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 Currently 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
  • Adoption Pending

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.


  • Age: 9
  • Breed: Terrier Mix
  • Weight: 35 lb
  • Previous Home: Independence MO Animal Shelter
  • Arrived: 4/9/21
  • Foster Pending

Harley came to us after spending more than a year in and out of the Independence Animal Shelter, which is hard to believe, because he is the sweetest, friendliest guys you’ll ever meet. He’s healthy and energetic, and loves to go on walks and run around the yard. He loves people, and gets along well with other dogs.

Angie & Sammy

  • Ages: 13 / 13
  • Breed: Yorkie / Chihuahua mix
  • Weight: 15 / 12 lb
  • Previous Home: Midwest Animal ResQ
  • 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 almost all their teeth, so they have to eat soft food.  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
  • Not yet available for adoption

Chubbles is the latest in our run of sweet, black labs.  She is a gentle, quiet girl, a bit shy, but friendly.  Her back legs are a bit weak, so she has trouble with stairs and cannot jump on the couch.  But she still likes walking around the play yard, sniffing things.  She hasn’t barked since she arrived.  She is a lovely soul.


  • Age: 10
  • Breed: Husky Mix
  • Weight: 43 lb
  • Previous Home: Independence MO Animal Shelter
  • Arrived: 6/18/21
  • Not yet available for adoption

 Baby is a sweet, quiet, elegant girl with a heart of gold.  She has a very mild disposition, and is friendly with everyone, including other dogs and cats.  She has a bit of arthritis, and is being treated for dermatitis, but still gets around well, and enjoys going on walks. 


  • Age: 10
  • Breed: Beagle/Shepherd Mix
  • Weight: 35 lb
  • Previous Home: St. Joseph MO Animal Shelter
  • Arrived: 2/9/21
  • Available for adoption

Zoey is a happy, energetic senior girl, who LOVES going on walks. She is friendly, and wants to be where the people are. She will jump up on the couch for a scratch and a rub. She is healthy and alert; you wouldn’t know she was a senior. She would probably do best in a home where she was the only pet.

Our Adoptees

Loretta, 8/16/2019

Chug, 9/30/2019

Herbie, 10/2/2019

Nikko, 10/30/2019

Arlo, 10/30/2019

Chico, 11/18/2019

Phyllis, 12/13/2019

Molly, 1/19/2020

Zippy, 1/22/2020

John Wayne “JW”, 1/24/2020

Chief, 2/7/2020

Tuttle, 2/7/2020

Rosco, 3/21/2020

Sydney, 4/13/2020

Lily, 4/25/2020

Scooby, 5/17/2020

Sissy, 5/24/2020

Pepper & Zena, 5/31/2020

Gatsby, 6/15/2020

 Opie, 6/25/2020

 Suzie, 8/8/2020

Sophie, 9/6/2020

Callie, 9/14/2020

Ora, 10/17/2020

Dusty, 12/21/2020

Xena, 12/30/2020

Johnny and June, 1/26/2021

Darla, 2/6/2021

Winnie, 2/26/2021

Joe, 3/5/2021

Zoey, 3/25/2021


Baby, 5/22/21

Gracie, 6/3/21