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.


Mr. Duce

* Age: 11

Age: 11

Breed: Plott Hound Mix

Arrived: 5/19/19

Previous Home: Kansas City Pet Project, KC MO

Available for adoption; in foster

Duce was an owner surrender at KC Pet Project. He is shy, and has anxiety with strangers, but is very loyal and affectionate with his people. He has 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 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.

Duce feeling fine

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Johnny & June

Johnny (in back) and June (in front) soaking up the sun.

Age: 12 Breed: Rat Terrier / Poodle mix Arrived: 11/24/20

Previous Home: Saving Dogs 4 Paws at a Time Rescue, Moberly MO

Adoption Pending

Johnny and June are spunky, energetic balls of love.  They are a bonded pair; they have lived their whole lives together, and we aren’t going to separate them.  They are both super-affectionate cuddle-bugs, and extremely adorable.  They lived most of their life with an older woman who had many other pets, so they are very comfortable with other dogs.  They will run around the yard, but don’t really go on walks.  What they want most is to be where the people are, snuggling up and getting petted.  We had to remove several of June’s teeth, as well as two benign cysts on her back.  Otherwise, they are both in good health, eat well, and wait to go outside potty.  They would make excellent indoor companions.

Johnny (left) and June (right) getting into the Christmas spirit.

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Hey Joe!

Age: 10 Breed: Rotweiler / Chow mix Arrived: 9/11/20

Previous Home: Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

Not yet available for Adoption, pending heartworm treatment

Joe is a friendly, old gentleman. He was picked up as a stray in Kansas City, KS, and it took some TLC at the Humane Society to return him to health. He loves people, and takes life at a slow, calm pace. His eyesight is limited, and we are treating him for heartworms. Everyone who meets him falls in love with him. He’s a sweet guy!

Smilin’ Joe

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Little Lady

Howdy, Little Lady!

Age: 12 Breed: Terrier mix Arrived: 5/23/20

Previous Home: Helping Dogs 4 Paws at a Time Rescue, Moberly MO

Not currently available for adoption

Little Lady is an adorable 12 year old terrier. She was picked up as a stray, probably abandoned, in central Missouri. She is blind in the left eye, and her back legs are stiff. She can still get around fine, though, and is a happy, quiet girl. She gets along great with other dogs. She definitely likes people and company.

Our smiling Little Lady.

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Lucy Goose.

Age: 14 Breed: Beagle Arrived: 7/16/20

Previous Home: Old Drum & Friends Rescue, Warrensburg MO

Not currently available for adoption

Lucy is a sweet, gentle old lady. She was found as a stray on a country road near Warrensburg. We had to remove a bad eye, and she walks a bit wonky, but she’s still alert and active, and enjoys wandering the house and play yards. She is friendly with all the other dogs, and LOVES to be rubbed. Everyone loves her.

Lucy loves laying in the play yard.

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Smilin’ Darla

Age: 9 Breed: Terrier mix Weight: 16 lb

Previous Home: Excelsior Springs Animal Shelter

Arrived: 12/23/20 Not yet available for adoption

Darla is a sweet-natured girl who’s a bit shy. She lived on the streets of Excelsior Springs for several months, so perhaps that explains it. She loves being outdoors, and enjoys going on walks. She gets along with other dogs, as long as they are not right in her face. She is housetrained, and a good eater, with no health issues. Once she gets to know you, she is very affectionate. And super cute! Once she’s had a chance to settle in, she will be available for adoption.

Darla on a walk

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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 Sydney, 4/13/20 Lily, 4/25/20
Scooby, 5/17/20 Sissy, 5/24/20 Pepper & Zena, 5/31/20
Gatsby, 6/15/20 Opie, 6/25/20 Suzie, 8/8/20
Sophie, 9/6/20 Callie, 9/14/20 Ora, 10/17/20
Dusty, 12/21/20
Xena, 12/30/20