Find-a-Friend Friday: Saphron

January 18th, 2013 12:45 pm by Kelly

Saphron, with a PH!
Photos courtesy of Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter.


Poor Saphron! A senior lady, she lost the tips of her ears to frostbite before she found her way to the Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter. In 2009! And she’s still looking for a home. So someone give her one, okay?



Saphron- I’m so misunderstood!
Domestic Short Hair-White Mix: An adoptable cat in Parkville, MO
Medium • Senior • Female

Meet Saphron, a beauty of a cat, looking for someone to take her in. Part of her ears have actually fallen off due to frostbite from being outside when we got her on a cold Feb. in 2009. But we think it only makes her even more cute. Saphron does not like other cats so she would really do best to be in a home where she is the only pet. Saphron’s not too fond of being stuck in the shelter, but the person who brought her in said that she was very well behaved and quite loving while staying at his house. This beautiful white girl has had to endure a lot and now she deserves a quiet, loving home with a patient family. She is a member of the Lonely Hearts Club at FOPAS so her adoption fee is $50.00 and she gets to go home in a gently used carrier. Come by the shelter to meet beautiful Saphron at 1356 N 9 HWY in Parkville or call 816.587.0918 to make an appointment to meet this beauty!

More about Saphron- I’m so misunderstood!
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained



Find-a-Friend Friday: Nibbles

January 11th, 2013 11:14 am by Kelly

Nibbles hearts carrots.
Photo courtesy of the Lawrence Humane Society.


The Lawrence Humane Society always has the cutest “pocket pets” available for adoption, and Nibbles is no exception! Nibbles is a white and tan Rex mix rabbit (whatever that means – I don’t really know bunnies) with the chubbiest little wattle you’ve ever seen.

Rex Mix: An adoptable rabbit in Lawrence, KS
Medium • Young • Female

There is a $15 adoption fee for this pet.

This is just one of many rabbits at the Lawrence Humane Society who is looking for a home right now. Come visit this bunny and many others in the handheld pets room!

More about Nibbles
Pet ID: H12-0032 • Primary colors: White, Brown or Chocolate • Coat length: Short

If Nibbles isn’t quite your speed, the Lawrence HS currently has two other rabbits available, as well as a horse (a Shetland pony! not exactly handheld but less traditional than cats and dogs, to be sure.) and a rat. They love unusual animals, which is why you should show them some love, okay?

Find-a-Friend Friday: Heaven

January 4th, 2013 1:16 pm by Kelly

Heaven, can you help this sweet girl find it?
Photos courtesy of Love 4 Paws.


Heaven isn’t too far away. Turns out, she’s living over in Overland Park!

Heaven is a young tripod who lost one leg due to an untreated injury. If you’ve got a soft spot for “special needs” dogs, Heaven might be your girl! Not that she lets her missing leg slow her down any, nosiree. According to her rescuers at Love 4 Paws, she’s “fully functional” and raring to go. Think you can keep up? Schedule a meet and greet today!



Shar Pei Mix: An adoptable dog in Overland Park, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

Heaven is a 2 yr old female Shar Pei who was found in a dog house with her hind leg very badly damaged, so when L4P rescued her, we removed her leg. She is fully functional and is good with dogs and kids and so sweet! Fully vetted

More about Heaven
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained

Find-a-Friend Friday: Mr. Tucker

December 28th, 2012 12:37 pm by Kelly

“I’m not grumpy, I just can’t see how nice you are!”
Photos courtesy of Great Plains SPCA.


Mr. Tucker brings to mind a distinguished old newscaster – Walter Cronkite, perhaps, or Tom Brokaw – a little grizzled and scrappy, but wise and distinguished and someone with whom you’d definitely want to hang if given the chance. What has this little guy seen in his nine years, some of which were spent walking the mean streets of OP? Only Mr. Tucker can say.

Unfortunately, he’s been living in the Cat Condo at Great Plains SPCA for nearly a year now, patiently waiting for his forever home. His eyesight isn’t what it used to be, you see, and so he doesn’t make the best first impression with potential adopters. All these strangers scare him! But you know what they say about strangers: they’re just friends waiting to happen. If you think this applies to you, go meet your new friend Mr. Tucker today. A cage is a lonely place to be, especially during the holidays.



Mr. Tucker

Animal ID: 14093515
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair/Mix
Age: 9 years 3 months 8 days
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Color: Orange/White
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Declawed: No
Housetrained: Yes
Site: Great Plains SPCA
Location: Cat Adoption Condo
Intake Date: 1/26/2012
Adoption Price: $75.00

Hi my name is Mr. Tucker, but we don’t have to be so formal with each other. You can just call me Tuck. And what should I call you? Oh, that’s a good name too! Let me tell you a bit about me, then you come down and we’ll get together in person and see what develops. I’m nine years old and was abandoned in Overland Park. A nice man found me and gave me food and water and took care of me until he could bring me to Great Plains SPCA. The nice people here took me in and now I’m looking for my second chance at happiness.

Unfortunately one of the things that comes with age in people, and less often in cats, is cataracts. Hmmm . . . wonder if they named those after us felines? Anyway, I can’t see very well, so I can’t tell that faces coming to my kennel are friendly ones of people who are interested in adopting me. I also can’t see that the hands reaching out are soft to give me gentle petting. I’m very wary of strangers because I’m afraid without being unable to see them or size them up for myself. So I’ve been here a while waiting for my forever family, as I’m not as outgoing and approachable as some others here.

I’m also a little grumpy being in a cage most of the day. You wouldn’t like that either, would you? In a home, I’m a whole different person. I lived with a foster family for a while and in their home, I was a very snuggly kitty. I loved the husband in the family and hung out with him a lot. I slept with him, watched TV with him and would let him pet me for a long time. We were buds! It may be that I like men better than women. If you’re a guy, why don’t you come down here and we can do some male bonding.

If you come visit, bring Whisker Lickens treats and we’ll probably do fine. Cats rely a lot on their sense of smell and if I smell my favorite treats, I’m usually thinking good thoughts and how much I’d like to meet the person who brought them, and will even let them pet me, but just a little. The doctors checked me out and my eyes do appear to see, just not well enough to quickly make out the objects and adjust. I’d need a quieter and less lively home where things are usually in the same spot and the routine is predictable, so I can navigate easily with my vision.

Needing to quickly dodge around anything to get out of the way is tough for me, so I’d need a home without other cats, dogs or rambunctious children. I love kids, but toddlers often get excited easily having fun, so might streak through a room at warp speed or throw toys around or leave them in my path. That’s more of a challenge than I’d like. I’m looking for sort of a retirement home, where things are quiet, the cushions in the sunny windows are fluffy, and where there are soft toys and catnip to entertain me. A house more like a library than a carnival, if you know what I mean.

I am hoping with all my heart that you’d be a purr-fect match for me and that you’re willing to come and meet me and see if we might work out together. I’d be so grateful if you chose me and made a home for me. I’m a good little guy and deserve a new chance at happiness. Don’t we all?

Mr. Tucker


If you click through, you’ll find that Mr. Tucker’s Petfinder listing is pretty sparse; I pulled the above info off his Petango listing on the Great Plains SPCA website, but couldn’t figure out how to link to the listing itself. Just go to and scroll down until you find him!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Bo & Scrappy

December 21st, 2012 11:20 am by Kelly

Bo & Scrappy, the cutest boys on the block.
Photos courtesy of Midwest Pug Rescue.


Like so many of the animals on Petfinder, brothers Bo and Scrappy found themselves homeless when their elderly humans were no longer able to care for them. These guys love one another and need to find a new home together, which makes their prospects that much more dismal – most folks are only interested in adopting one dog at a time. If you’re thinking about adopting, please consider a bonded pair. Not only do you save twice the animals, you also spare them the pain of lifelong friendship severed.

No more goodbyes, only hellos. Warm, wet, sloppy hellos!

Bo & Scrappy
Pug: An adoptable dog in Overland Park, KS
Small • Adult • Male

Bo and Scrappy are 4 and 7 year old brothers. Their elderly owners had to move into assisted living so the boys need a new home. They are both as precious as can be. Bo is a small apricot and Scrappy is a large light fawn pug. They are getting neutered/shots and dentals so they will be good as new soon. They are pretty attached so we would really like to keep them together.

More about Bo & Scrappy
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots