My name is Banjo!

Bluetick Coonhound Mix Dog for adoption in Merriam, Kansas - Banjo
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Great Plains SPCA - Merriam Campus

Facts about Banjo

  • Breed: Bluetick Coonhound Mix
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 36159205
I'm a very refined, southern gentleman. Yup, and I came all the way up to Kansas City to see if I could find a new family fit for a king. I heard you've got wonderful, loving people here, so I know this is my very best chance at a new beginning. Hi, I'm Banjo, and I'm a 4-year-old, dashingly handsome Coonhound who weighs in at just 52 pounds. I was rescued from a life on the run. But my friends don't think that I was by myself too long. They think I was scared by those fireworks you humans shoot off on the Fourth of July. Yikes, those things can spook even the bravest of souls. Anyway, all that matters is that I was rescued, and now I just need to find you!

Ever heard of a coonhound before? We are bred to be hunting dogs, but heck, we do make really great pets, too. I'm calm, gentle and I'm playful and enjoy the company of you humans. I already know how to do a "sit" and a "down" on your command. I love to get some exercise each day as in a walk or a run, but then I'm up for a really great snooze. Do you like to take naps in the afternoon? If you need a friend, I'm ready, willing and able to snooze right alongside you. "Coonies" are snugglers, so I could be coerced into watching a little TV or reading a good book with you. Coonhounds are also enthusiastic and eager to please. We're affectionate, too, and love to make you happy.

I can be a bit shy and aloof when first we meet, so please, give me just a little time to get to know you. I'm super sweet, and I could charm anybody's socks off. Just come say hello, and you'll see! I love toys, and tennis balls are the most fabulous invention on earth! I can play ball with you, or, I'm just as content to throw the ball around myself.

So, whaddaya think? Do you think I could be your best buddy? Why not come and let's get introduced. I'm ready to be your boy.

Love from Banjo

About Great Plains SPCA - Merriam Campus

About Our Shelter...

Great Plains SPCA is the Kansas City metro's most comprehensive animal welfare agency, serving more than 35,000 needy pets every year.

As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our lifesaving services for animals can only be provided because of the public's generosity and commitment to our mission. We do not receive government funding and we are not affiliated with national organizations. Great Plains SPCA exists solely because of the caring Kansas City community and its gracious donors.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Merriam Campus: 913-831-7722
Pet Adoption Center: 5424 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202
Veterinary Care Center: 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202
Lost Pet & Intake Center: 6700 West 67th Street, Merriam, KS 66203

Independence Campus: 816 621-7722
Pet Adoption & Intake Center: 21001 East 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057

Our Adoption Process...

Great Plains SPCA has bi-state Pet Adoption Centers in Merriam, KS and Independence, MO with expert matchmakers ready to find you the perfect furry family member. Let us help grow your family!

If you are interested in learning more about a specific pet, please email for pets at our Merriam Campus and for pets at our Independence Campus.

Basic Adoption Requirements:

Adopter must be 18 years of age or older.

For the safety and health of our animals, we do not ship pets.

Pet adoption fees range from $45 to $250. Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals needing our help. We do our best to keep our adoption prices reasonable while generating income to support our goal of caring for animals available for adoption until we can place them in a loving home. The adoption fee for each animal varies and is dependent on many factors including: age, size, behavior, medical condition, and public demand.