Find-a-Friend Friday: Monty

February 17th, 2012 4:06 pm by Kelly


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):


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: Spooky and Stormy

February 10th, 2012 11:24 am by Kelly


Spooky and Stormy! Spooky is the black cat. I think!
Photos courtesy of Heartland SPCA.


Meet Spooky and Stormy, a bewitching pair of older sisters who suddenly found themselves homeless when their person passed away. At twelve years of age, these ladies still have plenty of life left in them – life they’d like to spend with you! And each other!

Here’s what Heartland SPCA (formerly Animal Haven, I think? that’s where we adopted O-Ren!) has to say about Spooky and Stormy:



Domestic Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Merriam, KS
Medium • Senior • Male

Doesn’t the name Spooky tell you so much about me? Well, maybe not so much. I am actually sweet, affectionate, dependable and just a regular good old little lady. Ive gone through a bit of a rough patch in the last month and I am hoping someone with a kind heart will bring me into their home and help me heal. Unfortunately, my owner passed away and I now make my home at the Heartland SPCA with my sister Stormy. We have been together all 12 years of our lives so we need to find a home where we can both call our own. Also, we are both front declawed. I’m a little overwhelmed by the shelter environment, so I would love to find a family who can provide me with a calm and quiet home. I love chin and neck rubs and once I know you, I am quite the purr machine. I have the softest black coat and a kind face with warm eyes. I look forward to the day that I can find someone to love again and I hope that someone is you. Please consider taking my sister Stormy and I home today!

# Kansas City & surrounding area adoptions only. No out-of-state adoptions (outside of KS or MO).
# $75 for cats; $90 for kittens. This adoption fee includes spay or neuter, microchip identification, FVRCP vaccine, dewormer, rabies vaccine (ages 4 months & up), feline leukemia test, flea treatment, ear mite treatment, and a 4-pound bag of Science Diet food.
# Log onto for more information about our agency.
# Applications available at the shelter.
# THANK YOU for adopting a shelter cat!

More about Spooky
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Declawed • Primary color: Black


I actually don’t see Stormy’s listing on Petfinder, but I’m guessing that the Heartland SPCA just made one listing for both cats. I hope anyway! The alternatives are too just depressing. Anyway, adopt them! Today!

* Bewitching! See what I did there?

** Or is Spooky a dude? I CAN’T TELL!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Cotton Candy

February 3rd, 2012 11:51 am by Kelly


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.)




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.





* 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.




THOSE EYES! Ador-a-bull indeed!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Cami

January 27th, 2012 1:58 pm by Kelly


Cami the kitty.
Photo courtesy of FMA Animal Hospital.


Cami is a courtesy listing from the FMA Animal Hospital in Westwood, Kansas. Her adopted mom rescued her as a newborn kitten and now, eleven years later, has to rehome her due to unforeseen life circumstances. Cami was a patient at the animal hospital, hence their involvement. Cami is a beautiful girl who reported gets on well with everyone she meets. Can you give this sweet older lady a safe, secure home to retire to?


Domestic Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Westwood, KS
Small • Adult • Female

Cami is a sweetheart of a girl who was found originally at 4 days of age and bottle fed by her current mom. Sadly, due to unforseen circumstances, her mom has been forced to move in with relatives who will not allow Cami to stay. Camis mom is a long time client of ours so we have agreed not only to board Cami at our animal hospital, but also assist in finding her a forever home. She is 11 years old, spayed, front declawed, current on vaccines and free of internal and external parasites. She is a very affectionate cat and would do well with a family who is looking for a lap cat. She has been raised around other cats, dogs and children. Please give Andrea a call at FMA Animal Hospital if you would like more info or to meet Cami. 913-262-1600

More about Cami
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Declawed • Primary color: Calico • Coat length: Short

Find-a-Friend Friday: Whiskey

January 20th, 2012 11:32 am by Kelly


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!




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!


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.


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

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?