Archive for May, 2009

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Update, 3/17/10: Jackson’s listing is no longer available on Petfinder; I do so hope that this means a happy outcome for the little furball!


Hey there fellow freecyclers! I know the weather is dull and dreary, but allow me to introduce you to Jackson, a handsome and well-dressed little fellow; perhaps he’ll help to brighten your morning just a bit?

Jackson, along with being very handsome, has a great personality! He loves to be cozy and warm and will seek this out by crawling under the blankets with you or trying to sneak into your coat or sweater! His tail is a longer bob and he is about 8 months old now. He would love a home with someone who likes to cuddle and play! Please fill out an application and get him home by the holidays!

I don’t know if by “holidays, ” Jackson’s rescuers mean Memorial Day or the upcoming 4th of July, but probably not; more likely, Jackson has been with The Animal Rescue Alliance (T.A.R.A., for short) since before December.

In any case, let’s see if we can’t find Jackson a home before summer arrives? To adopt Jackson – or one of the many beautiful felines staying with TARA – check out their website. Jackson has his own page, too!


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Thursday, May 21st, 2009


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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Update, 7/29/09: Ralphie’s been adopted!


I chose to feature Ralphie the beagle (from Overland Park-based Beagles and More Rescue) this week because he shares a name with my first-adopted boy, Ralphie the dachshund. Though they’re different breeds, they seem to have the same stubborn, ornery-looking face, as well.

2006-12-26 - Ralphie (Croc Hunter) - 0012

That’s not to imply that ornery dogs aren’t totally awesome too, by the way.

Anyhow, back to Ralphie the beagle.

Meet Ralphie, He is small, sweet, loves to play. But wants a home where he can have you as his playmate or an older passive adult furkid. Ralphie does not like hyper activity throughout the home as it makes him nervous. But he will cuddle up with you on the couch anytime of the day and be as content as a lamb. Ralphie has come a LONG way since his rescue and deserves a chance at a loving, safe home!

If you’d like to adopt the Ralphster – or are interested in a beagle or another breed of dog (they are, after all, called “Beagles and More Rescue“), you can find the contact info for his peoples here.


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Saturday, May 16th, 2009


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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Update, 7/29/09: Oh, happy days! On 7/21, HSGKC reports, “WONDERFUL NEWS!!! PALMER HAS BEEN ADOPTED!” Awesomeness!


This lovely little lad is Palmer, a black Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix currently staying with The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. That’s right – Palmer is both black in color and a pit bull mix, a double whammy that makes his placement twice as difficult. In fact, Palmer might very well be our new Gramby – he’ll be four years old in just over a month, and has been with HSGKC since he was a wee lil’ pup. Let’s see if we can get Palmer adopted today, shall we?

Just look at that mug!


Date of birth: 6/14/05

SUMMER FUN VIDEOS! Go to our web site to see a fun music video of Palmer having fun in the sun! We’ve created several short videos featuring some of our wonderful dogs.

2/9/09: Palmer is a super friendly guy who loves to be with people. He’s very bright and he’s a nice size at 45 lbs. And sadly this poor little guy has been residing at our shelter since he was a tiny pup.

Palmer is a 3 year old Lab/Pit Bull mix. He has a very shiny black coat with a white chest and white on the tips of his toes. He’s a handsome guy.

Palmer is playful and he loves playing with other dogs and splashing around in the baby pools here at our shelter (you’ve got to see his video!). He’d be a good companion for another active dog. He’d also make an excellent jogging partner. And he’s a good sport about letting us dress him up as a clown for Halloween!

We’ve posted two Petfinder pages for Palmer so that we could display more photos of him so be sure to check out his other page.

Black dogs and Pit Bull mixes are the most difficult to find homes for, so that along with Pit Bull mixes being banned in several local communities has contributed to Palmer being overlooked and growing up with us. If you could give this lovable and happy boy a good home he’d be forever grateful, and so would we.

Palmer has been vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, and tested for heartworms.



Black dogs and pit bulls are commonly stereotyped as dangerous and vicious, though these prejudices speak more about the humans making them than the canines they target. Seriously – is this the face of a dangerous dog?


Methinks not!

Please spread the word about Palmer, and if you’ve got extra room in your home and heart, consider adopting this beautiful boy. You can view his Petfinder listings here and here, and learn more about the Humane Society’s adoption procedures here.

Or, if you’d like to help but are unable to adopt an animal at this time, why not sponsor one of HSGKC’s many residents?


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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009


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Saturday, May 9th, 2009


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Friday, May 8th, 2009


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Thursday, May 7th, 2009


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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Update, 6/10/09: Elvira’s listing is no longer available – but the Lawrence Humane Society does have a number of other so-called “pocket pets” available for adoption!


My second (ok, ninth) pick this week also hails from the Lawrence Humane Society – and is also a small and furry (petite, if you will) little lady.

Meet Elvira the Gerbil, who’s waiting to come home with you!

Elvira is a spunky little gal who was found discarded in a local cemetery. She’s tan with spots of white underneath and has a TON of energy. Elvira likes to be held and scratched behind the ears when you do catch her and enjoys small snacks like cheerios. This is just one of many small animals at the Lawrence Humane Society who are looking for a home right now. Come visit Elvira in the handheld pets room!

Squeals, redux! If I didn’t already live with six vicious predators, I’d adopt Elvira and all the rat babies myself (and momma too, natch!). Maybe we’d even film a sequel to Willard, too – just more uplifting and animal-friendly. Willard totally knifed his rat friends in the backs, IMHO.


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