Tuesday, August 30, 2011


It's been way too long since I told you about some of the poor, homeless dogs at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.  All of these dogs would make totally fabulous pets, and they are just waiting for someone nice like you to come along and adopt them!

Pixie is a 4-year-old chihuahua who weighs 9 pounds.  She gets along great with other dogs, but she needs to have a quiet home without really young children.

This is Trenton, who is only 4 months old.  He is some kind of dachshund mix, but he will probably be bigger than a dachshund, like maybe 30 pounds or less when he is full-grown.  Mom says that Trenton is a very sweet puppy, and very cute, too.  He would be great for a family that wants to adopt a puppy.

Poor Madison had to be given up by her person, who couldn't afford to keep her anymore.  Madison is a rottweiler, and she's only 2.5 years old.  She is really friendly and nice.  She's good with other dogs, and she's even housetrained.  Right now, Madison is a little plump, but she is on a diet, and hopes to be slimmer very soon!

Mom thinks Wendell is totally, totally adorable!  Mom has held Wendell at a satellite adoption before, which is easy because he only weighs 5 pounds.  Wendell is 5 months old, and he gets along fine with other dogs, especially small ones.  He thinks big dogs are a little scary, at least when he first meets them.  Wendell is some kind of terrier mix.  Mom thinks he might even have some Italian Greyhound in him because he has really long legs and kind of an arched back like an IG.

Lindy and Jitterbug are sisters who were found hanging out at a gas station.  We don't know how they got there.  Maybe someone dumped them, or maybe they ran away from home and were trying to hitch a ride.  Anyway, they are 3.5 months old, and they are probably shepherd mixes.  We think they will weigh about 50 pounds when they grow up.  Lindy is the blonde one, and Jitterbug is the black one.

This pup with the giant ears is Sarah.  She's a 6-month-old shepherd-lab mix.  When she is full-grown, she will probably weigh about 60 pounds.  Sarah got hit by a car, and that's why she ended up at the Humane Society.  One of her back legs was injured so much that it had to be cut off, so now Sarah only has 3 legs.  She runs around really fast, though, and most of the time she doesn't seem to miss that other leg at all.

Mom was really surprised when she saw Kendall at the shelter yesterday, because she thought it was the same Kendall who was there last year.  And sure enough, it was!  Of course, it's sad when a dog shows up at the shelter again after getting adopted, because it means the adoption didn't work out.  In Kendall's case, like in Madison's, the dog's owners had some things happen in their lives, and they couldn't afford to keep their dogs any longer.

So now Kendall is available for adoption again.  She is a very nice dog who is a shepherd-sharpei mix.  She is 4 years old, and she weighs 50 pounds.  When Kendall first came to the shelter, she had been taken away from a person who neglected her.  She had a broken leg a long, long time ago, and it healed up without being set.  She walks around fine on it, though.  Kendall would probably be happiest in a home where there was another dog to be her buddy.

Okay, those are some of the very adoptable dogs at the Humane Society, so please rush over there and fill out an adoption application, or else tell your friends to do it.  A homeless dog is a sad dog.  I know this because once upon a time, I was a homeless dog, too!


  1. Good morning Piper. I think it's great that your blog today is about DOGS that need a forever home!! I'm sure it will help remind people what wonderful pets dogs are!! Last night on the news was a story about a lady in the Northland area (where I live) that had over 60 or 80 cats! After numerous calls from neighbors, Animal Control came out and took all the cats away and arrested this woman! I don't know where all the cats went...but I'm hoping with the story being broadcast, some nice people who like cats will adopt one. On a totally different subject, does your cat brother, Charlie, have a birthday coming soon? Have a good day, it's sprinkling outside here in the northland area.
    Love, AP

  2. Dear Aunt Patty,
    I heard all about the story of the woman who was hoarding cats. It was AWFUL! Chloe, my kitty sister, heard about it, too, and she was so horrified that she said she wanted to write in my blog tomorrow, to express her horrification, so I told her she could do that. We hope lots of the cats can be saved, and that people will adopt them. But a bunch of them are probably pretty sick and unsocialized right now.

    It's a good thing you mentioned Charlie's birthday because Mom found out she forgot to write it on her calendar, which is the only way she can remember things! So yes, Charlie's birthday will be on Thursday, and he will be 7 years old, just like Nicky. My birthday will be in November, and I will be 9 years old!
    Love, Piper