When the owner of a  McPherson pet shop passed away, they left behind about dozens of  dogs in need of new homes.
About 25 percent of the first dogs found  will be coming to Harvey County — Caring Hands will be charged with finding the dogs a new home.
“People often forget about their pets when making their arrangements for after they’ve passed,” said Kevin Stubbs, director of Caring Hands. “It’s very simple to do and it’s something we can help with if people are unsure of what to do or where to turn for that kind of information.”
Anticipated breeds include Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, and Pompoo (Pomeranian Poodle mix) breeds; each breed very popular among breeders and adopters.
“They are smaller dogs, it’s easier for people to have them in apartments. They often require less exercise or can get the exercise within the house. ... The smaller nature of the animal and the ease of having them in the home or apartment makes them attractive.”
Each dog will be medically examined, vaccinated, undergo a behavior assessment, and be altered and microchipped upon adoption.
The  collaboration of the owner’s surviving husband, a local veterinarian, and Stubbs,,  left to 10 of the 40 breeding dogs coming to Caring Hands to find their new home.
“They all look pretty happy-go-lucky,” Stubbs said. “They have not been languishing without human contact. ... I don’t think we will have difficulty finding homes for them.”
The remaining 30 breeder dogs are being taken in by other shelters and individuals.
Anyone interested in adopting may visit the animals starting Thursday, April 26th and adoption fees will vary. Precedence will be given to application filled out in person.