From the Streets to the Shelter

What would you do if you found this at your neighborhood park?

shepherd mix

Fortunately for this little shepherd mix, when my friends stumbled across him a few days ago they did more than hurry past and try to forget about the sad sight.

They contacted animal control.

That’s not always an easy call to make. The shelter in Kansas City, Missouri, is not in good condition, and although euthanasia rates are down, not every animal makes it out of there alive.

For these reasons, my friends weren’t thrilled to send the pup to the city pound, but they weren’t in a position to tend to his immediate needs.

They did the right thing.

And again, they did not simply turn their backs when the truck drove off with the stray animal.

They recognized that to survive the shelter, this dog would need allies on the outside.

So, they shared his picture and story on social networks and lost pet forums.

They called up the shelter to see how he was doing.

They even went to visit him.

shepherd mix

My friends would really like to adopt this dog, but at 45 pounds he is slightly too large for the rules set by their apartment complex.

They say he seems to be friendly and sweet, and the shelter estimates he is between 6 months and 1 year old.

Today, he is officially available for adoption from KC Pet Project. His identification number is 19425723.

Please share this dog’s story with anyone you know who may be interested in adopting him.

What do you do when you find a wayward dog?

Read more about the experience of finding this dog at ginchy!

About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on March 20, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Wayward Dog and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. That is so cool that your friends not only saved him, but are checking up on him and spreading the word about him! He is such a cutie! I hope he finds a forever home really soon!

  2. I hope he does find a home soon, it’s really cool that your friend is watching out for him.

    It’s tough to say what I’d do in this situation. Calling animal control when you can’t take a pup with you is the best thing (even though I don’t trust Wichita Animal Control) but if I could take one in we would go straight to the vet.

  3. Good for your friends to do their best to help the dog and then to continue by trying their best to get it adopted. I do hope he finds a good home soon. Certainly looks like a sweet enough dog to make someone very happy

  4. Well done them! Good luck to the gorgeous chap in finding a home.

  5. FYI Kaleb was adopted yesterday! You can see a very cute picture of him on our facebook page at!

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