Due to COVID, our adoption process begins online. Please follow the instructions below to adopt an animal!
  1. Schedule an in-person adoption appointment by clicking the “SAME-DAY ADOPTION APPOINTMENT” button below. Add your contact information when prompted. The ability to book an appointment opens every day at 9am for same-day booking, with appointments available from 10am to 5pm daily. These slots can fill up quickly (especially on the weekend) so be sure to hop on right at 9am to secure a spot!
  2. While waiting for your scheduled appointment, scroll down and view all our adoptable animals! During your appointment, our adoption counselors will chat with you about animals you’re interested in and see if they are a good fit.
  3. Arrive at the shelter at your appointment time and ring the doorbell. We are located at 1805 E. 19th St. in Lawrence, KS.
  4. An adoption counselor will meet with you in our large meeting space with COVID protection measures in place. They walk you through our adoption process and help find you a best friend!

*If you have specific questions regarding an animal before making an appointment, please email adoptions@lawrencehumane.org

sort NAME GENDER COLOR BREED AGE TIME AT SHELTER
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Cupid

Truffle

Moji

Boomer

Sophie

Macho Man

Maverick

Brienne

Memphis

Possum

Sooner

Honey

Ivan

Parton

Lyla

Rowdy

Chino

Midnight

Mccloud

Phillip

Artax

Dozer

Sasha

Harley

Tango

Charli

Bandit

Minnie

Roman

Karma

Foxie

Lonnie

Chloe

Tana

Cora

Cleopatra

Storm

Zoey

Joker

Jace

Pearl

Callie

Jasper

Izzy

Samson

Moose

Cornell

Archie

Cheddar

Liam

Cece

Jillian

Brea

Ferdinand

Abby

Max

Thomas

Loki

Karen

Drax

Bear

Turnip

Rose

Ann

Princess

Dahlia

Violet

Nadene

Daisy May

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If you have specific questions regarding an animal before making an adoption appointment, please email adoptions@lawrencehumane.org

Because of COVID, our pet housing areas remain CLOSED to the public for the time being. We are unsure at this time when we will reopen these areas for browsing! 

Adopters must be at least 18 years old and present a valid photo ID at the time of adoption.

All dogs must go home with a collar and leash; all cats must go home with a collar and carrier. Our retail store has everything you need with all proceeds benefiting our lifesaving mission.  Adopters are also welcome to bring their own collars, carriers, and leashes.

Sometimes you may need a little extra time to make a decision with other family members or get your home ready for your new arrival. A hold fee is $20 and good through 6pm the following day. Hold fees are non-refundable and do not apply to the adoption fee. Adoption holds can only be placed on animals after you have met that animal. 

You can request a pet and be notified via email by PetHarbor when one of our shelter pets match your criteria. If you haven’t found a perfect match yet, please be patient! New animals come through our doors every day!

Click here to submit your request

  • All pets are spayed or neutered prior to adoption
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Registered microchip
  • A bag of Science Diet pet food 
  • Free wellness exam by a participating local veterinary hospital within 10 days of adoption
  • Companion Protect pet health insurance precertification and enrollment opportunities

The Lawrence Humane Society is committed to finding loving homes for every healthy and treatable pet in our care. Below is a list of some of the ongoing special programs we offer to find forever homes for more pets.

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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.

We love our veterans! Retired veterans can take 50% off the adoption fee for any pet one (1) year and older, year-round. Adopters must be veterans (retired), and must show proof of veteran status via one of the following to receive a discounted adoption through this program:

  • Uniform Services ID Card with “retired” notation
  • DD-214
  • Valid, state-issued drivers’ license with Veteran notation

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.

Adoption fees for cats in our Working Cat Program are waived.

Interested in a specific breed, age, or size of animal? Fill out this form and receive emails from Lawrence Humane Society (and any other shelters you select) when an animal comes into our care that match your criteria!  

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