UPDATE: All 3 dogs are safe! Bax and Kingsley were saved by MOGS! Lorenzo is in a foster home through the Kansas City Pet Project.
The current urgent list through the Kansas City Pet Projects includes a couple purebred German Shepherds and a German Shepherd mix as well. German Shepherds usually make wonderful family companions and are able to learn things quickly. Some of these urgent dogs have behavioral issues due to lack of proper training. Usually in a good rescue program they can overcome these issues. These dogs have until Sunday, September 2nd at 5:00 to be saved. These dogs are urgent…the shelter is full and these dogs have medical or behavior needs that can’t be met at the shelter.
If you are able to adopt a dog or want to go see one of many dogs available for adoption please visit the Kansas City Pet Project.
Bax is one of the German Shepherds who is need of training help. She is not available for adoption. She can only be saved by a rescue group committing to her. She is estimated to be 9-12 months old. She’s just a pup; please share her with any rescue groups you know of! The shelter had this to say about her: “Bax is an owner-surrendered dog, and according to owner intake report, was “aggressive to children and animals.” On assessment today Bax was friendly in her kennel, took treats gently, and was easily leashed. She ignored other dogs in the kennel, and did not pull on her leash. When cat tested she paid no attention at all to the cat after sniffing. Dog tested with another female and greeted appropriately then both went about their business. She allowed all touching and handling, including ear tugging. She struggled slightly with having her teeth examined, but allowed. She is slightly nervous, and easily startled. She reacted to a startle with barking and low growling, and recovered in medium time. Immediately following recovery she accepted treats, and permitted handling – she did not stay aroused. She performed “sit” on cue, and takes treats gently. She showed no interest in food or in a high value chew, so was not assessed for resource guarding on today’s date. Bax is also sensitive to quick movements, etc. Based on the owner intake interview, we believe that Bax is the offspring of a working bred shepherd. Bax’s owner acquired the dog from her neighbor in Texas who was a police officer with an unplanned litter of pups that were left to run-at-large. She took Bax in as an older pup but was unprepared to care for a young shepherd. Bax would be best placed in a foster home with someone experienced with the breed.”
The next one on the list is a German Shepherd mix. His name is Lorenzo and he is in desperate need of help. He has no known behavior issues that would affect him being a wonderful family companion. He is very smart and curious. This is what the shelter had to say about him: “This little shepherd mix is very social and friendly. He comes forward eagerly in his kennel to be leashed and taken outside. Outside he does pull on his leash and would do well with a bit more training in this area. However he is energetic and happy to meet strangers and other dogs as well. He is playful and active with other dogs, sometimes becoming overly aroused and a bit rough-and-tumble. He would do well with another dog who can match his energy level and won’t become offended with his rough-and-tumble play style. He did allow all touching and handling and showed no signs of aggression and/or possessive behavior. Recently Lorenzo’s been more reactive to other dogs. He can be with other dogs, but needs a slow introduction and may initially be overly aroused.” The issues he’s showing is most likely because of the high stress environment he is in…take him out and put him in a home and he’d most likely be a totally different dog.
The last German Shepherd on the list is Kingsley. Kingsley is showing some issues that need work and as such he is only available to a rescue group. This is what the shelter has to say about him: “Kingsley – German Shepherd, M, 1-3 yrs, HW neg. RESCUE ONLY** Eye contact makes Kingsley reactive, and staff has also reported him being aggressive in his kennel. He loves treats though, and is pretty easily calmed down. He appears to have some training, and “sits” on cue (but expects his treat!). He does pull on his leash while walking, and will require training in that area. He played well with another active male dog, and if placed in a home with another dog it should be one with a similar, high energy play style. He should not be placed in a home with a cat, as he became aggressive towards the cat. For the most part he tolerated, although did not enjoy, touching and handling. He is being treated for an ear infection and is sensitive about having his ears touched. He showed no signs of resource guarding. His reactions to strangers was split, he was friendly towards some, and reactive towards others. “
All of these dogs are extremely urgent and they need your help today. Please share this article with your friends on Facebook. There have been cases before where a friend sees an urgent dog and decides to adopt. It has happened in the past and we can all pray that it will happen again. Please help these dogs…they are relying on us to do something for them. They can’t save themselves.
Kansas City Pet Project
Kansas City Pet Project
4400 Raytown Rd
Kansas City, MO 64129