Adoptions and Rescue Resources
We will attempt to provide as many of the local
adoption and rescue providers as we can to make it
easy for those interested in bringing a dog “home”.
If you have information that we have missed, please
contact us and we will add it to our list.
Friends of Hill’s Bark Park
Rescues, Adoptions and Death Row Dogs
A NEW HOME FOR GINGER
My name is Bill Hagen. Some of you may know me from the Bark Park. I am here to tell you about the
new addition to the Hagen family, Ginger. I am currently on hiatus from my studies. I am trying to
become a veterinary technician. I currently work as a kennel technician at Paw Prints Animal Hospital in
Berryton. This is where I met, and later adopted, Ginger.
There is a wonderful organization in Topeka called P.A.N.T., which stands for Pet Assistance Network of
Topeka. This organization helps people in need with their pets. In today’s economy, many people are
having a difficult time making ends meet. P.A.N.T. helps people who have been foreclosed on, evicted, or
otherwise have no place to live. Many of these people are pet owners. Imagine, if you can, losing your
home and having to give up your four-legged companions. Speaking solely for myself, this would break
This is where P.A.N.T comes in. They will pay for boarding, spays/neuters, and any necessary
vaccinations for dogs and cats until the owners can get back on their feet. This is how I met Ginger. She
is an approximately one year old red heeler mix (I think), who came to PPAH in December. She was
spayed shortly after her arrival, and received a full round of vaccinations.
Ginger and I bonded almost immediately, which wasn’t hard, as she is absolutely, adorably sweet. I work every other weekend, and on those
weekends, I am able to take my six year old mutt, Sleepy, with me. Ginger and Sleepy got along great from the minute they first met.
Fast forward two months. Ginger’s previous owner was able to get an apartment, but unfortunately, they didn’t allow pets. The next step for
P.A.N.T. was to find a home for Ginger. This is where I came in. I was able to convince my Dad to give her a weekend to see how she adjusted
to our house. After a full weekend of her climbing into his lap and kissing his face, he absolutely melted. She has been with us for a month
now, and we couldn’t be happier. Sleepy loves her, and she follows him everywhere he goes. I have to say, in a house full of males, it is quite
nice having a lady around.
P. A. N. T.
Pet Assistance Network of
Deal me in!
Topeka is fortunate to have compassionate shelters for individuals and families facing homelessness or fleeing
from battering situations. But these shelters cannot accept pets, forcing owners to make difficult choices.
Concerned volunteers formed Pet Assistance Network of Topeka, Inc. (PANT) to place these pets in licensed
animal shelters until the owners’ lives improve and they can be reunited with their pets. (Link to press release of
How We Operate
PANT is an independent, all-volunteer, non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Kansas. We operate
under the umbrella of The Topeka Community Foundation for administrative purposes. That means your
donations are tax-deductible.