Our Dogs

We’d like you to meet the dogs that live at Shep’s Place. They are the reason for the entire enterprise, and we are proud to share our home with them.

Miss Rusty

Look at that face!
  • Age: 14 (estimated)
  • Breed: Australian Shepherd / Terrier mix
  • Arrived: 4/14/19
  • Previous Home: All Pet Brigade, Oak Grove MO
  • Not available for adoption

Rusty is a friendly gal who loves to be outside. When she was found in the countryside outside Strasbourg, MO, she was injured and unable to walk. All Pet Brigade took her in, and paid for surgery to repair her hip. She has since recuperated, and gets around quite well, though she prefers laying down. She is the mellowest dog ever; we’ve never heard her bark. She is showing some early signs of dementia, but she’s still a happy girl with a smile on her face.

Portrait of Rusty

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Mr. Duce
  • Age: 10
  • Breed: Plott Hound Mix
  • Arrived: 5/19/19
  • Previous Home: Kansas City Pet Project, KC MO
  • Available for adoption; in foster

Duce is a brother to Lily, and they were both owner surrenders at KC Pet Project. He is shy, and has anxiety with strangers, but is very loyal and affectionate with his people. He worked with trainers from The Pet Connection to reduce his anxiety, and has greatly improved. He loves to play with toys and go on walks. We believe he and Lily had little interaction with other dogs, so he would do best in a home where he was the only pet. If someone is willing to be patient with him, he would be a great companion.

Duce feeling fine

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Lily Vanilly
  • Age: 10
  • Breed: Plott Hound Mix
  • Arrived: 5/19/19
  • Previous Home: Kansas City Pet Project, KC MO
  • In foster, with option to adopt

Lily is the sister of Duce, and came in with him from KC Pet Project. Like him, she is shy around strangers, but very friendly with people she knows. She is more comfortable with other dogs than Duce, but would still do best in a home where she is the only dog. She is a sweet girl, just a bit unsure of the world around her, and would blossom in a patient, loving home.

Lily greeting a friend

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Great Gatsby. (C’mon, what else would we call him?)
  • Age: 12
  • Breed: Black Labrador Retriever
  • Arrived: 11/12/19
  • Previous Home: Independence Animal Control
  • Available for adoption

Gatsby is a big, lovable lug. He is the friendliest, mellowest, lickingest dog you’ll ever meet, as sweet as a dog can be. He’s a very relaxed fellow, slow moving, but loves being around people. When he arrived, we were afraid he had heart problems, but an EKG showed that it was nothing serious. Yay! He doesn’t exercise much, but he enjoys slow, ambling walks.

Gatsby so hansum!

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Opie rocking a sweater
  • Age: 17-18 (estimated)
  • Breed: Terrier Mix
  • Arrived: 11/25/19
  • Previous Home: Grain Valley Animal Control
  • Not available for Adoption, due to health issues
  • Currently in foster

Opie is our oldest dog. He was found abandoned in Grain Valley, severely undernourished, with scabies on his back, and unable to stand or walk. After a week of meals, he began to recover his strength, and he came to Shep’s. He can now walk around on his own, and is gaining weight. According to the vet, he has a number of serious health issues, as any 18 year old dog does. We will give him the best care, and lots of love, and make his remaining life as comfortable and happy as possible. He LOVES snuggling with volunteers, and soaking up the sun.

Opie chillin’

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  • Age: 11
  • Breed: Rat Terrier Mix
  • Arrived: 3/21/20
  • Previous Home: Gladstone, MO Animal Shelter
  • Available for adoption; currently in foster

Scooby is a friendly, good-natured guy who was picked up as a stray in Gladstone. He has limited eyesight and hearing, and his back legs are stiff, but he is otherwise healthy and active. He does hear and see a bit. He gets along great with other dogs and loves people. In his spare time, he likes to solve mysteries at haunted amusement parks! One of our volunteers will foster him until things are more settled at the house.

Scooby do!

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Sydney Bean
  • Age: 10
  • Breed: Lab / Chow mix
  • Arrived: 2/1/20
  • Previous Home: Helping Hands Humane Society, Topeka KS
  • Available for Adoption after heartworm treatment (April)
  • Currently in foster

Sydney is a smart, sweet girl. She was a stray in Topeka, so we don’t know her backstory. She must have had a good family at some point, because she already knows five different commands (Sit, Stay, Wait, Down, and Shake). She loves being around people. She is full of energy, and likes to go on walks and run around in the play yard. And she has the cutest head tilt! She is currently heartworm positive, though, and has started treatment.

Sydney the Conehead

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Oh my Gotti!
  • Age: 11
  • Breed: Pit Bull
  • Arrived: 2/1/20
  • Previous Home: Helping Hands Humane Society, Topeka KS
  • Available for Adoption

Gotti is a sweet-hearted pit bull. He is blind, so he needs a helping hand sometimes, but he’s smart and healthy. Previously, he lived in a car with a homeless man and two other dogs, so he’s enjoying the space at Shep’s. He has a lot of energy for an old guy, but is very friendly and gentle, and loves companionship.

Gotti enjoying some couch time.

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 ** Our Adoptees **

Loretta, 8/16/19 Chug, 9/30/19 Herbie, 10/2/19
Nikko, 10/30/19 Arlo, 11/1/19 Chico, 11/18/19
Phyllis, 12/13/19 Molly, 1/19/20 Zippy, 1/22/20
John Wayne “JW”, 1/24/20 Chief, 2/7/20 Tuttle, 2/7/20
Rosco, 3/21/20