Olive's Hope Pet Rescue

Olive's Hope Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 881
Louisburg, KS 66053

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Who We Are

Olive's Hope Pet Rescue, a 501c3 corporation, is a no kill rescue group, governed by a group of dedicated dog lovers who are experienced in rescue, training and animal care. We believe that every pet deserves to live free from neglect and abuse. Our efforts include rescuing from local shelters and fostering until suitable homes can be found. We promote community spay and neuter awareness and provide access to low cost spay and neuter programs. We also work with the City of Louisburg, KS, on trap/neuter/release programs for feral cats.

Our directors and volunteers are diverse in their professions and interests, and include a professional dog trainer, a nurse, a former animal control officer, a city official and local business owners.. As a group, we have been advocates for homeless pets for many years.

Although we are located in Louisburg, Kansas we also provide dog and cat rescue and adoption support for surrounding areas including Paola, Osawatomie, and Bucyrus.

If you would like to add your talents to helping homeless pets in the area, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Olive was trying to get into a church when she was picked up by the Louisburg Kansas Police Department. Maybe that was one of the things that endeared her to Carolyn, a co-founder of Olive's Hope, and a church going woman herself.

Olive didn't look very good. She was malnourished, had 'cherry eye', skin problems, and her poor face just wasn't quite straight. The officer that impounded her thought she was doomed for sure. No one wanted our girl and she was due to be put to sleep on a Friday. We told the vet instead to spay her and fix her eye. She went home with Carolyn that night. Carolyn ended up getting quite sick that weekend and Olive ended up in the care of Sharon, another co-founder of our group, and her eventual adoptive mom.

Soon, her personality came through. One thing that strikes you is that she seems happy just to be alive. She throws her Jolly Ball around, 'points' the cows on the farm, and can't wait to greet a visitor. There isn't a mean bone in her body. The most dangerous thing about her is her tail that is constantly wagging.

Sharon soon couldn't bare the thought of someone else adopting Olive, so she has given her a forever home - that is as long as Olive leaves those snakes in the field where they belong!

Olive is our group's namesake because as desperate as her situation seemed to be, with us, there is hope for her and pets like her.

Adopting a friend

We live in a rural/bedroom community, and therefore we handle adoptions a little differently than in the suburbs or city. In general, we DO NOT require you to have a fenced yard. However, we may require it from time to time if we think the individual dog requires it. We also don't usually require a home visit, once again, unless the individual circumstance calls for it. We are happy with exchanges of phone calls and/or e-mails.

Our adoption fee is currently $125 for dogs, but may be more or less depending on the dog's age and the amount of veterinary care we have had too pay for

Our application and contract are as simple and non-intrusive as possible. To fill out an application online, please visit our website at OlivesHope.org


Olive's Hope Pet Rescue, a 501c3 corporation, providing dog and cat rescue and adoption support for Miami County Kansas including Louisburg, Paola, Osawatomie and Bucyrus. We also provide access to low cost spay and neuter programs.

Come Visit Us!

Olive's Hope Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 881

Louisburg, KS 66053
Phone: 913-735-7040

Email: oliveshope@yahoo.com
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