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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

We know choosing that perfect gift for your pet or animal-loving friends and family can be ruff, so we’re doing some of the heavy lifting for you with this round-up of our favorite holiday gifts of 2014. Bonus: many of these gifts directly benefit the shelter pets at Great Plains SPCA! 1 // Ruff Guide to the United …

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Fiona

Hi there, my name is Fiona and I have been waiting since April 2014 for a new home. That is quite awhile for a dog to have to wait for a home, but I am not going to complain, because that is not the kind of girl I am! In fact, I am very grateful …

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Asha

In June 2014, a house exploded in South Kansas City, killing two family members in the home and throwing three dogs who were living in the house into a creek bed a few dozen yards away. Despite the massive explosion, the dogs managed to survive and two were caught by Animal Control, but the third …

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Volunteer Spotlight: November

Volunteers are love in motion! – Author Unknown Merriam Volunteer Spotlight  “Let me introduce you to the A(M) team: Caryle Parks, Sue Brandt, and Laura Luckhert. These amazing ladies come nearly every day and walk our wonderful dogs! It can be pouring down rain, 100 degrees, or snowing and blowing and these volunteers are out …

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Flynn

Hello, my name is Flynn and I have been waiting for my furrever home for quite awhile now! I am a petite girl at just 3 years old with a thick velvety coat, striking green eyes, and to top it all off, I am permanently wearing a tuxedo so I’m always ready for a fancy …

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Major

Hi there, it’s Major, the man with the master plan!   My plan you ask? To find an awesome home to spend my days loving you and being the best dog I can be – yep, it’s that simple. I’m just four years old and love pretty much everyone, but I’m a laid back dude, so I’d …

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Camille

Hi there, my name is Camille and I am 13 years young.  I came to Great Plains SPCA after my dear owner fell ill and could no longer take care of me.  She adopted me from this very shelter 7 years ago and I had been living the good life ever since.  Now I am …

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Hobbes

“There’s an inverse relationship between how good something is for you, and how much fun it is.” – Calvin and Hobbes Have you heard that orange tabbies have more fun? Well, I may have just made that up but it’s totally true! My name is Hobbes and I am a three year old Domestic Shorthair looking …

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Volunteer Spotlight: October

Your life and mine should be valued not by what we take… but by what we give.” — Edgar Allen It’s that time again where we recognize a few rock star volunteers who are heroes for not only our pets, but our staff also! Kylie Cook – Independence Wherever a Meet n’ Greet waits in the …

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Momma

Hi! My name is Momma and I just can’t wait to meet you! I’m the cutest little “pocket pittie” you could ask for. They call me that because I’m a petite little thing – only about 40 pounds! I’m a little shy at first, but don’t worry! I warm up quickly. Because I can be so …

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