Find-a-Friend Friday: Casper

December 14th, 2012 11:45 am by Kelly

Casper the gorgeous white Turkish Angora shows off his
differently colored eyes: one gold, one blue.
Photos courtesy of MoKan Maine Coon Rescue, Inc..


Casper the friendly kitty needs your help! A special needs guy who’s hard of hearing, Casper is considered “less adoptable.” Silly, right? He looks about as perfect as perfect can be!


Turkish Angora: An adoptable cat in Smithville, MO
Large • Adult • Male

I am a beautiful odd eyed (one gold eye and one blue eye) Turkish Angora. I am very loving and one of the softest cats you will ever pet. I am not deaf but I am hearing impaired making it hard on me to live with small children.

More about Casper
Pet ID: 100014 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats, dogs, young children • Declawed • Primary color: White • Coat length: Long


If you get MoKan Maine Coon Rescue, you might be able to bring this lovely cat home in time for Christmas. Can you think of a better present? Because I sure can’t!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Marla

December 7th, 2012 11:15 am by Kelly

Marla the yellow Blue Heeler.
Photos courtesy of Kansas City Kansas Animal Control.


Whenever I hear the name “Marla,” I think of Marla the virgin on Seinfeld. Also: Marla Rose, long-time activist, talented writer, vegan feminist agitator, and just all-around kickass human being. So when I saw Marla’s adorable face – complete with seemingly stenciled-on eyebrows, also a la Seinfeld – on Petfinder, I knew instantly that she’d be this week’s Friday Friend. Marlas rock, okay? So let’s get this girl adopted!

Marla is currently a ward of the Kansas City Kansas Animal Control; to meet her, you’ll need to go to one of the city’s satellite adoption events. Keep reading for the deets – and please share, even if you’re not in the position to adopt right now.


Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, KS
Medium • Young • Female

11/2/12: Marla is a cute little Heeler mix. She’s very sweet natured and attentive– she’s ready to please!

Marla is friendly and good with other dogs. She’s energetic so will need regular exercise. Another dog to play with would be great for her. She is about a year old and weighs 38 lbs.

Come meet Marla in Olathe at our weekend satellite adoption events! We’ll be at the Olathe PetSmart at 119th & Strang Line Road. You can contact us to see which day Marla will be coming or to make a request.


Our dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. The adoption fee for males is $62 and for females it is $72. If you live in the city of Kansas City, KS there is an additional $10 fee for a city license.


We have satellite adoption events every Saturday and Sunday at the Olathe PetSmart at 119th & Strang Line Road. We may 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.


Find-a-Friend Friday: Bob

November 30th, 2012 11:28 am by Kelly

Photos courtesy of Furry Kids Refuge.


Bob’s a big, beautiful ginger boy who’s friendly to all the earth’s creatures. (The Doctor would approve!) At just two and a half years old, Bob’s still a young guy with plenty of love and life ahead of him. Whether you’re looking to adopt your very first four-legged friend, or add another furry critter to your pack, Bob’s the guy for you.

He’s currently staying with Furry Kids Refuge, a no-kill shelter in Kansas City, MO which is desperately in need of foster homes and dry food. Keep reading for details!


Domestic Short Hair-Orange: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, MO
Large • Adult • Male

Approx. DOB : 6/2010
Approx. Weight : 15 pds.
Adoption Fee: $65

Bob is a beautiful, BIG, orange short hair cat. This kitty is a absolute perfect boy……he loves other cats, loves dogs, loves people ! Sometimes we worry about his safety because he is not scared of any other animal and thinks they all love him as he loves them . He will go up to all dogs and wrap himself around their legs and purr the whole time. Bob is such a special kitty. Bob was originally named ‘Bob The Barn Cat’ because someone had dumped him in the country and he made his way to one of our members barn. Everyday he would talk to them as they came out to the barn and would follow them along the road back to their door ….but never got close enough for them to touch. Finally, after a couple of months of the husband feeding him can food and talking to him nightly, Bob came inside the house. He never left after that and settled in like he had always been a inside kitty. So now he is just ‘BOB’. Bob is litter box trained, he has been FIV/Feline Leukemia tested negative, vaccinated, micro chipped and you can fill out a application for Bob at, click on ‘Adopt A Cat’. A dedicated volunteer will be in touch. Thank you for your interest in Bob.

Would you like to foster a Furry Kid? Furry Kids’ Refuge will supply the food & vet care while you supply the basic house rules & love…….win-win for all!! Just visit and click on the ‘Foster a Furry Kid’ link. Thanks for your support!

We are in desperate need of Dry Cat food! If you can help, items can be dropped off at our weekly adoption event at the Lee’s Summit Petco every Saturday from Noon-4pm. Or call 816-277-8284 to arrange for pick-up of large donations. THANK YOU!


Find-a-Friend Friday: George

November 23rd, 2012 1:02 pm by Kelly

“Stunningly handsome, George is confident and gets along well with others.”
Photos courtesy of Pasado’s Safe Haven.


I know that Tofurky Day has come and gone, but in honor of the holiday, today’s adoptable animal is (drumroll please) a turkey!

Depending on where you live, adoptable farmed animals aren’t always easy to find locally; birds who are exploited for their meat, like chickens and turkeys, are even rarer at shelters and humane societies. So today, let’s take a trip to Sultan, Washington, where Pasado’s Safe Haven cares for a variety of companion and farmed animals – turkeys included.

Along with Newbie and Eagle, George the turkey is one of a few lucky birds who have found refuge at Pasado’s.

George the Turkey

George is a 3 year old, male, Bronze Turkey. The Bronze turkey has very big, patterned and colored, fanning plumage to show off and this big beautiful guy is a typical older male turkey. He is very confident, and gets along well with everyone, assuming they give him room to strut and spread out those gorgeous feathers that make the turkey ladies swoon!

George is able to fly, and can go over the 4 foot fence with ease, so any family that takes George in, should be aware that he needs an extra high enclosure to keep him safe from predators. George gets along well with chickens, roosters, and other turkeys, but should be monitored when he is with other male turkeys to ensure that no rivalries are started. George loves to roost, and it is not uncommon to find him perched somewhere high, resting and watching the flock.

If you’re not set up to care for farmed animals – and, let’s face it, most of us aren’t – please consider a donation to help fund Pasado’s kind and compassionate work. Like many rescue groups, they also need volunteers, foster homes, and even an intern. Please spread the word (and spare the turkeys)!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Callie

November 9th, 2012 11:09 am by Kelly

My, what big whiskers you have.
Photos courtesy of Raytown Gregory Animal Health Center.


Last week we featured a black greyhound with a white chest; this week, it’s a black cat with a white chest! Total coincidence, I swear. Callie’s the only animal currently staying at the Raytown Gregory Animal Health Center, which is why she caught my eye. I like to hit up all the local rescue groups, you see. Also she’s an older girl, which can make it more difficult to rehome her. To add insult to injury, she didn’t even have any likes on Facebook. Boo hiss boo, right? Let’s see if we can change that – or, better still, get this lovely lady adopted!


Domestic Short Hair-Black And White: An adoptable cat in Raytown, MO
Small • Senior • Female

Hello everyone, my name is Callie. I am 11 years old and am looking for my forever home. I am current on vaccines, feline leukemia and FIV negative, dewormed, spayed and declawed in the front. I get along with calm dogs and cats.

I am very talkative, I love affection but I also enjoy my ‘me’ time. I am a very chill kind of cat and slightly timid with new people, but once I get to know you, I become very attached! I am just looking for someone who I can enjoy my days with.

If you would like to meet me, please call Diana at 816-716-2291.

More about Callie
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Declawed • Primary colors: Black, White • Coat length: Short