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Success Stories 2012


 

puppies

kiko

adopted

January 2012

Kiko

kiko

Meet Kiko, Enzo and Mishka, (from left to right) the latest puppy additions to MoKan's foster homes.  They are 9 week old BC mixes.  Kiko and Mishka are females and Enzo is a male.  All are very playful and curious.   Since Friday, in addition to several adults, they've met a 9-year old girl, 11 adult dogs, two puppies and two cats. 

Kiko will be adopted with a spay/neuter contract. 

Kiko is currently 12 weeks old and weighs 13.5 pounds.  She has received 2 sets of puppy shots and a bordetella.  Kiko is very playful yet a reserved puppy.  She is alittle cautious at first with things and once she realizes it is ok she is fine. She seems to be a follower rather than a leader.  She loves to give kisses and she is very cuddly.  She does great with small dogs, large dogs, and even cats. She takes correction well and will stop what she is doing and move on to something else. She is doing well on her crate training and her house training.  She is working on sit and down and is very treat motivated.  She enjoys playing fetch with the tennis ball and chewing on hard nylabones.  She LOVES water.  She enjoys her bath time, getting her nails trimmed and ears cleaned. She is a great pup to be around and would make a great addition to any family.  


sky

sky

chloe and sky

adopted
February 2012

Sky

Skysky

Sky is a four and a half month old female Catahoula/Border Collie Mix. She was one of the puppies that was saved from being dumped along the side of the highway.  She is a very active girl!  She is learning to walk on a leash and learning her puppy manners.  She is VERY loving!  She is around 20 pounds right now. She loves to be held  and to give kisses. Stay tuned for more updates on Sky as her personality unfolds. Sky will be adopted with a spay contract.

Update: Sky has received 3 sets of puppy shots, rabies, microchipped, spayed, and is currently on heartworm prevention. She is good to go for a year.  She is crate trained and is doing great on her housebreaking. She will go to the back door when she needs to go out.  :)  She is doing better when she is around men, just alittle patience and within 5-10 minutes she is fine with them.  She is like your little sidekick. She will go outside and play with the other dogs and then she is at the back door wanting back in to be by your side.  She definately wants to please her humans and be with them as much as she can.  She would definately do best in a home with another dog present to play with and keep her company.  She is doing well on her sits and downs and she is very food motivated.  She enjoys car rides, bath time, nail trims, and getting her ears cleaned. She is still a HUGE lover and would make anyone a great addition to add to their family. 


Utah

Utah

 

utah
Utah on vacation

adopted
February 2012

Utah

utah

 

Utah

Utah just came into rescue.  Utah was picked up as a stray in southwest MO by a local shelter.  He was adopted out to a home that left him outside 24 hours a day and with nothing to do he was returned to the shelter for digging under the fence.  He has been living at the shelter and going crazy with pent up energy for the several months before MOKAN got him out. 

He is about 10 months old and full of energy.  He loves people but has not yet been around children.  He likes other dogs but has not yet been exposed to cats.  He is crate trained and is mostly quiet in his crate.  He is already used to going potty on a leash if needed.  He loves toys and especially loves to run! He was pretty good for bathing and brushing considering he has had no training and has never been a house dog before.  He does know how to sit but needs work on other house manners and leash walking. 

Utah may be a performance prospect.  We will know more about Utah when he has been in foster care for a little longer.

Check out a video of Utah...


miishka

 

puppies

MIshka

adopted
February 2012

Mishka

Mishka

mishka

Meet Kiko, Enzo and Mishka, (from left to right) the latest puppy additions to MoKan's foster homes.  They are 9 week old BC mixes.  Kiko and Mishka are females and Enzo is a male.  All are very playful and curious.   Since Friday, in addition to several adults, they've met a 9-year old girl, 11 adult dogs, two puppies and two cats.  They've done fine with everyone : ) 

Mishka will be adopted with a spay/neuter contract. 

Mishka is a very outgoing and has a bold personality.  She is not afraid of anything, and she is full of mischief..  She does great with small dogs, large dogs, and cats.  She is doing well on crate training and her house training. She is working on sit and down and is very treat motivated.  She also loves to play fetch with the tennis ball and chew on sticks occasionally that she will pick up in the yard.  She loves to give kisses, get her belly rubbed, and does become cuddly when her battery starts to wear down and she needs to be recharged.  :) She is a very active girl and will keep you on your toes.  She LOVES water.  She enjoys her bath time, getting her nails trimmed, and her ears cleaned.  She is great entertainment and a hoot to watch play. 


Lola

lola

adopted
February 2012

Lola

 

lola

Lola was rescued from a shelter in southwest Missouri along with 3 of her siblings.  She is probably about 9-10 weeks old.  We are not sure what Lola might be mixed with, but possibly some terrier judging by the shape of her head and ear set.  She was the smallest in the litter and currently weighs about 7 pounds. 

Lola is a very outgoing and smart puppy.  She has easily mastered the steps and loves going in and out with her bigger foster sisters.  She is crate trained and is starting to sleep throught the night.  Lola loves to toys and is already starting to get the hang of playing fetch if she can be convinced to bring it back.  She likes to tug, climb and explore and wrestle with her foster sister.  She is not really the type of puppy that likes to snuggle unless she's really tired.  She may grow out of that as she matures but she will likely be an independent and active dog. 

Lola needs an active home that will keep her busy mentally and physically. Lola will be adopted with a spay/neuter contract.  Stay tuned for more updates on Lola.


Sammy

 

Sammy

adopted
February 2012

Sammy

Sammy

Meet Sammy,
 
She is one beautiful leggy girl! She is a year old and weights about 40 pounds and has a wonderful soft coat and talk about a love bug. 
 
Sammy came to Mo-Kan from a high kill shelter in Wichita. She belonged to a deaf man who left her in the backyard all alone and was only allowed in the garage at night. This smart girl was bored silly and was barking to try and get her owners attention, but he could not hear her. The neighbors complained and he was forced to relinquish her in to the shelter. They contacted us and we saw so much potential in this girl in the video's they sent, we knew we had to get her out of there quick. Sammy's rarely barks now and if she does she takes correction and stops.
 
She loves people, is good around children, and gets along great with other dogs. She LOVES to play with her foster sister. They can get pretty wound up, so a household with another dog that likes to play would be best for Sammy. She is crate trained and is quiet in her crate.  Sammy is now house broken and mostly is walking loosely on a leash.  She loves toys and loves to play Frisbee where she can run. She is not protective or possessive with toys.  She is good for brushing and toe nail trimmings.  She has the usual playfulness of a young dog, but settles down nicely inside. 
 
Sammy does jump average height fences, so a high (6 foot or taller) privacy or chain link fence is needed. 
 
Sammy knows how to sit, down and to give high five.  She is a quick learner and wants to please. Sammy knows no strangers and is anxious to meet everyone who might want to stop and say hello. She has been on agility equipment and shows a lot of potential for a great agility dog. With those long legs just imagine how fast she could get around the agility course.  She has moderately high energy, but with a couple of long walks a week and some daily play time, she settles very nicely in the evening. 
 
She is a wonderful girl and will make someone very happy in her forever home. 
 
Sammy still needs to be tested around cats, but we don’t foresee any issues. 
 
Sammy is camera shy, so these pictures do not do her justice.  She is a very pretty girl. 


 

kota

Kota

adopted
February 2012

Kota


Kota

Kota

This handsome boy is Kota.  He is a border collie mix and is around 5 months old.  He has received 3 puppy, bordetella(kennel cough), and his rabies shot. He is also neutered, microchipped, and received is monthly heartworm prevention pill so he is ready to roll!

He is a very active pup. His energy level is around medium to the low high level.  He loves to cuddle, give kisses, and enjoys spending time with his foster mom.  He does great with cats, dogs of all sizes, and kids.  He would do best in a home with another dog and/or a very active family. 

He is crate trained and is currently doing great with his housetraining.  He will go to the door and whine and/or bark to be let out. :)  He is doing well with walking on a leash and currently knows sits, down, and stand. He loves to play fetch with a tennis ball and likes to chew on any sticks that he may find laying around in the yard. He likes bath time, ears getting cleaned, and getting his nails trimmed. 


holli

holli

holli

holli

adopted
April 2012

Holli


Holli

Holli

Holli is an approximately 11 month old spayed female.  She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and on heartworm prevention.  Holli was picked up as a stray by a southwest Missouri shelter before MOKAN stepped in to help out.

Holli is a great dog!  She loves to snuggle and would gladly sleep in bed with you at night.  She gets along well with other dogs, cats, and children.  She can be a little “in your face” towards the other dogs so her housemates should be prepared to either play with her or put her in her place!  She loves to wrestle, tug and tease her foster sisters.  Although she has not shown an interest in fetch she does like to chase/herd the other dogs as they are fetching.

Holli loves toys and will spend hours playing and entertaining herself if no one is available to play with.  She especially loves toys that squeak and her nylabone.  Holli is crate trained and mostly housebroken.  She has not had an accident in quite some time but we do still keep her kenneled at night and when we are not home. 
Holli does need a home with a fenced yard as she will chase cars and probably livestock.  She loves playing outside and does not appear to be bothered by thunder or other noises.  She is a rambunctious but sweet girl who would make a great companion, family pet or possibly a performance dog.  She has the energy, intelligence (and sometimes the stubborn streak) of a typical border collie without being “over the top” hyper.  She could be a great “starter” border collie for someone just getting into the breed.


Wilder

 

 

adopted

May 2012

Wiley

wilder

Wiley is an 18 month old Border Collie mix, probably with Aussie.  He came to rescue thru a shelter, after running at large several times, and finally being released by his owner.  He has since been neutered. 

Wiley has proven himself to be a wonderful companion in the house.  He can be left loose during the day, and at night, although he does like his crate.  He loves to lay at your feet when you work on the computer, or just hang out in the family room with everyone.  He has learned that the top of the fridge is where the treats are kept, and he has the quickest sit of all the dogs in the household!  Wiley does like working for food, but he will work for a pat, or simply a "Good Boy". 
 
Wiley loves to run, but his recall is excellent.  He is learning about toys; he will chase a ball, but hasn't learned yet the benefit of retrieving it…that I will throw it again! 

This pretty young boy is looking for his forever home; where he can run and play, and sleep at someone's feet.  Would those feet happen to be yours?

1/18/12 Wiley has proven himself to be a wonderful companion in the house. He can be left loose during the day, and at night, although he does like his crate. He loves to lay at your feet when you work on the computer, or just hang out in the family room with everyone. He has learned that the top of the fridge is where the treats are kept, and he has the quickest sit of all the dogs in the household! Wiley does like working for food, but he will work for a pat, or simply a "Good Boy". Wiley loves to run, but his recall is excellent. He is learning about toys; he will chase a ball, but hasn't learned yet the benefit of retrieving itthat I will throw it again! This pretty young boy is looking for his forever home; where he can run and play, and sleep at someone's feet. Would those feet happen to be yours?

Cheerio

 

adopted

June 2012

Cheerio

cheerio

Meet Cheerio.  She is a honey and a nut!  This sweet girl loves to cuddle and play with her people and dog friends,  but has a lot of fun in her too.  She especially loves to play with her toys.  Fetch is a favorite game and she is even pretty good at bringing her toy back to you!   She likes to play with other dogs and kids.  In fact,  she'd like to play with cats, if only the cats would play with her!   At only 10 months old,  this puppy has lots of spunk and is enjoying learning new things.  She already walks well on a leash and knows sit. 

Cheerio is learning her new name,  but already has  the start of a recall.  She is such a happy dog!  When she isn't playing  (which makes her tail wag in circles) she  puts  her head on her people's lap and uses her adoring eyes to beg a pet.  And she has plenty of gentle kisses to give away!  Cheerio is good in the car and is housebroken and crate trained.  Being that she was a stray she has a little weight to put on. 

***Cheerio must have a 6 foot fence so she isn't enticed by people and dogs on the other side. 

Cheerio is the puppy who is old enough to know the basics and have good manners,  but still very much the pup who wants to play.  She'll be a great family dog.


savannah

savannah

 

 

adopted

July 2012

Savannah

savannahsavannah

Savannah is an English shepherd/border collie cross born around April 1st.  Savannah is very sweet and loving but is very busy.  She loves to run and play and explore and will go over, around or through anything in her way.  She likes toys, but is not content to just play with dog toys-she likes to find out about everything in the house and see if it can be used as a toy as well!


On her own she has been running through the full length agility tunnel, getting on and off the small dog table, and started exploring up the A-frame.  She likes kids and other dogs and is being fostered in a home with cats so should be ok with them as well.  I would not recommend her to a home with very small children and she will run and chase after them nipping at their clothes (and fingers or toes!)
Savannah is an active puppy and needs a family that is prepared to have their hands full!  However she does have an off switch and usually settles down quickly in her crate.  She has not had any lengthy temper tantrums…yet.  She is doing very well on crate training and housebreaking for a youngster but does do some submissive urinating. 


Savannah also loves the baby pool!  We can hardly keep her out of it and she always seems to be coming in wet from having played in the pool on every trip outside.  Savannah is a fun girl and will probably be 40-50 lbs full grown. 

Savannah will be adopted with a spay/neuter contract.

Watch Savannah on youtube...


gemini

Gemini

 

 

adopted

Adopted July 2012

Gemini


gemini

gemini

Gemini is a gem of a dog!  He is inquisitive and mildly outgoing.   When he sees something new he will stop or back off, but then turn around and investigate.   He is very good at reading other dog's reactions and will pester them until they give a little growl or posture and he simply walks away.  He has already mastered several tricks- he will sit on command and runs through a small tunnel.  He is retrieving balls and small toys, and will wait patiently for a snack.  He crates well and will have no accidents in the house as long as you take him out regularly. 

The only issue with Gem at this point is that he loves to play in his water bowl, so we have to keep an eye on him around the water dish.  (I'm sure he'll outgrow this!)   But he does love to play in water, so a kiddy pool or a hose always makes him very happy.

Gemini is 1/2 Border Collie and 1/2 English Shepherd, so he should be a great working or performance dog, as well as a great pet.   He was born around April 1 and we expect him to weigh around 40-50 pounds when he is full grown.   

Gemini will be adopted with a spay/neuter contract.


gabe

gabe

gabe

gabe

adopted

October 2012

 

Gabe

gabe

gabe

Gabe is a beautiful 6-year old male.  He was found at an intersection checking out all the cars that stopped so a good Samaritan picked him up and called MoKan for help.  Gabe is very friendly with people he meets.  He is receiving daily obedience lessons as it didn't appear anyone had taken the time to teach him much.  He has learned several commands and will do most anything for a treat.  He is smart and is learning that life is good.  

Gabe will do best in a home that will work with him daily on training and give him plenty of exercise.  He loves to play ball and fetch and go for walks.  None of our volunteers are runners, but we wonder if he might enjoy a daily run.  He is very aware of the world around him and checks out everything.  We think he lived in a run so having access to more stimulation than what he could get in a pen, is a new adventure.  He will need to be an only dog as his herding instinct with dogs is just strong enough that his need to control makes him too dominant for other dogs.  Gabe was treated for heartworm, but has a clean bill of health and is current on all his vaccinations.

Update:

Gabe has been learning some of the basic agility equipment (tunnel, pause table, jumps and weaves). While he does what is asked, you can tell he doesn't see the reason for it - LOL. Soccer seems to be his game. He will push the ball around and eventually either push it to you or pick it up and bring it to you. Tennis balls and jolly balls are also some of his favorite toys. Gabe weighs 38 pounds - down from an overweight level of 50+ pounds! He has a waist and doesn't jiggle anymore when you pet him ;0 Gabe has been introduced on leash to grade school age kids a couple of times. He displays an intensity with them that would make it best that he be in a home with older teenagers or no children. He happily greets all adults and his manners are good. New distractions test his focus, but using a treat to redirect him works like a charm most of the time : )

 


toby

 

toby

 

toby

adopted

October 2012

Toby
toby

toby

toby

Toby's new family!

Toby is a handsome black tri 5 month old male English Shepherd/Border collie mix.  Toby is not "high drive" but does have a lot of energy and loves to run and play and enjoys walks and hikes.  He is good around other dogs, cats and children. He is a bit timid in new places and with new people but warms up quickly.  He is a fun, loving little guy, is crate trained, loves to retrieve toys and is learning basic commands such as sit, down, wait and come. He is quick to learn new things.  He is a good example of both his breeds, and is a great guardian.
 

He was diagnosed with preliminary signs of hip dysplasia and has undergone a surgical procedure called juvenile pelvic symphysiodesis to minimize the severity and any subsequent osteoarthritis associated with hip dysplasia.  For more information regarding this procedure, go to http://www.medvetmedicalcenterforpets.com/pdf/client_JPS_Review.pdf

Check out Toby's videos

Toby Video - playing in the pool...

Toby's ideal forever home would be with someone that will play with him, take him for lots of walks or hikes,  and keep him fit and trim. He will need a fenced yard to keep him safe.

Toby will be adopted with a spay/neuter contract. You can read that contract on our website.

 


Logn

logan

Logn

adopted

October 2012

Logan

logan

logan

Logan family

Logan's new family!

When Logan first arrived we thought he was rather laid back.  But as soon as he got to know everyone, he became a lively, fast, playful, but still well behaved guy.  He loves to play with the other dogs in the pack and will run and chase balls and toys and is learning to bring them back.  He shares well and does not guard toys or food. 

Logan will go into his crate willingly when asked and rides in a car well.  He has been on long road trips and stayed in hotel rooms with his foster mom and done well.  He has been exposed to agility trials and has shown a great deal of interest in the whole idea of running and jumping!  At the same time, he is happy to go for a slow walk or sit to be petted.  He has what border collie people refer to as a good "off switch."


Logan has also put on some weight and some muscle since first arriving.  His coat is growing and he is doing well with grooming- brushing and toenail cutting.  He has just had his teeth cleaned and his a brilliant smile.  We just can't say enough good things about this wonderful boy!

Link to video:

http://youtu.be/O084qdXqhTE


stella

stella

 

adopted

October 2012

Stella

stella

stella

Stella is a beautiful, healthy spayed female estimated to be about three years old. She is on the larger side, weighing approximately 48 pounds. We don’t know much about Stella’s first few years. She came to us as an unclaimed stray from a southwest Missouri animal control facility. She was malnourished and debilitated, with evidence that she had been recently nursing puppies. Even in her poor physical condition, Stella’s warm spirit shone brightly through her light blue eyes.

Stella has a sweet, soft demeanor, with companion level energy and low prey drive. She has been friendly and gentle with everyone she has met, including children. She is well socialized with other dogs of all sizes and appears to get along fine with cats, also.

Stella is house trained and has learned basic obedience. She is crate trained, loves to go for car rides, and likes to play quietly with her plush toys. She will be a loyal and loving companion for the entire family.


sizzle

 

sizzle

sizzle

sizzle

sizzle

 

adopted

December 2012

Sizzle

Sizzle is a one year old female, Border Collie and a sweetheart.  Her ideal “forever” home would be an active family with older children, and probably no cats.   Sizzle loves being with her family.

She has completed a “House Manners” training course, and knows the commands – sit, down, wait, and leave it.  To help her bond with her forever family, we do strongly suggest enrolling in additional training classes.  She enjoys pleasing and using her intelligence.  

Sizzle LOVES to play Frisbee and ball, and could do well in agility. She has been evaluated by the KC Disc Dogs and totally charmed her evaluator with her skills.  See her on the YouTube site:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcu60lxiRvg&feature=youtu.be

She is crate trained and house trained.   She loves to run and play a good game of chase with a furry playmate.  

Sizzle recently passed the dog and people socialization test to be accepted in Camp Bow Wow’s doggy play program.
Sizzle is a lightweight at 34 pounds, and just the right size to bounce into the car for a ride. She does need a fenced yard to keep her safe. She can shake hands, roll over, catch a ball in mid-air and beginning “scent games”. She loves being outside as my gardening partner. While spending time outside she has developed a new sport activity for Border Collies.  She sights and chases butterflies.  It is so cute to watch her.  Inside, she can turn off the active Border Collie and cuddles in my arms.  At times, I think she believes she is a little  lap dog.

UPDATE 7-12-2012

“That is the fastest dog I have ever seen.”  “What a pretty dog.”  “Oh, how smart.” “She loves life.”  “She’s going to make someone a great pet.”These are frequent comments I hear about Sizzle. Week by week I see her maturing and becoming a well rounded family member.
Some recent developments:
 

She has perfected a “sneak attack”. While sitting in a chair, Sizzle will come up behind me and place two paws on my shoulders and go crazy kissing and nuzzling my neck. She continues to be the funny girl.  Just the other day there was a loud thump in the kitchen.  I didn’t see any problem.  Later though, there was Sizzle in the living room, rolling and tossing a cantaloupe around like a soccer champ. As a Border Collie she is a “thinker” when it comes to playing with her toys.  She makes her back yard now a treasure trove of green “tennis” balls that fall from trees.  Yes, the Black Walnuts have become an endless supply of balls for this happy pup. She has now begun to earn her keep.  Every morning she bounds out to retrieve the newspaper. See this on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajq8l1uwtog

She learned this by simply watching from the window my dog.  See her on the job in the video above. What else could she learn?  I think her talents are untapped.

Sizzle is waiting for the home that loves the BC breed, understands their behavior and wants to work with an athletic, active dog. 

 

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