Sunday, September 28, 2014

Adopt Koda a Lab Shepherd Mix Dog at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City


This adorable boy is Koda.  He's a 15 months old Labrador Retriever / German shepherd mix.  In spite of living almost his whole life in the shelter, Koda full of life and house broken.  He's still got lots of puppy energy and would love to share adventures with a special person.

Here's his adoption letter:
Hello there! I'm Koda and I am one precious dog, searching for my forever home. Why does it have to be so hard to find you? Why didn't I get a home when I was just a cute puppy with so much of life ahead of me? Well, I can't worry about that now. I've spent most of my young life in a shelter, but that has allowed me to make many friends and learn lots of things about life. My past made me the amazing dog I am today, so who can say that's a bad thing? I look forward, with faith and hope, that my forever family will find me soon! 
I am a super handsome, 1 year old, 55 pound, mostly housetrained, Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd mix. I am soft and adorable and so much fun! I think I'm still growing into my long and lanky legs and I'm quite an athlete. I came to Wayside from the shelter in Topeka, KS, where I had lived since I was a pup. It's hard growing up in a shelter, but I had many people who loved me very much. Once I got to Wayside, I quickly became a volunteer favorite! I'm friendly and social. And you won't find a dog who is better than me at the game of fetch! I am an expert at it and I never tire of playing. 
Since finding my way to Wayside, life has sort of been a whirlwind for me. I was adopted for about a month and I've spent some time in a foster home, too. So I've finally had my first taste of a normal life in a home. My family that adopted me had many great things to say about me! For one, I absolutely adored them to the point where I wanted to be by their side at all times. They lived on a rural piece of property without a fence, but I never once ran away. I always liked to be where I could see them. 

 Besides being an expert at fetch, I'm also a perfect running partner and went running 4 or 5 times a week. I loved it! I also loved going to the dog park and was always polite and respectful of the other dogs. I'm smart, treat motivated, and I love to learn new things, so I'm an excellent candidate for training. I already know 'sit', 'stay', and 'down', but I'd love to learn more, so please teach me! One of my other favorite things it to go for rides in the car and I quietly curl up in the backseat when traveling. 
So, as you can probably tell, I'm an excellent companion in so many ways. My problem in my last home is that I didn't like to be left alone. It took me so long to finally find my people that I was afraid to let them go! When they left me alone, I was worried that they wouldn't come back. They tried to crate me and that made me feel even more anxious, so I would panic and try to figure my way out of the crate. Wayside staff thinks I'll do best in a home with another dog, who can help me relax and learn that things are ok when we're alone. And I don't like to be confined to a crate, so I hope I never have to go through that again! 

 I can't get enough of my people. I love to sit with you and listen to you talk and feel your gentle touch on my fur. I like to exercise with you and watch TV with you and just hang out. We can do whatever you feel like, but I would love to go home with someone who is around a lot. It makes me feel comforted and safe when I am with you. I'm such a good boy! I'm friendly and laid back and polite. It's just that I never felt wanted before, so now I try so hard to always be by your side, making you happy. I feel like that's my job and I worry when we're not together. I will gain confidence over time though, with positive reinforcement and praise from you. 

Once I know I am home for good and that you love having me as part of your family, it will help me to relax. I hope you can give me the feeling of safety and peace that has been so elusive to me. I hope we will become best friends and stay together forever. Love, Koda

Check out Koda's adoption video and then give Wayside Waifs a call at  816-761-8151.  Koda's animal ID number is 22783376 and his adoption fee is $65.

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community. Talking Dogs blog is participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!

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  1. Aw, he just needs to find the right family that can work with him and be with him as much as possible. He's so handsome! Sharing.

  2. Koda looks like a great dog! I hope he finds a forever home soon! Sharing!

  3. Hi Y'all!

    Could Koda be another Rosie? Looks like some greyhound in those legs...:) Race anyone?

    He's so handsome I'm sure it won't take long for him to find the perfect home.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. I hope that Koda finds a home soon. Sounds like he has a hard time staying at home alone, hopefully living with another dog will help

  5. He looks like such a sweetheart! I bet he will make a great pet. Sure hope somebody gives him a fur-ever home real soon. Sharing.


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