Find-a-Friend Friday: Bullet Proof

July 13th, 2012 11:55 am by Kelly


Bullet Proof is so named because he was shot. Twice. And didn’t die. No, really!
Photos courtesy of Missouri Pit Bull Rescue.


Missouri Pit Bull Rescue has dozens of awesome dogs available for adoption – including Praline, a beautiful girl who survived two years on her own in an abandoned, ramshackle house – and you should totally check them all out (and consider adopting one or two, if you can!). But there can be only one, and I chose Bullet Proof, for obvious reasons. Rushing to greet them at the door, this sweet guy was shot twice by police officers during a KCMO raid; thanks to his friendly, outgoing personality – and a kind-hearted veterinarian at KCMO AC – Bullet Proof lived to tell the tale. If anyone deserves another chance, surely it’s he.




ID Number: #19775
Breed: Pit Bull
Sex: Male (Neutered)
Age: 12-24 months
Weight: 60 to 70 lbs.
Color: Golden Tan
Good with dogs: Some
Good with cats: No

Bullet has quite the story to tell. Not only did he survive 2 bullets, but he never lost his smile during his ordeal. Talk about a trouper!!!

Bullet’s rescue story begins when his home was raided by the KCMO squad. Like most dogs, Bullet likely ran to the door to greet everyone unbeknownst to the officers. Evidently, an officer shot Bullet twice. One in the face and one in the neck/shoulder area. Bullet was rushed to KCMO Animal Control facility where a Veterinarian immediately tended to his wounds. Since he was gravely injured, euthanasia appeared to be the best option. However, even covered in blood and in great pain, the sweet dog was still happy to see people and was kissing everyone. The vet was so impressed by his loving disposition and resilience that he contacted MPR to see if we could help.

MPR agreed and Bullet was transferred to a private vet clinic where he underwent extensive surgery to extract the bullets and repair his shattered shoulder and jaw. Bullet has since been moved to MPR’s mini shelter where he is recuperating and thriving.

Since in MPR’s care, our volunteers find Bullet incredibly loving and playful, not at all aggressive. He just a silly dog who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. With much TLC, Bullet has been nursed back to health. He occasionally has a mild limp after intensive exercise but that doesn’t seem to be bothering him what’s so ever. In fact, nothing seems to bother Bullet. He has a very positive spirit and personality.

Foster Situation: Bullet is currently at the MPR mini-shelter. FOSTER HOME NEEDED! He sure doesn’t mind his stay at the shelter, but as soon as he finds a loving foster home, we will be able to help another dog.

Bullet is definitely a lover (not a fighter). He loves any person who will give him the time of day. He is very playful and energetic, though he also has his “couch potato” moments. He is still young and often acts more like a goofball than anything. He’s full of charm and happy drive.

Training: Bullet is crate trained, and is currently working on tricks. He is responsive and smart. He will require someone with good leadership though, as his fun-loving personality can often get in the way of his manners. He’s just too happy to be alive. Who would blame him?

Personality: Since Bullet is still a young buck (if he weren’t who knows if he would have survived such trauma!), he can be a bit more outgoing than some of the older, mature dogs he lives with. This is not a bad thing; he is not constantly hyper and begging for attention, he simply gets too happy-for-his-own-good when someone comes to see him. He just wants to show people how much he appreciates them for playing with him.

Bullet is energetic and we prefer a home with a large fenced yard for this happy boy so he has a good outlet for his energy. Being a big puppy at heart himself, Bullet enjoys the company of children but older kids are preferred.

Bullet needs a home that can provide him with structure and leadership. He is responsive and eager to please but he is big and powerful. He will test his boundaries without someone who doesn’t take the lead with him.

To adopt Bullet Proof – or any other of the lovely pibbles in MPBR’s care – hop on over to their website for additional details. If you’re unable to commit to the responsibility of adoption at this time, why not become a foster parent? Bullet Proof is currently staying in MPBR’s shelter and needs to find a foster home until he’s adopted!




He’ll be waiting!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Samba

July 6th, 2012 10:18 am by Kelly


Samba the kitten!
Photos courtesy of North Kansas City Animal Control.


Samba is like the dictionary definition of cuteness. Soft, tiny, furry, playful – and clumsy, too! CLUMSY! Do kittens get any more adorable than this? I think not.

Quick! Adopt Samba before someone else does!




Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in North Kansas City, MO
Small • Baby • Female

“Samba” can be best described as a clumsy little kitty with an eye for awesome toys and an affinity for trouble. She loves baskets, balls, string, and just about anything that could be remotely fun to play with. She’s still very young, so introducing her into a cat-friendly-dog environment may not be completely out of the question. She’s a furry little go-getter with the spunk and sass to prove it. And if you’re considering adopting saucy little Samba, make sure to check out our profile on her sister “Tango” as well. Keeping the siblings together would be ideal for anyone willing to take on double the fun!

More about Samba
Pet ID: 12-043 • Primary color: Tabby – Tiger Striped • Coat length: Short


Find-a-Friend Friday: Marty

June 29th, 2012 9:53 am by Kelly


Talking ’bout Marty, y’all!
Photos courtesy of Kansas City Sheltie Rescue.


Marty is a middle-aged gent who’s hard of hearing. That’s okay though, ’cause he’s smart (smart like a dog!) and is learning hand signals. You can talk to him in doggie sign, how cool is that? Impress your friends and improve Marty’s quality of life all in one!

Marty’s being cared for by Kansas City Sheltie Rescue until his new human comes along. If you think that might be you, you can meet Marty most weekends at the Petco on W. 75th Street in Overland Park. Keep reading for the details!



Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie: An adoptable dog in Mission, KS
Small • Adult • Male

Marty came to rescue from a local shelter where his time was up. He is small, active, and our vet thinks around 8 years of age. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, micro chipped and has had his canine flu shot. He has some hearing loss and is learning to function using hand signals. He is smart, affectionate and pretty active for a dog of his age. He is working on house training. Email us if you can make Marty a part of your life.

We require a secure fenced yard, we do not accept “invisible” or electric fences. We will check your fence. All our dogs are spay/neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm tested and on prevention, on Flea & Tick prevention and microchipped. Dentals are completed as needed. You may meet our dogs at Petco on W. 75th Street, just East of Metcalf in Overland Park, KS on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10 to 2 and the 1st Sunday of the month from 11 to 3 or by Appointment. We DO NOT SHIP our dogs.


Find-a-Friend Friday: Lilly

June 15th, 2012 11:00 am by Kelly


Time for a montage! A LILLY montage!
Photos courtesy of T.A.I.L.S..


Lilly is a tiny little lass from Texas who was saved from a high kill shelter by a good samaritan at the last moment. Now she needs a forever home, so her foster parent can save more of her canine brothers and sisters. Step up maybe? You’ll get plenty of love, affection, and devotion in return!


Courtesy Listing – Lilly
Corgi/Shepherd Mix: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Small • Adult • Female

Adorable little Corgi Shepherd Mix Dog needs a home

This is my newest foster, Lilly. I rescued her from a high kill shelter in Fort Worth, TX the day they were going to euthanize her for being “Too fearful/shy”. She is the sweetest little thing who just wants lots of love & attention. The vet estimates she is between 4-7 years old & she has been spayed, micro-chipped & is up to date on all of her shots. She has short stalky legs like a corgi but a shep face. I would also say she is around 15lbs. as far as her personality goes she is so sweet & affectionate & just all around willing to please. She loves to play fetch with her ball & go for walks & when she’s ready to chill, she prefers the cushions on the back of the couch.

The only bad thing I have encountered with her is that she is possessive of her food & toys with my other dog which I am sure is probably a product of her being in a shelter for over 2 months. That’s why I listed her as preferably going to a home with no dogs/children or to someone who was willing to work with her on that.

She also loves to run & is super fast (I seriously witnessed her on the tail of a rabbit & you know how fast those things are!). The volunteer told me that she would keep running if given the chance so she would need to be on a leash outside or in a fenced in area. She is also potty-trained as long as you don’t leave her in too long. I think that’s about it.

She needs a permanent home where she will be spoiled like she deserves! Message me if you are interested in meeting her. 🙂 re-homing fee: $50.00

This dog is a Courtesy Listing and is not actually fostered through T.A.I.L.S This dog is located in kansas city, mo If you would like to meet this dog please email me at

More about Courtesy Listing – Lilly
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Golden, White or Cream • Coat length: Medium


Find-a-Friend Friday: Coco

June 8th, 2012 10:53 am by Kelly


Coco the pony! Obviously not life-sized.
Photos courtesy of the Lawrence Humane Society.


The Lawrence Humane Society has a pony! A PONY! You know you want to bring her home and comb her beautiful hair and feed her carrots and sleep next to her in the hay! Or is that last one just me? Whatever. A pony, y’all! If you’ve got the right digs, please consider giving this senior lady a forever home, filled with plenty o’ tender loving care. And then let me visit. Because, A PONY!


Shetland Pony: An adoptable pony in Lawrence, KS
Medium • Senior • Female

re you ready to get that sweet little Pony you always wanted? Here’s your chance! Coco is an awesome Shetland Pony who is looking for a home with people as gentle and kind as she is. This girl makes 400 lbs look good with her slimming Bay colored coat. As horses go, she comes up short, but, if you “PONY UP” today, you can add a cute “little” addition to your family!

More about Coco
Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary color: Bay