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.

John Wayne (JW)

John Wayne, aka JW
  • Age: 10 (estimated)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever / Australian Shepherd mix
  • Arrived: 4/6/19
  • Previous Home: Midwest Animal ResQ, Raytown MO

Our very first dog is this handsome fella, John Wayne, also known as JW. JW came to Midwest Animal ResQ as a stray, so we don’t know his back story. He has the PERFECT temperament for a senior dog: very friendly, good natured, mellow, and sweet. Everyone who comes through the door is his best friend. He has some skin tags and patches of itchy skin, but we are treating the condition, and it seems to be improving. The vet gave him a clean bill of health. We couldn’t ask for a better first resident than John Wayne!

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Miss Rusty

Rusty looking adorable
  • Age: 14 (estimated)
  • Breed: Australian Shepherd / Terrier mix
  • Arrived: 4/14/19
  • Previous Home: All Pet Brigade, Oak Grove MO

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. She is showing some early signs of dementia, but she’s still a happy girl.

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Arlo the Boxer Boy
  • Age: 8 1/2
  • Breed: Boxer
  • Arrived: 4/28/19
  • Previous Home: Lebanon Animal Shelter, Lebanon MO

Arlo is an energetic, outgoing boxer boy. He is the youngster at Shep’s, but boxers only have an average lifespan of 11 years, so for the breed, he is a senior. He was a surrender at the Lebanon Animal Shelter, so unlike our other dogs, we know his actual age and name. Arlo has a growth on his leg that we will have removed, and has a slight limp from an old leg injury, but is otherwise a healthy, happy boy. And he’s so hansum!

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Sweet Loretta
  • Age: 10 (estimated)
  • Breed: Beagle mix (?)
  • Arrived: 5/10/19
  • Previous Home: Kansas City Pet Project, KC MO

Loretta is a sweet, shy little girl. We haven’t hear her bark yet. She was a stray picked up by KC Pet Project. She was stressed in the shelter environment, so KCPP thought she would be happier at Shep’s. We are treating her for heartworms, which is no fun, but she seems healthy otherwise. We will be introducing her to the other dogs over the next few days, and are sure she will fit in nicely with the pack.

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