Sunday, February 8, 2015

Adopt a Bonded Pair of Senior Black Labrador Retrievers @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

UPDATE - Roxie and Ranger were adopted (together) on Saturday, February 14.  Now, that's a happy Valentine's Day!

This dynamic duo is Roxie and Ranger. Both are black Labrador Retriever mixes who were surrendered to Wayside Waifs animal shelter.  Ranger is 7 1/2 and Roxie is 8 years old, so they're both considered senior dogs.  Roxie and Ranger have been together almost all of their lives and are a bonded pair.

These beautiful dogs are housebroken, used to a doggie door, walk nicely on a leash together and have a whole lot of love just waiting for you.

Here's their story:
Hi there! We are Roxie and Ranger and we really want to be part of a family again. We had that once...a home and a family and a boy to run and play with. But for now, we're here at the shelter, waiting to start over with our new family. That's ok though. We know you'll find us soon and life will be good. We are fun and playful, affectionate and super sweet. We're just a little shy and unsure though too, mostly because this whole experience has been a bit overwhelming to us.

I, Ranger, am a handsome, 7 ½ year old, 54 pound, Black Lab mix. I love to be close to you and I melt into you when you pet me. Nothing feels better to me than a good belly rub. My sister, Roxie, is my best friend and the sweetest dog on earth, at least to me. She is a shy, 8 year old, 79 pound, Black Lab mix who is loving and gentle. We are both already housetrained and know how to use a doggie door when we need to go outside. Roxie is more nervous and anxious about life here at the shelter than I am, so she asked me to write our bio. I'd do anything for her, she knows that. It's just been a really confusing time for us, what with our family moving away and not being able to take us with them, so we are so very grateful that we have each other. I don't think either one of us can imagine making this transition in our lives without the other.

At our previous home, we were well behaved and easy dogs. We had a room that we stayed in with doggie door access to the fenced in backyard, and we proudly kept our room clean and neat. We loved more than anything when we were included in the house with the family though! Nothing feels better than the love of a family. We rode very well in the car and loved going for rides to show off our family. We lived with a teenage boy who liked to run and play outside with us every day. We loved that part of the day and looked forward to it with excited anticipation! We are in the prime of our lives, so we're calm and laidback, yet we have plenty of energy and we love to stay active and exercise, too. We're a great combination of fun and playful, yet easygoing and chilled out. We love to go for walks and one person can typically walk both of us at once, since we do really well on our leashes.

Sometimes things make us nervous and unsure. Our previous family said we were afraid of thunderstorms and fireworks and swinging baseball bats. Well, we don't feel like any of those fears are out of the ordinary, but we might be happiest in a calm and quiet home without a lot of activity and chaos. We'll do best in a home without kids under the age of 5. Older kids and adults are perfect though, and we'd love to romp and play again someday, if you're up for that. We might need a little extra time to adjust in our new home, as we get settled in and used to our new routines with you. Please just be patient and gentle with us and praise us when we are good dogs. We will thrive in a calm and loving environment. We'd like a home without cats, because we like to chase them. And we mostly do fine with other dogs, but if you do have others, please bring them out to meet us before we all go home together. In fact why don't you just bring the whole family to Wayside, so we can be sure we all get along great.

We know we're asking a lot from you to welcome two big dogs into your home. But we think we're worth it! We are well behaved and calm and sweet. We are best friends, so we promise to always get along. We play and entertain each other and keep each other company when you are away, so you never have to feel guilty about leaving us alone. Of course we'd prefer to have you home with us, so we can show you what true unconditional love is all about. And there will be double of that going around, with both of us giving you plenty of doggie love. Life will be happy and fun and full of good times with us around.

We just want to belong to a family again. We loved that part of life...being part of something and belonging to someone and knowing we were loved. We want that again, hopefully with you. Please give us a chance to show you what fantastic companions we can be. We won't let you down. We can't wait to meet you!
Love, Roxie and Ranger

Take a look at their adoption video and then contact Wayside Waifs at 816-986-4426  Adoption fees have been reduced for Roxie and Ranger.

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.  

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  1. It is always so sweet to see dogs who have such a bond, but it does make adoption difficult and it would be shameful to split them up. Poor pups.

  2. Hope these two get a home together. Sharing.

  3. Shared on my facebook page Crossposting and Advocating for Dogs.


  4. That's so heartbreaking. I do hope they get their forever homes.

  5. Roxie and Ranger are very handsome pair! I hope that they can find a home together soon. Sharing.

  6. They sure look like such a sweet couple. We will share too.

  7. They are so sweet! My folks used to own a bonded pair male/female Vizsla hounds, one year apart just like this. The experience of owning bonded pups is very special. Best of luck! *wags* - Gilligan from

  8. They are so precious; and I couldn't imagine having to split them up. They sound like two awesome Labs so I know the right home will come along for them - I mean who doesn't love older sweet Labs? They're the best. Sharing.

  9. They are precious. I hope somebody comes along and adopts them. Breaks my heart. Sharing.


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