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 their home with them.


  • Age: 11
  • Breed: Plott Hound Mix
  • Previous Home: KC Pet Project
  • Arrived: 5/19/19
  • In Foster, Available for Adoption

Duce was an owner surrender.  He is shy, and has anxiety with strangers, but is very loyal and affectionate with his people.  He has worked with trainers to reduce his anxiety, and has greatly improved.  He loves to play with toys and go on walks.  We believe he had little interaction with other dogs growing up, 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.


  • Age: 12
  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Weight: 12 lb
  • Previous Home: Independence MO Animal Shelter
  • Arrived: 3/3/21
  • Not Available for Adoption

Jenny is a mellow, good-natured girl. She has a number of health concerns, including limited eyesight, but enjoys slowly wandering around the house or the yard, checking into things. She gets along well with other dogs, and is a great lap dog. She is quiet for a dachshund. She will steal your heart!

Teddy & Ginger

  • Age: 15 (Ginger), 13 (Teddy)
  • Breed: Dachshund Weight: 10 / 15 lb
  • Previous Home: Sunflower Rescue Group, De Soto KS
  • Arrived: 4/2/21
  • In foster; Available for Adoption

Teddy and Ginger are a bonded pair of dachshunds. They have lived together their whole lives, with an older lady who passed away recently. They want to be with people at all times, and are very affectionate and friendly. Ginger is recovering from a fungal infection that cost her most of the hair on her back end, but they are otherwise healthy and happy.

Angie & Sammy

  • Ages: 13 / 13
  • Breed: Yorkie / Chihuahua mix
  • Weight: 15 / 12 lb
  • Previous Home: Midwest Animal ResQ, Raytown MO
  • Arrived: 5/21/21
  • Available for adoption

Angie (the blonde) and Sammy (black & white) are a bonded pair, who have spent their whole lives together.  They are still active and energetic, and love snuggling on the couch, or poking around the yard.  They have lost all their teeth, so they have to eat soft food, and Sammy is blind.  Most of all, they are so stinkin’ cute!


  • Ages: 13
  • Breed: Labrador
  • Weight: 45 lb
  • Previous Home: Helping Hands Human Society, Topeka KS
  • Arrived: 6/4/21
  • Available for adoption

Chubbles is a calm, gentle soul, one of the sweetest, mellowest dogs you’ll ever meet.  She has arthritis in her back hips, so she moves around slowly, and shouldn’t go on long walks.  But she still loves walking around the play yard, following her person around and joining in with the group.  She is quiet and a bit shy, but affectionate.  She gets along well with other dogs, but may get pushed aside by more active ones.  She would be a great companion for a less active person who wants a low-energy, loving friend.


  • Age: 10
  • Breed: Husky/Shepherd mix
  • Weight: 94 lb
  • Previous Home: Independence MO Animal Shelter
  • Arrived: 9/24/21
  • Not yet available for adoption

Zippy is in his second stay at Shep’s.  He originally arrived in Dec. 2019, and was adopted a month later.  Sadly, his new owner recently passed away, so we welcomed him back.  He is a sweetheart who loves to be with people, and is a great companion.  Very mellow for a chihuahua.



  • Age: 10
  • Breed: Husky Mix
  • Weight: 42 lb
  • Previous Home: Independence MO Animal Shelter
  • Arrived: 7/9/21
  • Available for adoption

Baby is in her second stay here, due to her owner’s health.  She is a smart girl who wants to be where the people are.  She loves walks, and gets along well with other dogs.

Teddy 2

  • Age: 13
  • Breed: Bichon
  • Weight: 19 lb
  • Previous Home: Woof’s Play & Stay
  • Arrived: 8/27/21
  • Available for adoption

Teddy is a quiet, shy guy.  He gets along perfectly with the other dogs, and likes to be where the people are.  He lived with the same owner all his life until she passed away, so he’s still a bit wary of others.  But he is starting to relax and warm up.  If he finds a new main person, we’re sure he would open up fully.


  • Age: 9
  • Breed: Chow Chow / Lab mix
  • Weight: 61 lb
  • Previous Home: Gladstone MO Animal Shelter
  • Arrived: 7/23/21
  • Available for adoption

Marley is a sweet, sweet boy.  He is very friendly, and wants nothing more than for someone to rub him and take him on a walk.  He gets along great with other dogs, and is very relaxed in general, with almost no barking.  He is still energetic, with no health issues.  He’s the one we always take to public events, because he is so calm and affectionate.


  • Age: 14
  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Weight: 12 lb
  • Previous Home: Helping Hands Human Society, Topeka KS
  • Arrived: 10/12/21
  • Not yet available for adoption

Molly is an adorable girl.  She is quiet, but loves to be picked up, held, and carried around.  She gets along with well with other dogs, mostly keeping to herself.  As with most pups her age, she is on some medications, but still gets around well.  She loves to be outside, soaking in the sun.

Our Adoptees

Loretta, adopted 8/16/2019

Chug, adopted 9/30/2019

Herbie, adopted 10/2/2019

Nikko, adopted 10/30/2019

Arlo, adopted 10/30/2019

Chico, adopted 11/18/2019

Phyllis, adopted 12/13/2019

Molly, adopted 1/19/2020

John Wayne “JW”, adopted 1/24/2020

Chief, adopted 2/7/2020

Tuttle, adopted 2/7/2020

Rosco, adopted 3/21/2020

Sydney, adopted 4/13/2020

Lily, adopted 4/25/2020

Scooby, adopted 5/17/2020

Sissy, adopted 5/24/2020

Pepper & Zena, adopted 5/31/2020

Gatsby, adopted 6/15/2020

 Opie, adopted 6/25/2020

 Suzie, adopted 8/8/2020

Sophie, 9/6/2020

Callie, 9/14/2020

Ora, 10/17/2020

Dusty, adopted 12/21/2020

Xena, adopted 12/30/2020

Johnny and June, adopted 1/26/2021

Darla, adopted 2/6/2021

Winnie, adopted 2/26/2021

Joe, adopted 3/5/2021

Baby, adopted 5/22/21

Gracie, adopted 6/3/21

Harley, adopted 6/17/21

Sissy, adopted 2/26/21

Zippy, adopted 9/21/2021

Zoey, adopted 10/12/2021