Jack is our foster dog. He came to Animals Best Friends a few months ago.

Jack is our foster dog. He came to Animals Best Friends a few months ago.

Jack was either abandoned or lost; we aren’t certain. After being received at our facility, Jack was taken for a checkup, shots, a microchip and to be neutered. He didn’t like his stitches so he chewed them out. Well, back to the vet he went, and this time he had to have staples. We were asked to foster Jack until he could heal.

More than one month later Jack is enjoying life with his foster family while he waits for his forever home. Jack is wonderful! He is a 2-year-old Jack Russell terrier, who weighs approximately 25 pounds. Jack has the most beautiful, almond-shaped, brown eyes and is full of energy. He loves to go for walks (weather permitting), play fetch, and play chase. Jack gets along very well with his canine foster sister and brother, as well as his feline foster brother and sister. Jack is house trained and lets you know when he needs to go out. He knows how to sit on command and is kennel trained.

Jack also likes to sit by your side and watch animal shows. He is curious about the vocalizations from dogs or wolves on the TV. He stares at the TV while turning his head side to side in wonder. One of his very favorite things is his morning and evening Dingo Bone. Jack also loves car rides and does very well in the car. His favorite place to visit is PetSmart or anywhere else his humans go.

Jack would love to have a permanent, loving family of his own. If you think Jack would be a good fit for your family please go to our Web site www.animalsbestfriends.org and fill out an application.

Animals Best Friends wish list includes Purina dog, cat and kitten chow, dog and cat treats and chews, cow hooves or rawhides, canned dog and cat food, stuffed (no beads) and Kong toys, laundry detergent, bleach, Fantastic cleaning spray, Dawn dish liquid, paper towels, newspapers, 39-gallon trash bags, blankets, sheets, cat litter.

There is a paper recycling bin in the parking lot at ABF headquarters, 2302 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. Please, no cardboard or telephone books. We appreciate your support.

The following animals are available for adoption at the Independence Animal Shelter. Visit the shelter at 875 Vista Drive or call 816-325-7207 for more information. If you have an animal control problem, call 325-7205.

 9745128 female Lhasa Apso, tan/black, 1 year.


 9600262 male dachshund, red, 11 years.


 9746626 male terrier, brown/white, 7 months.


 9576631 female Shih Tzu, white/black, 8 years.


 9610431 female rat terrier, tri-color, 2 years.


 9619606 female beagle mix, brindle/white, 2 years.


 9581223 female Labrador/retriever mi x, black/white, 8 months.


 3921840 female German shepherd, black/tan, 3 years.

There are lots more dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption.