Posts Categorized: Our Staff Blog


Hi everyone, my name is Boomer. I’m a good-natured, active, lovable, in the prime of my life friendly boy who is currently in the market for my forever home. I’ve had some bad luck and a few false starts so far in life. Just as I get all comfortable and settled into a new home… Read more »


Mike Lawver has 1,920 miles to go, only $80 in his pocket and three dogs relying on him, but he’s full of gratitude for Great Plains SPCA and others helping him on his journey today. Mike is trying to get across the country to his family who lives in Yelm, Washington in pursuit of a… Read more »

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… Read more »


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… Read more »

Choosing a Boarding Facility for your Furry Best Friend

Fruity drinks with umbrellas. White sand beaches. Beautiful scenery as far as the eye can see. You’ve done it. You’ve booked your vacation. But wait! Who will take care of Fido while you’re gone? When booking a vacation, don’t forget that Fido will need his vacation reservation at a boarding facility, too. Each pet is different… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

When you live in the Midwest, severe weather is inevitable.  While many families have a plan in place for what to do in the case of a disaster, often they forget to include their furry family members in their arrangements. In preparation for National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, here are a few steps to remember to… Read more »


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… Read more »

What’s Kind and Hard-Working and Covered in Hair?

  In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, Volunteer Manager Tomomi Suenaga listed five reasons why our volunteers are second to none…. The time volunteers spend loving on and being loved by our temporarily homeless pets keeps the them safe, happy, comfortable AND gets them into forever homes quicklyl The compassion volunteers show – not only… Read more »