Find-a-Friend Friday: Cricket

January 13th, 2012 11:47 am by Kelly


Cricket the rabbit!
Photo courtesy of Riley County Humane Society Inc..


Happy Friday the 13th, y’all! I was going to feature a black cat in honor of the occasion, until I realized that last week’s friend (CAMPBELL!) was a blackish/brownish/dark kitty. So let’s make it a black bunny instead. Why not!

Cricket is a lionhead rabbit who was found as a stray and is currently living at the Riley County Humane Society in Manhattan, Kansas. I know, the “Little Apple” is a bit of a drive for the Kansas Citians in the house, but what’s fours hours when we’re talking true love? Besides, Cricket needs you!


Lionhead: An adoptable rabbit in Manhattan, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

Cricket is a beautiful coal black female Lionhead. She was found in a parking lot and a kind-hearted Good Samaritan saved her. She is a calm bunny who enjoys being with people and will even tolerate being picked up. RCHS rabbits live in loving foster homes where they are litterbox trained, spayed/neutered, socialized, given sufficient exercise outside of their cage, and fed a diet of grass hay and Timothy pellets to maintain a healthy weight. If you are interested in adopting this rabbit, please contact our Exotics Foster Coordinator, Amy, at

More about Cricket
Pet ID: Cricket • Spayed/Neutered • House trained • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Long


Help a lady out. Contact the RCHS today!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Campbell

January 6th, 2012 12:00 pm by Kelly


As with many cats, Campbell’s turn-ons include the washer and warm, freshly laundered clothes!
Photos courtesy of Divapets Cat Rescue.


Campbell, what a handsome guy! Friendly and playful, but not the biggest fan of other felines. If you’re a one-cat human, Campbell just might be the guy for you!


Domestic Short Hair-Black: An adoptable cat in Merriam, KS
Medium • Adult • Male

Campbell is a very handsome short-haired, neutered male cat who is approximately 2 years old. He has a beautiful sleek black coat, and gorgeous golden eyes.

He has been in foster care for a few months now. We feel he would be happier in a home without other cats because he seems to get stressed when other cats are around.

Campbell is a very nice boy who enjoys being petted and loved on. He can get a little frisky when he’s had enough and will let you know. He likes to play with wand-type toys, and he really could use the exercise because he is getting a little chunky! He is currently being fed Science Diet Adult Lite food, and he LOVES Greenies cat treats.

Campbell is neutered, has been tested for Feline Leukemia/FIV and is negative, is current on vaccines, and has been flea treated and de-wormed. Won’t you consider giving this great guy a forever home?

An application is required prior to visiting our animals in their foster homes and to help ensure a good fit between adopter and adoptee. Please CLICK HERE to fill out an adoption application. One of our volunteers will get back to you within 24 hours. Please contact us for more info!

More about Campbell
Pet ID: EL • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Short


Divapets has a number of cats available for adoption, so even if Campbell here doesn’t strike your fancy, please consider one (or two!) of their other residents instead!

How can you say no to this face? (Answer: YOU CAN’T!)



Find-a-Friend Friday: Daphne

December 30th, 2011 10:59 am by Kelly


Photo courtesy of C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue-Springfield.


Since this is the last Find-a-Friend Friday of the year, I decided to go big! Big like a farmed pig! Unfortunately, I had to head all the way over to Springfield, Missouri to find such a nonhuman in need of a home. (I’m guessing that most pigs ’round these parts end up in an abattoir. Cue sad face.) Daphne here is a baby pig who still has a lot of growing to do – but she’ll be a big girl when all is said and done. She enjoys her nomz and reportedly does a cute mealtime jig, much like my little dog friend Rennie. She walks well on a harness and leash, enjoys having her tummy rubbed, and likes to play ball – again, much like a dog. Here’s Castaway Animal Rescue Effort with more:


Pig (Farm): An adoptable pig (farm) in Springfield, MO
Large • Young • Female

Kiss a pig? My name is Daphne and I am a real people pig, looking for someone to love! Truly, I’m a pig with a lot of heart. If you have a big heart too, lets get together. I like long walks on my leash and belly rubs. My hobbies are playing with my blue bouncy ball and soaking in a nice cool pool of water. Yummy treats make me talk and beg. I will follow you anyplace. I do enjoy a fine meal, it is a little embarrassing but I get so excited at meal time that I run around and act silly, jumping and twisting, but what do you expect I am a pig after all. If you are wondering about farm pigs, yes we can be loving pets if you have the room. I want a forever home with someone who thinks outside the box and can see me for the sweet heart that I am. I am just a baby now but I will get big and will need a home with plenty of room for me to grow.

Daphne is at the CARE sanctuary and is available for adoption. If you have any questions about her or are interested in meeting her please email us at:


Pigs are intelligent creatures and make lovely companions, assuming you have the room. If so, please consider welcoming this shiny little soul into your home. She’s every bit as deserving as a cat or dog, dontchaknow!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Bruce

December 23rd, 2011 11:57 am by Kelly


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?



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.


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 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

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: Clementine and Heather

December 16th, 2011 3:24 pm by Kelly


Sisters Clementine and Heather need a home, asap!
Photos courtesy of The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.


Clementine and Heather are a pair of sisters who were originally adopted from The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City when they were just wee little kittens. Several years and a new baby later, and the two are back at the shelter and once again in need of a home. Here’s what HSGKC has to say about them:




Clementine & Heather
Calico/Domestic Medium Hair-White Mix: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

Date of birth: 5/04

11/18/11: Clementine & Heather are sisters who are looking for a home together. Clementine is a beautiful white cat with a medium hair coat. She’s an affectionate girl and she gets along with other cats. Heather is a Calico kitty with a pretty coat and an adorable round face. She is very friendly and curious. Both girls get along with other cats. They are 7 years old.

We’ve posted more photos of Clementine & Heather on their individual Petfinder pages.

Heather and Clementine originally came to us when they were little kittens. At that time they were very sick with an upper respiratory virus and it caused horrible eye infections in the kittens. Heather had to have an eye removed at that time because it was so badly damaged. But she’s had no other upper respiratory or eye problems since she was young. Both of Clementine’s eyes were saved. She occasionally has some eye discharge problems and needs medication when that happens.

Heather and Clementine get along well together. They’ve been together their entire lives so we’d like to find them a home together. They were originally adopted when they were young and returned recently due to a new baby in the family and not enough time to care for them.


Please consider opening your heart and home to these beautiful girls – both of them! – in their time of need. ‘Tis the season, am I right folks?