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Missouri -- Dogs Available for Adoption
Molly is a 13-year-old female spayed English Cocker Spaniel mix. Medium sized, good with cats, house trained. Her family moved and did not take her. She is clean and quiet in her dog run, gets along with other dogs and, as a senior, would prefer a slow-paced home. Adoptable for $45.00. ID #8274519. The shelter staff writes: Molly is a darling, precious dog! Contact the Independence shelter at 816-325-7207. E-mail: awells@indepmo.org, jpolston@indepmo.org or sdbass@indepmo.org (shelter staff)

Name: Betsy
Mix/Breed: Vizsla
Sex/Age/Weight: Female, 9 years, 45 lbs.
Health: Spayed. Up to date on shots. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: I am 8 years old, spayed, UTD on shots, housebroken and crate trained but don't really need to be in one unless it storms. I am VERY afraid of storms, but if you let me get in bed with you or put me in a crate with another dog, I feel safe. I've finally been fed well and I am looking pretty good for a "hot mama". I had a litter of 9 recently so my breasts are a little saggy, but am not looking for a "breast reduction". If you can appreciate what my life has been like the last 8 years, and can appreciate my cautious nature, please give Meghan a call at 816.756.1849 or kcvizsla@sbcglobal.net. I now know that I do deserve the best and want to experience all the good things I have missed!
Adoption Fee: $325.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: Show Me Vizsla Club Rescue, Kansas City, Missouri; Telephone: (816) 756-1849. E-mail: kcvizsla @ sbcglobal.net (remove spaces in address before sending)
Name: Captain
Mix/Breed: Vizsla
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 10 years, 60 lbs.
Health: To be neutered by rescue. Up to date on shots. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Ahoy there, matie! I am an old sea captain that landed in the Midwest! I am housebroken, to be neutered, and UTD on shots. I'm not big on storms, but am fine if I can sleep with you! I like kids, other dogs and love humans! I can run with the big dogs and am barely sore for an old sea dog like me! They say I'm 8-10yo but can keep up with the young 'uns. My teeth aren't so good anymore, but I can eat my food fine. I kennel well except in storms - just a thing from my old sea days... I love my foster family but would sure like to have one of my own cuz this family stuff ain't so bad! For more information about me, call Barb, my "first mate" mom, at 620-343-8613
Adoption Fee: $325.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: Show Me Vizsla Club Rescue, Kansas City, Missouri; Telephone: (816) 756-1849. E-mail: kcvizsla @ sbcglobal.net (remove spaces in address before sending)
Name: Bob (Gob)
Mix/Breed: Vizsla
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 10 years, 60 lbs.
Health: To be neutered by rescue. Up to date on shots. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Hi! My name is GOB! Short for Grand Old Boy. As you can see, I am an elder statesman - something my former family didn't appreciate. I am housebroken, up to date on shots, heartworm negative and will be neutered as soon as I recover from a little surgery to remove a turmor. I could pass easily for an 8 year old dog though they think I am 9-10! I am feeling pretty good and hope to have a long life til around 15 years old! I am very laid back, do well in the house and will crate. I do not like storms because I was outside for quite a while and experienced a few storms on my own. I LOVE kids, other dogs and do well on and off leash. I would LOVE to spend my older years with someone who appreciates the senior side of life and is wanting a companion like me who will stick with you! I am quite the gentleman looking for a family to love me. I am currently in Tulsa, Oklahoma with Jeff and he thinks I am wonderful! Contact Jeff about me at jjnoft@aol.com
Adoption Fee: $325.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: Show Me Vizsla Club Rescue, Kansas City, Missouri; Telephone: (816) 756-1849. E-mail: kcvizsla @ sbcglobal.net (remove spaces in address before sending)

Name: Zach
Mix/Breed: Beagle mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 10 years, about 40 lbs.
Health: Neutered. Microchipped. Up to date on shots, but since we give our own vaccinations, local laws will probably require a rabies shot performed by a veterinarian after adoption. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Zach is a cute, chubby, happy-go-lucky kind of guy who gets along well with everybody. He loves walks, loves belly rubs, and loves to be loved. Zach has lived at the shelter since he was 3 years old, but he still hopes to be someone's special boy some day.
Adoption Fee: $40.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: Callaway Hills Animal Shelter, New Bloomfield, MO. Telephone: (573) 896-4049. E-mail: callawayhills@yahoo.com

Name: Anita
Mix/Breed: Lab/Terrier mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Female, 9 years, 35 lbs.
Health: Up to date on shots and worming. Must be spayed before she can leave the NNHS animal shelter. For additional health information, contact our agency using the information below.
History/Personality: Anita, at approximately nine years of age, is happy just to kick back and enjoy the rest of her life in a loving home. Recently, we took her to the Art Fest here in town. She proudly strutted her stuff along with other, younger dogs on stage at the event. Afterwards, she was treated to a luxurious bath in the small swimming pool on site, followed by a long brushing. She thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the attention and then was happy to lay down under a shade tree and watch the day's activities. She is great with other dogs and with children. Since Anita has been at our shelter for a year, she's not house-broken. With adequate shelter for bad weather, she'd make a great outdoor friend. Or, with a little effort, she could be house-trained. Laying by the side of her new best friend would make her very, very happy.
Adoption Fee: Contact agency.
Agency/Location/Contact info:
Questions: adopt@nodawayhumanesociety.org
Website: www.nodawayhumanesociety.org
Shelter: 829 South Depot Street, Post Office Box 185, Maryville, Missouri 64468 TEL: (660) 562-4612

Name: SlipKnot
Mix/Breed: Mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 6 years, 25 lbs.
Health: Up to date on shots and worming. Will be neutered before leaving the New Nodaway Humane Society Animal Shelter. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: SlipKnot is a mixed breed that craves human companionship. In a shelter full of dogs, he simply doesn't get the attention he needs so desperately. He's well-behaved (although a little hyper when he's first taken out of his pen), likes kids, and loves to run and play like other healthy dogs. Since he's been locked in a pen at the shelter, he's not house-broken and would need some gentle, patient training to "remember" what that means. He'd make a great companion for an older couple who have grandchildren visiting from time-to-time. Once he takes a liking to you, he's forever loyal. A more steadfast canine companion, you'd never find!
Adoption Fee: Contact agency.
Agency/Location/Contact info: For questions, contact: adopt@nodawayhumanesociety.org. To visit SlipKnot and other available dogs, please visit: www.nodawayhumanesociety.org
Shelter: 829 South Depot Street, Post Office Box 185, Maryville, MO 64468 TEL: (660) 562-4612

Name: Spanky
Mix/Breed: Lancashire Mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 7 years, 40 lbs.
Health: Up to date on shots and worming. Will be neutered before leaving the New Nodaway Humane Society. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Spanky was fortunate to have spent the past several months in a foster home with children and other dogs to play with. Unfortunately, he's back locked in a pen at the shelter now and can't wait to get back out there where all the action is. His foster family had to give him up simply because they had too many other pets. They tell us that Spanky is a great dog that gets along with everyone and will be sorely missed. With a little training reminder, he could be house-broken. Or, with adequate shelter, he would make a great indoor/outdoor dog. Help us get Spanky out of the shelter and into a permanent loving home. He's waited so long for a second chance!
Adoption Fee: Contact agency.
Agency/Location/Contact info: For questions, please contact: adopt@nodawayhumanesociety.org. To visit Spanky (SlipKnot and Anita too), please visit: www.nodawayhumanesociety.org.
Shelter: 829 South Depot Street, Post Office Box 185, Maryville, MO 64468 TEL: (660) 562-4612

Name: Johnny
Mix/Breed: Labrador/Chow Chow mix
Sex/Age/Weight: Male, 6 years, about 60 lbs.
Health: Neutered. Microchipped. Up to date on shots, but since we give our own vaccinations, local laws will probably require a rabies shot performed by a veterinarian after adoption. For additional health information, contact the agency listed below.
History/Personality: Johnny is a very sweet, wonderful boy. He's kinda funny-looking, with a big ol' head on a smaller body, but he's just the sweetest love muffin you ever saw. He appreciates any kind of attention he can get, and he loves to play ball, cuddle, and sit in your lap. I recently brushed him, helping him to get rid of his winter coat, and he was very good for that. When you leave his pen, he gently pl aces himself between you and the door, as if to ask "Can't you stay just a bit longer?" Johnny has been with us since he was about 8 weeks old, and has never known what it's like to have a real home and a person of his own to love. He will need someone who doesn't mind helping him learn housetraining and house manners, but he'll pay you back with oh so much love.
Adoption Fee: $40.00
Agency/Location/Contact info: Callaway Hills Animal Shelter (http://www.callawayhills.petfinder.org), New Bloomfield, MO. Telephone: (573) 896-4049. E-mail: callawayhills@yahoo.com

Liberty, MO -- Rat Terrier Buddy -- Guardian Moved to Nursing Home

Rat Terrier Buddy is 10 years young, going on 2. He is very playful and loves to be around people. His guardian had to go to a nursing home that unfortunately does not allow pets. Buddy is reported to be housebroken and knows several commands, such as "sit," "beg," "speak" and "rollover." We were told he may not be suitable for younger children (few of us are!). Buddy is neutered and eligible for a gift of the first two months of ShelterCare pet insurance paid for by Petfinder.com. Liberty Animal Shelter, Liberty, MO. Phone: Phone: 816-415-1877 E-mail: psnhlib@crn.org

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