that was wanting a companion and lookout. He’s done a great job of both, but now that there is a baby in the picture, Bailey is not so happy. He’s feeling a little insecure.

Bailey is very affectionate and loves to be anywhere people are and will follow you from room to room. He loves to go on walks and is house[trained]. He has a fierce bark and will bark at noises around the house or anyone outside the windows he can see. If you’re looking for a wonderful little companion that will give you an alert, Bailey might be the perfect little companion for you!

Bailey has been around other dogs. He will bark at dogs, but typically gets along well with larger dogs. He tolerates cats, and isn’t interested in playing with them or snuggling with them.

Bailey is very smart, and knows: Sit, down or lay down, off or get down, stay, ok (we make him sit before going outside or coming back inside, and before eating, & he will sit until we tell him ‘ok’), give me your belly, give me your paw, and sit up/sit pretty (with help of a treat over his head).

Bailey is really looking for a quiet home with no small children. He doesn’t really like to share, and little kids don’t understand that. He would love to have someone to sit with, someone with a regular routine that he can learn. We all like routine, and he feels more secure knowing when things are going to happen. He needs someone who doesn’t mind letting him have his own way sometimes.

Please email for more information about Bailey.

More about Bailey
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: young children • Primary color: Tricolor (Brown, Black & White) • Coat length: Short

Go on, say no to that face. I DARE YOU!


Find-a-Friend Friday: Ollie and Others Like Her

September 23rd, 2011 10:56 am by Kelly



Did you know that this week is Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week? From September 17th through the 25th (and beyond!), Petfinder is encouraging prospective animal guardians to consider adopting dogs, cats and rats who are deemed “less adoptable” due to their age, disability, physical or behavioral issues, breed, or other special needs, such as being one half of a bonded pair. In the United States alone, between three and four million dogs and cats are sentenced to death each and every year, for no reason other than lack of a home. This number represents roughly half of all canines and felines who are surrendered to shelters and rescue groups. Given these already abysmal odds, so many “less adoptable” animals who find themselves homeless are doomed from the start.

Many of my own best friends would be considered “less adoptable”: Ralphie, who is turning fourteen next month and lost one eye last year due to a melanoma; Peedee, who at nine still in many ways resembles the same anxious, barky pup we welcomed into our home all those years ago; Kaylee and Jayne, a pair of friends who still bear the emotional scars of their previous neglectful existence; and recent additions Mags and Finnick, the (supposedly) elderly rat terriers who were (allegedly) so aggressive that they nearly weren’t released for adoption. Some of these lovely creatures came into our lives as youngsters and slowly grew “less adoptable” over time – time spent with us, time I wouldn’t trade for the world – while others were already devalued when they made their way into our homes and hearts. Point being, we all age; we all change; we all grow. All of us, young and old, nonhuman or human, develop our own “special needs” and quirks over a lifetime. A puppy doesn’t stay shiny and new forever – and he shouldn’t be punished for this lack of stasis. “Less adoptable” animals need love too.



Ollie the beagle!
Photos courtesy of Beagles and More Rescue.


“Less adoptable” animals like dear Ollie here. A senior beagle, at fourteen years of age Ollie suddenly found herself in a high kill shelter in southern Missouri. Luckily, the good folks at Beagles and More Rescue stepped in and saved her from near-certain death. Now she needs a home to retire to, a family to show her love and care in her golden years. A forever home…or at least a fairy foster parent. Doesn’t she deserve that much, at least?




Beagle: An adoptable dog in Overland Park, KS
Small • Senior • Female


Urgent! Ollie needs a new place now. Ollie is a senior beagle mix girl that is approx. 14 yrs old. She somehow ended up in a high kill shelter in Southern MO. We couldn’t let her end her long life that way. She is considered a special needs dog because has some incontinence issues and yet does pretty good with a doggie door once she figures it out. She is pretty much deaf and gets a little disoriented during the evening sometimes but still has her sight. The doctors think she still has 2-3 years left and just needs a quiet place to live them out. Once she gets used to other dogs and becomes part of the pack then she does good with them and claims them as hers.

If you would like to help old Ollie live out her life in style please email us at or call Gary at 816-529-2174.

If you can help out by fostering or would like to adopt, please go to for an application.

More about Ollie
Pet ID: (Needs Foster Home) • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary color: Tricolor (Brown, Black & White) • Coat length: Short

Trust me when I say that intentionally seeking out and adopting a “less adoptable” animal can be an incredible rewarding experience – for both the rescuer as well as the rescued. If you think you’re ready to care for a “special needs” animal, please consider adopting Ollie or someone like her.

Her life depends on it.