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Find-a-Friend Friday: Ceola & Kathy

August 26th, 2011 11:59 am by Kelly


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Ceola (right) and Kathy (left) the ferret friends.
Photos courtesy of Wayside Waifs.


 
Ferrets at Wayside Waifs! Ceola and Kathy are a bonded pair of young, female ferrets who need to find a forever home together. Which is totally awesome if you think about it; you know these girls get on well, so you don’t have to worry about spats or fights the way you would if you adopted two ferrets separately! So let’s see what Wayside Waifs has to say about Ceola and Kathy, shall we?
 

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Ceola
Ferret: An adoptable ferret in Kansas City, MO
Medium • Young • Female

More about Ceola
Pet ID: A13748260 • Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary color: White • Coat length: Short

Hi there- I’m Ceola! I’m the sweetest ferret you will ever meet. Don’t let my red eyes in my pictures fool you (I know it can be a little scary). I’m an albino ferret, and red eyes just come with the territory! I’m much calmer than my roommate and best friend, Kathy. We need to go home together since we make such a great pair. We love to snuggle and cuddle up to one another. I tend to scare my caretakers at Wayside Waifs sometimes because when I sleep, I REALLY sleep. It’s hard to wake me up and that can worry my human friends. I think it’s funny! When I do get let out of my home, I get to run around the office and check out all the nooks and cranny’s that I’ve had my eyes on! It’s so much fun!

Although I know I would make a great companion for someone, I’m not appropriate for every household. I really need someone who can devote plenty of time to me and my b.f.f., Kathy. We can keep each other company but we’d really like your attention too. We can’t be left in our home all the time- we get too bored, and it’s not good for our health. We also need constant upkeep on our kennel or all of your friends will start saying they smell’ when we really don’t… Do you want to love us? If so, please come to Wayside Waifs and ask to meet us! We are so excited to find our new home, and can’t wait to meet you!

 

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Kathy
Ferret: An adoptable ferret in Kansas City, MO
Medium • Young • Female

More about Kathy
Pet ID: A13748291 • Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary colors: Black, Tan • Coat length: Short

Hi there- I’m Kathy! I’m the funniest ferret you will ever encounter. I’m sweet and cuddly, but I also love to run around and make my human friends laugh. I tend to be more playful and social than my roommate and best friend, Ceola. We need to go home together since we make such a great pair. We love to snuggle and cuddle up to one another. When I get let out of my home, I love to run around the room and see what mischief I can get in to! There are so many different hiding spots and small spaces for me to squeeze through that I have a hard time picking which one to go through first!

Although I know I would make a great companion for someone, I’m not appropriate for every household. I really need someone who can devote plenty of time to me and my b.f.f., Ceola. We can keep each other company but we’d really like you attention too. We can’t be left in our home all the time- we get too bored, and it’s not good for our health. We also need constant upkeep on our keenel or all of your friends will start saying they smell’ when we really don’t… Do you want to love us? If so, please come to Wayside Waifs and ask to meet us! We are so excited to find our new home, and can’t wait to meet you!

 
To learn more about these lovely ladies – as well as the adoption procedure – hop on over to Wayside Waifs’s website. fwiw, there are a number of smaller nonhumans – aka “pocket pets” – currently available for adoption in the Kansas City area: Gladstone Animal Control has a ferret (Monkey Bone) and two guinea pigs (Fanboy and Chum Chum); the Lawrence Humane Society, as always, is home to several rats (Alexander and Avagadro); and of course, the Kansas City Ferret Hotline lists a few more ferrets in need of loving homes. A little further out, the Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka has five (count ’em, five!) guinea pigs. So open your home and your heart if you’re able, mkay? Even the tiniest among us needs a little tender loving care!

Find-a-Friend Friday BONUS ROUND!: Slippers

August 19th, 2011 12:36 pm by Kelly


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Slippers the tortie kitty!
Photo courtesy of Broad Shoulders Animal Rescue. Like them on Facebook!

Because I’ve been so terrible about blogging (etc., etc., etc.) lately, I’ve decided to do an extra-special BONUS EDITION of Find-a-Friend Friday today. Yay! Let’s take a road trip to Chicago, where Broad Shoulders Animals Rescue is overflowing with cats, dogs and (my favorite! probably because I can’t adopt any!) mice! But mostly cats! Babies, adults, and seniors; brown cats, gray cats, orange cats; cats of all shapes, sizes and temperaments! Cats like Slippers here, who – with an intake date prior to 2011 – currently holds BSAR’s title of “longest temporary resident.” Let’s see if we can change that, hmmm?

Slippers
Domestic Long Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Chicago, IL
Medium • Adult • Female

More about Slippers
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Tortoiseshell

5/25/2011- We presumed this gorgeous 2-3 year old lady to be pregnant when we took her in which left her in a huff, quite defensive about her looks and weight. After assuring her we were worried about her health (and that she the most beautiful cat we’d ever seen) we managed to get her some medical care. The poor girl had a very bad case of intestinal worms, ear mites, ringworm and an unknown stomach issue that was causing stomach inflammation! Her lovely foster home helped her get healthy and now Slippers is ready for her adoring audience!

Slippers loves pets, cuddling, sleeping and playing with other cats. She also enjoys deep conversations about the state of affairs, along with the latest fashion trends (although she’s really more of a classical, Audrey Hepburn-dressing type). Always one for surprises, Slippers also like hard/classical rock and won’t hesitate to bring out her battered ol’ AC/DC and Led Zeppelin shirts! Underneath it all, she’d really just like a forever lap to lay her head.

All of our kitties are micro-chipped (which will be registered at no extra cost at the time of adoption), up to date on their shots, spayed or neutered, have had preventative care (including parasite treatment) and treatment for any illness they may have had while in our care- plus, one month of free pet insurance!

Please email broadshouldersrescue [at] gmail.com or call (312) 612-0770 to receive an application & set up an appointment to meet our friendly cats!

Even if you’re not in a position to adopt Slippers, please spread the word! If you live in Chicago and would like to help BSAR out, they could use some assistance with photography, video editing, making and hanging fliers, dog- and cat-sitting, and (of course) foster and adoptive homes! Hop on over to their Facebook page for more!

Please and thank you. 🙂

Find-a-Friend Friday: Pickles

August 19th, 2011 12:09 pm by Kelly


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Pickles the big white American Bulldog.
Photos courtesy of Happy Dogs Rescue. Visit them on Facebook!

After a much-too-long break (like nine weeks long, oy), Find-a-Friend Friday is back and ready to go! Pickles will be supplying the this week’s dose of cuteness; all you need to do, dear readers, is find a her a home! Piece of pickle cake!

PICKLES
American Bulldog: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Extra Large • Adult • Female

More about PICKLES
Pet ID: Pickles AB • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats, young children • Special Needs • Primary color: White or Cream • Coat length: Short

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NO CATS for Pickles! No tiny dogs, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, prairie dogs, groundhogs, squirrels, capybaras, or birds! Pickles is an awesome, incredibly sweet girl, but she HAS prey drive.

Pickles is a beautiful, BIG, purebred American Bulldog. She’s about 90 lbs and she is built like a brick house! (Very solid girl, lots of muscle!) We rescued Pickles, along with a few other American Bulldogs from a puppy mill in early 2011. This sweetheart is so happy to be starting her new life!

An adult girl at around 3-4 years of age, Pickles has captured many hearts already with her loving and devoted personality. She likes making new friends and she certainly loves living indoors with a big bed, toys and treats. She’s caught on to housetraining quickly! (Pickles is very food-motivated and learns easily!) At the puppy mill, the adult dogs lived in chain link outdoor pens all the time. No affection or love given, no fun exercise time to run and play on grass, no snuggle time on the couch… just a routine of pumping out puppies. Fortunately, despite not being well-socialized in the past, Pickles seems pretty good around other (medium-big) dogs. It probably depends on the other dog(s) involved, but she seems OK with other dogs who are friendly and who approach her carefully. Because of her prey drive, NO SMALL DOGS, please. Definitely NO CATS. Pickles does seem pretty confident of herself – not shy or afraid – and we’re doing our best to socialize her now that she’s starting her new life.

Again, cats are a definite “no” for Pickles, because of the American Bulldog’s “prey drive.” Pickles is current on vaccinations and is spayed; she’s been wormed, microchipped, HW tested and started on monthly HW prevention. She is in excellent health! Her adoption fee is $251.

The ideal home for Pickles will have “bully breed” experience and will understand and enjoy this very intelligent, strong and active breed. American Bulldogs are loyal, smart and beautiful animals but they aren’t for everyone… And some cities or home owners associations might have a breed ban against them. Please be sure to check your city’s laws first and make sure there is no BSL in place. A very secure, fully fenced yard is a must for this breed, as they can learn to climb/jump/dig their way out if bored or looking for adventure. And even so, Pickles is not a dog who could be left outside unattended for periods of time, because she could easily figure out how to escape a yard and would be long gone!

An active family who enjoys taking long walks and who would continue some obedience training with Pickles would be great! She loves to exercise and run/play hard, but she’s also a huge lap dog and snuggle-bunny. She is SO smart, loving and affectionate, she has fantastic potential! And she’ll be a loyal and cherished member of the right family.

Pickles would do best with a 6′ wood fence for off-leash backyard time, but other very secure fencing may work as well. Kansas City “metro” area only, sorry. Children over the age of five OK if have experience with bully breeds or other large, strong dogs.

Pickles, what a cutie! I’d snap her up in a minute if I didn’t already have a cat. And, um, five other dogs! (That’s the only real downside to living with five dogs: not being able to adopt more!) Also, I’d change her name to Iorek Byrnison and get her mushy, silly face tattooed on my arm. No seriously, get carried away much self? I can’t, but you totally should!

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To adopt this 90-pound bundle of love, get in touch with Happy Dogs Rescue today!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Garak (Also: This weekend’s Adopt-a-Thon & June is for Cats!)

June 17th, 2011 5:00 pm by Kelly


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Garak, an orange tiger/oriental mixed-breed cat with soft, lustrous fur, naps in the sun.
Photos courtesy of True Treasures Rescue.


 

Hey lovely people! Did y’all know that June is Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month? Neither did I, which is why I spent the last two Fridays featuring ferrets and rabbits instead of kittens and cats. Ignorance, I plead it! Anyway, for the rest of the month – i.e., the next two weeks – we’re all about the felines. Be cool and spread the word – or better yet, adopt a feline friend, mkay? Please and thank you!

This week’s Friend is Garak, a timid but sweet little guy who’s currently staying with a foster person from True Treasures Rescue in Belton, MO:

 

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Garak
Tiger/Oriental Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Belton, MO
Medium • Adult • Male

Garak is a very special boy who finds the world a very scarey place. He is very timid and nervous with people he does not know and has been known to hide for long periods of time when in new places or around people he does not know. Having said that, Garak is also one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever known. He is extremely gentle and good natured. He loves lap time, being comed, and having his cheeks rubbed. Garak is blessed with very soft, fine bunny-fur. Anyone interested in Garak will need to understand that this is a cat that will never adjust to a busy, noisy household. He will not come out to meet you if you want to visit him until you have been in his foster home many times, and even then he will be very nervous. I’ve known Garak since he was an 8 week old kitten trapped in a feral (wild cat) colony. He was thin and frightened but also wililng to learn to trust. I did not understand at that time that he was bonding and that it will take a very special person with a lot of patience to help him make new bonds with a new person. Garak would like to find his own person so that he can always be the center of attention and never have to share lap time or cuddle time. If Garak never finds that special person, he will stay with his foster mom for his natural life. Please CLICK HERE to fill out an adoption application. One of our volunteers will get back to you within 24 hours.

More about Garak
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: dogs, young children • Special Needs • Primary color: Tabby – Orange or Red • Coat length: Short

 

Also, you should totes know that Wayside Waifs is holding an Adopt-a-Thon today through Sunday. Stop by for half-priced “pets” and go home with a new BFF. They’ll have over 300 animals available for adoption, some of them rescued from the storm stricken areas of Joplin, MO, Reading, KS and Caruthersville, MO.

Still unconvinced? Perhaps this super-sentimental montage will change your mind!

 

Find-a-Friend Friday: Mischief

June 10th, 2011 5:01 pm by Kelly


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Mischief is a ferret!
Photo courtesy of City of Gladstone Animal Control.

Mischief the ferret was found as a stray – if you can believe it! – and is now a ward of the City of Gladstone Animal Control. She needs a loving, ferret-friendly home to call her own, perhaps with a few ferret friends to keep her company. You can even wrap her around your neck and pretend that she’s your daemon; most likely, she won’t mind. She was named Mischief for a reason, right?

Mischief
Ferret: An adoptable ferret in Gladstone, MO
Small • Adult • Female

This little female is so much fun! She is very handtame and very playful. She was found as a stray at a local apartment complex and really is a bundle of fun. She is currently available for adoption.

More about Mischief
Pet ID: 13630 • Primary color: Sable

Get in touch with the City of Gladstone AC right away if you’re able to help!

http://www.perfectpizzapress.com