The Lawrence Humane Society is committed to finding loving homes for every healthy and treatable pet in our care. To help find more pets forever homes, we offer ongoing on special programs and promotions year-round.

Ongoing Adoption Programs

Silver Whiskers Program

The Lawrence Humane Society’s Silver Whiskers Program provides adopters age 55 and older the opportunity to adopt any pet five (5) years or older at no cost. The Silver Whiskers Program is generously sponsored by The Beth and Donna Fund.

Pets for Vets

We love our veterans! Veterans and active/uniformed military personnel can adopt any pet six (6) months and older at no cost, year-round. Adopters must show proof via one of the following to receive waived adoption: Common Access Card (CAC), Uniform Services ID Card, or DD-214.

Petco Foundation Pets of the Week

Every Monday, at least one dog and one cat are selected as Petco Foundation Pets of the Week. Their adoption fees are waived. The Pet of the Week Program is generously sponsored by the Petco Foundation.

Barn Cat Program

Some cats that enter our care have temperaments better suited to an outdoor lifestyle can be successfully placed with caring owners as barn cats. These cats may live in a barn, stable or other outdoor setting where they have a “job” and a better quality of life.

Some working cats are social and well-suited to a life lived outdoors or as companions to horses, making them a great addition to a variety of rural households. Others are less social and live to hunt. Tell us the type of cat you’re looking for, and we’ll help you find the perfect match.