18 Jun 2013
Hi there! Karma here, you can come meet me at the GPSPCA Merriam campus! I am a calm and mellow girl. I am treat and toy motivated. I would be best in a calm and mellow home with no kids. I am house trained and I am a big snuggle bug. I would just love if I could curl up on the floor next to you and be pet. I’d love a home and a yard of my own. I would love to be your new best pal and play around with you! Come meet me today.
11 Jun 2013
Hi there, sweet Muffin here, waiting ever so patiently for you to come and meet me! I was found as a stray at Shawnee Mission Park. I know that sometimes dogs are dumped at the park when people don’t want them any longer, but I know in my heart that isn’t what happened to me! I’m too loving, too devoted, too sweet natured for that to have happened to me. No, somehow I got lost there, and my family couldn’t find me. Believe me, when I first realized that I was all alone there without my family beside me any longer, I was scared. Not just a little bit scared, but simply petrified! I was so happy when animal control came and found me. I had hoped that they could find my family and I could go back and be with them because I truly was happy there, but, there was no microchip, no collar, nothing to help me find my family. Oh how I wish that they had done that for me before I got lost.
So now, well now, I have to find a new family. A new one of my very own. Staff here know what a sweetie I am. I’m a senior gal, but age is just a number, that’s all I can say to that. And I am a wee bit on the large size. I have had a few too many rawhides and muffins along my way in life, and I’m sure some of you out there reading this can understand what I’m sayin’. It is just easy to overindulge when you really love milkbones and jerky and all that good stuff. But heck, I’m willing to try to shed a few pounds. All I need is a willing partner and friend who wants to go on long walks with me. Staff says that I’m such a wonderful gal, and I love everyone I meet. I want to snuggle, snuggle, snuggle all the time! And I get along with other dogs just fine, but I really want a family of humans! Other dogs are super swell, but I would most like to devote my time to making someone like you happy. Doesn’t a Muffin sound good right about now?
Would you be willing to come and meet me? I really think we can be lifelong pals!
Love from Sweet Muffin
03 Jun 2013
Hello everyone…Look at me! I’m Mia, 70 pounds of beauty, brains, and bounciness. Ok, ok, I was just trying to complete my sentence chock full of alliteration so I’m not positive that bounciness is the perfect word to describe me. I am athletic, awesome and enthusiastic about everything life has to offer. That includes swimming pools, rawhides, fetch, and learning new commands (I already know ‘sit’ and ‘down’). I’m a girl who needs a new home. Oh, I’ve had a home before, but it just didn’t work out – it wasn’t the perfect fit. It wasn’t the right environment for a girl like me. I’m sure you are asking now what does she mean by that? Well, I’ll try to explain.
First of all, I am an extremely loving girl. I like to be around people, and I love to play fetch. I also am a big fan of having a good time. Girls just wanna have fun, right? I love to play fetch. I mean I LOVE to play FETCH! It is great exercise, and I love to exercise and do things that involvement movement. I’m a Rhodesian Ridgeback for pete’s sake, and we are big, beautiful dogs that like to romp and who like to release our energy through play and maybe even release energy through running and jogging with a pal! I would like that, and believe me, I could keep up with you – even if you are a 5K kind of person.
I should tell you too that I can be possessive about my toys, and my rawhides, and my food. Yep, the doggie behavior analysts always try to figure out why some dogs are more possessive than others and why they are that way. I don’t know, I can’t explain it really, it is just that I want to be sure that I can keep my things for me. I guess I didn’t grow up with a brother or sister and learn how to share properly. Sigh. But it is something that in the right environment, I can just thrive. The right environment would be with some dog savvy owners who understand a little bit about a dog’s need to guard the things they hold near and dear. It is usually something that could potentially be an issue if little kids are around, and living with another dog probably isn’t advised, either. If one of them decided to swipe my rawhide without knowing any better, I would probably not feel good about it. So young kids are not recommended to live with me. That’s ok, it happens! It is better to know these things up front and understand the potential issues rather than hearing about them later, right? I believe there are plenty of homes where I would thrive! And where I could be understood! I’m a good girl, please understand that first and foremost. Heck, if you watch my video, you will see just how much I love to be around people, and you will see how much I love to be around tennis balls and chasing them down. I’m also a strong gal who can jump up sometimes, so I’m hoping that my new family will be athletic and strong like me! You will not find a more beautiful dog anywhere around here. I’ve got a beautiful heart, and I walk nicely and proudly, right by your side. I love to swim and splash around in the water every chance I get. Again, I just need a friend and a companion that can provide a great environment for me, and also someone who wants to help me keep learning and growing. My friends at the shelter are working with me to help me learn something new every day!
Do you have a home and a living environment that would be perfect for me? Do you think I’m beautiful? I’m sure if you came to meet me, you would fall in love. I just need to get you to come and visit, and hopefully the rest will be history! Come to GPSPCA as soon as you can, ok?
28 May 2013
My name is Mazie! Don’t you think that is a beautiful, sweet name? It fits me well because I am a beautiful and sweet girl. I also believe I am the perfect size. I’m not too big and I’m not too small. I weigh 31 pounds and isn’t that just perfect? I was taught good manners in my former home but somewhere along the way, I became lost and my family didn’t find me. I don’t know how that happened but I’m keeping my chin up. The staff and volunteers at Great Plains have been super to me and I recently had an exciting night. A volunteer got me out of my kennel and I was happy because I thought we were going to go for a walk but then we headed towards a car. I love car rides and I jumped right in and sat down as ladies are to do because I am a lady. I didn’t know this volunteer but I just had a feeling I was going to have a fun night. Ya see – us dogs talk when everyone is gone from the shelter. I have seen other dogs go away in the car and when they return they tell us other dogs it is called a field trip! A field trip is when a staff member or volunteer takes one of us on a fun adventure! I had not been on one yet and I was so excited it was my turn. I was also anxious to show off all my talents! I know the command “sit” and “down”. I am not a barker and I’m housetrained and kennel trained. That is pretty cool stuff if I say so myself. I’m a calm girl but can be playful also. Remember I am a lady. Ladies don’t just throw themselves into a situation or on people until they check everything out. I spent my time at first checking out the yard and home. I had no desire to jump a 4′ wood picket fence. I was content exploring and getting to know my surroundings. I won’t bore you with all the details but after knowing the layout of the yard and home; I was ready to get to know the people that lived there. I am very friendly but not pushy. I was content to hang out with them on their deck and inside their home. I could tell they were pretty impressed by how sweet and well behaved I was. In fact – I was so good I got to spend the night with them! Man, did I sleep well. The next morning I had to go back to the shelter and I was fine with that. Not only was I excited to tell all the other dogs about my adventure but if I’m not at the shelter – you won’t be able to find me to adopt me and make me a member of your family. I don’t want to take a chance of missing you. Field trips are fun but I’m looking for a permanent field trip – a home I can call my own. Please come and tell the nice people at Great Plains you want to meet me, Mazie!
20 May 2013
I am at the Great Plains Merriam Location! Come meet me today! My name is Dru! I have lots to tell you about me. First off, I have a wonderful two legged best friend named Barb. We go together like peanut butter and jelly. I’m the peanut butter and Barb is the jelly because I love love love peanut butter. Barb is the bun to my hot dog because I love love love turkey hot dogs – you get the idea. We are tight. She calls me a treasure and says I deserve a family who will honor, love and respect my presence in their lives. Is that cool or what? So, you ask why Barb is absolutely in love with me. Let me count the ways with you. 1) I love to give kisses. 2) I love to just lie in the grass and watch the world pass by after I have been played with or gone on a long walk 3) I love squeaky stuffed toys 4) I love attention 5) I am extremely intelligent 6) I love playing games that use my mind 7) I am willing to learn new things 8) I love to bury things in a pile of blankets, in a box, wherever 9) I love belly rubs 10)I entertain myself by playing with a tennis ball or stuffed toy I met Barb at another shelter where she was a volunteer and we just clicked. I wasn’t too thrilled about being homeless and was very sad. Barb and I met and we both fell in love with one another. Barb would come to visit me every day and I always looked forward to her visits. The other shelter was becoming too crowded so Barb made arrangements for me to come to Great Plains SPCA and I now have my very own suite (you must come visit me – suite life is sweet!). The best part is Barb still visits me every day. I am an active, full of energy type of dog and need daily exercise. No one would ever describe me as being a couch potato. I just want to run and play. Barb told me I needed to learn some doggie manners. I didn’t know what she was talking about but I soon found out. Dogs are not to pull when being walked on a leash (wow – that is hard because there is so much I want to check out). I am still learning and now I am walked with a Haltie Halter and doing so much better. I even attended a 6 week training class. Remember, I told you I love to run and play? That is a good thing but I love it a bit too much that a chain link fence doesn’t stop me from running – I just climb it to keep on running – call me Forest Gump. Silly me. Therefore, my forever family would either have to have a high wood fence that I can’t climb or be able to take me on lots of walks. I don’t want to get lost ever again. I love using my brain and would enjoy taking more doggie classes with you. I simply absorb attention and would prefer to be the only four legged pet. The way I see it; more attention for me. So, if you are looking for a high energy, sweet, strong, fun, intelligent dog companion – look no further. As I said before, suite life is sweet but nothing would be sweeter than a home and family of my own. Please come for me soon….all my love….Dru
13 May 2013
Hi Rose here! Pittiful Pittie anyone? You can come meet me at the GPSPCA Merriam campus! I am such a goofball. I am still a puppy and I do need some training. I am great with other dogs and I am in playgroups! I love to chew on rawhides, treats and toys. I am very treat motivated and I am very smart. I can’t wait to learn new things and be part of someone’s family. Do you have room in your heart for me? Come meet me today!
01 Apr 2013
I have a gorgeous grey coat with splotches of white and soft thick fur. Very striking if I do say so myself! My former owner says I was very congenial with family and liked to snuggle and purred a lot too. I wasn’t very good with strangers or visitors who come to the house. I’m what’s called a “doorbell kitty” as when that doorbell rings, I go and hide. I’ll bet you can understand as you probably want to go hide from some people that come to the door too, huh?
We might have to get acquainted with each other a bit more slowly than with some other cats. Please be patient. Just speak softly, allow me to sniff your hand when we first meet and don’t look directly ito my eyes at first. That can make a cat afraid as if we’re having a stare-down with a much bigger and imposing looking creature. Would you be willing to do that with me when we meet? Thank you!
I like dogs but not all cats. Not all of us have compatible personalities and there is a right and wrong way to introduce cats to each other. If you want two, ask the people here how to introduce me to your pet or to recommend another cat here that I like. I am also very playful and enjoy my toys. If you need toys, check out the selection here at Metro-paw-litan Pet Supply where they have great gear at great prices, and all purchases support the care of the animals at the shelter.
Can’t wait to meet you! Hope you’re as excited to meet me.