Find-a-Friend Friday: Goose

November 2nd, 2012 10:55 am by Kelly

Goose is really a dog. A greyhound, to be precise!
Photo courtesy of REGAP (Retired Greyhounds As Pets).


Goose, what a handsome guy! He’s not a bird, as his name might suggest (actually he’s christened after Goose of Top Gun fame), but a greyhound. And a devastatingly handsome one, at that: his gorgeous, shiny fur is mostly black, save for his chest, which is white in color; and his eyes are the most beautiful, expressive brown you’ve ever seen. Don’t stare too long at his Petfinder pic, lest you lose yourself in those pools of hazel.

Not that Goose’s looks are only skin deep – nope, this guy’s got personality, too, as described my his foster peeps.


Greyhound: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Large • Young • Male

Movie Quote:

Carole: Hey, Goose, you big stud!
Goose: That’s me, honey.
Carole: Take me to bed or lose me forever. G
oose: Show me the way home, honey.

Our honey Goose is looking for a soft bed to land in. Is it in your home? Goose has all kinds of ‘skills’ to charm the household. Goose is very deserving of his name… –loves to take all of his toys out of the toy box and move them around the house–apparently doesn’t agree with where his foster family keeps the toys since he moves them as soon as they put back, –occasionally moves other items too–shoes, hats, rocks… ROCKS? Oh Goose! And who doesn’s need eye candy to decorate the home? Goose agrees…he enjoys looking at the handsome greyhound that stares at him from the fireplace, oven door, and sliding glass door… Our studly boy doesnt have just one love Carol- –loves attention from any and all humans! Goose is in foster and is busy training on house rules. Come check out our darling Top Gun Boys!

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


Goose is currently staying with REGAP, a group which rescues greyhounds used and discarded by the dog racing industry. If anyone deserves a second chance, these guys and gals do. Well, they all do, but you get my point.

Need a little more convincing? A friend on Facebook shared this image as I went looking for a dog to feature this week. It pretty much says all there is to say on the subject.



The end.

Find-a-Friend Friday: Tori

October 26th, 2012 11:19 am by Kelly

Photos courtesy of TARA.


Tori is a lovely, mature kitty who survived a life on the streets to make her way to you. Yeah, you! She’s currently staying at the Petco at 95th & Quivira, care of The Animal Rescue Alliance (T.A.R.A.) in Independence, MO. Give them a call and arrange a meeting today!


Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Independence, MO
Small • Adult • Female

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Carol ( for more information about this pet.

Email T.A.R.A. | T.A.R.A.’s Web Site | Online Application

Tori was found outside a vet’s office, so her life on the streets came to an end with a nice dose of loving, professional care. She made her way to T.A.R.A. and is now enjoying the comforts of abundant food and a snuggly bed. She loves getting attention from people and she gets along with other cats as well. One of her most notable features is her tail: she holds it upright when she walks and it curls around and over her back. She also loves to play – particularly with a tennis ball. Come and meet her! She’s very charming and would love to convince you to give her the forever home she deserves.

Approximate Birthdate: 05/2010

Adoption Fee: $85.00

Tori can be seen in person at the Petco at 95th & Quivira; however, to visit with her out of the cage, you may need to make an appointment with the contact person listed above.

TARA’s adoption fee includes: spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, FeLV/FIV Combo test, flea prevention and deworming. TARA’s pets are all eligible for a two week trial.

Because we do not know the background of many of our cats we cannot always guarantee age or breed. Size is subjective but we use the following guidelines: Small 2-7 pounds, Med 8-13 pounds, Large 14-19 pounds, Extra Large over 20 pounds.

For more information please fill out an APPLICATION

Please visit our EVENTS PAGE for information about our upcoming adoption events.

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


P.S. There’s even a video!



Find-a-Friend Friday: Scrappy

October 19th, 2012 12:22 pm by Kelly

Photos courtesy of Animals Best Friends.


Animal Best Friends in Independence, Missouri currently has a number of super-cute dogs available for adoption – including a few puppies! Scrappy here is my favorite, ’cause the boy enjoys being read to. My kind of dog! I can just picture it: night after night spent poring over His Dark Materials, snacking on pizza and pretending that we are each other’s daemons. Talk about your dream dates.

Anyway, I already have seven canine friends to take care of, so that’s out of the question. But my loss is your gain! Adopt Scrappy (or one of ABF’s other awesome canines) today – or, if you’re not able to make a long-term commitment, volunteer to foster a dog or cat. Homes, even temporary ones, are always needed!



Terrier/Cattle Dog Mix: An adoptable dog in Independence, MO
Medium • Adult • Male

Scrappy is irresistible when he looks up at you with those sweet eyes of his. He loves to be read to, enjoys playing with his toys and going for walks – just about anything that involves being with his people. He is a quiet guy, who will be loyal and devoted to his forever family. Scrappy likes to have all the attention, so he’d do best as the only pet. We prefer an adult only home or one with older children.

Scrappy’s birthdate is 05-13-05

If you are interested in Scrappy, please go to WWW.ANIMALSBESTFRIENDS.ORG and complete our online application. Scrappy’s adoption fee is $75

If you are interested in FOSTERING any of our wonderful animals, please go to our website, click on the tab “HOW TO HELP” and complete our foster application.

Thank you for your interest in our animals. Animals Best Friends strives to make a compatible match with our families and our companion animals. Due to the volume of e-mails and calls we only contact applications that meet our criteria. If you are selected, we contact in five business days.

If not contacted, please pursue another rescue group or shelter.

Thank you,
ABF Volunteers



Find-a-Friend Friday: #14780

October 12th, 2012 10:50 am by Kelly

#14780 is a Tortoiseshell kitty!
Photos courtesy of The City of Gladstone Animal Shelter.


What can I say? I’m a sucker for animals who have numbers where their names should be. I mean, it’s so sad, right?! This little lady is a someone, not a something; she has her own likes and dislikes, her own unique personality and life story, perhaps – probably – a family that she loves and misses. She’s an individual, a fellow traveler on this little marble we call Earth, and yet you wouldn’t know it by looking at her name/number.

Someone adopt this dear girl and give her a name, okay? Something with pizazz. Something to remember.

She deserves that, and so much more.


Tortoiseshell Mix: An adoptable cat in Gladstone, MO
Extra Large • Adult • Female

This pretty girl came to us as a stray way back in May. She is about 1 1/2 yrs old and a real snuggler. If you are in the market for a new couch buddy you should come meet her today!

More about 14780
Pet ID: 14780 • Primary color: Tortoiseshell • Coat length: Short


Find-a-Friend Friday: Katie

October 5th, 2012 11:09 am by Kelly

Katie just wants to be your BFF. Is that so wrong?
Photos courtesy of the Daviess County Humane Society.


Did you know that October, in addition to being generally awesome (home to both Halloween and Vegan MoFo!), is both Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and National Pit Bull Awareness Month? No? Well, now you do!

Katie the Black Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix is happy to kick things off! She’s currently staying at the Daviess County Humane Society in Liberty, Missouri, but would love to come home with you. Couches are way cozier than cages, don’t you think? Katie concurs. Bring this lovely lady home tomorrow and dress her like the adorable Halloween pumpkin she is. Then smother her with treats. Dog treats, that is. (Chocolate is a big no-no, but you probably already knew that!)


Black Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Liberty, MO
Medium • Adult • Female

Katie is a wonderful and sweet girl. She is a very loyal dog. She would love to be your best friend. She would love to have kids to play with or someone who wants her to be a companion. She loves affection and she loves her people. She is medium size at 48 lbs. and is 4 years old. She is spayed and current on all shots.

More about Katie
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots