View Full Version : New pets that need homes?

Jan Ridenour
01-15-2007, 10:55 PM
In looking at the Good Shepherd site tonight, it looks like many new pets there are in need of homes...

Ken? Sarah? can you post some pix of the newbies?

Sarah Moore
01-16-2007, 08:44 AM
Maybe Ken can get a couple up today. To see everyone, go to http://www.goodshepherdhs.org/
The adoption fee on all black dogs is still half price through the end of the month and the adoption fee is half price for any animal that has been in the shelter six months or longer.

01-16-2007, 09:09 AM
Here are some new arrivals (last 10 days) I plan to post new arrivals each week so visit this site often to see what's new.

http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/smokey2.jpg http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/munchkin2.jpg
http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/patches.jpg http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/delighla2.jpg http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/mickey.jpg http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/snickers.jpg http:// http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/chocolate.jpg members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/wesley.jpg

Sarah Moore
01-16-2007, 09:15 AM
Don't let "pit bull mix" scare you off on Munchkin. He is a sweet heart. Hadn't seen the others yet. Thanks, Ken. They are cuties.

01-16-2007, 12:27 PM
on the good shepherd site, looks like cats are more likely to get their photos up than dogs are. All animals would probably be adopted more quickly if their photo was on the site.

01-16-2007, 12:58 PM
Lately, we have been receiving more cats than dogs. We plan to each week post photos of new arrivals so stay tuned. Thanks for looking

01-16-2007, 01:04 PM
Ken, the site is very nice. What I was talking about was that there were a whole lot of dogs listed, but with no photo. Most of the cats had photos up.

01-16-2007, 04:53 PM
Which site are you talking about?

01-16-2007, 06:16 PM
The Good Shepherd site that Sarah Moore posted above.

01-16-2007, 06:20 PM
Specifically, 28 of 58 listed dogs did not have their pictures posted. For cats, only 11 of 56 listed cats did not have their pictures posted.

01-17-2007, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by Sarah Moore:
Don't let "pit bull mix" scare you off on Munchkin. He is a sweet heart. Hadn't seen the others yet. Thanks, Ken. They are cuties. Dont let any "breed" scare you off. It is all about the dog's (or cat's) temperament, the training - or abuse s/he has had and the love YOU give him/her. Ive heard that Poodles, as a breed, bite more people than any other in the u.s.a., I believe, because there are more poodles out there than any one other breed. Not sure why, I always thought they looked kinda funny, especially with those hair cuts people give them!

Just out of curiosity, why is this 'pet adoptions' forum for the shelter only? I realize that is probally so people just dont sit and pawn off dozens of their unfixed animals off-spring, but I think this could really help a lot of animals, not only the ones who have made it to the shelter. For that matter even help a few lost owners find their pets! I, for one, have taken in numerous kittens, fed them, loved them, taken some to the vet and even fixed a few, and eventually found homes for them. I refused to take any of them to the shelter. I just dont believe that they have the time or resources to give all the animals currently at the shelter their daily love and doting much less even more animals. But then again I dont think that most people get their daily quota filled either.

Sarah Moore
01-17-2007, 08:31 AM
OTR - 9 of those not pictured are just a few days old and I doubt Ken has been able to get an individual picture of them. Mama is great, but a little protective of her babies ;)

I agree with you HHH. Unfortunately, there is a negative public perception of pit bulls and actually breed specific legislation across the country. That's why I was trying to point out that this is a great dog. Sadly, many pit bulls are bred and trained to fight or protect drug houses. 3 of them were spotlighted last night on animal cops on the animal planet network. It was pretty sad.

I believe this forum was set up to spotlight shelter animals in an effort to help with adoptions. Other animals who are lost, found, or needing a new home are frequently found on the main discussion board or classifieds. Kim and Jan have been really helpful in encouraging people to list animals and in helping facilitate adoptions. Lots of animals have found their way home or found new homes through the main discusssion board.

Not sure why the pictures are not updated on the GSHS website. Most likely, no time to do it with the bad weather or someone has been out sick. The petfinders website is more up to date with pictures of dogs and cats. We get great national exposure and frequent adoptions from that site. http://search.petfinder.com/search/search.cgi?action=1&pet.Animal=Dog&pet.Breed=&pet.Age=&pet.Size=&pet.Sex=&location=72632&preview=1&scope=2&x=12&y=4

01-17-2007, 09:15 AM
photos are up to date now. The missing 11 are not available yet.
Sorry I had gotten behind on posting.

01-17-2007, 10:12 AM
Thanks, Ken!

01-17-2007, 01:19 PM
I agree with you HHH. Unfortunately, there is a negative public perception of pit bulls and actually breed specific legislation across the country. That's why I was trying to point out that this is a great dog. Sadly, many pit bulls are bred and trained to fight or protect drug houses. 3 of them were spotlighted last night on animal cops on the animal planet network. It was pretty sad.
[/QB]I know can you believe in California they are trying to pass law to Eradicate the bit bull breed all together. graemlins/shocked.gif Its so sad that they are willing to punish the whole breed for the ill treatment and neglect of a large (but relatively small) group of people.

01-17-2007, 05:06 PM
Some new arrivals:
http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/duke2.jpg http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/passion2.jpg http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/bigjoe2.jpg http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/kramer2.jpg http://members.toast.net/kf5wd102030/scruffy2.jpg

01-17-2007, 07:08 PM
A late arrival:


01-18-2007, 09:14 AM
that scruffy is a doll!

Jan Ridenour
01-18-2007, 02:35 PM
I like Duke....

01-18-2007, 04:20 PM
duke is pretty cute too! he meets the black and white requirement to match sunny! but that scruffy, boy if i could i would run up there right now just to see him. let's see, how to talk matt into adding about 10 dogs to the household? he's going to mexico next month, he might not come back!

01-19-2007, 06:43 PM
just wanted to say thank you for patches she is a wonderful dog

01-19-2007, 07:03 PM
ken, a friend asked today if there's any Chihuahua or mix available at present...

Sarah Moore
01-19-2007, 08:37 PM
M@M - thank you for adopting Patches. It was really great watching her leave the shelter so willingly with you this afternoon. You've got a great new friend and she was lucky to find you.

Celeste - a chihuahua mix (or full blooded?)came in right before they closed today. It is brown and white and really cute. I'm pretty sure it was brought in by its owner because their other dog picked on it, so it would be adoptable right away. If I am wrong about that and it was a stray, it will have to be held for 5 days. If your friend is interested, he/she should get over there right away because it will be adopted quickly.

01-19-2007, 09:01 PM
thank you sarah she is more than i could ever ask for!!!! she wont leave my side. i needed her the same way she needed me. thank you mike

01-20-2007, 12:22 AM
thanks, sarah, i'll call salli first thing tomorrow. she & 16 yr old daughter lost their chihuahua to old age about a month ago & daughter (sarah, too) has her heart set on another itty bitty ankle biter.

01-20-2007, 08:24 AM
Lobo has made himself right at home. He is let into the heated garage at night until it warms up and I get him a dog house.

Sarah Moore
01-20-2007, 08:32 AM
Excellent, glad to hear things are going well. Thanks for the update.

01-20-2007, 01:03 PM
I'm with Jan...I think Duke is the cutest, but Scruffy is first runner-up!

Sarah Moore
01-20-2007, 03:29 PM
I agree, Duke is cutey pie. We thought he would be one of the first in his litter of 7 to be adopted. He and litter mates are still there. The others are just as cute. Scruffy is as sweet as she is cute. Passion is a wonderful dog who will be a nice even keeled devoted pet. Copa is the wonderful lab puppy that DaBee gave a really good start. Remember, the little guy that was tied to a fence with a note tied around his neck right before Christmas? Sadly, her circumstances changed and he could not stay with her. The shelter also has some great adult dogs, already house trained and leash trained if you aren't up to the challenge of a puppy.

There are some great cats at the shelter for those of you who may be looking for someone to snuggle by the fire with!!

01-20-2007, 07:00 PM
thanks to GSHS my friend sallianne went home with CHERRY the chihuahua mixed dog. cherry has a BIG belly & salli will vet her to be sure she's not pregnant...salli is pleased & cherry is a wiggly worm, face lickin, happy goirl.

Jan Ridenour
01-20-2007, 09:00 PM
YEAH..another Geekpet found a home...Yippee...I love it!

Sarah Moore
01-21-2007, 08:01 AM
graemlins/happyheart.gif Now that's the way to start a Sunday morning graemlins/happyheart.gif Thanks for facilitating the adoption, celeste.
Geekpets - I like it :D

Red Jade
01-21-2007, 10:47 PM
Just wanted to thank you guys for the wonderful job you do. We adopted a little dog, a beagle-bassett cross (or as my husband calls him, a Bagel) that was called Little Boy, just after Christmas. He is the most wonderful little guy, we couldn't be happier with him. He has settled in and is doing great. He's gotten a lot of new hair growth (he has demodectic mange). I'll post pictures if I can figure out how.

Red Jade
01-22-2007, 12:51 AM
With help (thanks Jan) I've got pictures. We started calling him Bagel (see above) and it stuck.

So here is Bagel... Two days after we brought him home. (Don't let his appearance fool you, the girls at the shelter did wonders with him. He was in bad shape when he was seized by animal control and they gave him his medications and took great care of him.)

And here he was yesterday. He loves the ottoman, and is quite sure he is King of the House.


Sarah Moore
01-22-2007, 08:11 AM
I am so happy you posted about Bagel. He is such a great dog. His skin and coat are looking much better. You are taking great care of him and he is going to be a real handsome little fellow when it all finishes coming in. You have a very loving and devoted new member of the family. I will let the shelter staff know how well he is doing.

This is a perfect example of how animal rescue should work. Most animal control officers would have put Little Boy down immediately because of his mange and his appearance. Verlin Griggs, the ACO for Green Forest, saw the beauty in this dog. With the help of volunteers like Linda Winter, they cared for this dog until it could get into the shelter. Many shelters would have put him down right away, but the staff saw the beauty in this dog. While he was at the shelter, lots of people walked right by and wouldn't take a second look at him, but Red Jade and her family saw the beauty in this dog and opened their home and their hearts to him. It just doesn't get any better than this.

01-22-2007, 10:35 AM
May I suggest you try PAWIER liquid, water soluble vitamins on Bagel? These are reasonably priced & available at Fain's herbacy. I urged Jim Fain to begin stocking this line because the results are dramatic in malnurshed or ill pets. Even for large dogs, the cost is less than 50 cents a day, smaller about 10 cents daily & what an improvement you'll see!

Red Jade
01-22-2007, 07:47 PM
Thank you for the suggestion, celeste. I will look into the vitamins.

Sarah brought up a good point. It is heartbreaking to me to think that animals in similar conditions to Bagel would be put down simply because they aren't immediately fluffy and cute (though I thought Bagel was adorable the minute he toddled out into the office). Verlin Griggs should be applauded for giving this little guy a chance and it is a true testament to his compassion and dedication to a very difficult job. The same goes for the wonderful people at the GSHS. Bagel is one of the most delightful dogs I've had the pleasure of sharing my home with. He's got a huge personality and has forever captured our hearts.

01-24-2007, 08:10 PM
More new arrivals:





02-02-2007, 04:46 PM
New faces at the Shelter

02-05-2007, 05:49 PM
For several months I have been fostering three beautiful, gentle, affectionate cats rescued from the pride recently abandoned in N. Holiday Island. All three have tested positive for FELV, feline leukemia. With adequte care they can, like feline aids victims, live for a number of years. However, they must be kept as indoor cats, but can be kept with other cats who share their illness or have been vacinated for FELV. We would keep them in a minute except for the fact that nine cats, including three kittens rescued from Berryville Animal Control, is our absolute limit. Failing to find homes within the next week or so, they will be delivered to All Creatures Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, near Buffalo MO, where they, with others sharing their plight, will live out their days in safety and comfort. One or all could certainly brighten up the live of some lonely Eurekan, who has never known or forgotten the pleasure, comfort and health benefits of cat companionship. Will send pictures to anyone interested in helping out here. Bvoiers@aol.com

02-07-2007, 05:03 PM
Check these out!

02-11-2007, 07:55 PM
And they keep coming!

02-18-2007, 06:43 PM
We went to Good Shepard on Friday when we got into town. We went to look at Dusty (Henry the one we adopted, his brother) because I am wanting to get him to if he sticks around much longer. Also We dropped off the pet blankets I have been making since November as I have time between homework. I am really slow at making them because I dont really know how to sew properly but I am teaching myself, and doing something for those poor little guys makes me feel better since I cant take them all home. The lady (I dont know what her name was...she was super nice) seemed really surprised that they were all hand made.

I have already told Jamie that when we move up there in a few years that I am going to be adopting animals right and left so we have to have a place big enough for the ones we have and the ones I want to adopt!!!


02-18-2007, 10:18 PM
Hi Delana, I too went to the Shelter this weekend~~it was inspiring to see how well all of the animals are cared for and LOVED!~they had a wonderful upbeat welcoming "Open House" on Saturday afternoon ~~~we arrived just before it was supposed to be over and even tho it was a cold cloudy day and Volunteers and Staff were obviously staying what must have ended up being overtime, everyone was indescribably enthusiastic,friendly & hospitable~~~the spirit of affection & dedication to & for the animals is more than remarkable! Carol Oberg had apparently just left the Thrift Shop for the day,where she and Dick are practically "en residence" , and she was viewing the animals with me as Sarah Moore took us in and out of the "holding room" and up and down the dog kennel pens~~~they were discussing the two "Kitties" which will soon reside at the Doggie Shop so we can have fun socializing with them when we stop by! And now, back to the topic of YOUR thread~~I know I saw your "Dusty" because I recall noticing how sweet that animal was, BUT, after meeting and greeting each and every creature by name and going back to look again at my favorites I cannot recall if Dusty is Kitty or Doggie~~~please tell us about this favorite of yours! Sincerely Chou

Sarah Moore
02-19-2007, 07:34 AM
Thank you, Chou. The open house was a smashing success thanks to our loyal GSHS supporters, new friends who came by that day, and our dedicated staff and board members. 4 puppies and one cat found new homes that day. Froggie, the blankets are fantastic and will really help on these cold nights. They are beautiful additions to the shelter.

02-19-2007, 12:34 PM
It looks like the Dusty Delana and I went to look at has been adopted. He's a white and orange cat about 7 months old. If you adopted him Chou let us know. We're so happy the blankets will come into good use for the animals. Delana makes them in her free time so there are more to come later. Here's a pic of Dusty's brother Henry with our dog Alaska. We've never gotten a pic of him by himself because he's always playing with one of the other cats or Alaska.


02-19-2007, 02:31 PM
I have spoken to several people that were at the open house. It was a very festive, friendly and welcoming party. Thank you so much to all the wonderful staff there. I hope everyone knows how very lucky we are to have the staff we have. Several people have mentioned to me what good vibes they got while attending. posted by Linda Winter on 1954.....

02-19-2007, 03:38 PM
Jamie and I checked out the kitties today and it looks like Dusty has been adopted (like she said above) We are so excited and whoever adopted him is very lucky. We picked him up on friday and ware petting him and he, just like Henry, started purring. So sweet!! I am so glad that the little blankets are of use. When we adopted Henry he was sent home with a little pillow sham, that is what gave me the idea to make the blankets. Good Shepard is a wonderful place I love going there to see the animals. I will be making more blankets and I may practice on some little mice they can bat around as well with the extra batting and fabric I have left.
I am sure there will be another cat that we want to adopt, like I said before I would take them all home if I could. I have 3 more years until I am out of college before we could even think of moving up there so I have to wait to get as many as I want but just going to visit and doing what little I can from 2 1/2 to 3 hrs away makes me feel a little better!!! You can pretty much bet that when we do finally get to move to ES that I will be volunteering at the shelter as much as they will let me!!
Sarah, Thank you for the kind words concerning the blankets. It was my pleasure to make them!!


Sarah Moore
02-19-2007, 03:40 PM
I thought it was Dusty that was adopted Saturday but didn't want to say anything until I was sure. Very sweet cat :) Great picture.

02-19-2007, 03:46 PM
We were hopeing that he would find a home during the open house. We decided that if he was still there in April we could adopt him but wanted to give someone else the oppertunity to take the little guy home!

Henry is a hoot!!! He is so active and gets along with the 2 other cats and 1 dog that we have. Our pets all have a story behind them. I have a soft spot for cats but I love any animal and would take home every stray I found if I could. We were so surprised to see how fat and fuzzy Dusty was because Henry has just started really expanding. We have a two story home and he romps all thru it!!!


02-19-2007, 10:30 PM
Now that I know Dusty is a kitty and has a new home I can say without hesitation that Mundell is the one I would love to make a home for IF he is still en residence when I return from my trip in March. Of course I have to take my Pennie to meet him 1st~~she is 14 1/2 and has already rejected one darling new little guy! Anyone who is looking be sure to get in touch with Mundell! Sincerely Chou

02-20-2007, 09:54 AM
Wow 14 1/2 years...I would say she needs to approve one!! Of course my Saltie (cat) if we waited on her to approve anything we brought home we would only have her!! And we probably would just have to turn the house over to her, she doesn't like anyone or anything most of the time. (She does like me and Jamie but she is even grumpy with us).

02-20-2007, 11:01 AM
Mundell is a great one. Hope you get him, Chou!

Still looking for a great home for Wesley, the longhair black Maine Coon type at GSHS. I took him in because he refused to get along with my other cats. He really must be the ONLY cat, indoors. Declawed. Loves people.

Linda Winter

02-20-2007, 12:35 PM
We have to be careful when getting any other pets b/c we dont want to much conflict with our current ones. Saltie there isnt much you can do about her. whats funny she she doesnt want you to know she is playing with Henry so she will growl at him and everything if we "catch" them playing. Henry just looks at her like she is crazy and walks off. Our other cat Blue was more against Henry at first but we figure it was because Blue was use to being the only male animal in the house. Saltie and Alaska are both female. But now Henry and Blue are the best of friends, Blue bathes Henry and they play all the time. They are so cute. I pretty much dont give my animals a lot of a choice, they just have to adjust to each other and they have.

Sarah Moore
02-20-2007, 06:12 PM
Within the next week or so Wesley and Sebastian will be taking up residence as greeters at the Eureka Thrift Shop. The staff has been evaluating them at the shelter and they are doing well occupying a bed on the counter and greeting visitors. We are hoping this will be a great adoption tool. Bet they are adopted quickly.

02-21-2007, 11:41 AM
This is good news....and it scares me to death ! (because I was Wesley's mommy, I still love him and I want him to have the very best of homes when he does get adopted). Wesley loves people so much but not usually other cats. Perhaps Sebastian is the exception?

02-21-2007, 11:42 AM
Once again, forgot to say I am Linda Winter UNDER 1954, sorry, not sure if it really matters!

Sarah Moore
02-21-2007, 12:34 PM
Not to worry, Linda. He and Sebastian have been loose together in the shelter office for quite some time and doing very well so far. You have provided the staff with a good history on his interactions with other cats and we will monitor their interaction at the thrift shop closely. He does need to be adopted into a one cat house. Also, a door is being put in somewhere so they won't be able to get to the downstairs part and escape out the back door.

02-21-2007, 05:42 PM
Are the two that are going to the doggie shop still available for adoption? If so that is a great idea, letting people interact with them will certainly get them adopted quickly! Keep us posted on how everything goes with the two being there at the shop!!


02-22-2007, 06:37 AM
Linda, Why don't you sign up under your name?

Sarah Moore
02-22-2007, 07:34 AM
Yes, they will still be adoptable.

02-22-2007, 07:18 PM
After losing my approximately 15 year old adopted feral (Sweetie) to a heart attack last week, we have moved our 6 year old female (Carmen) downstairs to with Gus (10 year old male) so he won't be so lonesome after losing Sweetie. After a week together, they are just now nosing each other without hissing. By next week, expect to see them playing and sleeping on the same chair; holding by breath.

02-22-2007, 08:09 PM
That is so sad about your pet passing. I dont look forward to the day that anything happens to mine. I am afraid as stressed as my cat Saltie gets she is going to have a stroke or something (I am not sure what all can happen to them). I know that when we adopted Henry in November and brought him home she or our boy cat Blue were not very happy but Blue and Henry are the best of friends and Saltie plays with him but you just cant let her know that you know about it!! she will growl and hiss at him if we see her near him. It is so funny b/c Henry just stands there looking at her like "okay what was that for?" then he walks off. Our dog Alaska, loves Henry and guards him if we let him out of the front deck for a few minutes (the cats are all inside). I am sure that Gus and Carmen will eventually adjust to each other and be fine!!

02-23-2007, 01:33 PM
I tried at one point, then I had two other people try to help me. (I am not a computer person) The two guys that helped me say that my server would not let me on???? (Yahoo)

Now I don't even have a computer at home so I haven't even pursued it further. Linda W.

02-23-2007, 04:47 PM
See what I mean about not being a computer person. I didn't even get the answer (above) to JET on the right page somehow. Linda Winter