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Volunteer Spotlight – July

Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.  – Robert Orben We heart volunteers… and this month we are featuring two very special volunteers who help make a world of difference at our Merriam and Independence Campuses: Merriam – Mary Kay McGinty and Violet Mary Kay and her …

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Wanna meet your new best friend? Charming, dashingly handsome, friendly, energetic and playful – that’s me, Rocco, and I’m currently searching for my forever home! I’m a young boy – full of life and love! I’m chock full of energy and athleticism, and I’ve got a rowdy play style with my doggie pals. All my …

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Volunteer Spotlight: May 2014

Volunteers are not paid — not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.  — Unknown We are so thankful for our amazing volunteers, who we depend on to keep our organization running. Without them, we simply couldn’t do it! We want to shine the spotlight on a few volunteers who take the title of …

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One Family Finds their Perfect Match – TWICE – at Great Plains SPCA

By: Andrea Steinbreuck We love hearing stories of people finding the perfect addition to their family, and recently we received an e-mail from the Wiemann family that found their “perfect match” at Great Plains SPCA – TWICE! In December of 2011, Mica and Jake Wiemann visited our Merriam location searching for a new companion for them …

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Hi I am Molly! I am a beautiful, young American Staffordshire Mix that loves to play! I love going on walks and runs. It’s a great way to drain my energy and plus, I love the fresh air! I love all people – young and old – but I have been known to be a …

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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 …

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