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Find-a-Friend Friday: Lucky (and Blair the ice cream sundae, too!)

October 28th, 2011 10:02 am by Kelly


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Lucky once, hopefully twice!
Photos courtesy of Keesie’s Cats.


 
Lucky needs your help! This sweet pittie girl’s human can no longer care for her due to health problems – and if someone awesome doesn’t come to Lucky’s rescue asap, she may wind up in the Kansas City Animal Shelter, a high-kill facility where her chances look grim. Please help if you can, and no matter where you live; though Lucky and her man are located in KCMO, transport out of the area is a possibility.

 

Lucky
American Bulldog Mix: An adoptable dog in Overland Park, KS
Large • Adult • Female

 

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COMPASSION CASE: KCMO Pittie Mix (named LUCKY) and her KCMO Gentleman Need You!

Lucky is a healthy 4 year-old Pittie Mix who needs rehoming ASAP due to her owner’s medical condition. She weighs about 50 lbs. and is Heartworm Negative.

Lucky was rescued from running in traffic a few years ago by her current owner. She was found near a park, was very hungry to the point of being just skin and bones, and had chewed her own tail out of frustration until it was bleeding.

Lucky would LOVE to be the only 4-legged resident in her next home, but is also good with other male dogs and select females. She has also successfully lived with a cat. Lucky is a very sweet girl who will wag her tail all day long when she’s happy, loves rolling up in a blanket and playing hide and seek, and relaxing on the couch if one is available. She is crate trained as well, and appreciates her crate as a safe haven.

Please help Lucky’s people successfully rehome her or place her with a reputable rescue group ASAP. Her kind-hearted owner loves her tremendously: He just absolutely cannot keep her and unfortunately will need to take her to the Kansas City Animal Shelter (high-kill) if we do not step up to help. Transportation out of the Kansas City area can very likely be arranged upon request.

Please contact mlmurphey119@gmail.com or susan.keil@gmail.com with any questions or for more information.

More about Lucky
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats • Primary colors: White or Cream, Black • Coat length: Short

 

Also, because I wanted to keep things light for Halloween (good luck with that right?), OMG LOOK IT’S A DOG DRESSED LIKE AN ICE CREAM SUNDAE!

 

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This little bowl of delightfulness is named Blair, and she’s available for adoption through the Humane Society of Missouri. (I know, I had to travel all the way to Chesterfield, MO to find a rescue group that showcases their dogs in silly outfits. The injustice of it all!) She’s a nine-year-old Welsh Corgi and you should totally adopt her ’cause she’s been at the shelter since August and that’s entirely too long. For serious!

So help these ladies out, mkay? If not by adopting, then by sharing.

Have a happy and safe Halloween, y’all!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Ginger Rogers

October 14th, 2011 2:49 pm by Kelly


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Ginger Rogers, ready to prance and dance in her frilly pink tutu!
Photos courtesy of Heart of America Humane Society.


 

Ginger Rogers, what a beauty! This senior pittie girl has it all – class, sass, personality – everything except for a forever home, that is. Maybe one of you could help with that? Until then, Ginger is staying with the good folks at Heart of America Humane Society:

 

Ginger Rogers
Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix: An adoptable dog in Overland Park, KS
Medium • Senior • Female

 

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To meet GINGER, please contact Emily directly at 913-424-4557 or at emily.anne.hawkins@gmail.com.

Meet Ginger Rogers – a 60 pound Pittie/Lab mix who thinks she is a lap dog! This beautiful 8 year old elderbull loves to be with her humans – whether you are lounging on the couch, going on a walk, or taking a road trip – as long as she’s with you, Ginger is one happy girl! Ginger is calm, goofy, and extremely food motivated! She has already learned how to sit, stay, lay down, shake and wait for her food – and she would love you to teach her even more tricks! She is potty trained, does not try to climb on to furniture (unless she is invited!) and is very agreeable when getting a bath or her ears & teeth cleaned. Although she is not a fan of cats, she loves all humans big (adult) and little (children) and would do well as an only dog or in a house with multiple dogs. Miss Ginger is looking for a patient and confident forever family who will let her lay at their feet while watching TV and give her a nice, cozy dog bed to take naps in!

The Heart of America Humane Society has adoptions each Saturday at the Petsmart at 115th and Metcalf in Overland Park, the Petco at 135th and Blackbob in Olathe and the Petsmart in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center. Please contact the foster parent DIRECTLY to ask questions about this foster, to obtain additional information about this foster or to confirm this foster’s attendance at one of our adoptions.

More about Ginger Rogers
Spayed/Neutered • Prefers a home without: cats • Primary colors: Yellow, Tan, Blond or Fawn, White or Cream

 

C’mon, Kansas City! Who wants to tango with this lovely lady?

Find-a-Friend Friday: (won’t you be his?) Buddy

May 27th, 2011 12:25 pm by Kelly


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Buddy is a pit bull terrier/boxer mix with lovely, brown and tan brindled fur
that’s interrupted only by a thick white stripe of fur that runs up his belly, chest and face.
His beautiful brown eyes gaze engagingly at the camera.
Photo courtesy of Olive’s Hope Pet Rescue.

Buddy is in search of a buddy! This cute pit bull terrier/boxer mix needs a home to call his own. Listen up, ’cause this is where you come in!

Buddy
Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix: An adoptable dog in Louisburg, KS
Medium • Adult • Male

Buddy could be a pit or he could be a boxer mix. We can’t be sure, but he is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. He loves to play with other dogs and is submissive. Buddy is crate trained and knows how to sit. Please give this darling boy a forever home!

More about Buddy
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Prefers a home without: cats • Primary colors: Brindle, White or Cream • Coat length: Short

Buddy is currently staying with Olive’s Hope Pet Rescue in Louisburg, Kansas, which is about 45 minutes south of KCMO – a straight shot down I-69. Just a 90 minute round trip to find true love, and you can even pick up some bitchin’ apple cider while you’re down there, too! IT’S A WIN-WIN, PEOPLE! DO IT FOR BUDDY!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Radar (Love!)

April 8th, 2011 9:29 am by Kelly


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Meet Radar, a chocolate-colored pit bull with beautiful brown eyes and the biggest, happiest smile
you’ve ever seen! And look how he wears that harness, oh so handsomely!
Photos via T.A.I.L.S.


 
Are you ready for some Radar Love?!? ‘Cause T.A.I.L.S. has got about 50 pounds of the stuff, all wrapped up in a cute pibble package, available for take out! As in, bring him home like yesterday!
 

Radar
Pit Bull Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Medium • Adult • Male
 

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I need a home. Foster or adopt me!

Radar is a sweet pit bull with huge bat ears. He is a loving companion and will do well in a home without smaller dogs and without cats. He is receptive to correction. Radar is a medium energy level dog and just wants to be around people. He wants nothing more than to snuggle on the couch and sleep in a comfy bed. Radar is house trained and kennel trained and listens very well. Radar needs a calm, assertive pack leader to truly shine! He responds well to leadership, and will need to go to a home (foster or adoptive) that understands that and is willing to work with him. Above all though, Radar is a sweet as can be boy. Can you help him?

Can you offer Radar the forever home he is looking for? Fill out an application today!

Don’t think you can offer Radar a home? Won’t you sponsor him instead then? You can sponsor Radar through our website at http://tailsrescuekc.org/?page_id=78

More about Radar
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats

 

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If oversized, sickly sweet dogs aren’t your thing (WTF NOT!?!), T.A.I.L.S. is also in need of foster and/or adoptive homes for some undersized, sickly sweet shepherd mix pups who were found, abandoned in the February cold with mange, and subsequently relinquished to T.A.I.L.S. by a kind vet who refused to “euthanize” (read: kill) them. Jolly, Patches, and Tootie are their names – and, like Radar, I bet love is their game! Also: actual games. Dogs are the shiz like that, yo!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Beetle

September 24th, 2010 12:20 pm by Kelly


Some readers of this here blog may know me from elsewhere on the interwebs, including the now-defunct Kansas City Freecycle group. As its resident blogger, for several years I wrote a weekly column wherein I highlighted one (or two or three or even four or more!) nonhuman animal – furred mostly, but feathered and scaled, too! – in search of her forever home in the Kansas City area. (You can view an archive of all 116 posts here.)

Well, after a brief hiatus, I’m happy to resume KCF’s Featured Adoptable Wednesday right here in this very space. Welcome to the first – of many – Find-a-Friend Fridays!

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His long pink tongue flapping in the breeze, a happy lil’ Beetle smiles for the camera.
Photos courtesy Halfway Home Pet Adoptions.

Meet Beetle, our first friend in need. An adult pit bull terrier, Beetle is currently staying with Halfway Home Pet Adoptions in Kansas City, Missouri (behind the stadiums in Raytown, to be exact). As one of Halfway Home’s longest residents, his situation is urgent. Halfway Home, which serves as KCMO’s municipal animal shelter, is not a no-kill facility, nor can it turn away dogs and cats whose owners wish to relinquish them. Thus, Halfway Home will “euthanize” animals due to space constraints. The shelter’s veteran residents, of course, are usually the first to go. This includes poor Beetle (as well as fellow pit bulls Charmin, Godiva, Wilson, Annabelle, and Mimi, to name but a few).

Here’s what Halfway Home has to say about Beetle:

Beetle – URGENT!
Adult

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With his shiny coat of black, white and brown brindle fur, Beetle is one handsome guy.
Photos courtesy Halfway Home Pet Adoptions.

This dog is running out of time at our shelter. Do not wait. Rescue or adopt today!

Meet Beetle! He is super cute and always ready to please. From what we can tell, he seems to be okay with other dogs, but because of his breed, he cannot live in a home with other males. We are strongly suggesting that any current canines meet Beetle before you decide to adopt him. We haven’t introduced Beetle to cats yet. We can check when you come to visit to see if he like the kitties or not. Visit Mr. Beetle today before you miss your chance!

and, of its adoption policies and shelter hours:

Many of the animals at the shelter are euthanized, adopted or transferred to rescue groups before we have time to update their listing. If you are interesting in adopting a new companion, please visit our facility. We have about 100 dogs on any given day, hoping for a chance to find love. Due to time constraints, only about half of the animals at the shelter are featured in Pet Finder.

We don’t know the background of many of the dogs that come to the shelter. We can only “guesstimate” the breed and age of those dogs. Size is also subjective according to individuals. Here’s a chart on how we base our assessments:

Puppy: under 6 months old – Young: 6 to 12 months old. – Young adult: 12 months to 3 years old. Adult: 3 to 10 years old. Senior: 10 years

Small: Under 25 Lbs – Medium: 25 lbs to 60 lbs – Large: 60 lbs to 100 lbs – Xtra Large: 100 lbs

Hours

Monday – noon to 4pm
Tuesday – noon to 6pm
Wednesday – noon to 4pm
Thursday – noon to 6pm
Friday – noon to 4pm
Saturday – noon to 4pm
Sunday – 1pm to 4pm

We are closed on holidays

4400 Raytown Road Kansas City, MO 64129
Phone: 816-921-0201

Clicking on any of the three über-adorable pictures of Beetle will take you to his Petfinder listing. *nudgenudge*winkwink*

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Guess what? Wiggle butt!
Photos courtesy Halfway Home Pet Adoptions.

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