Posts Categorized: Our Staff Blog

Top 10 Reasons to Train Your Dog

Some people couldn’t imagine a life without their furry best friend. A dog’s unconditional love can be one of the most rewarding things in life and it’s our job to set them up for success when facing the world. Dog training can improve the life of your pet, strengthen your bond together, create a fun… Read more »

Resolution (noun): a decision or determination; a resolve: to make a firm resolution to do something. On January 1, 2014, people all over the Kansas City metro area (and around the world) will be making resolutions that they will strive to achieve in the New Year. Many will seek to lose weight, eat better, exercise more,… Read more »

Mega Match-a-thon 2013

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday We’re teaming up with KC Pet Project and Wayside Waifs this weekend to save lives as part of the ASPCA’s national Mega Match-a-thon. This is the second annual collaboration among three Greater Kansas City Area animal welfare organizations. This year’s goal is to adopt out 700 homeless pets! ALL pets… Read more »

Heroes in Action

HEROES in action – A Tribute to those who make our mission possible. It was nearly 98 degrees outside and this hound puppy was barely hanging on. Independence Animal Services Officer, Zach Gard, was called to the scene to help this puppy in distress. Noticing the puppy was extremely lethargic and underweight, Zach quickly drove the… Read more »

Staff Picks- Apollo

The best way to describe me in one word is WOW! Yup – I’m Apollo; the dog that has the wow factor. I am absolutely gorgeous – 44 pounds of hunk. I must have really good genes in me because I have the brains too. I’m very smart with mind games and know the commands,… Read more »

Dru’s Story

Dru’s Story   I am a Patterdale/Boxer mix and have quite a story to tell but space is limited so I will try to keep to the highlights.  I have been in a shelter environment, picked up as a stray, since October 8, 2012.  I LOVE affection doted on me but am just as generous… Read more »

The Benefits of Spay and Neutering

The Benefits of Spay and Neutering By Trent M. Eddy, D.V.M. Director of Surgery, Great Plains SPCA      Spring showers bring May flowers… as well as puppies and kittens! This season we need to remember the importance of spaying and neutering our pets. Spaying and neutering is the sterilization of our companion animals. Spaying involves the removal… Read more »

February: National Pet Dental Health Month

By Dr. Michelle Taylor, Great Plains SPCA Lead Veterinarian Here at Great Plains SPCA, your pet’s total health and wellbeing is very important to us. Although dental health is important all year long, February has been declared “National Pet Dental Health Month.” We encourage pet owners to bring their dogs and cats to Great Plains SPCA to… Read more »