Find-a-Friend Friday: Uno

March 9th, 2012 11:01 am by Kelly


Uno, the senior pom and recent puppy mill rescue.
Photos courtesy of Husker’s Hope Dachshund Rescue.


YOU GUYS! Someone needs to adopt Uno here before I start crying! Or do something rash like bring him home myself. (Note to Shane: that was a joke!)

Uno is a special older guy who was rescued from a puppy mill, where he lost his lower jaw – most likely due to inadequate (read: nonexistent) veterinary care. Though he’s considered a senior dog, he’s still got a lot life ahead of him – and he needs a super-awesome human who can help make up for lost time. He deserves all your tender loving care and more. Show him that not all humans are big, greedy meanies, mkay?


Pomeranian: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Small • Senior • Male

Uno is a tiny Senior Pomeranian, about 12 years old, who was rescued from a puppy mill. Uno is a very content little fellow, despite missing his mandible (low jaw); most likely caused by a lack of proper dental care in the puppy mill. His picture does not do him justice. He is adorable.

Although Uno is missing his lower jaw, he loves to eat and demands to have dry kibble mixed with his softer food. In fact, he refuses to eat food that does not have some solid chucks in it.

Uno would love a home where he can hang out next to or in the lap of his owner. His retirement years would be heaven with someone to spoil the memories of his past life completely away!

If you’re interested in Uno, please contact us!

Uno’s adoption fee is $200

Please consider making a donation, to help Husker’s Hope build the funds needed to help save lives!

More about Uno
Pet ID: 12-013-R • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Special Needs • Primary colors: Black, White or Cream • Coat length: Long


Uno is available for adoption through Husker’s Hope Dachshund Rescue. Call them! Today!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Pretty

March 2nd, 2012 3:44 pm by Kelly


Pretty kitty!
Photos courtesy of Forever Friends Animal League.

Pretty kitty needs a home! This lovely “torbie” (is that even a word!?) lady is currently staying with Forever Friends Animal League, who has this to say about her:


Domestic Short Hair/Torbie Mix: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

Please contact Robin 816-444-3501 ( for more information about this pet.

Pretty is a beautiful girl with coat that’s part tortoise shell and part tabby — hence she’s what is known as a torbie. The beautiful shades of brown, rust and black fur are outlined in light silver when you look at it closely. Put that together with her small face, huge eyes, and lean torso and you’ve got one beauty queen of a feline.

Pretty is very sensitive and shy at first. She is O.K. with a few other cats. She is very loving and loves just hanging out with you. She’s also very good at petting you with her claws retracted. The best I’ve ever seen … or felt. It’s almost like she’s front-declawed.

Do you need a beautiful, gentle companion? To meet Pretty, who was rescued by a a group in southern Missouri and then transported to her current foster home in Kansas City, call her foster mom at 816-444-3501 or contact her at

Pretty is up to date on shots, is spayed and has been tested. Her adoption fee is just $75.

Thanks for caring.

We are a foster home based shelter. Please contact the foster home or contact person for each individual animal. We will arrange to meet in a place that is convenient for the foster home and the prospective adoptor. If the animal and the family seem a good fit then we do same day adoptions. We accept cash or check.

MISSOURI FOSTER HOMES NEEDED! A foster home houses a dog or cat and provides love and training until it is adopted into it’s new Forever Home. We provide the food and vet care. You allow people to meet the animal and bring it to adoption events. Contact Debbie at 913-707-5111


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

If you’re interested in adopting Pretty – or any of the other beautiful nonhumans currently residing in Forever Friends’s foster system – get in touch with them today!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Dave

February 24th, 2012 3:30 pm by Kelly


Dave the green and black conure!
Photos courtesy of Burge Bird Rescue.


If you’re looking to adopt a bird in the Kansas City area, you’re in luck! There are two bird rescues, Beak n’ Wings, Inc. and Burge Bird Rescue, which together foster dozens of lovely birds: parakeets, macaws, conures, budgies, and more.

Dave is a conure from Burge Bird Rescue. A lovely dark green color, Dave is one handsome dude. Poor guy can’t fly due to an old injury to one wing. I bet he enjoys hopping around the house though!


Conure: An adoptable parrot in Grandview, MO
Medium • Adult • Unknown

Dave the Nanday Conure will save you money because he/she never needs his wings trimmed. He can’t fly because he had an old broken wing that didn’t heal properly. He is in perfect feather condition, but sometimes his attitude isn’t so perfect. Like many mature birds, he can get territorial and cage aggressive, so you will have to understand how to work with a bird with a strong personality. Our birds are not available for breeding. Potential adopters must call for an appointment, and must pass a screening interview to ensure that our birds are going to a safe home. Adoption fee $75

More about Dave
Primary colors: Green, Black


If you’d like to welcome a bird or two into your home, please adopt – don’t shop. Feathered friends need our love and compassion, too!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Monty

February 17th, 2012 4:06 pm by Kelly


Monty, chillin’ in the sun.
Photos courtesy of Missouri German Shepherd Rescue (MOGS).

Meet Monty, y’all! He’s a big, beautiful German Shepherd boy who’s enjoying his new-found freedom, having recently been sprung from a puppy mill. He needs a new family to hold his paw while he adjusts to life on the outside. Maybe that’s you?

Here’s the “full Monty” (see what I did there!), via Missouri German Shepherd Rescue (MOGS for short):


German Shepherd Dog: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Large • Adult • Male

MONTY is a GORGEOUS red and black male who is going to make someone a stunning lifetime companion!

Monty had a rough start. He was a breeder dog who was used to mass produce litter after litter of pups. He came to us very unsure of humans and absolutely terrified of collars and leashes! He was clearly left in his kennel 24/7 and taken out ONLY to breed. He shows signs of having been forced to come out at the puppy mill — he bolts at anything that sounds like a chain and the minute the leash tightens he would start to bolt. He’s already doing MUCH better, though, in just a short time.

He was understandably scared, since his entire world had just turned upside down! He lived in a kennel all his life and touched grass for the first time when he came to us (wasn’t quite sure what it was, either).

Everything is new and different for Monty — he’s just learning to enjoy human company! As with most puppy mill dogs, he has to learn to trust humans. He’s incredibly smart and will be a wonderful dog once he gets the hang of ‘normal’ living as a loved pet. He’s so used to being an object, used for production, that he simply has to learn the good life. But it’s already clear he’s going to be an amazing boy for the right family.

Since Monty still needs some work to regain his trust, we recommend no children at this time. He was fine with the other female GSD’s from the same puppy mill but we have not yet tested him with other dogs. He actually has given a small kiss to his foster mom, and seems to do fine with the cats in the foster house.

With consistent TLC, training and patience, Monty will make a wonderful companion.

His ideal family: a quiet household where he can gradually get used to the idea of life with a loving family. An experienced and strong GSD leader who will train him well.

Are YOU the loving and fortunate family who will give Monty the life he so deserves?

Monty’s adoption fee is $300.00.

This fee covers a portion of the vet and boarding expenses for the dogs we save. It includes the dog’s spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies, distemper/parvo and bordatella vaccinations, deworming and microchip.

Interested in adopting Monty?

Important Information Regarding MOGS Dogs:

• All dogs adopted through MOGS are considered to be an inside family pet and may not be kept outside 24/7.

• IF YOU ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO MAKE A LIFETIME COMMITTMENT, please do not apply for a dog. We ask that you make a lifetime commitment to the care, love and safety of your adoptive dog.

• We spend huge amounts of time and our own money to save these lives. Our goal is simple: for each dog to have a forever home. We do not want any MOGS DOG to ever again end up in trouble or be at risk.

Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.

What are you waiting for? Adopt this guy!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Spooky and Stormy

February 10th, 2012 11:24 am by Kelly


Spooky and Stormy! Spooky is the black cat. I think!
Photos courtesy of Heartland SPCA.


Meet Spooky and Stormy, a bewitching pair of older sisters who suddenly found themselves homeless when their person passed away. At twelve years of age, these ladies still have plenty of life left in them – life they’d like to spend with you! And each other!

Here’s what Heartland SPCA (formerly Animal Haven, I think? that’s where we adopted O-Ren!) has to say about Spooky and Stormy:



Domestic Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Merriam, KS
Medium • Senior • Male

Doesn’t the name Spooky tell you so much about me? Well, maybe not so much. I am actually sweet, affectionate, dependable and just a regular good old little lady. Ive gone through a bit of a rough patch in the last month and I am hoping someone with a kind heart will bring me into their home and help me heal. Unfortunately, my owner passed away and I now make my home at the Heartland SPCA with my sister Stormy. We have been together all 12 years of our lives so we need to find a home where we can both call our own. Also, we are both front declawed. I’m a little overwhelmed by the shelter environment, so I would love to find a family who can provide me with a calm and quiet home. I love chin and neck rubs and once I know you, I am quite the purr machine. I have the softest black coat and a kind face with warm eyes. I look forward to the day that I can find someone to love again and I hope that someone is you. Please consider taking my sister Stormy and I home today!

# Kansas City & surrounding area adoptions only. No out-of-state adoptions (outside of KS or MO).
# $75 for cats; $90 for kittens. This adoption fee includes spay or neuter, microchip identification, FVRCP vaccine, dewormer, rabies vaccine (ages 4 months & up), feline leukemia test, flea treatment, ear mite treatment, and a 4-pound bag of Science Diet food.
# Log onto for more information about our agency.
# Applications available at the shelter.
# THANK YOU for adopting a shelter cat!

More about Spooky
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Declawed • Primary color: Black


I actually don’t see Stormy’s listing on Petfinder, but I’m guessing that the Heartland SPCA just made one listing for both cats. I hope anyway! The alternatives are too just depressing. Anyway, adopt them! Today!

* Bewitching! See what I did there?

** Or is Spooky a dude? I CAN’T TELL!