Adopt an Animal


Our goal is to help you find an animal that matches your interests and lifestyle. Visit the shelter to meet and interact with the animals and speak to a knowledgeable associate.  The Lawrence Humane Society has wonderful cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and “hand-held” pets available for adoption. On occasion, we also have birds, horses, and farm animals in need of loving homes.

For a list of all other animals, click on the links below:

Adopt a Dog

Adopt a Cat

Adopt a Small Animal

Stop by and check out the animals in person, too.

Adoption Fees

Our adoption fees vary per animal, but typically range from “Fee-Waived” to $300+. The majority of the animals we receive rely on us to provide them with veterinary and behavior rehabilitation. We charge a fee to help to offset the cost of providing treatment and care and to ensure that no animal is turned away.

The adoption fee for each animal varies as we charge more for animals in high demand because of size, breed or age. These animals have the unique opportunity to raise funds to offset veterinary expenses for injured or ill animals or help us provide care for older animals who are likely to wait longer for a new home.


Would You Like To Place An Animal On Hold?

If you have met an animal but cannot take it home right away, you can call and place the animal on hold until the end of the next business day. Simply call us during our business hours at (785) 843-6835, extension 0, with the animal’s name and identification number and a credit card. The Hold Fee of $20 is not refundable and does not apply to the Adoption Fee.

Dog and cat adoption fees include:

Vaccines appropriate to the age of the animal at time of adoption (a rabies vaccine may be included, but is not standard)

De-worming for most common intestinal parasites and/or negative fecal test current at time of adoption

Initial treatment for fleas

FeLV testing on all cats six months and older

Spay/neuter surgery

A post-adoption veterinary exam donated by a local veterinarian (click here for a list of participating vets)

Thirty days of pet health insurance compliment of TruPanion

SaveThisLife.Biz Microchip

Have questions about our adoption process, fees or a specific animal? Simply send us an email at