PO Box 34676
Kansas City, MO 64116

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6/2/2023 2:27 PM

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About Aspen

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 400.00
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
  • Current Age: 8 Months (best estimate)
Aspen was owner surrenderd with 3 littermates. She is currently in a foster home.

Aspen AKA "Munchie" came to her foster home 2 weeks ago and fit right in with 4 other big German Shepherds. She loves to act like one of the big resident GS and plays throughout the day. She is also very obsessed (tail whipping circles) with the resident cat that happens to be the same size as her. The reason for her nickname was originally short for munchkin but as time has gone on we discovered she is very food and treat driven. She wants to eat all day long and has no problem pushing the bigger resident shepherds out of the way to get all the food available. Munchie is also a chewer that literally chews on everything and has to be entertained with bones and toys like any typical puppy. Because of her extremely sharp baby needle teeth she should always be monitored around children. Munchi has learned how to sit and is currently working on other little girl manners like not biting her fosters hands that want to pet her. She has done extremely well with potty training and sits at the door politely when waiting for the door to open to the fun outdoors. She keeps a very clean kennel and enjoys taking her naps in her kennel bed. Her fosters have been so grateful that she allows them to sleep through the night without any fussing or whining for at least 7 hours. Munchie is currently working on getting used to the leash but is not a big fan because it limits her adventures in this new big world. She thinks it is so funny when her fosters try to catch her to bring her back inside because we run around trees forever. Unfortunately her fosters know she can not resist a treat and have been working on “Come” which Munchie falls for every time. Munchie will be an amazing addition to any family that will offer her leadership and training.

This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on.



  1. We're picky about our adopters. 
  2. Are you sure you're up to having a GSD?  They're not for everyone.  They take a lot of time, effort, training.  They shed year round.  They're big.  They scare lots of people.  They "mouth" and herd.  They're usually strong-willed and stubborn.  You have to have references and a home visit.  If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time or ours applying.  
  3. Will the dog be an inside family pet? We do not adopt to outdoor-only homes. All dogs must be indoor dogs.
  4. Do you leave your dog outdoors when you're not home?   We do not adopt to homes that leave their animals outside when they're gone.  You must put your dogs indoors when you're gone.  A 3 yr old adopted MOGS dog died when the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, the gate was somehow opened, and she was hit by a car.  Tragic and 100% preventable. Even privacy fences get broken into.  Gates are opened.  Thieves steal dogs. Never leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
  5. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes?  New baby? Divorce?  Moving?   How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? 
  6. Will you make a lifetime commitment?  It's your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE.
  7.  Do you understand we expect you to keep that lifetime commitment?  It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
  8. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.


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