Rand Simmons – Shelter Report 12/4/16

           Our schedule was bit different this week due to a couple of other obligations, so we did not get out to the shelter until later than we normally do. Time only permitted us to take out Randi and Trust. Randi has the sitting down to get out of her kennel down...

Rand Simmons — Shelter Report 11/27/16

         Nice cool, overcast weather this morning – great for walking dogs. And we received good news right out of the gate – Hudson was adopted! This morning, in addition to just walking the dogs generally, we were preparing for the Christmas Parade on Tuesday. We...

Rand Simmons – Shelter Report 10/30/2016

Good morning at the shelter. Earlier in the week we learned that three of the dogs that we had worked with last week had been adopted. It feels good to see these guys go to people that will appreciate them. We had a little more time this weekend, so we decided to take...

Rand Simmons: Shelter Report 10/23/16

Yesterday was yet another beautiful Sunday morning. The weather started off cool, but by the end of our first walk, it had warmed up enough that my son and I both shed our jackets. After giving my father a tour of the shelter, we took Rory and Randi out for a walk. As...

Rand Simmons — Shelter Note for 10/16/16

    As per what has become our normal Sunday morning routine, my son, Kaman, and I went out to the Emporia Animal Shelter to walk dogs. The weather was beautiful and a good time was had by all. We first took out Rory and Randi. Both did well on the walk.The picture on...

Rand Simmons: Shelter Report 10-09-16

When I went out to walk dogs this morning, I thought I would try something different. When I visited the Great Plains SPCA shelter in Merriam, Kansas, I noticed that they put small groups of dogs (generally 3-4) out together to play in their outdoor pens. This allowed...