Mamma-to-be Ruby (Adopted!)


Hello, my name is Ruby, and even though I’m not up for adoption, I get to blog ’cause I’m very pregnant.  I was brought here by a nice woman who couldn’t keep me.  I’m about 18 months old. On Saturday, I got to hang out behind the front desk of our clinic.  I loved getting all of the attention from everyone who came in, and the volunteers, and Joyce and Christine who also take care of me (I like them lots, but only ’cause Pete wasn’t here… I adore Pete).

I love getting special treatment, but the reason I wanted to blog is to tell you humans about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets.  Check out my pic below, and you’ll see how uncomfortable I look… and I am… very uncomfortable.

this is me

Yes, this is me… no air-brush or photoshop on this pic!

But that’s not what I wanna talk about.  About this time every year, so I’ve heard, there are lots of unwanted or found litters of puppies humans can’t always keep. Sometimes ’cause somebody didn’t know their 6 month old female puppy could get pregnant, or that they could have had her spayed before then. Sadly, the puppies fill up the shelters quickly.  So if you wannna have the experience of raising a puppy, that’s great, but please consider adopting instead of buying or letting your own dog have a litter (trust me, she will thank you for this).

As shelters fill up with puppies who need homes, it makes it harder for us adults to find wonderful forever homes, too.  Sometimes we’re overlooked ’cause puppies are so stinkin’ cute. Nothing’s wrong with puppies, they’re loveable, fun and stuff… but there are lots of advantages to adopting an adult dog.  Some adults, like me, are probably house-trained, we don’t chew on stuff we’re not supposed to, and we’d love some exercise and play time, and walks, of course, but we don’t need as much as puppies do… they’re exhausting, trust me… this isn’t my first litter.  Us adult dogs need love and forever homes, too.

So please, please, spay or neuter your pets!  I’m tired, so I’m gonna take a nap now.

These are my friends Crissy and Christine giving me some extra love

These are my friends Crissy and Christine giving me some extra love.


Elvis the Goofball (Adopted!)


What is up humans?  About time I gotta blog again… sheesh I had to wait ’cause there’ve been lots of changes, like lots of dogs and puppies have found their forever homes this month!  So, I wanna tell ya’ll ’bout the kinda forever home I think would be awesome.

Ok, so first, and foremost, I’ve gots to be the ONLY  pet in the home ’cause I’m alotta dog, and ’cause I don’t wanna share the attention with any other dog.  If whatcha want is a big, smart, goofy dog, then I’m your dog and after ya meet me, you’d know you wouldn’t want any other dog.  I’m smart but different from Hercules and Porter smart, I’m my own kinda smart.  See, Porter and Hercules are smart ’cause they know lots of obedience stuff and love making their human handlers happy, and I’ll do some of that stuff, too, especially if there is easy cheese involved (I really love easy cheese)… but what sets me apart from them is train humans. For instance, all us dogs here have these really cool dog kennels that are indoor/outdoor so we can get some fresh air and sunshine whenever we want durin’ the day.  I play this game at the end of every day when Pete, or Joyce, or Lea Ann, tuck us all in for the night… I won’t come inside.  They’ve all tried to bribe me with treats and stuff, but I make them come ’round and bring me in from the outside… heh, heh!!

Another thing is when I first moved into the main kennel, I figured out how to open my guillotine door and let myself out… pretty cool, huh?  Pete said I’m the only dog who’s ever figured out how to do that… I’m just that awesome.  See why you wouldn’t need another pet if I were your dog… I’d keep you busy.  I love stuffed toys, too, and have learned how to make sure I get to have one when I go on walks, too!  My future family should have a tall fence, ’cause I can climb or jump fences, too (I’m full of special abilities!!), and maybe no really small humans ’cause even though I’m workin’ on my manners, I’m a big dude.

One more thing… it’d be best if the humans who adopt me have had experience with dogs like me, so they know how to handle me and take care of me right.  That’s all I got for now… gots to go, it’s almost time for Alex to get here and take me for a walk.

Zelda (Adopted!)


hi!  my name is Zelda an’ i’ve been at the shelter for a little while, an’ i finally get a chance to introduce myself.  the reason i’m here is ’cause my former owner just couldn’t keep me, so they brought me here so i could find a wonderful home.  my roommate is Aster, an’ she’s awesome.  Pete an’ Christine had me meet Captain, but he kinda scared me a lil when we first met, so that’s why i’m with Aster.  i don’t have anythin’ against Captain, but some doggies intimidate me a bit.  i LOVE havin’ Aster as my roommie ’cause she is sooooo much fun to play with!!  we play out in the yard, runnin’ ’round, playin’ in play groups, an’ even in our kennel together we wrestle real quiet so we don’t bother the other dogs.

i’m very affectionate with humans, an’ even talk a lil’ to them, ‘specially if i like ’em a lot.  i like just hangin’ out with humans, walkin’ and ‘specially playin’ with other doggies!!!  that’s the best.  i’ve played in a play group with Grizzly, but i heard he can’t play for a while ’cause he had a surgery yesterday, i think it’s call an FHO, but i’m not sure what that means… poor guy, he’s so much fun an’ loves to run ’round an’ play, too, but he’s gonna be on strict rest for about a week, then he can go back to playin’ with me an’ Aster again. he’s only 10 months old (i’m 8 months old), an’ he’s already had a couple surgeries (Aster told me) an’ then he had to have ANOTHER one.  i can’t wait ’til he’s ready to play again.  i hope he’s feelin’ better so he can at least go on the Pack Walk (or a short one at least) on Sunday.  i love goin’ on walks, too.  i’m pretty good on a leash, i don’t pull the humans like Aster an’ a few of the other doggies… yay for me!!  anyways i’m gonna go for now ’cause it’s a super nice day today, an’ i wanna go run ’round the yard with Aster.  i’ll tell ya ’bout the kinda home i’d like another time.  bye!!

Radical Robert (Adopted!)


Hi humans! Lots of stuff has been goin’ on ’round here, and it’s finally my turn to blog again! Yesterday was sooooo nice outside.  Alex took me for a long walk, she always walks me when she’s here ’cause I’m one of her favorites! I’m happy the weather is warmin’ up ’cause that means it’s almost time for kiddy pools! I love runnin’ and jumpin’ in the pools to cool off!! I can’t wait!!

‘Cause it’s my turn to write today, I wanna tell ya about the kinda forever home I’d like. Ok, so I probably sound like I’m really high energy, and I can be, but I also like to just chill, ‘specially after a long walk or run! I’d like a pretty active family who’d take me for walks or runs or hikes like everyday, or almost everyday… we all need a day off sometimes! I’m still bein’ good ’bout not jumpin’ fences as much, but a tall fence would be best for me, or no fence… but you’d have to always take me out on a leash which’d be ok, too!

I love humans, little humans too! I’m great with them ’cause I’m smart and know ya gotta take it easy on them! I’d do best if I were the only pet ’cause I was runnin’ ’round on my own, takin’ care of myself before somebody nice found me and brought me here, so I’ve never really learned how to play much with other dogs. I had a puppy roomie for a while named Rudy, and I liked him lots, but after he got adopted I haven’t met any other pup I’ve liked as much, but that’s ok ’cause I’d love bein’ the center of attention! I’m pretty smart, kinda stubborn at times but I do ok with some obedience stuff!  Anyways, that’s all I got for now… gotta go ’cause I’ve got a busy day ahead. It’s Saturday and lots of humans come in to spend time with us on Saturdays! Bye!!

Freckles (Adopted!)


Hi!  My name is Freckles, and I came here ’cause the humans who had me couldn’t keep me ’cause they had to move. Anyways, a dog who I lived with for a little while played with me pretty rough and I ended up losing one of my ears.  But even though I had a scary thing happen with another dog, I didn’t let it bother me!  I’m great with other dogs.  I like bein’ with other dogs and I LOVE to play!!  I could play for a loooongggg time, and love runnin, and I’m really fast!  I like to chase and be chased, and wrestle a little, too.  I love givin’ humans “hugs” (I put my front paws on their bellies and then get lots of pets and kisses).

I got to move to the main doggy kennel yesterday and I have a new roomy, Taz.  He’s a cute guy and lots of fun to play with.  I like bein’ out here with all the other dogs and havin’ a friend to play with.  I tried playin’ with this other dog for a while named Rosie, but she doesn’t really wanna play much.  So far Taz and I are getting along great!  Also, there’s lots and lots of stuff goin’ on with all the other dogs in the kennel.  I’m the new girl, so I’m trying to figure everybody out.  Gotta run… there’s lots to see and a new schedule to figure out.  I’ll tell you more about me later.

me and taz runnin' together!

me and taz runnin’ together!

me and taz wrestling

me and taz wrestling!


Taz the Spaz (Adopted!)


Hey!  How’s everybody doin’?  Sunday was soooo cool ’cause I was one of the dogs chosen to go on the Pet Telethon!  There was so much stuff goin’ on… people, dogs, kids, cats, cameras… just lots an’ lots of stuff! It was fun, an’ everybody said I did a good job on TV.  I’ve finally rested up, so I thought I’d tell ya’ll ’bout the kinda home I’d like to have.

See, I get along with most dogs, so havin’ a playmate an’ somebody to hang with’d be awesome!  My roommate, Roger, got adopted Saturday an’ he got a new sister, an’ I’d really love that.  I’m good with humans, little ones, too, but not too little ’cause I’m still learnin’ some of my manners.  Like Aster, I haven’t been “cat tested” yet either, but our humans think I’d be ok with a dog savvy cat (whatever that’s supposed ta mean).  I love playin’ fetch, an’ I’d love ta be with humans who like to do lots of outside stuff, like hikin’, walkin’ or runnin’. Remember I can jump a 5 1/2 foot wood fence, but I mostly do it ’cause I can… so I’d need have a doggy friend to play with to keep me in my yard.

K, that’s all I got for now!  Talk at ya’ll later…maybe I’ll get a new roommie soon.

Aster (Adopted!)


Hi!  I’m happy ’cause Dexter got adopted, which is cool, and I got a new roommate.  Her name is Zelda.  I’ll let her tell ya more ’bout her when she gets to blog, but I REALLY like her!  We have lots of fun playin’ in the yard together, and when all the other dogs in the kennel are quiet, we wrestle and play real quiet so we don’t wake up the others.  I’m excited ’cause I found out I’m gonna be on the Pet Telethon tonight, too!! Maybe someone will see me and wanna give me a forever home…

I’m a silly girl who loves to RUN!  I run circles ’round other dogs! Christine took some pictures of me, Zelda and Grizzly playin’ together in a play group the other day and had a hard time gettin’ all 3 of us in the same picture ’cause I was runnin’ circles ’round Zelda and Grizzly!! So, I’d really love to live with an active family who’d take me for walks, or runs, or hiking, and it’d be really cool if I had a doggy brother or sister to play with.  I haven’t been “cat tested” yet, whatever that means, but our humans think I’d probly’ be ok with cats ’cause I’m good with little dogs. One thing I do need is a tall fence, or somethin’ like that ’cause I jump the fences here, mostly just to check out what’s goin’ on in the other yards.  If I’m in a play group, I usually stay in the yard.  I’m curious, and I can jump, so why not?  If you wanna learn more about me and how our adoption process works, you can find out more on the HSGKC website.

Watch for me on the Pet Telethon tonight!  It’s from 6:30 to 9:30pm on 38 The Spot. Gotta go… I need to get some exercise and then I get a bath for my TV debut!  Bye!!

Grizzly, the Untamed (Adopted!)


hi!  i overheard our humans talking ’bout the KC Pet Telethon, and they said i’m one of the dogs who is going on, which is really cool!  my roommate, rosedale, is going on too and i think that’s great in case one of us gets a lil nervous or somethin’… but i don’t think i’ll be nervous ’cause i love people! especially if they have treats!  i love treats!!

so… maybe somebody will see me and wanna give me a forever home. if they do, i wanna tell you ’bout the kinda home i’d like to have.  i love other dogs!! i love playing with my roommate, and in play groups.  i was in a play group today with zelda and aster!!  i had a lot of fun runnin’ around the yard with them, wrestling, and barking, and playing!  it was lots of fun!  i have lots and lots of energy, so humans who are active would be great for me ’cause i have so much energy.

i’m curious about some small animals called cats… i saw some the other day in one of the cat rooms here, and i would probably be okay with them!  i just wanna know what they’re all about… anyways… i would be best in a house instead of an apartment, cause i do bark quite a bit…not ’cause anythings wrong, but ’cause i can!  i like small humans, but i suppose i still need to learn some manners, like not jumping up on them… some humans don’t like that, but i’m just so excited and i hope they have TREATS!!  i have to walk with something called a harness ’cause i pull when i walk but i can’t help it, i’m always happy and excited to go, go, go!!

okay, that’s all i have for now!  bye!  make sure to check me out on the Pet Telethon.

me playing with zelda!

me playing with zelda!

me with zelda and aster.  i love playgroups!!!

me with zelda and aster. i love playgroups!!!


Rosedale the Sweetheart (Adopted!)


Hi!  I went on KC Live this morning with Keith and Auntie Kate, and another dog named Miss Pearl, so they could talk about the upcoming Pet Telethon.  I found out today I was one of the dogs chosen to go on the Pet Telethon, which is really cool.  Pete is teaching me some obedience stuff this week, too, so I can look my best when I’m on tv.  I’ve heard this is the biggest fundraiser for HSGKC, so I wanna look and behave my best so people will donate to help our humans care for the dogs and cats here.  I’m trying to learn the stuff he is teaching me cause he takes such good care of all of us!

I also wanted to tell you a little bit more about me and my ideal home. I would be fine in a home with other dogs, and kids.  I like most of the dogs I meet, and I love people.  When I see people I know, I always wiggle and wag my tail because they all make such a big deal about how cute I look when I do that… humans can be weird, but whatever… I like making them smile. I walk pretty good on a leash… but humans are so fun to pull around.  I do have to live in a city that doesn’t have Breed Specific Legislation because I’m a Pit Bull mix… which is sad, because I’m a really good girl. I’m just a sweet girl who really wants a family of my own… with a soft bed and humans around I can love.

Well, I’m gonna go for now… even though the Pet Telethon isn’t ’til Sunday, I wanna make sure I have plenty of beauty rest.

Shine, the Gentleman Enforcer (Adopted!)


Hello.  Our humans are working on the upcoming Pet Telethon, so I thought since I won’t be going (I’d prefer to stay here and keep an eye on these young pups and make sure they’re behaving), I’d talk a little about the Pet Telethon.  The Pet Telethon is our shelter’s biggest fundraiser.  The humans say it’s fun to watch.  They show some of the dogs and cats who are available for adoption, talk about our low-cost clinic, and how we help pets at KCK Animal Control, and all the other good stuff humans involved with HSGKC do. There’s also entertainment in the form of pet tricks, singing, and other things that humans find amusing.  Humans who have adopted dogs from here talk about their experience and why they adopted.  Feta and her parents (Feta used to be Leroy‘s roommate) are going on, which is kinda cool and I’m sure we’ll hear how she is doing from the dogs who are going .

Since I’m staying here instead of going on TV, I want to tell you about the kind of home I would like because maybe someone special will see my picture and read about me and want to give me a forever home.  I had a pretty rough start to my life… I used to be a guard dog at a drug house and was rescued from that place.  I was really nervous about new humans when I first came here, but because the humans who work here and the volunteers are so nice, I learned to trust more humans.  I need to be the only pet… now that I know how awesome humans can be, I don’t wanna share my humans with other animals… no thank you!  I know some dogs really like small humans (I think they’re called kids), like Darla, but ’cause I’m not a playful sort and can still be a little bit unsure around new people, I shouldn’t go to a home with kids.  Again, nothin’ against them, but they’re busy, and I just wanna place to hang out and relax. I walk great on a leash and love short walks, so maybe some humans who aren’t really young would like to give me a home of my own.

Well, I’m gonna settle in for the night.