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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Duce

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

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 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

Lily Vanilly
  • Age: 10
  • Breed: Plott Hound Mix
  • Arrived: 5/19/19
  • Previous Home: Kansas City Pet Project, KC MO
  • Available for adoption

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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Gatsby

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

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

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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Rosco

Rosco Bosco
  • Age: 11
  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Arrived: 12/24/19
  • Previous Home: Excelsior Springs, MO Animal Shelter
  • Adoption Pending

Rosco came to us with Zippy, and they are good buds. He is an 11 year old shih tzu, and a very affectionate lap snuggler. His original owner left him behind when she moved to Florida. He is in good health, except for his teeth: he has dental work scheduled for Jan. 23, and will be available for adoption after that. He gets along well with other dogs, and loves to be outdoors.

Rosco snuggling with a volunteer

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Sydney

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 (by April?)

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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Gotti

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