Find-a-Friend Friday: Gigi

August 10th, 2012 12:29 pm by Kelly


Gigi is a mellow girl.
Photos courtesy of THe Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.


The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City has so many wonderful cats available for adoption, y’all! Take for example Ms. Gigi here. She’s been living at HSGKC HQ for years now and gets on well with humans and other cats, despite her feral beginnings. At eight years of age, she could use a proper home to retire to. Preferably with some kitty friends! Maybe even a second cat from HSGKC? Hey, it’s an idea. THINK ABOUT IT!


Tabby – Brown/Domestic Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, KS
Small • Senior • Female

Date of birth: 11/03

3/1/12: Gigi is a very pretty little Brown Tabby girl. She’s very petite and she has a gorgeous coat. She loves other cats and she’d really like to find a home with another kitty or two to hang out with. She has a very gentle nature.

Gigi was a feral kitten who was fostered by one of our staff members when she was very young. She’s still quite shy, but she’s also extremely sweet once she feels comfortable with someone.

Gigi is 8 years old now and has lived at the shelter for most of her life. She’s never lived in a cage here; she’s always had free roam of our cat rooms.

Gigi would do best in a quiet home and she’ll need her new person to be patient with her until she settles in. She’d make a nice companion for another cat and having another cat in the home would be comforting to her. She’s a real sweetheart and just needs to be given a chance.

Gigi has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and tested for FIV and feline leukemia.


Find-a-Friend Friday: Spanky

August 3rd, 2012 10:43 am by Kelly


Spanky is a beautiful, fluffy golden Aussie mix with a smile a mile wide.
Photos courtesy of Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption.

Ugh, there are so many wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes on Petfinder and I just want to adopt them all! Just this week, I fell head over heels for Lula, the slightly pudgy senior beagle girl; Opie the Chihuahua and Poonce the Fox Terrier, a couple of old dogs in love; Lady the big black dog (also a senior, raising the strikes against her to three); and Ladybug, a teeny tiny refugee from the puppymill trade. I’d like write about them all, but we’d be here all year. So do me a favor and just click through and read and share their stories, okay? Help to bring these lovely creatures the TLC they so deserve in their twilight years.

As you can probably tell, I was searching for a senior dog to feature this week. And the “winner” is … Spanky! Despite her unfortunate name, Spanky is a sweet, happy-go-lucky girl who doesn’t let her declining hearing and eyesight get her down. Just look at that happy face!




Australian Shepherd Mix: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Large • Senior • Female

Spanky – senior Aussie mix, s/f. Her eyesight isn’t quite 100%, her hearing isn’t perfect, every day is a “bad hair” day, but she’s a happy girl! Spanky gets along with other calm dogs as well as cats.

If you are interested in meeting this dog please give us a call at 913-831-PETS.

If you are interested in meeting more of our adoptable dogs you can stop by our adoption center at: 5918 Broadmoor, Mission, KS 66202

Our hours of operation are: Tuesday through Friday 12:00 – 7:00 Saturday/Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 (closed Mondays)

To learn more about Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption please visit our website –

More about Spanky
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Brown or Chocolate


If you’d like to learn more about Spanky or (please please please) bring her home with you, get in touch with Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption.

Find-a-Friend Friday: Taco

July 27th, 2012 2:07 pm by Kelly


Taco Bell is cats!
Photos courtesy of Chain of Hope.


Okay, so I’d be lying if I told you that I didn’t choose this little guy based on his name alone. I mean, who doesn’t love tacos, right? Though he does get bonus points for being super-adorable, and extra pity points on top of that for coming from a hoarding situation. You should totally adopt him, is what I’m saying. Because TACO CATS. Your logic is invalid.




Domestic Medium Hair: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, MO
Small • Adult • Male

Taco was rescued by Chain of Hope from a hoarding situation and placed in a foster home, and he is now ready to find his permanent home. Contact Taco’s foster mom Laura Lincoln at to meet this bundle of joy, and click on the adoption application link below or email COH at

Chain of Hope Adoption Application

More about Taco
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary colors: Tabby – Tiger Striped, White • Coat length: Medium


Find-a-Friend Friday: Penelope

July 20th, 2012 10:35 am by Kelly


Penelope mugs for the camera.
Photos courtesy of T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter.


Penelope is just one of many “pocket pets” currently available for adoption through the T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter in Manhattan, Kansas. She’s a sweet, friendly little guinea pig girl who gets on well with dogs and cats. Based on the Petfinder listings, I’m guessing that Dexter and Dudley are her sons – seeing as they were born at the shelter, and Penelope is the only adult female guinea pig in residence – but you’ll have to confirm that with the shelter.




Guinea Pig: An adoptable guinea pig in Manhattan, KS
Small • Adult • Female

Penelope was surrendered to the shelter because her previous owners were moving and could not take her with. She is very sweet, quiet and pretty easygoing. Penelope has been around dogs and cats and has had no problems with them. She has also been around children with no problems. Penelope is looking for that forever home with a family that will love her forever. Come meet Penelope today!

More about Penelope
Pet ID: 33742 • Primary colors: Brown or Chocolate, White • Coat length: Long


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!