Shep’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary is a refuge for abandoned old dogs in the Kansas City area.  It is named after Shep, a rescue beagle whose gentle spirit and utter good-dogness convinced his owners to start a place to help others like him.

Shep’s Place is located in a renovated old house on 4 acres in Independence, MO.  We opened in April 2019.

We are a small, private shelter that focuses on the care of senior dogs.  We hope to find our dogs new families, but that is often difficult for seniors, so if we can’t, we will be their permanent, loving home.

We focus on senior dogs who have already spent time in a shelter or rescue, waiting to find a family.  We do not accept dogs directly from the public. We also want to meet the dogs before bringing them in, so we only accept dogs from within 100 miles of our location.

The dog’s quality of life is our highest goal at Shep’s Place, with ample play time, freedom of movement, and caring, human interaction.  We believe our silver-muzzled friends deserve to enjoy their lives and be themselves for as long as they are able. The goal is to provide a home for the dogs, to get them out of their kennels, and let them wander the house, play in the yard, or sleep, as they choose.

We are starting small, with a few dogs, and will build over time.   We need volunteers and monetary support, so if helping sweet old dogs sounds like your kind of thing, please join us!