Chloe (Adopted!)

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Hi, my name is Chloe.  I’m a 2 year old Shepherd (I may have a little Husky, too) mix.  I came here ’cause the people who had me before had to move and couldn’t keep me.  Anyways, I’m glad I’m here ’cause I have a warm place to sleep at night, and a roommate, Willis, to curl up with at night… he’s a pretty cool lil dude, and I get lots and lots of attention from staff and volunteers.  Last Saturday, a volunteer named Ernie took me to my first obedience class at The Dogs’ Spot, which was a lot of fun (Willis went, too, with a different volunteer).  I did so well in class, I don’t have to go to Beginner’s Level again, I already moved up to Intermediate Level!  I heard Pete, one of the people who takes care of us, say I was “perfect”!  I went to The Kansas City Star last week, too, and was really, really good while having my picture taken!  I’m going to be featured as one of the 12 Strays of Christmas.  I hope that helps me find a forever home soon…

Speaking of forever homes, I’m going to my first Satellite Adoption Event this Saturday, Dec. 13, at a place called The Village at Mission Farms from 11-2 (you can find the details about where me and some of my doggy and kitty friends will be on hsgkc.org).  Willis is going, too, and told me Satellites are fun ’cause the dogs receive TONS of attention from people and lots of treats.  I’m excited to go, and want to go ahead and tell you about the kind of forever home I’d like in case you want to come out and meet me on Saturday.  I love having doggy friends, I’m good on a leash, I don’t jump fences, and I’m affectionate… sometimes new people make me a tiny bit nervous, but I warm up pretty fast if they have tasty treats.  I’m also house-trained, so I’d adjust to a new home pretty fast, I think.  I do need lots of brushing to keep my thick coat looking good and healthy, so that’s the only thing about me that might me “higher” maintenance.

Willis just told me it’s our turn to go run around in the yard!  Hopefully I’ll meet some really great people who want to adopt me on Saturday… and maybe Willis, too!  Bye!

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Groot

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Hey ya’ll, ma name is Groot an’ I’m from Nawlin’s Loo-see-ann-nah.  I was in a shelter dere, an’ Jai (one of da humans here who takes care of us dogs), got me on somethin’ called a “transport” to come here.  I’m glad I’m here, cuz dis shelter is I think kinda a special place, so I think I’m a lucky boy to be here!  So, here’s summa my info… I’m a Pit Bull mix, a lil over a year old, an’ I LOVE humans!!!!  I love bein’ petted, an’ goin’ for walks, an’ gettin’ treats (I like Kongs with dee-lih-shous wet food in dere for me to eat!).  I love gettin’ in a human’s lap for pets, an’ I give good, nice kisses… I’m not a slobbery kisser!  I’ll tawk mo’ ’bout da kinda forever home I’d like anoder time, cuz I wanna tawk ’bout somethin’ more fun dat I gotta do last Sunday.

groot_xmas7funnyOur humans here always wanna do extra stuff to help us dogs an’ cats find forever homes, so I gotta have ma picture taken with 11 oder dogs for something’ called “Da 12 Strays of Christmas”.  Ya gotta looka’ somethin’ called “Facebook” an’ “Instagram” cuz that’s where dey post da dogs an’ cats.  I was real good for ma picture session, an’ looked real cute.  Da pic ya see here is funny cuz it looks like I don’t got ears, but I think I look cute an’ real sweet like da nice boy I am!  It was lots of fun gettin’ my picture taken cuz I got LOTS of treats, an’ Christine an’ Jana dressed me up an’ stuff to make me look mo’ handsome dan I already am!

Dat’s all I gots ta tawk ’bout fo’ now, an’ it’s time fo’ me to go play in da yard an’ run ’round!  I hope ya’ll like our pictures an’ maybe think ’bout donatin’ stuff like toys or oder stuff our humans need to take care of us… dey need alotta stuff to take care-ah all us! If I don’t tawk ta ya’ll befo’ Christmas, I hope ya’ll have a happy holiday!

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Max

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Hey humans, what’s up?!?!  My name is Max and I’m one of the new dogs here, so I wanted to introduce myself and tell ya some stuff ’bout me. Someone tied me to a tree here one night and left me… but don’t feel bad for me ’cause of that, ’cause I’m here now and my life is goin’ juuuusst fine!  I have a doggy friend, Leo, I live with and we’re close to the same age, so we get along real good.  I’m a little over a year old… oh, yeah, and I’m a Lab/Hound mix.  I always look worried ’cause I have these “wrinkles” on my forehead our humans think are cute!   Saturday Leo and some of the other dogs here (Nemo, Willis, Rylee, Diesel, and Ladybug) got to go to Brookside Barkey and Bath for a satellite adoption event.  I didn’t wanna go ’cause when I went last month, I was kinda nervous ’bout all the new humans and “busy” stuff goin’ on… so I decided to come back here and hang at the shelter.  But I gotta go to obedience class instead at The Dogs’ Spot so I get to be ’round new humans and new dogs, and I’ve learned stuff so fast, I can start Intermediate Level! I like goin’ to do that kinda stuff, and goin’ on walks (like I LOVE goin’ on the Pack Walks, too!).  I’m hopin’ the dogs who go to the Barkery met some awesome humans who wanna adopt them!

K, so here’s whatcha need to know ’bout me… ’cause I’m kinda nervous at times, and ’cause I have LOTS of energy, I’d do best in a home without small humans… I don’t do nothin’ bad at all, it just takes me some time to warm up to new humans and find out I can trust them.  When I’ve spent some time with a human and know I can trust ’em, I’m real loyal to them! I do like dogs, but can be a little picky ’bout who my friends are… I don’t “get” dogs like Nemo who just like EVERYONE, ya know… I’m a little more selective. Also, I can jump a tall fence thingy too, unless I’m playin’ with Leo and bein’ supervised by a human… hee hee… this way I getta go on more walks!  So, what I’m gettin’ at is that I’d be good in a home without a fence, or with a tall, tall fence and another dog to play with!  One other real, tiny, little thing is I can’t live with cats.  I’ve got so much energy I just wanna chase them and I’m kinda a rough-housin’ kinda guy and don’t really know how to play real gentle with them. I’m so affectionate to the humans I know, and am real smart, too, and I walk pretty good on a leash!  When you see me, you’ll see how cute I am with my wrinkles!

That’s all I got for now, it’s almost time to settle in for the night.  If ya wanna learn more ’bout me, check me out on hsgkc.org.  Bye!

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Porter the Powerhouse

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Hey humans what’s goin’ on? Btw, I’m workin’ on callin’ ya’ll “people” but it doesn’t “flow” for me when I’m bloggin’ just yet. Anyways, I’ve got more important stuff to talk about than proper names, like some new things I’m learnin’ to do.  So Pete has been wantin’ to do more for us dogs, to add some new fun activities to our days, and cuz he’s worked with dogs a LOT even before he started workin’ here he knows tons ’bout dogs.

Anyways, some Eagle Scouts built some agility equipment for us and I got to try it out a couple times last week… and I gotta tell ya, I’m AWESOME!!  I tried a couple things like a tunnel at The Dog’s Spot, but this new stuff is way cool, too!  Pete’s teachin’ Christine how to teach us dogs agility, so together we learned how to do a Dog Walk, an A-Frame, a Teeter-Totter, and my favorite is the hoop/tire jump.  I rock the jump and power right through the hoop and get real excited when I run and jump through it!  I heard Pete tellin’ Christine that Dooney‘s more “precise” than I am when he’s doin’ agility stuff, but he can’t bring the power like I can!  I know Hercules jumped through the hoop, too, but I think he’s jealous he’s not as good as me… hee hee (and cuz Christine’s spendin’ time with me)!

I wanted to talk about the agility stuff cuz our humans are workin’ on somethin’ soon to raise money to have a fence put up and a shed to store the equipment in (see, Willis, I know big words, too).  Our humans are always tryin’ to find new things for us to do to make our lives better while we’re waitin’ for our forever homes.  You gotta check me out in this video so you can see how boss I look!  You’d never know I lived on a chain my whole life before I came here… and who’d ever think a dog like me could do something like this, but, then again, I rock!

That’s all I got for now!  Peace out!

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Willis (Adopted!)

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Hi humans, my name is Willis and I’m a 4 year old Rat Terrier mix.  I was surrendered by my owner ’bout 3 months ago ’cause I had too much energy for them and I do have lots of energy and I’m curious about all kinds of stuff and all the things to see and smell around here!  I got to blog today ’cause Jai, she’s the person who takes care of us dogs when we first come here… and yes, I used the word “person” instead of human ’cause that’s what “humans” are:  people!  I’ve been keepin’ up with the blog and know all the other dogs who’ve blogged say “humans”, but c’mon guys I get it if the young pups don’t know what to call ’em, but all you adults (like Hercules, for as “magnificent” and “smart” as you claim to be, you really need to expand your vocabulary) should know more words besides “humans”!  Anyways, back to Jai… she wanted me to blog ’cause I’ve been here a while and just finished heartworm treatment (which sucks, btw), and now I’m really ready for a forever home so lemme tell you ’bout me.

First, I’ve got some amazing skills, like I can jump over tall fences (like 5 feet), I love goin’ for walks or runs (I may need to build up to runs ’cause I’ve put on a couple pounds), and I ADORE playing with other dogs!  I’m a sensitive little dude, so I tend to feed off the energy of the dogs I’m around, so I prefer calmer/mellower companions.  Jai says I’m “tha man” (true dat!), so when I’m with dog friends I like being the “star of the show”.  I’m also a smart guy, so I know some commands like “sit”, “down”, and “roll-over” which REALLY impresses people, and I know how to alert my people if a person who’s delivering stuff or a strange person is coming ’round, I think that means I’d be a fantastic “watch dog”.  There’s one other thing I do I think people find endearing is I like to take naps and sleep with my head on a pillow (I’ve heard Jai and others talking ’bout how “cute” this is), I do like getting attention for being cute, but it’s more comfortable to rest my head on a pillow, duh!  SQUIRREL!!!!  Oops while I was writing my blog I saw a squirrel outside the window!  I guess what I’m getting at with all this is I’d love an active family, and having a doggy brother or sister would be good, too, ’cause I am a very active fellow, and a yard with a real tall fence so I don’t wonder off!  Because I’m a smaller dog, typically we aren’t well suited for small children but I like older kids (like maybe over 10), and even though I like running around and sometimes wrestling a little with other dogs, small kids are sometimes more than we can handle.

I’m getting ready for my mid-afternoon walk, so I’m gonna go for now but will check in again soon!

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