Find-a-Friend Friday: Tater and Parker

August 17th, 2012 11:32 am by Kelly


Tater (right) and Parker (left), pair of Italian Greyhound brothers! Handsomely leggy, don’t you think?
Photos courtesy of Missouri-Kansas Italian Greyhound Rescue .

Tater and Parker are six-year-old brothers who came to Missouri-Kansas Italian Greyhound Rescue together, but don’t necessarily have to be adopted together. (Although wouldn’t it be wonderful if they were? Adopted together, I mean? Seriously, could you imagine losing your best friend and brother of six years after also losing your home? THEY ARE EACH OTHERS CONSTANTS, YO! …or that’s how I write my Tater/Parker fan fic, anyway.)

Don’t let the name of the breed fool you: weighing in around 8 to 18 pounds, Italian Greyhounds (I.G.s or “Iggies”) are considered a “toy” breed. These guys are tiny! According to their foster mom they’re also very well behaved, leashed trained, crate trained, know how to use a doggy door, and are just all-around awesome. So I guess the real question isn’t “Will you adopt Tater and Parker?,” but “When will you pick them up?”




Tater – Overland Park
Italian Greyhound: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Small • Adult • Male

This handsome 6 year old male IG is just a terrific guy, loves people and to snuggle and of course likes other dogs, He knows how to use a dog door, has good potty habits and is crate trained. He also walks very well on lead. Tater is current on immunizations, heartworm negative, on preventative, neutered and had a recent dental. He came in with his brother Parker and they make a wonderful pair but they do not have to be adopted out togther. these boys have no making issues. TAter is currently in southern MO, but will be moved to the Kansas City area before the end of the month, so if you are interested in Tater and live in S MO please contact us soon. Email: DEB

More about Tater – Overland Park
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained




Parker – Overland Park
Italian Greyhound: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Small • Adult • Male

Parker is a stunning red and white 6 year old male IG that is just the perfect dog, He and his brother (Tater) came in together and are the most well adjusted IGS their foster mom has known. Parker is crate trained, walks great on lead and is a huge snuggler with his foster mom. He is neutered, current on shots, heartworm neg and on preventative and has had a recent dental. Parker is currently in south east MO but will be moved to the KC area by the end of June or sooner. If you are interested in in Parker or his brother Tater please contact us. These boys do not have to be adopted out together but they do make a terrific pair Email: DEB

More about Parker – Overland Park
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained


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