Several months ago, ABF rescued a number of dogs from Halfway Home Pet Adoptions in Kansas City. Rudi was one of these dogs.

Several months ago, ABF rescued a number of dogs from Halfway Home Pet Adoptions in Kansas City. Rudi was one of these dogs.

Rudi is a 1-year-old female shepherd mix. Her coat is predominately black. She has golden brown fur on her legs, feet, cheeks and eyebrows. Rudi has wisps of brown fur on her stomach, chest, and inside her ears. She is absolutely beautiful.

Why Rudi was given up is a mystery, because she is a wonderful dog. She is housebroken and kennel trained. Rudi is like a 50 pound puppy, but she walks well on a lead. She has a good disposition and lots of personality. Rudi is very playful, loving, and gets along well with other dogs. Obedience training would help her become even better.

I used to have a beautiful shepherd-blue heeler mix named Meggie. She passed away in 2003, but was such a joy and we had so much fun together. I would ask Meggie if she wanted to go to the park and she would jump around in jubilation then stop and stare at me and then she would let out a “Roooooo” sound. I used to call her my Meggie Roo. The other night we were at the ABF facility walking the dogs and I was standing with Mary in front of Rudi’s kennel. Rudi knew she was about to be walked. Suddenly Rudi let out that sound, “Rooooooo” and my heart leapt and my memories of Meggie flooded back.

This sweet, intelligent dog deserves a wonderful family to call her own. She would make a great family pet or a fantastic companion for an active adult. Shepherds are wonderfully loyal dogs and Rudi is no exception.

If you think Rudi might be a good fit for your family and would like to arrange a meeting, go to our Web site and complete an application. ABF does vet references, home visits, and two week trials. An adoption is not done until all parties agree it is a good match for the pet and the adopting family.   

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 325–7207 for more information. If you have an animal control problem, call 325-7205.

 10086081 female Chihuahua, white/tan, 1 year 8369543 female beagle mix, tri-color, 1 year 10043302 male hound mix, tri-color, 1 year  9746217  male boxer, black/white, 2 years 9989081 male boxer mix, red, 2 years 10025877 female chow mix, black/red, 2 years 10036763 male Labrador mix, black, 1 year 4753866 female Siberian husky mix, cream/white, 2 years

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