Harley is a 6-month-old blue heeler mix, and he is a special boy. The last of a litter of six to find a home, Harley currently lives with his foster mom until he can find a home to call his own.

He is a sweet, lovable boy who gets along well with other dogs and cats. He knows “off” and “sit” and is working on other commands. Harley tends to be a bit of a loner, although he will play with his foster brothers and sisters. He also enjoys running and playing with rocks and sticks.

Harley would fit well into a family with grade school age children. He enjoys snuggling and receiving attention and would be a good buddy for a small boy or girl. Harley is a real softy and enjoys going to bed listening to his lullaby music each night.

If you are looking for a dog to join your family and think Harley might be a good fit, go to our Web site at www.animalsbestfriends.org and complete an application. If your application is selected, you will be contacted and a home visit will be set up.

Animals Best Friends allows potential adopters to have a two-week trial with the new dog. If it works out and all parties are in agreement, the adoption is finalized. If the situation with the new dog doesn’t work out we will take the dog back.

ABF volunteers will be at the Independence PetsMart this Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. for Adopt-A-Pet.

If you would like to help the Independence Animal Shelter or Animals Best Friends you can drop off:  newspapers without the slick ads, bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, Kong toys and treats to place inside them, dish liquid and Purina dog food.

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.

7216634 male border collie mix, cream, 4 years.

7211572 male collie mix, tri-color, 1 year.

7204313 female Keeshond mix, black/blond, 1 year.

7203081 male retriever mix, red, 2 years.

7105679 female retriever mix, black, 9 months.

7201725 male beagle mix, red, 1 year.

7202202 male Rottweiler, black/red, 9 months.

7195203 male terrier mix, black/white, 1 year.

6323993 male terrier mix, red/white, 1 year.

7216609 female samoyed mix, cream, 1 year.

7201946 male Labrador mix, black/white, 3 months.

7194494 female shepherd mix, red/black, 3 months.

7225119 male retriever mix, blond, 2 months.

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