November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month

Foster mom, Jacque David, shares with us the following thoughts and success story regarding senior dogs!

I brought home a 14 yr old female Yorkie from the Lee’s Summit Animal Shelter. She was so very timid of people that she would run from me every time I tried to pick her up. She didn’t want to bite or be aggressive but she didn’t really want me too close nor was she comfortable being picked up. She was so good with all the other dogs from the Labs to the Pom. I just gave her space and picked her up a couple times a day, just to try and show her people are OK.

Like all of my senior fosters, I wondered how long it would take to get this girl adopted. She was totally deaf from years of untreated ear infections and would need ongoing care of her ears just to keep her comfortable. Most of her teeth were missing and she was so very timid. I wondered if she was a puppy mill dog and if she ever would come around.

6 weeks later a wonderful and perfect woman walked into our adoption event at PetSmart Lee’s Summit and fell instantly in love with my little Yorkie girl. She is a senior woman that lives alone. I felt this would be the perfect setting for this dog. The adopter assured me she was patient and would give Lily all the time needed to come around.

The next morning, I received a text:   
Lily had a good night! She does spend most of the time in the spare room. Great going potty! She will come out occasionally to see where I am and goes back in her room! I have tons of patience and know in time she will come around and know she is safe with me.

1 week later I received another text:   
She has come so far in a week. She is not as shy and waits for me at the door now. We have hug times several time a day! She likes to be held with her paws on my shoulders. She is such a a blessing.

I just cried. It made me so happy to know that I am making a difference in a senior dog’s life. It reminded me that even though many of my seniors don’t get adopted in 6 weeks or 6 months I need to keep doing this because they all deserve a chance.

Chuffy Adopted

Chuffy is a 2 year old Pit Mix. He is full of life! He found his forever home & family today at PetSmart Olathe. Congrats to Chuffy and his new family!

Posted: 9/22/2018

Featured image


Stormy Adopted

Stormy hit the adoption jackpot. On September 29th, she found her forever family and home at our PetSmart Olathe Adoption Event.  Stormy is quite the charmer! She managed to warm their hearts and they couldn’t say no to her!        Posted: 10/5/2018  

Continue reading

Walter Adopted

Walter is a darling little Terrier/Lab mix. He is 3 months and very timid. He is such a sweetie and luckily has found a loving home. He was adopted at our PetSmart Olathe adoption event on September 15th.

Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunity – Van Drivers Needed

Heart of America Humane Society has a volunteer opportunity for individuals wanting to volunteer to transport for us on Saturdays. We have a team of people that drive our 2 transport vans each Saturday. One van transports dogs from the Lee’s Summit Animal Shelter to the PetSmart in Lee’s Summit for …

Continue reading

Aimee Adopted :-)

Foster mom, Carol, shares: Aimee has been my foster cat for a year and a half. She had a hard time getting adopted because she hated staying at the Petsmart adoption center and didn’t behave very appealingly when potential adopters came to meet her. Last Sunday a very nice lady …

Continue reading

Trixie Adopted 1/3/2015

Trixie was adopted 1/3/2015. We received the following update from her adopter on 1/11/2015. She is a dear. Brian and Radar have come over several times this week to visit. The vet will check them both on Tuesday. No one liked the name Trixie. I think we have settled on …

Continue reading

Puddin Adopted 1/10/2015

We are so pleased to announce that Miss Puddin was adopted yesterday. All the best to her as she starts her new life with her forever family in her forever home. – Posted: 1/11/2015

Continue reading

Update on Miley and Her Babies

Mom Miley is a 40 lb Boxer/Beagle mix and we have no idea about Dad. Momma Miley was adopted today, 1/3/2015. Miley had 9 babies and 6 of her babies were fostered by Heart of America Humane Society foster parents. Those 6 puppies are all spoken for and most of them have joined their …

Continue reading