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Find-a-Friend Friday: Monty

February 17th, 2012 4:06 pm by Kelly


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Monty, chillin’ in the sun.
Photos courtesy of Missouri German Shepherd Rescue (MOGS).

Meet Monty, y’all! He’s a big, beautiful German Shepherd boy who’s enjoying his new-found freedom, having recently been sprung from a puppy mill. He needs a new family to hold his paw while he adjusts to life on the outside. Maybe that’s you?

Here’s the “full Monty” (see what I did there!), via Missouri German Shepherd Rescue (MOGS for short):

 

Monty
German Shepherd Dog: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Large • Adult • Male

MONTY is a GORGEOUS red and black male who is going to make someone a stunning lifetime companion!

Monty had a rough start. He was a breeder dog who was used to mass produce litter after litter of pups. He came to us very unsure of humans and absolutely terrified of collars and leashes! He was clearly left in his kennel 24/7 and taken out ONLY to breed. He shows signs of having been forced to come out at the puppy mill — he bolts at anything that sounds like a chain and the minute the leash tightens he would start to bolt. He’s already doing MUCH better, though, in just a short time.

He was understandably scared, since his entire world had just turned upside down! He lived in a kennel all his life and touched grass for the first time when he came to us (wasn’t quite sure what it was, either).

Everything is new and different for Monty — he’s just learning to enjoy human company! As with most puppy mill dogs, he has to learn to trust humans. He’s incredibly smart and will be a wonderful dog once he gets the hang of ‘normal’ living as a loved pet. He’s so used to being an object, used for production, that he simply has to learn the good life. But it’s already clear he’s going to be an amazing boy for the right family.

Since Monty still needs some work to regain his trust, we recommend no children at this time. He was fine with the other female GSD’s from the same puppy mill but we have not yet tested him with other dogs. He actually has given a small kiss to his foster mom, and seems to do fine with the cats in the foster house.

With consistent TLC, training and patience, Monty will make a wonderful companion.

His ideal family: a quiet household where he can gradually get used to the idea of life with a loving family. An experienced and strong GSD leader who will train him well.

Are YOU the loving and fortunate family who will give Monty the life he so deserves?

Monty’s adoption fee is $300.00.

This fee covers a portion of the vet and boarding expenses for the dogs we save. It includes the dog’s spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies, distemper/parvo and bordatella vaccinations, deworming and microchip.

Interested in adopting Monty?

Important Information Regarding MOGS Dogs:

• All dogs adopted through MOGS are considered to be an inside family pet and may not be kept outside 24/7.

• IF YOU ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO MAKE A LIFETIME COMMITTMENT, please do not apply for a dog. We ask that you make a lifetime commitment to the care, love and safety of your adoptive dog.

• We spend huge amounts of time and our own money to save these lives. Our goal is simple: for each dog to have a forever home. We do not want any MOGS DOG to ever again end up in trouble or be at risk.

Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.

What are you waiting for? Adopt this guy!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Cotton Candy

February 3rd, 2012 11:51 am by Kelly


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Cotton Candy is pretty and pink!
Photos courtesy of Missouri Pit Bull Rescue.


 

Missouri Pit Bull Rescue has dozens of sweet, beautiful pit bull dogs available for adoption in the Kansas City area. They’re all so adorable – and adorably named (Praline! Doodle Bug! Moonbeam! Bumblebee!) – that it’s hard to choose just one! But I love cotton candy, so Cotton Candy it is!

(What follows is a mash up of her listings on Petfinder & MPBR.)

 

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Cotton Candy
Pit Bull Terrier: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Medium • Adult • Female

As sweet as spun sugar …

ID Number: #21276
Breed: Pit Bull
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: 12 to 36 months old
Weight: 45 to 55 lbs.
Color: White with Lilac patches
Good with dogs: N/A
Good with cats: N/A
Nicknames: Candy

Story: Poor little Candy was surrendered to the local pound by her family due to landlord issues.

Foster Situation: Cotton Candy is currently staying at MPR’s mini shelter, enjoying much needed comfort and lots of love from our volunteers.

Personality: We have been told that she was raised with children, even slept in bed with them at night. We will update her bio once we know her better.

Other dogs: We were told that Candy lived with other dogs and cats in her previous home.

 

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MPR DOGS ARE SPAYED AND NEUTERED PRIOR TO ADOPTION

* All dogs are vaccinated and on heartworm prevention according to age
* Adoption fees vary from $125.00 – $200.00 to cover cost of spay/neuter and shots.
* On-Line Application, homecheck and references are required.
* Missouri Pit Bull Rescue is licensed with the state of Missouri

Email MPR | MPR’s Web Site | On-Line Application

For more information please visit our Web Site

More about Cotton Candy
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: White or Cream, Apricot or Beige • Coat length: Short

Candy is one fine looking lady; do be sure to visit MPBR’s website to view the dozen+ photos they’ve uploaded.

 

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THOSE EYES! Ador-a-bull indeed!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Whiskey

January 20th, 2012 11:32 am by Kelly


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Whiskey, what a doll! (Not really.)
Photos courtesy of Kansas City Kansas Animal Control.


 

There are so many ridiculously adorable dogs available for adoption at Kansas City Kansas Animal Control (Case in point? Nala! See also: Tucker, Rachel, and Ophelia.), but Whiskey caught my eye for the simple fact that he shares a name with one of my favorite characters in the Whedonverse.*

Plus, he’s cute as all get out. Just look at that happy smile and those bright eyes!

 

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Whiskey
Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, KS
Small • Adult • Male

Whiskey loves people and attention and is quite a character. He is 2 years old and is a Jack Russell mix. He’s a little bigger than most JRTs and weighs around 35 pounds. Whiskey really enjoys tummy rubs and will roll over onto his back to ask for one!

ADOPTION INFORMATION FOR DOGS…

Our dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. The adoption fee for males is $57 and for females it is $67. If you live in the city of Kansas City, KS there is an additional $5 fee for a city license.

COME MEET OUR DOGS AT OUR WEEKLY SATELLITE ADOPTION EVENTS!

We have satellite adoption events every Friday (5-8) and Saturday (11-3) at the Olathe PetSmart at 119th & Strang Line Road. We also a second satellite adoption from 10-2 at Nebraska Furniture Mart on Saturdays. Visit our Petfinder home page for more information on this weekend’s events. If you’d like to request that we bring a particular dog to one of the events this weekend send an email to karen@hsgkc.org.

These adoption events are part of of our Ray of Hope partnership with The Humane Society of Greater KC, which has significantly reduced the euthanasia rate in our shelter. For more info on the Ray of Hope program, visit the The Humane Society of Greater KC web site.

More about Whiskey
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary colors: Black, White or Cream • Coat length: Short

* Whiskey of Dollhouse! Didya guess right?

Find-a-Friend Friday: Bruce

December 23rd, 2011 11:57 am by Kelly


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Bruce!
Photos courtesy of Kansas City Kansas Animal Control.


 

Hey people, meet Bruce! Bruce, people! Bruce is a big, handsome, loving guy who’d like to come home with you. Whaddyasay?

 

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Bruce
Shepherd/Rottweiler Mix: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, KS
Medium • Adult • Male

Bruce is a very handsome, very smart, affectionate 2 year old Shepherd/Rottie mix. He is eager to please but does need some obedience training and a home without small children. He has shown some signs of food aggression, most likely because he had to defend his food from other dogs prior to arriving at Animal Control. Bruce needs a patient and loving home.

ADOPTION INFORMATION FOR DOGS…

Our dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. The adoption fee for males is $57 and for females it is $67. If you live in the city of Kansas City, KS there is an additional $5 fee for a city license.

COME MEET OUR DOGS AT OUR WEEKLY SATELLITE ADOPTION EVENTS!

We have satellite adoption events every Friday and Saturday at the Olathe PetSmart at 119th & Strang Line Road. We usually have a second satellite adoption location on Saturdays, too. Visit our Petfinder home page for more information on this weekend’s events. If you’d like to request that we bring a particular dog to one of the events this weekend send an email to karen@hsgkc.org.

These adoption events are part of of our Ray of Hope partnership with The Humane Society of Greater KC, which has significantly reduced the euthanasia rate in our shelter. For more info on the Ray of Hope program, visit the The Humane Society of Greater KC web site.

More about Bruce
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Prefers a home without: young children • Primary colors: Black, Yellow, Tan, Blond or Fawn • Coat length: Short

 

Petfinder is acting a little wonky today – hopefully because oodles and oodles of people are bombarding the site in hopes of adopting a nonhuman (or two or three) in time for the holidays – so if you have trouble viewing Bruce’s listing, wait a few seconds and try again. (Worked for me!) Or just get in touch with the KCK Animal Control directly. Dog bless!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Marley

December 9th, 2011 4:32 pm by Kelly


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Marley enjoys cuddling with her feline foster sibling!
Photos courtesy of Heart of America Newfoundland Rescue.

Marley! What a ginormous, goofy ball of fur! I chose to feature Marley this week because the picture of her spooning with the cat just melted my heart. I mean really, how cute and adorable can one dog be!?! Also, did I mention that one of her legs was amputated when she was just 10 days old? Yup, Marley’s a tripod! She and her mom (I wonder what happened to mom? The rescue group doesn’t say!) were kept as “outdoor dogs” and thus so many everyday experiences are new to Marley: toys. Cats. Human affection. Dog beds. Tiled floors. Wouldn’t it be fun to see it all through Marley’s eyes, and to share in these discoveries with her? Do it! Adopt Marley! Celebrate Christmas together this year!

 

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Marley
Newfoundland Dog: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Extra Large • Young • Female

Marley is a 2 year old, purebred, spayed female, Newfoundland. She is a very pretty young lady that needs a special home. She has been here for approximately 2 weeks and has shown great progress. Marley will be three years old in March and this is the first time she has ever been on the inside of a house, the first collar, first time with a cat, first time in a crate, and also the first time riding in a vehicle with the exception of riding in a car when she was 10 days old. This is also the first time that Marley has been separated from her mother. She has bonded very strongly with me and does not like for me to be out of her sight. This length of time has already grown longer.

Originally Marley would not step foot inside the house and had to be carried in. Marley is a little unsure of new surfaces to walk on and has some problems with traction on new surfaces. Marley has a special problem of only having 3 legs. Her back leg was amputated when she was just 10 days old and she starts off very cautiously with floors that may be slippery. By the end of the first day she felt secure running on carpet and I placed a throw rug to cover the area of linoleum that was exposed. By the 3rd day she was avoiding the throw rug because it would slip under her feet when she hurried. She was smart enough to figure out to cut the corner sharper to avoid the rug. She is now feeling comfortable enough that she will run across the linoleum but sometimes forgets that she cant turn sharply or stop fast. She has also learned how to use the dog ramp. One of our next projects will be mastering the stairs.

The first week Marley was pretty much in shock by everything new. She would growl at my dogs, growled at my boyfriend and didnt want anything close to me. And yes, she even growled at the cat. I was very concerned about this behavior at first until we finally figured out that she was resource guarding. Since that time Marley has been settling in and adjusting pretty quickly. Right now she will run between my dogs outside and not make a peep. Yesterday she met my son and two granddaughters. She barked appropriately at strangers coming into the house and as soon as they talked to her she flipped over in her crate and started crying for attention. Shes been great with the girls here and they are 7 and 10 years old. She has also adopted the cat as her pet. One of her favorite things to do is to lie down on the deck and cuddle with the cat.

Marley still does not care for my dogs to approach me inside of the house, but that is only if I am staying in one spot. When I am walking through the house she mixes right in with my two Newfs. She also loves to lay down by my feet wherever I am at in the house. She just wants to be close to me.

Marley previously lived her life in an outdoor pen with her mother. She was let out of the pen at times to run loose in the yard. She has never had much of the personal human attention that she craves so much. Marley does not know how to play with toys but is starting to learn that as well.

She has some areas of hair that are shorter now since the big mats have been shaved off. She has also been spayed, de-wormed and up to date on shots. She also sleeps quietly in the crate in the bedroom all night. We are still working at potty training and she tries really hard to do all of her duties when outside. With the length of time I am gone at work she still has an occasional potty accident in the crate.

Marley is spayed, vaccinated and current on heartworm medication.

Our adoption fee is $250.00. A fenced yard with a minimum height of 4-feet is required for adoption.

If you plan on submitting an application and you are out of our region, once your application is approved we require that you come to our area to meet the dog and foster family. If that goes well you will be able to take your Newfie home with you.

To request a application or contact us with any questions please use the email link below.

More about Marley
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Black, White or Cream • Coat length: Long

http://www.perfectpizzapress.com