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Stories of Love: A Blog

Bud and Sabrina

Operation Sabrina

“You just don’t understand what I’m offering you,” Linda’s heart ached as these words faded faster and further into the empty apartment each time she visited. “You’re going to be so spoiled. You’re just going to love it. I’m going to shower you with attention, and as soon...
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Our veterinarians don't hesitate to go where needed.

What You Don’t See

It’s 7:45 in the morning and mostly quiet. Even though there have been people here for quite a while, this is the time when the day really gets going.   … At the morning meeting, we talk about the day ahead. It’s also a time when different departments get...
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dog in cone after spay surgery

Top 5 reasons why you should spay/neuter your pet

There’s a lot more to spay and neuter than just preventing pets from having babies. Don’t get us wrong, the little suckers are ca-yoot. But what’s more important to us is that all pets have the same opportunity to live their best life possible with the people who...
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woman and dog sitting on a chair

Mama’s little girl

For Maria, the answer was easy.  She would pick her dog over heat in her house or a roof over her head any day. But that day came a little too close to becoming reality after her landlord said she either gets her 2-year-old pit bull mix fixed...
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community engagement department at Pet Resource Center of Kansas City

A day in the life of outreach

Even if nothing on their schedule goes as planned, every day in our outreach department is a success. And although each day brings its own challenges, Ramona, Rae, Chris and Jaime walk out of these doors feeling grateful to have had the opportunity to positively impact at least...
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Our medical team hit the ground running every morning

Delivering Care with Kindness

Our mission is to do our best for each patient who comes to see us.  That means we need a crack medical team who are capable of rolling their sleeves up and jumping into action every day. Two of our newest team members, Drs. Albrecht and Andelson, are...
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A dog waits patiently in the grass for their owner to give them a treat

How Training Helps Your Dog

Only an estimated 4% of dogs have been through any sort of training, which is a shame, because it has lots of benefits that go beyond the ability to sit and stay. Let’s look at a few. 1. Strengthening that bond. Dog training isn’t just about your dog...
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dog and cat hugging

Top 10 genius pet hacks that cost little to no money

Why the heck haven’t I thought of that? That’s what I was thinking the whole time I was doing research and surveying my coworkers on some of the best pet hacks out there. And I’m sure you’re gonna be thinking that here soon, too.  Don’t get me wrong,...
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A corgi lays on the ground chewing on a tiny present

DIY presents for your pets

It’s that time of year; have you checked everyone off your list? Really? Everybody? What about your pets? Sure, they may not know that it’s the season of giving, but that doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a little gift. But you don’t have to break the bank to...
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Christie loves working with pets and people because she likes the idea of giving back to the community.

Volunteer Profile: Christie McCoy has Found Her People. And Her Purpose.

Christie McCoy has got some stories. Though it’s not likely you’ll get a chance to hear them. Not that she wouldn’t oblige if you asked; she’s polite that way. But that unassuming politeness is also why she isn’t given to saying much about herself. But if you did...
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owner giving her yellow lab puppy a kiss on the head

5 razones por las que adoptar a una mascota mejora el mundo para todos

Puede que no seamos un refugio de animales o una organización del rescate, pero todavía entendemos el poder que las mascotas tienen en nuestras vidas. Y le debemos mucho de eso a todas las mascotas rescatadas que históricamente son pasadas por alto por razones que son difíciles de...
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With the holidays upon us, it's time to think safety for your furry friends.

Holidays Are Here: How to Protect the (Furry) Ones You Love

Many years ago, when I had first moved into my house, my newly adopted dog, Sidney, a ridgeback shepherd mix, took it upon himself to water my newly staged Christmas tree.   As his generous “output” sprinkled the branches and soaked the gifts below, I was shocked of course,...
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